RUGBY TRAINING TIPS

Our training team is compiling the world's largest collecting of rugby training tips, blogs and resources. Below, you'll find blog posts written by former pro rugby players, team trainers, coaches, players and more. We're big proponents of unconventional training methods and finding training hacks that will provide the greatest reward with the lowest risk of injury possible. Can't find what you need? Try one of our training and diet programs. Download them all, for free! 

best balance training for rugby players
Patrick Dale

Best balance training for rugby players

What is the best way to become a more agile rugby player? Balance baby, balance. Ever notice how the agilest rugby players can accelerate from any body position? Yup, this article will show you how they do it.

Bodyweight training for in-season strength maintenance
Patrick Dale

Bodyweight training for in-season strength maintenance

Research suggests that just one or two workouts per week can maintain strength and power during the in-season period, and if you build your workouts around compound exercises, you can stay strong with just three exercises per workout.

gymnastic strength training for rugby
Tim Howard

Gymnastic strength training for rugby players

How can you use gymnastic strength training to become a better rugby player? Our training team explains how gymnastics programs can be the best bet for developing strength while maintaining mobility.

Rugby strength without killing your joints
Training Team

Rugby strength without killing your joints

Rugby and strength training can both be tough on your joints. Here are Ruck Science’s 5 rules for successful joint-friendly strength training for rugby.

rugby speed training program
Training Team

A speed program for lightning-fast rugby wingers

Speed is one of the most intimidating factors in rugby. The faster you can sprint, the better you can intercept and evade the opposition, and be in the right place at the right time to attack, score, or defend.

power exercises for rugby
Patrick Dale

Power exercises for rugby players to master

Power is crucial in rugby. The more you produce, the harder you hit and the faster you can cover the field. Try these power exercises for rugby players.

rugby wrestling
Training Team

Wrestling drills for rugby fitness

Wrestling drills for rugby fitness Training Team May 10, 2017 Conditioning, Core, Training Training for rugby has come a very long way in the last 20-years, especially since becoming a professional sport. Before 1995, players did very little off-pitch training,

rugby muscular endurance
Training Team

Developing muscular endurance for the rugby field

Developing muscular endurance for the rugby field April 12, 2017 / Training Team / endurance, strength, training Rugby is a sport where strength and power are undeniably king. Scrummaging, tackling, and sprinting for the line are all good examples of

Training Team

Best rugby training blogs of the year

Best rugby training blogs of the year February 14, 2017 / Training Team / Defense, Training Today we’ve finally gotten around to wrapping up 2016 by giving you the top rugby training blogs of the year. The articles are ranked

battling off season weight gain
Jonesboro Chiefs RFC

Battling off season weight gain

Battling off season weight gain December 6, 2016 / Calvin Harrell / Diet, Health, Training From try time to dinner time, sidelines to side dishes the holidays are fast approaching, and many rugby players across the country find themselves on

lower body conditioning rugby
Tim Howard

Lower-body conditioning for rugby – get a sled

Lower-body conditioning for rugby – get a sled October 19, 2016 / Tim Howard / Conditioning, Training When it comes to effective training program design, specificity is king. In simple terms, your body adapts to the exercises you do. If

odd object lifting for rugby
Training Team

Unconventional rugby training using odd objects

Unconventional rugby training using odd objects July 26, 2016 / Training Team / Core, strength, Training Chaos is a state of disorder where a present condition or circumstance cannot accurately predict future conditions. Rugby is chaotic. It’s less like a

rugby jiu jitsu
Tim Howard

Why rugby players should train Jiu Jitsu

Why rugby players should train Jiu Jitsu July 12, 2016 / Tim Howard / Core, endurance, Training Elite rugby players and coaches are always looking for an advantage over their competition. The Scottish rugby union’s coaching program, for example, runs

Gym-workout-for-lineout-jumpers-who-also-lift
Training Team

Gym workout for lineout jumpers who also lift

Gym workout for lineout jumpers who also lift May 3, 2016 / Training Team / Flankers, Training There was a time in rugby before the game became professional when lineouts were much more evenly contested than they are today. Way back

bear complex - the single bar strength workout
Training Team

Bear Complex – single bar rugby strength workout

Bear Complex – single bar rugby strength workout April 13, 2016 / Training Team / Strength, Training, Workouts Single-bar barbell complexes are a challenging training method that can be used by amateur rugby players to achieve many strength and conditioning

rugby training drills from the Ohio Aviators
Training Team

Rugby training drills from the Ohio Aviators

Rugby training drills from the Ohio Aviators April 7, 2016 / Training Team / Attack, Drills, Training We shouldn’t be breaking news by telling you there’s a professional rugby league starting in the United States. Pro Rugby‘s inaugural season is

the rectangel flanker cardio program
Training Team

The Rectangle – flanker cardio program

Increase your Vo2 max threshold and your ability to replicate bursts of high-intensity with the help of our cardio program for rugby flankers.

rugby leg workout for power
Training Team

The best rugby leg workout for power

Everybody wants a workout program to gives them rugby legs. Today, we bring you the best rugby leg workout for gains in strength and lower body power.

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