Rugby World fitness: lift like Tendai Mtawarira

Throwing other forwards above his head like sacks of fresh air is a specialty for South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira, ‘The Beast’. Hours of meaningful gym work have made it…

Garmin Vivofit

Rugby players love their training kit and tech, so they’ll be interested in Garmin’s new vivofit, a stylish new fitness tracker that would not look too shabby on your wrist.  The…

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

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…

Rugby World fitness: Spring like Israel Folau

LOOKING TO improve your rugby fitness?  Take a look at this video for three gym exercises that will help you get more height in your vertical jump and more spring…

auckland blues

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…

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…

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 –…

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!

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…