Monthly Archives: July 2017

5 training lessons you can learn from rugby players

Rugby has a lot to teach all of us, from skills and tactics, manners and sportsmanship through to endurance and diet. Every time they play, rugby players are pushing themselves to the limit, so they must be in peak condition physically. Here are some lessons you can take from them to take your training up a notch.

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Cardio is Always King

It’s easy to look at the muscle on rugby players and think they must spend all their time pumping iron, but they also spend 80 minutes running around the pitch, so being fit is vital. However tempting it might be to focus either or endurance or sprints, mix it up and get as close to a real life situation as you can: shuttles, sprints and distances. It’s also a better way to keep burning fat – you keep your body guessing.

Lift Weights

Forget “little and often,” …