#50 – 2017 Season Premiere! Strength and Fitness Standards for Rugby

Hello people. We are back for our first Podcast of 2017! After a brief discussion of where we’ve been and whats going on with us and the exciting new direction of the Podcast, we get into our discussion of strength and conditioning standards for rugby. What different tests could help ensure improvement in your game,…

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#49 – 5 Strength and Conditioning Myths DEBUNKED

Hello chaps, for today’s Rugby Muscle Podcast, the boys debunk some popular myths that have wormed their way into Rugby Strength and Conditioning. They are: 1. Strength should always be a focus – stronger is always better 2. You have to do the big 3 powerlifts – squat, bench and deadlift 3. High Intensity Interval Training…

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#48 – All About the Shoulders – How to Build Strong, Flexible Boulders That Are Injury Free

In today’s Rugby Muscle Podcast, TJ and Alex spend a whole episode discussing the complexities of shoulder injuries. Recently we’ve had a number of people get in touch who have suffered shoulder injuries playing rugby. We can avoid getting these injuries (or at least be in the best place to do so) by doing the following…

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#47 – CORRECTED Our 6 Biggest Training Mistakes We Made (and what to do about them)

EDIT: The wrong episode was posted here, just updated to the correct one. In today’s episode, we go over what we did when we were idiots. We not only speak from knowledge / research but from experience, we’ve messed up a lot and we don’t want you to do the same! Our mistakes were: 1. Thinking…

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#46 – How To Become a Beast With Minimal Equipment

In today’s Rugby Muscle Podcast the boys are back to answer the following question: “Training at home with an Olympic bar and Olympic weights only… What exercise would you recommend?” We go into all the different options you can do and also suggest ideas of equipment to add to this simple set up for guys…

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#45 – Nutrition Before Games and Around Training

This week on the Rugby Muscle Podcast we have both TJ and Alex weigh in their thoughts on performance nutrition with their answer to the following question: “Sorry if I am imposing on your day but I was just wondering if u could give me some advice – what to eat before a match or training…

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#44 – How Can I Get More Powerful? Am I Doing Too Much Cardio?

In today’s Rugby Muscle Podcast TJ and Alex answer a question from a listener. “Hi boys! Recently found your podcast and it’s great! It’s a great listen on the way home from work! I have a question for you, in terms of bettering playing performance, I am struggling to program a routine that hits the…

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#43 – Q&A – Getting Stronger AND Bigger, Best Programs, Worst Mistakes and More

– How to get stronger AND bigger at the same time – My top 3 artists to listen to while training Rugby Muscle Playlist – How to make low-intensity cardio more fun – Favorite off the shelf program Wendler 5-3-1 Program to buy Rugby Muscle FREE Intro Programme – What are some of your biggest training…

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#42 – Best Training Movements You’re NOT Doing pt 2

The boys are back for part 2 of the Best Training Movements You’re NOT Doing. We address a number of things you’re missing in your training: Core work – refer to our previous Pod for that in detail Neck / Trap work Hip thrusts – particularly heavy ones handstands – we don’t agree and a few…

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#41 – Best Training Movements You’re NOT Doing pt 1

Well well well, today we have the first in a 2 part series of the Best Training Movements you aren’t doing. TJ and Alex discuss 3 different things that aren’t too common to see in the gym but are great to create the Ulitmate Rugby Athlete. Listen and please rate if you found this useful.…

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