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

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…

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…

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…

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…