Rugby Star, Paolo Odogwu, gives his top tips on getting back into training after lockdown

Wasp’s Winger Paolo Odogwu shares his top tips on avoiding injury when you return to Rugby training after lockdown. 

For many of us, whilst we may have been keeping up with our general fitness over lockdown, we’ve not been able to do the tackling, breakdowns and other game specific parts of our training that we were doing before Covid-19. With us now seeing the start of Rugby clubs starting back training, if you’re anything like me, you’re gagging to get back to full contact training, but rushing back in can put you at risk of injuries.

We asked Paolo Odogwu, Wasp’s wing and Premiership Rugby 7’s 2019 top try scorer to give us his top tips on keeping healthy when returning after a lay off. This is what he had to say;

  1. Prep to train – pay particular attention to any problem areas before you train to ensure you’re subtle and ready to go.

  2. Ease back in – Don’t jump straight back in to your max weights and sprint times, take it steady.
  3. Reflect your training in your nutrition – When you increase your training you also need to increase your calories to ensure your body is able to repair effectively.
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