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Kick start your pre-season training!

Kick start your pre-season training!

AFTER A few weeks off, it’s time to start preparing your body for next season. Pre-season training should be tough, but if you put in the hard work now it’ll…

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Go behind the scenes with Dan Norton

ENGLAND 7s speedster Dan Norton set a new record at the 2013 Glasgow 7s, by taking his try-scoring tally to 40 for the season – more than any other England…

How to get in peak condition

How to get in peak condition

JOHN DAMS, Rugby World fitness editor and Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, has highlighted two great conditioning exercises. They are fantastic exercises for the front-five forwards in particular and…

Build some serious strength!

Build some serious strength!

PRE-SEASON is in full swing, and it’s now time to make some considerable strength gains. You should also be looking to increase the volume of your training over the next…

Mix up your rugby training regime

Mix up your rugby training regime

FANCY A change from your regular rugby drills? Well, why not vary your training regime this summer by trying other sports. It’s a great way of improving your fitness and…

How to perfect your gym technique

How to perfect your gym technique

Make sure you reap the maximum benefits in the gym with our instructional videos explaining the correct technique for four key weights exercises… THE BENCH PRESS THE DEAD-LIFT THE OVERHEAD…

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Maintain Speed and Sharpness

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…

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Blues get muddy in pre-season training

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…

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Burn off the extra festive pounds

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…