The 4 Types of Tackler – Rugby Fitness Training

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...

The Most Important Element of Rugby Fitness

Everyone is always looking for the next best exercise and want to know the secrets of maximising their training results. With a sport like rugby which is very multidimensional you can also debate which of the main training modes is the most influential upon on field...

Handling Back Pain in Rugby Players – Rugby Fitness Training

Many Rugby Players suffer back pain to some degree within their playing career. For you it may be very occasional stiffness from game to game but for others it can be severely debilitating and stop them playing for many months. Causes of back pain The pain most...

Leigh Halfpenny's Tackling Technique – Rugby Fitness Training

If you watched the amazing final day of the 6 nations you would have seen a bucket load of tries, a bone crunching hit by Courtney Lawes and Leigh Halfpenny giving himself concussion. The final incident had the commentators and panel pundits all bemoaning the tackling...

Plyometric Exercise – Rugby Speed Training

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...

How I Got To 4% Body Fat – Rugby Fitness Training

For my recent bodybuilding shows I got myself down to what I would guestimate is about 4% body fat. While much debate exists on actual body fat statistics, some say competitive bodybuilders come in at 2% , others say 4%. I would say I was a couple of % points above...

My First Bodybuilding Show – Rugby Fitness Training

With my rugby playing days behind me I decided to turn my attention to body building. Last month I entered my first body building shows. It has been an accumulation of around 12 months of dedicated training but more realistically two years of general focus. The first...

Measuring Agility – Rugby Fitness Training Agility

Agility training underpins much of rugby performance so it only makes sense to use a test to see if you are improving it from your training. A simple test that looks at lateral and backward elements of agility as well as acceleration/deceleration is the T-test. To...

Star Performer – Nutrition and Controlling Hunger

I have posted a video today on the issue of nutrition and hunger. It discusses how to vary your macro nutrients to control hunger and how different elements affect your food cravings. This is vitally important for optimising results from your training plan. This video...