Training around injuries and bulletproofing yourself. (Part 1)

You’re rugby players right? It’s kinda par for the course that you’re going to get injured at some point. Even the brutes get injured now and again.   But no worries. When you’re injured you don’t have to stop training!   This is going to happen to you. We play one of the toughest sports…

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Coaches program (what’s going on in my training) Week ending 13/7/14

This my training this week has been good actually. I’ve a recurring problem with my right wrist which is from log pressing, Well mostly from flicking the log around that’s putting strain on it. This is a 5 reps week which means I don’t go for any max weight work and generally it’s a little…

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Results and Overview of pre-season 2014 (Part 1)

This year I had a brand new group in for pre-season. I wanted to take this chance to outline how in just the off-season they got to be the bigger, stronger and faster than they had ever been before. I don’t work with anymore than 5 people at a time because I feel that I…

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Coaches Program (What’s going on in my training)

Every coach does not need to have a six pack, a 180 kilo bench and be able to run a 4 minute mile. We can leave trying to be a jack of all trades to people who don’t want to be the best at anything. What is important is that if you’re going to train…

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Organising your pre-season

This takes people two ways: A) It makes you want to cry knowing that you’ve done jack all over the summer, got fat and are going to hate every second of it. Or B) Can not wait to fuck shit up! You’re bigger, stronger faster and fitter than last year and now is the time it’s going…

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Why Squat?!

If that first picture above didn’t convince you to instantly pickup the nearest heavy object and start squatting then read on… Squatting is the king of exercises. It’s that simple. I can see reasons for other exercises. Olympic lifting is great and is definitely up there with squatting as a contender but it’s technical difficulty…

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