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How to train hard without too much strain on your body

Cardio combinations and circuits have a minimal impact on the body, says Darren Grewcock Cross-trainer & Press-ups Combining sets of 30-second reps on the cross-trainer – sprint-steady-sprint-steady – with press-ups…

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Having asthma as a player won’t hold you back

Having asthma doesn’t mean you can’t be as fit as the next athlete. Ireland team doctor Eanna Falvey gives you the low-down Baseline asthma can be related to an allergy…

Rugby World's Paul Morgan gets advice from Dr Kavouras

Hydration is key to success

Hydration is important for all rugby players and one of the key things to remember is that we might be dehydrated and not even know it, writes Dr Stavros Kavouras…

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How to use boxing in your rugby training

Boxing is a fantastic conditioning tool, writes Roy Headey, the RFU’s Head of Sports Science. It’s physically demanding but because guys love doing it they don’t realise just how hard…