RUGBY PERFORMANCE TRAINING

Performing at your peak on the rugby field takes a lot of preparation. But over the years, our product and content teams have tried just about everything to get an edge. This archive has all the best rugby performance training hacks we’ve tried over the years. 

WHAT WE COVER

  • Eating for strength
  • Mental performance hacks
  • Out of the box thinking
  • Primer on priming
prepare mentally for rugby games
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Training Team

How to prepare mentally for rugby games

Everyone can learn to create the right mindset for optimal performance, and it’s usually a matter of practice makes perfect. Here are nine ways to help you get in the zone for playing or training for rugby.

Five otc supplements every rugby player needs
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Patrick Dale

Five over the counter (OTC) supplements every rugger needs

Can you get a performance boost from the grocery store? Supplements can be an incredibly powerful way to improve your rugby performance. But you don’t need to spend a zillion $$$. Try these five over the counter supplements every rugby player needs in their kit bag.

OTC supplements for cognitive function
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Tim Howard

OTC supplements for cognitive function gains

Our team is deeply committed to creating supplements and stacks that provide cognitive gains for rugby players at training and during games. But you don’t have to rely on ruckscience.com for all your supplements. There is some create stuff you can get over the counter. Try these options!

caffeine rugby performance
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Michael Hedlesky

Caffeine loading for increased rugby performance

How does the use of caffeine impact your performance on the rugby field? Mike Hedlesky examines the science behind caffeine and how to use it to boost your performance on the rugby field. ICYMI high-profile ruggers like George Gregan were well known for their caffeine pill use.

neural priming and rugby performance
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Michael Hedlesky

Neural priming can maximize rugby performance

Can rugby players utilize neural priming to improve performance? In another brilliant blog post about strength training, Michael Hedlesky explains post-activation potentiation + how it may benefit rugby players before games and training sessions.

eating rugby 7s tournaments
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Tim Howard

How to eat right at rugby 7s tournaments

What should rugby players eat at a rugby 7s tournament? Your rugby 7s diet should be vastly different than for a full game of 15s. You’ll want to stay away from caffeine and avoid any foods you’re not familiar with, here’s a quick guide including a meal plan for your 7s tournament.

rugby day nutrition guide
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Training Team

Rugby day nutrition guide (carbohydrate adjusted)

What should rugby players eat before a rugby game? We examine pre-game and game day nutrition for rugby players including full meal plans for Saturday – this guide assumes that you are a carbohydrate-adjusted player as opposed to fat-adjusted.

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