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Raise your intensity!

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…

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The one knee acceleration

IT’S GETTING to the end of the season, so it’s normal for your body to be feeling a bit battered, writes John Dams, Harlequins’ head of performance. The one knee acceleration exercises…

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Strength: the banded acceleration

IT’S COLD and wet outside, and the days are short. But we’re only half way through the season, so strength and conditioning for rugby is still a must! In the…

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Mobility: the walking triangle

THIS MONTH’s workout is all about repairing your body. That may mean losing a few pounds, getting a soft tissue massage (above), working on your mobility – or all of…

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Ben Foden takes on Cross-fit

Here is in-from England and Northampton Saints full-back Ben Foden taking on the clock in a Cross-fit challenge with Multipower. Saying he looks tired afterwards would be an understatement...

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Conditioning: the dip & chin combo

THIS MONTH we’re talking about conditioning! Check out the December 2013 edition of Rugby World to see a workout designed by John Dams, Harlequins head of performance, to help you…

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The scrum laws explained!

FOR THE January edition of Rugby World, we visited Bath’s training ground, at Farleigh House, to see their brand new scrum machine in action. Developed alongside Rhino, the new machine…

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Pro’s Playbook: The free drop at goal

DO YOU want to be able to win a match in the dying moments? Then read on, because in the October edition of Rugby World we asked former Lion Nigel Horton how…

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Minis: How to play Circle King

LAST MONTH we featured the sumo version of King of the Ring, where two players work to push the ball-carrier out of the ring, or steal the ball from him.…

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Minis: How to play King of the Ring

THE ENGLAND women’s team play King of the Ring as part of their training and it’s just as suitable for young minis wanting a bit of rough and tumble as…