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.
Just before the Rugby World Cup Final last year I went to the All Blacks Team Hotel to interview their strength and conditioning coach Nic Gill. Nic has been the New Zealand fitness coach for the last 8 years. The interview gives a fascinating insight into what life...read more
Take a look at this video which is a small segment of the sprint training module in the Fitness Victory Formula. Sprint speed is as much about technique as it is about physical conditioning. To have quicker athletes they need to be stronger and fitter but the biggest...read more
A few years ago I wrote an article on why the biggest upset in Rugby history (involving top countries) was when Samoa beat Australia who were 8 places higher in the world rankings. In the 2015 Rugby World Cup Japan set a new record being ranked 11 places below South...read more
This video is of a base plyometric exercise demonstrated by me and then with examples of how it looks when rugby players perform it in training. The video is of a super simple and low intensity plyometric exercise yet as you can see none of the players are even close...read more
I wrote last week about the different types of tackler within your team. My personal belief is the reason most people are scared of tackling is because they have never been taught to do it correctly. This has been hampered further by thinking that there are just 3...read more
Tackling is one of the most important elements of the game. While a bone crunching tackle makes a great video on You Tube the reality is missed tackles get you far more noticed in a rugby match and obviously not for the right reasons! As a player you will instantly...read more