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Contact Athletes must train their necks.

A thick neck is the new six pack. Here’s 4 reasons why you should train your neck: 1. Reduce Neck Pain Neck pain is one of the most common…

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Is your training making you worse? (iatrogenics in sport)

Your training could be making you worse at your sport. Here are 8 iatrogenics to avoid in your training. *Iatrogenic = harm done by the healer. **Healer means anyone…

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Strength and Conditioning Standards for Rugby

Strength and Conditioning Standards for Rugby can seem a bit arbitrary. Your strength and conditioning levels won’t correlate with your success as a rugby player. Technical and tactical ability…

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My Top 12 Exercises for Combat Athletes

Most athletes completely overcomplicate exercises for combat athletes. Focusing on novelty and “specificity” at the expense of effectiveness. Here’s my top 12 exercises for combat athletes after 10+ years…

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5 Mistakes we see in Contact Athletes Programmes

We’ve trained hundreds of contact athletes in the last couple of years. Here’s the five most common mistakes we see in their programmes. Mistake #1: Focusing on performance over…

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How quickly can I gain muscle as a Contact Athlete?

“How quickly can I gain muscle?” is a question we get from a lot of athletes. Our answer is different to the average gym bros…

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In-season Training Programmes for Rugby (4 templates)

Most players completely cock up their in-season training programme for rugby. Either completely overdoing volume, and underperforming on game-days. Or neglecting the physical side of training and regressing in-terms…

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3 Standards to Reduce Injury Risk as a Contact Athlete

Our number 1 goal with contact athletes? Don’t get them injured. Strength standards for contact athletes are usually reserved for the squat/bench/chin/deadlift numbers. However, the number 1 goal with…

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How to Eat When Recovering from Injury: 8 Tips to Help

How to eat when recovering from injury is a topic that’s rarely covered. Athletes often slip into an “Ahhhh…Fuck it!” attitude towards nutrition when they get injured. Although easily…

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