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How to – Fight the Festive Flab

THE FESTIVE season always leads to an increased intake of food and drink. But try to keep your diet in check, maintain some sort of training routine and get rid…

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Pro’s Playbook: Target Blindside Return

EVERY MONTH we rack the brains of the professionals to bring you the best tips to help you improve your game! We speak to Lyn Jones, ex-Wales flanker and head…

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How to – Stay in Top Condition

AS THE festive season looms, you will need to manage your time and social life well, writes John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning. So while others take a…

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How to – Reduce body fat

WITH WINTER approaching and the temptation for comfort food rising, it’s important to keep tabs on your body fat, writes Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning John Dams. If you’re…

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Conditioning combo 2: Push press, sit-ups and burpees

THIS IS the second a series of conditioning combos put together by Harlequins head of strength & conditioning John Dams. They are all dynamic three-exercise circuits or ‘triple sets’, which…

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Develop in-season fitness

THE SEASON is here and the hard work isn’t over, writes John Dams. Don’t get stuck in the gym doing things you’re good at; get on the pitch and WORK…

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Step-By-Step Guide: Jack-Knife Roll

IT’S VERY frustrating for a player to present the ball perfectly on the floor – only for an opponent to steal it before one of his own team-mates arrives on…

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Wrestling drills for rugby

WRESTLING DRILLS are a great conditioning tool for rugby and help to bring a competitive edge to training. Rugby World fitness editor John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, suggests…