Rugby Fitness Training

I don’t normally do this but I want to share an article I’ve written over on Rugby Renegade. I’ve put together everything you need to know about rugby fitness training. It includes: What you need to get right before worrying about training sessions 3 things that will get you fitter indirectly Rugby fitness energy systems… Read more »

Best Sets & Reps For Strength

I often get asked what are the best sets and reps for strength training. And although I think you can do any number of set and rep schemes and get good results (it’s more about how use them and how you progress those schemes) so here are the ones that I find myself coming back… Read more »

Keep It Simple – Assess Stress Adapt

I recently did a podcast for rugbyrenegade.com with Nick Lumley Strength & Conditioning Coach with Scotland 7’s. We discussed something I have been thinking about a lot lately. You will know by now that I recommend a simplified approach to training. In a nutshell: Assess, Stress and Adapt! In the podcast Nick discusses a blog… Read more »

Park Bench and Bus Bench Workouts

In my interview with the great Dan John (part1, part2) he talks about Park Bench and Bus Bench workouts. As always Dan has a great knack for simplifying training approaches and I think it is a great analogy for training. In case you don’t know what he means here’s my two cents and some examples… Read more »

Great “Old School” Strength Advice

Here is some classic old school strength advice that I stumbled upon. I don’t remember where I first saw these?! I think it was an article with Jim Wendler or Dave Tate. But anyway, it doesn’t matter its some excellent and simple training recommendations that would be a great start for any lifter. It’s an… Read more »

4 Books For Healthy Habits

What holds people back from achieving their goals? Not having the right training program, the right equipment, or even the wrong supplements?! I hope you answered no to all of those! You see, I think people know enough about exercise and nutrition to get results. The know they should lift weights, exercise more and eat… Read more »

What Really Gets Results – Mindset

We all want success. So we look to people who have been successful. What they have done, what they have on common, what they do differently? We read books on successful people. We look up to great people, sports stars, movie stars, billionaires. Especially in health and fitness and sports, we are consumed by what… Read more »

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