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Mobility: the walking triangle

THIS MONTH’s workout is all about repairing your body. That may mean losing a few pounds, getting a soft tissue massage (above), working on your mobility – or all of…

Building the foundations: the shuttle test

Building the foundations: the shuttle test

ARE YOU starting to feel the effects of pre-season training? John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning has put together a workout to build your base strength in the…

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Assess your fitness: the 3 cone test

IT’S TIME to dust off your trainers, because pre-season training is beckoning. First things first, you need to assess how fit you are currently in order to set goals and…

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Inside an Ireland training session

FORMER IRELAND and Munster back-row Alan Quinlan goes inside the Six Nations squad’s training camp and talks us through their warm-up routine with strength and conditioning coach Jason Cowman…

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Conditioning combo 2: Push press, sit-ups and burpees

THIS IS the second a series of conditioning combos put together by Harlequins head of strength & conditioning John Dams. They are all dynamic three-exercise circuits or ‘triple sets’, which…

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Wrestling drills for rugby

WRESTLING DRILLS are a great conditioning tool for rugby and help to bring a competitive edge to training. Rugby World fitness editor John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, suggests…

How to perform the Rufus Complex

How to perform the Rufus Complex

RUGBY WORLD fitness editor and Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning John Dams recommends this modified barbell circuit, featuring a number of different lifts, for adding variety to your training regime.…

How to get in peak condition

How to get in peak condition

JOHN DAMS, Rugby World fitness editor and Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, has highlighted two great conditioning exercises. They are fantastic exercises for the front-five forwards in particular and…

Build some serious strength!

Build some serious strength!

PRE-SEASON is in full swing, and it’s now time to make some considerable strength gains. You should also be looking to increase the volume of your training over the next…