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Training Team

Balance performance by rugby position

In modern rugby, any time that you are off your feet you are out of the game. Better balance means less time on the deck and more time playing rugby.

tissue flossing for rugby
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Patrick Dale

Will tissue flossing make you a better rugby player?

We’ve talked a lot about different options for preventing in-season rugby injuries. Here’s another one: soft tissue flossing. Does it work and will it make you a better rugby player? Let’s take a look!

youth rugby warmup program
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Youth rugby warm-up for muscle activation

A well-executed warm-up should improve your performance and may also reduce your risk of injury. This is especially true for youth rugby players – they are the future of the sport!

carbs on gameday for rugby
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Patrick Dale

The effects of carbohydrate intake before rugby games

Carbs are neither good or bad and blanket media statements like “carbs make you fat” are very unhelpful. As a rugger, your gameday nutritional requirements are very different from a couch-surfer who never walks further than the fridge and back.

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More protein won’t help you add mass during pre-season

Need to get bigger this pre-season? Don’t get the grill out just yet. A study by researchers in Brisbane has revealed that increased protein distribution has NO effect on changes in lean mass during a rugby pre-season.

melatonin as an anti-inflammatory
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Melatonin as a post-rugby anti-inflammatory

Ruggers are constantly sore due to inflammation. For some, this is a badge of honor but, the reality is that constant inflammation is not good for you and could lead to serious illness in the not-too-distant future.

elite rugby and genetics
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Patrick Dale

Being an elite rugby player might be in your genes

While we all dream of playing better rugby than we’re likely capable, new research shows that the world’s elite rugby players share a huge number of genetic similarities. Rugby might be in your genes!

forward more likely to develop fatty liver disease
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Tim Howard

Forwards are at greater risk of fatty liver disease

A study has revealed that rugby forwards were three-times more likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than backs. That is a very significant increase in risk and something we should address in our training and diet programs.

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Tim Howard

Training or Rest? Breaking the Plateau.

Before you sacrifice a chicken to the rugby gods in an effort to win back your progress, it’s important to understand what a plateau is, and what you can do about it. Training or Rest? You might need the later.

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