Abby Gustaitis of USA Rugby talks about Team USA, her training and how she is preparing for the upcoming World Cup Sevens on July 20 in San Francisco.
Training & Preparation
4. What are the strengths of your game?
My main strength is my kickoffs. I play prop, which is in the forwards in 7s rugby. My job is to retrieve the ball when we kick it away and when we receive the ball. I am also a power runner and use my size when we have a mismatch.
5. Are you doing anything new, training wise, heading into the World Cup?
I just recently started using the AGOGIE resistance training pants. They have resistance bands stitched inside the pants to essentially make everything harder! I usually add in speed work about once a week and I’m excited to wear the AGOGIE pants during these sessions.
6. Interesting! How was your first experience training in them?
I remember my hip flexors were on fire!!! They were tough but helpful in my running form and body positioning. I like that I can wear them during any trainings. I am really looking forward to seeing the effect on my speed, endurance and explosiveness!
I remember my hip flexors were on fire!