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.
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
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
The following exercises are simple to do and could be done before rugby training if warmed up, during a weights session or after practice However you do them if you consistently add jumps into your plan then you will begin to make improvements in your speed. If you...read more
Your speed on a rugby field is based upon a combination of factors. These involve strength, running technique as well fatigue factors. The following equation will determine your speed - Your speed on a rugby field is based upon a combination of factors. These involve...read more
In part 1 of my interview with All Black's conditioning coach Nic Gill we saw what life is like inside the All Blacks camp as well as what the requirements of top level rugby. In this part Nic gives his views on the fastest, strongest and fittest all blacks players he...read more
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