The day before a game I set the alarm for 9am, so I get a bit of a lie-in. For breakfast I’ll have porridge with fruit, and maybe some yoghurt,…

My Gym, My Rules! Follow these simple gym rules to be a better player 1. Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance – Making sure you are adequately fuelled and hydrated should…

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Wasps and England scrum-half Joe Simpson talks us through his post-match fitness routine… As soon as I come off the pitch, I have a recovery shake to replace fluids and…

How to program your mind for mental fitness to make your dreams come true A LEADING brain training coach has explained how the power of the mind inspired hero Ronan…

Taking creatine to enhance fitness and performance has become second nature for a lot of professional players. Former England team nutritionist Roz Kadir explores the pros and cons of this…

Nobody can know how big a part altitude played in the Lions’ downfall this summer. But certainly the decision to play Tests in Pretoria and Johannesburg, 6,000ft above sea level,…

Eating the right food, particularly pre- and post-match, can help optimise your fitness and reduce recovery times. This is particularly helpful towards the end of the season, when you might…

Half-time can provide a crucial ten to 15 minutes for teams to regroup and refocus. It can be a turning point in any game. A team that wasn’t performing well…