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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…

How to perfect your gym technique

How to perfect your gym technique

Make sure you reap the maximum benefits in the gym with our instructional videos explaining the correct technique for four key weights exercises… THE BENCH PRESS THE DEAD-LIFT THE OVERHEAD…

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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…

England squad wrestling – Video

England squad wrestling – Video

Take a look at some of the training England have been doing in the run up to the World Cup. As James Haskell says in this month‘s Fitness Zone, wrestling…

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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…