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 the above! John Dams, Harlequins head of performance, has designed a workout to help you in the January 2014 edition of Rugby World, and the walking triangle is one of the…
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By Katie Field
NICK EVANS added an extra five-kilometre run to his pre-season training programme, and it was a run with a difference. The Harlequins fly-half completed the Standard Chartered Great City Race blindfolded to raise funds for the charity Seeing is Believing.
He had a guide, Nicolas Verdier, to help him negotiate the City of London course, but still found it…
Posted 5 months ago
IT’S TIME to focus on the legs! The drive from the lower body is what’s going to make those tackles successful – and, at times, push you over the try line. In the October edition of Rugby World, John Dams, Harlequins’ Head of Strength and Conditioning, has designed a workout to build up your leg strength. For extra punishment, why…
Posted 6 months ago
WE’RE STARTING to work the upper body. John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, shows us some variations of the old classic, the bench press, in the September edition of Rugby World. Still want to work harder? Then try the bear crawl, as demonstrated below, which is a punishing test of your overall strength. Watch this video to see how it’s done!
Posted 9 months ago
BEFORE WE’VE even had time to consider whether or not we can cope without the RBS 6 Nations, the good folks at Aviva Premiership Rugby have served us up a slice of something tasty. Top-of-the-table Saracens will be hosting Harlequins at Allianz Park, with both teams hunting a home semi-final in the play-offs as they pull into the last five games of the season.
Posted 12 months ago
AT THE end of a rollercoaster year, the BBC’s annual Sports Personality of the Year bash was extravagant as it was tearful. We are desperately trying not to let go of the year that has passed and already the backs of our shirts are worn thin from patting ourselves collectively on the back, but why shouldn’t this be the case? 2012 was a year so stuffed with success that merely looking through the crowd at the packed out gala event made you swell with pride.
Posted 1 year ago
HARLEQUINS WON their first Aviva Premiership title last season, beating Leicester in the final, and they are now going well on both the domestic and European fronts – but what sort of music gets the players fired up for a match? And are there any talented singers in the squad? Here, Quins lock George Robson gives us the low-down on…
Posted 1 year ago
REIGNING HEINEKEN Cup champions, Leinster, have been drawn in Pool 5 of the 2012/13 tournament and will face ASM Clermont Auvergne, Scarlets and newcomers, Exeter Chiefs, as they attempt to win an unprecedented third title in a row.
The draw for European club rugby’s elite competition took place on Tuesday, 12 June at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin where the 18th…
Posted 1 year ago
TOM JOHNSON and Joe Marler will make their England debuts in the 1st Test of the Castle series in Durban on Saturday.
The Exeter Chiefs flanker and Harlequins prop will win their first caps at Mr Price Kings Park in a team showing four personnel and one positional change from the starting line-up against Ireland in the final RBS 6 Nations…