Fitness

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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…

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How to – Fight the Festive Flab

THE FESTIVE season always leads to an increased intake of food and drink. But try to keep your diet in check, maintain some sort of training routine and get rid…

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How to – Stay in Top Condition

AS THE festive season looms, you will need to manage your time and social life well, writes John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning. So while others take a…

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How to – Reduce body fat

WITH WINTER approaching and the temptation for comfort food rising, it’s important to keep tabs on your body fat, writes Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning John Dams. If you’re…