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!
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.
Muscle soreness is part and parcel of rugby. But DOMS isn’t an accurate measure of training performance. And N-Acetylcysteine isn’t the best way to treat it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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