It’s important to keep on top of your speed for the end of the season, says Darren Grewcock… Quick feet into pass Working in small 5m grids, combine high-knee, quick-feet…

Rene Ranger

MOST RUGBY teams prepare for a new season with lots of hard work on the training pitch, but the Blues decided to undertake a more unusual challenge as they gear…

Serious aerobic work will help you get your cardio fitness back, says Darren Grewcock Treadmill Intervals Alternating between inclines on a treadmill is less punishing on your joints than road…

The new-look HSBC Sevens World Series kicks off in Australia on 25-26 November. Sevens players are placed under intense physical stress over the two days, and preparation is the key…

Jamie Heaslip

JAMIE HEASLIP is best known for his feats on the rugby field for Leinster and Ireland. After all, he has starred on the world stage with strong performances from No…

Four- to six-week dedicated spells will help you stay lean up top, writes Darren Grewcock Bench Press The daddy of upper-body exercises, this is a good test of where you’re…

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…

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…