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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…

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Shape up for Sevens Rugby

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…

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Jamie Heaslip’s charity work

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…

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Learn how to maintain your Lean Mass

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…