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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.

4 week rest
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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.

simplify your rugby diet
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Training Team

Simplify your in-season rugby diet

If the subject of nutrition leaves you feeling dazed and confused, ignore all the pseudo-science and marketing hype and simplify your in-season rugby diet.

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Patrick Dale

Preventing head and neck injuries in rugby

Head and neck injuries are relatively rare in rugby but, because of their potential severity, anything you can do to reduce your chances is time well spent. Include neck exercises in your workouts and protect your head at all times.

oxidative system rugby
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Patrick Dale

The Oxidative System for Rugby Fitness

Your body is an amazing machine. Not only is it made up from over 206 bones, 600+ muscles, dozens of organs, and literally billions of cells, it is also a walking, talking, rucking power station.

rugby-based mobility training
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Tim Howard

Mobility training – avoid hip / posterior chain injuries

With the right training and treatment, ruggers might be able to reduce your risk of hip injury and recover sooner if you are unlucky enough to suffer one. This article covers how to improve your hip mobility for rugby season.

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Training Team

Why rugby players need to RAMP up

A warm-up should prepare your body for activity without wasting energy on drills that will have no or even a detrimental effect on on-field rugby performance. That’s where the RAMP method comes in as part of your pre-game rugby warmup.

improve your rugby tackling
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Tim Howard

Exercises to improve your rugby tackling

There’s no substitute for tackling practice. So before you read this, we strongly recommend you get to rugby training and hit someone. But if you’ve got a physical weakness, here are some ways to improve your tackling in the gym.

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