Get fitter, faster and stronger on the rugby field!
Welcome to Rugby Fitness Training. I am Ben Wilson, I am a conditioning coach and the author the book “Rugby Fitness Training:A Twelve Month Conditioning Programme”
This website will help you improve your fitness on the rugby field as a player or improve that of your team if you are a rugby coach. The methods I use are drawn from a variety of different areas. I send out regular articles and videos to help you improve your rugby.
In this day and age fitness gimmicks are all the rage and often people train as much to look good on social media as anything else. I stumbled on a great video of Fiji using some old school rugby fitness methods. While the science of athletic preparation and rugby...read more
Rugby is a strength sport. Stronger athletes are faster, push with more force and dominate their opponents. Like most areas of rugby conditioning it is poorly applied by most coaches. Strength training is fairly simple – Do an exercise that induces fatigue between 1 –...read more
A few weeks back we looked at the biggest upsets in terms of world rankings positions in Rugby and Football. There was huge difference between how the minnows of football stand a chance against the big teams compared to Rugby. This is mostly due to the nature of the...read more
In this video I discuss the process I used to get myself down to 4% body fat to compete on stage. I outline what I did, what I learnt and what you can take from it. If you prefer to read about the process over watch the video then use the form on this page to grab...read more
Many a Year ago I wrote about the biggest upsets in football vs rugby in terms of world rankings. In rugby it was 15 places while football 120 places in world ranking position. Today I have been looking at the rankings once again. This time I was looking into the...read more
In stark contrast to the cold nights we are having here it is carnival weekend in Brazil which takes me back to when I lived in Recife, A City in the North East of Brazil...It was 33c every day and carnival was crazy!! I had fun coaching rugby out there and living by...read more