Category: Strength & Conditioning

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 »

A Simple Periodisation Plan

In last weeks blog post where I spoke about simplifying how we program and train, my aim was to do just that. Unfortunately it may have confused people! I’ve had a few questions about how to put this in place and for specific examples. So, here is a quick example of simple periodisation for you… 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 »

Saunas and Athletic Performance

Below is a presentation I put together for work looking at the research and practicality of using saunas to enhance performance. I have also included the video of Dr Rhonda Cohen, which was responsible for starting a bit of a buzz around the internet as to the potential benefits of sauna use for hypertrophy and… Read more »

Top 5 WattBike Sessions For Rugby

Here’s a link to my latest article over at Rugby Renegade: Top 5 WattBike Sessions For Rugby Let me know if you have another good WattBike sessions for rugby, or challenging conditioning sessions in general.

Top 8 Companies all Strength Coaches Would Love to Work for…

Its most strength coaches dream to work in elite sport whether it be with individuals or teams, however there are several companies that provide unique working opportunities that can’t be matched by pro sport. Here are 8 companies you might find suit your personality and career aspirations: Onnit Academy & Defranco’s Gym This is two… Read more »

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Rugby Fitness Training

Best Sets & Reps For Strength

A Simple Periodisation Plan