Fitness

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…

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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…

Kick start your pre-season training!

Kick start your pre-season training!

AFTER A few weeks off, it’s time to start preparing your body for next season. Pre-season training should be tough, but if you put in the hard work now it’ll…

How to get in peak condition

How to get in peak condition

JOHN DAMS, Rugby World fitness editor and Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, has highlighted two great conditioning exercises. They are fantastic exercises for the front-five forwards in particular and…