Taking Part

England doing some gym training

Gym Rules Part II

Check out Part I here 6. Maximise your time – Use the big lifts – You can train every major muscle and movement pattern if you use the compound lifts (those…

Dan Hipkiss sprints clear

The need for speed

Leicester and England centre Dan Hipkiss reveals how speed is the key to leave the opposition behind To maintain your speed throughout the season, you need to work on your leg strength…

TRX Suspension Training

The TRX Factor

If you travel a lot or want the convenience of being able to train at home without filling your living room with machines, then suspended body-weight training could be the…

Prepare well to perform well

Care to Prepare

The day before a game I set the alarm for 9am, so I get a bit of a lie-in. For breakfast I’ll have porridge with fruit, and maybe some yoghurt,…

Robbo is timing you!

Gym Rules Part I

My Gym, My Rules! Follow these simple gym rules to be a better player 1. Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance – Making sure you are adequately fuelled and hydrated should…

joe simpson england

The optimum recovery

Wasps and England scrum-half Joe Simpson talks us through his post-match fitness routine… As soon as I come off the pitch, I have a recovery shake to replace fluids and…