Category: Sport Specific programmes

Sport Specific programmes

Rugby Fitness

Rugby Under 15s Fitness – Part 2 – Destabilising the core

In Part One, we’ve focused on instilling good technique that works your core effectively. In Part Two we’re adding some ideas to engage more muscles in your abdomen and make your code work harder. A ‘normal’ plank concentrates on the layers to the front and middle of your core, so you can extend that to …

Rugby Fitness

Rugby Under 15s Fitness – Part 1 – Start at the core

As we start back in the new season it would be good to start getting some routine exercises alongside Thursday (and Sunday) training, so to help we’re going to give you some tips each week to help build some workouts that hopefully you’ll be able to find time for. Important note, this isn’t a competition …

Tri Training Log

Strong floater, weak swimmer

22nd September – 28 lengths, 22 minutes… Fourth swim session in two weeks now done and I’m still not feeling like a stronger swimmer. I’m certainly not anywhere close to stringing multiple 25 metre lengths of freestyle together, and am stuck at alternating between freestyle and breast stroke, with breathers after every 2 or 4 …

Triathlon Training

Measuring and tracking my Triathlon fitness

Understanding how my fitness is improving is, I feel, critical to my preparation for the Ironman undertaking. There are a variety of tests involving pull-ups, planks and push-ups, which measure muscular strength, but those should come as a result of the triathlon training, so I’m not going to consider those. However, short of putting myself …

Triathlon Training

Gearing up for a structured triathlon plan – from cyclocross to triathlon

How on earth do you prepare for a 70 mile triathlon when you’ve never done a half marathon or any open water swimming? In terms of structured training I’m going to base my training around the ‘time poor’ TriRadar training plan. I think that I’ll actually have more time available than they suggest, but given …

Triathlon News

So you want to be an Ironman? The 2016 challenge!

For some reason, over the past few weeks, as thoughts move to Christmas festivities, there’s been talk of everyone committing to a challenge during 2016 at a New Year party. Ian, one of my good friends in Malmesbury, has had an Ironman in the back of his mind for some time now and, as I …