Fitness

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Strength: the banded acceleration

IT’S COLD and wet outside, and the days are short. But we’re only half way through the season, so strength and conditioning for rugby is still a must! In the…

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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…

Right old knees-up: Foden

Ben Foden takes on Cross-fit

Here is in-from England and Northampton Saints full-back Ben Foden taking on the clock in a Cross-fit challenge with Multipower. Saying he looks tired afterwards would be an understatement...

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Conditioning: the dip & chin combo

THIS MONTH we’re talking about conditioning! Check out the December 2013 edition of Rugby World to see a workout designed by John Dams, Harlequins head of performance, to help you…

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Increase your speed: the shuttle test

THIS MONTH we’re all about speed! John Dams, Harlequins head of performance, has designed a workout to help you increase your speed – a key focus of Quins’ training. It…

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Strength work: the carry medley

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…

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Pilates with London Irish

IN THE September edition of Rugby World, London Irish take us through a session of Pilates. The full squad took part in one session per week during pre-season at Ten…

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Building upper body strength: the bear crawl

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…

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…