Fitness

How To Work Out Like The All Blacks

All Blacks loose forward Victor Vito discusses the All Blacks gruelling training schedule as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup; Treadmill Sprints and Push-Ups  Set a treadmill at a five-percent incline. Sprint for 30 seconds. Step off and take 30 seconds to perform eight push-ups, using the remaining time as rest. Repeat three times. Descending Pull-Ups  Perform three sets …

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7 Reasons Why Rugby Players Should Do Yoga

It may not be considered the toughest of sports, but yoga is becoming an increasingly important aspect of rugby training, and here’s why… 1.Mobility Yoga is a fantastic way of making yourself more flexible, thereby increasing your mobility by increasing your range of motion and lengthening muscle tissue whilst stabilising a joint forming greater integrity and strength. 2.Strength By regularly …

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8 Tips From The Pros For Rugby Players Looking To Gain Functional Mass

If you’re looking to add some extra size in the off-season, whilst not slowing yourself down then these tips are for you… 1.Compound Lifts Wherever possible you should be focussing on big compound lifts such as squats, pull ups, deadlifts and the bench press. This was you are ensuring that the mass you are building is about functional strength rather …

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8 Rugby Endurance Training Tips From The Pros

If you’re looking to improve your stamina for the new rugby season, then these eight tips may come in handy during pre-season… 1.Incorporate Interval Training Research has shown that performing regular bouts of interval training (about 2-3 times a week), can improve your VO2 max (improved oxygen utilization uptake) and reduce the risk of overuse injuries, by helping keep overall …

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9 Strength Training Tips For Rugby Players From The Pros

If you’re looking to build strength and help improve your performance out on the rugby pitch then these tips could be just what you need… 1.High five If focussing purely on strength adaptations, try to limit your sets to five reps each. Studies have shown that working within the five rep range delivers the best strength gains, whilst also allowing …

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7 Tips From The Pros To Improve Your Speed On The Rugby Pitch

If you’re looking to improve your speed out on the rugby pitch, then these seven tips from the pros may be just what you need… 1.Utilise Plyometrics Plyometric exercises, are ones where muscles are forced to exert maximum force during short intervals. Skipping and hopping are two fairly simple options, however you may want to incorporate box jumps, burpees and …

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