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Friday, May 27, 2016

Rugby Training Mistakes: Specificity - Not Training For Your Position

In this new series of articles, Rugbydump Academy's TJ Jankowski runs us through some common mistakes players make when they are training. Today we look at one component of specificity, and how each position requires different work. MORE »

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rugbydump Training: Using Medicine Balls To Develop Ruck Power

We're joined by resident Rugbydump Academy S&C Coach TJ Jankowski today in a video to demonstrate how to develop great rucking power with the benefit of Medicine Ball Throws. MORE »

Friday, May 20, 2016

3 Steps To Keep You Showing Up To The Gym

In today's training article resident Rugbydump Academy S&C Coach TJ Jankowski gives us some key tips on how to make sure you never miss another training session, no matter what your level of motivation is at the time. MORE »

Friday, May 13, 2016

Rugby Training: 2 Simple Speed Tips For Rugby Players

Today's training post from Rugbydump Academy S&C coach TJ Jankowski explores the myth that if you're not born fast, you never will be. TJ provides us with two simple steps that if done correctly, should make a noticeable difference to your outright speed. MORE »

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Rugbydump Training: 5 Nutrition Basics for Rugby Players

To get the best out of yourself as a rugby player, you already know that you need to pay attention to diet. But what should you eat? Today Rugbydump Academy coach TJ Jankowski takes you through the best ways to fuel your body for rugby. MORE »

Friday, February 26, 2016

Want to work in New Zealand? Inside Running is Hiring!

Full-time position available with Inside Running Academy and Athlete Factory NZ. Would suit an experienced S & C coach with aspirations to manage a full-time academy programme and world-class training facility. MORE »

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Rugbydump Training: Technique vs Lifting Heavy

Do you separate technique with lifting heavy, or do the two go hand in hand? Today Rugby Strength Academy trainer, Kevin, looks at some tips on how to get the most out of your heavy lifting, and whether you should sacrifice a bit of technique for weight, or not at all. MORE »

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Rugbydump Training: Relax or Gain during the Festive Period?

With the festive period rapidly approaching, how many of us have identified that period as a chance to make considerable gains? Here are some tips on making the most of this holiday break. MORE »

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rugbydump Training: Keeping Your Bucket Full

An article exploring how you can balance your life and keep performance high by making sure that you're putting in as much as you're giving out. The objective is to ensure the positives far outweigh the things that detract or add fatigue. MORE »

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Rugbydump Training: Bulking, Not Sulking

Size is important in modern day rugby for sure, but there is a tipping point to where that size becomes a hindrance rather than an asset. Where that tipping point is, relies on your position, style of play, age, training status, athletic ability and physical stature. MORE »

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Are You Winning EVERY Session?

An article about commitment and consistency in your training. MORE »

Friday, October 30, 2015

How to Get Faster for Rugby

Performance Coach Dave Thomas looks at some easy drills guaranteed to make you quicker over every distance. We guarantee that these simple drills, practiced and scheduled properly, will improve your testing time over a variety of distances. MORE »

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Warm Up or Performance Preparation?

Changing the term for the "warm up" to increase your performance levels. MORE »

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Top 10 Exercises to Get a Vice-Like Grip for Rugby

Grip training is one of the most overlooked forms of strength training for rugby. Dave Thomas looks at why it matters, how to test it and how to train it. MORE »

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Four R's of Recovery

Using recovery strategies to make the most of each and every session and increase performance levels. MORE »

Sunday, October 04, 2015

How to Include Aerobic & Anaerobic Training in Your Routine

An article exploring implementing aerobic / anaerobic training into your weekly routine. MORE »

Monday, August 17, 2015

England RWC training insights with Jonny May, Billy Twelvetrees and Calum Clark

A couple of weeks ago, our Rugby Strength Academy performance coach Dave Thomas sat down for a chat with England players Jonny May, Billy Twelvetrees and Calum Clarke to discuss England's preparation for the Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

'Training has been savage' says George North of Wales preseason camp

George North says that Wales' pre-season training has been savage, as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup in the UK. Famed for training in unique conditions, this time Wales found themselves in the extreme heat of Doha, Qatar. MORE »

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Get Two Months Free of Professional Rugby Strength & Conditioning

Most young rugby players fail hard in the gym because they use crap workouts meant for bodybuilders and not rugby-specific training. Any amount of training is going to help, but it will be boys against men when you face players who are properly trained for rugby. MORE »

Friday, February 13, 2015

TJ Perenara slots conversion with neat training ground trick

This is a nicely done trickshot from Hurricanes number nine TJ Perenara ahead of their Super Rugby round 1 clash against the Lions in Johannesburg. We don't know how many times they tried it, but it's a pretty impressive trick nonetheless. MORE »

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