American Football vs Rugby

This month Christian Wade signed on with the Buffalo Bills for pre-season training. It will be a very interesting to see how he progresses as he tries to make it in American Football. So what will be the differences between the two sports? One of the immediate...

Body Weight Strength Exercises

The Six Nations is all set for an exciting conclusion this Saturday! You cannot watch a match and fail to notice how big and fit everyone on the rugby field is at professional level.  While all full time rugby players lift weights it is a misconception that this is...

Rugby Drill – Side Step Tree

As you know from reading this newsletter my belief is that to get good at rugby you probably need to spend 90-95% of your time and effort working on rugby fitness. More specifically, your weakest fitness elements. Most players though prefer to pick their favourite...

Safer Alternative To Squats

There are many exercises you can use to get stronger but one of the most common is a squat. A great exercise which loads the whole kinetic chain from your ankles to your upper spine. It greatly develops the strength through your lower body focusing on the thighs and...

Old School Fiji Rugby Training

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...

Team Strength Training

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 –...

World No.1 Team – Rugby vs Football

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...

Getting To Low Body Fat Levels

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...

Rugby Vs Football World Rankings

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...