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How to train hard without too much strain on your body

Cardio combinations and circuits have a minimal impact on the body, says Darren Grewcock Cross-trainer & Press-ups Combining sets of 30-second reps on the cross-trainer – sprint-steady-sprint-steady – with press-ups…

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Core Stability – Mark Cueto’s guide

England wing Mark Cueto on how to strengthen your core… Everyone should do exercises to strengthen their lower back, core, glutes and hamstrings. Rugby is stop-start and there are a…

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How to use boxing in your rugby training

Boxing is a fantastic conditioning tool, writes Roy Headey, the RFU’s Head of Sports Science. It’s physically demanding but because guys love doing it they don’t realise just how hard…

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Stairway to Sevens fitness

Sevens is a great way to stay rugby-fit over the summer, writes Brett Davison, England Sevens physio and strength & conditioning coach. A more specialised sort of fitness is required…

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Fitness tips to get your speed up

Leicester and England centre Dan Hipkiss reveals how to leave the opposition behind… To maintain your speed throughout the season, you need to work on your leg strength as well…

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Tom May’s Top Fitness Tip

On a trip to Toulon, we decided to pick the brains of some of the French team’s star names on ways that you could improve your game. We asked Tom…