Fitness

Sweet tooth: follow Matt Lovell's advice about what to eat instead of these!

Want to lose weight? Here’s how… Part 1

Portions and protein “Cut down on the size of your portions,” says Lovell. “If you’re used to having four slices of toast for breakfast, eat three instead, and just half…

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How to have the perfect pre-season

Take a break  Before you get stuck into pre-season training, you need a good off-season to let your body recover. It’s crucial to give your body time to recuperate from…

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RW fitness: Hand off like Manu Tuilagi

RW fitness: Hand off like Manu Tuilagi

WATCH THIS video for three gym exercises that will help you get more explosion in your fend so you can impress whilst carrying the ball in heavy traffic, just like…

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RW fitness: Jump like Paul O’Connell

RW fitness: Jump like Paul O’Connell

WATCH THIS video for three gym exercises that will help you get more height in your jump so you can impress at the lineout like Paul O’Connell. For more details –…

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Power and endurance workout

Power and endurance workout

IT’S END of season time! And for many teams, that means it’s the most important few weeks of the year on the pitch. These mini circuits, designed by Harlequins’ head…

Raise your intensity!

Raise your intensity!

IT’S TIME to raise your intensity in the gym now the business end of the season is here! You may be feeling a bit knackered with the odd knock and…

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The one knee acceleration

IT’S GETTING to the end of the season, so it’s normal for your body to be feeling a bit battered, writes John Dams, Harlequins’ head of performance. The one knee acceleration exercises…

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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…