Fitness

recovery

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…

Weight

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…

conditioning

Develop in-season fitness

THE SEASON is here and the hard work isn’t over, writes John Dams. Don’t get stuck in the gym doing things you’re good at; get on the pitch and WORK…

Wrestle

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…

conditioning

Build up your strength

HERE'S HOW to make strength gains to benefit you throughout next season, writes John Dams. It’s also time to do some more intense conditioning, and add volume to your training.…

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.…

Getting into the swing of things: French prop Dimitri Szarzewski

Weightlifting can improve your performance

OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING can help improve your performance on the pitch, writes former champion Giles Greenwood. Rugby players spend their time in the gym doing heavy strength exercises such as squats,…

Fitness Conditioning

Develop general strength and fitness

WE’RE delighted to announce a major signing this month – John Dams, one of the world’s foremost strength and conditioning experts, joins us as our new fitness editor. He starts…