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The Rugby Muscle Podcast – Gym, Training, Diet and Strength and Conditioning. The podcast for rugby players of all ages and abilities that will help you lose fat, add muscle, strength and power and perform better on the pitch than ever before, with expert guests and unique stories from around the world, the Rugby Muscle Podcast cuts the crap to give you a simple no BS approach to your nutrition and training.
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In today's video we discuss the top 3 things that you should be focussing on when you're in the gym to try and improve your rugby gameMore  on Rugby Muscle Follow Us on InstagramFacebook GroupYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesTHE Rugby Conditioning GuideRugby Muscle Elite 1on1 CoachingAll things Rugby MuscleSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
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Tips for those asking about how to train for their position in rugby, if you actually want to get BETTER rather than just do stuff, then this is what needs to be doneRugby Physical Preparation PyramidMore on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
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Hypertrophy training is seen as the be all and end all of a lot of folks' training, but why do rugby players benefit from gaining muscle?There's some obvious reasons, some not so obvious reasons and an overlying concept that you need to understand if you want the best out of yourself and your training!More on Rugby Muscle PLAYLIST: HOW TO GAIN MUSCLE FOR RUGBYTeam Rugby MuscleInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
Get the best in men's grooming at 20% off AND FREE DELIVERY with the code: RUGBYMUSCLEManscaped More on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
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Today's podcast is a bit of a team therapy session for everyone involved with Rugby Muscle as we discuss the Ego, Perception, Reality, Truth, Identity, Performance and more...If you enjoyed this one please give it a thumbs up, review and commentYes, we're aware that Harvest Moon is a song not a band, things got confusing, KING Harvest has made the playlist.More on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com) Support the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
Podcast  with Doctor Yusef Smith5:33 One the main reasons I've got you on the the pod is that you seem to have accomplished a fair bit, in a whole bunch of diverse realms - what 2/3 things would you attribute this to?15:05 Was becoming a Doctor the hardest of those accomplishments? Why?34:05 Medical Doctor shifts are notoriously the hardest possible to keep up with. Can you speak to 34:20 the absurdity that those we are relying on for our own health, life quality are the ones we are subjecting to this?37:00 How you've managed to keep your head above water and run a separate business (and more) in this time?41:00 What tips would you have for people who struggle to find the time to fit in their training and/or their downtime?50:15 Now, there's a lot of self-experimentation that I've seen you do - Where does the desire for these experiments come from?52:35 How do you prevent the experiments from turning into shiny-object-syndrome?53:07 Which experiment have you found to be the most valuable?1:00:36 What does health and fitness look like in 20 years time - will you be involved?1:09:30 What's 1 song everyone needs in their gym playlist?1:10:47 . How can listeners get in touch and follow you?More on YusefInstagramMore on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
John Clark joins the Rugby Muscle Podcast today to discuss his journey that has taken him from serious rugby player to UK's Strongest Man to Ironman to now running 48 marathons in 48 days in 48 different counties...We discuss his rugby enjoyment, his performance mindset, how this is for his ego and how he keeps the balance with these goals that might seem incredibly overwhelming as well as the importance of a coach.2:00  Talk me through your journey into strongman, how did you get into it?10:23 What lessons did you learn from strongman that helped your game?22:40 What prompted the change of focus to endurance?29:18 How did you deal with the ego side of things? losing strength which would've been part of your identity?35:35 Fear of failure50:20  What fuels this desire to train for these events? clearly motivation isn't an issue, how do you stay so "dedicated"57:50  What are you long long term goals for all this stuff? Just to be THE hybrid athlete?1:00:07 What does the fitness industry look like in 20 years time - will you be involved?1:17:52. What's 1 song everyone needs in their gym playlist?- No easy way out1:19:40 How can listeners get in touch and follow you?Follow John on his journey and donateInstagram Miles4MealsYoutube More on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
Big Booty Mix (w/ Download link)3:05  Tell me your story of how you ended up in France doing s&c8:42 Background in boxing 12:29  personal training lessons 16:2716:27 Getting buy in from players20:10 olympic lifting for rugby21:40 Education for their athletes26:50 Is full contact necessary - how do we improve these things?30:40 old school rugby34:36 his S&c programming45:30 How much has your boxing background influenced your process as an s&c coach56:10  What does it look like in 20 years time - will you be involved?59:25 What's 1 song everyone needs in their gym playlist?1:01:51 How can listeners get in touch and follow you?More On JackInstagram 1Instagram 2  More on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
In today's podcast TJ and Alex discuss things that rugby players can learn from their powerlifting counterparts, not just with their strength and conditioning, but with their approach to rugby training as a whole.We really think you can take a lot out of this episode.2:10 What does powerlifting do really well we can learn from?5:00 Consistency with training (and goals)15:21 Identifying inefficiencies17:36 Different aspects of performance 21:00 Performance goals and markers27:26 Periodization32:36 How hard does training need to be?39:20 Plan  Here's the playlist - Create Your Rugby Strength and Conditioning ProgramMore on Alex InstagramMore on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
8:30 How have you been handling the Pandemic with your athletes - any big changes?10:07 What are some dietary considerations athletes need to make as they get back into sport?12:45 Eating on a schedule17:12 Water chugging to stay more hydrated19:15 Protein needs for rugby players22:40 How do you deal with athletes who want to get in shape but don't like tracking their food?39:55 Do you prefer athletes to change their calorie intake on training days vs non-training days? and why?46:20 Any new/stupid diet industry nonsense you want to vent about?51:50 What does the perfect meal look like?53:32 What does sports nutrition look like in 20 years time - will you be involved?56:23 What's 1 song everyone needs in their gym playlist?58:30 How can listeners get in touch and follow you?More On Marie: Instagram TwitterWebsite More on Rugby Muscle: Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
Today Sean Seale comes on the Podcast to reframe your thinking behind energy systems, and training - a fantastic, insightful episode. Enjoy!08.36 Where are you at in the season with your guys? Whats handling Covid been like?17:35  With guys getting back to rugby, what are the big mistakes they are likely to make?27:50 Why do people think rugby is anaerobic? Is a solely anaerobic activity even a thing?39:00 What are mistakes that STRONG guys in particular?44:40 What about conditioning for weaker folks?55:27 What are some differences in the way we can condition individual athletes vs teams?01:03:43 What does S&C look like in 20 years time - will you be involved?01:06:33  What's 1 song everyone needs in their gym playlist?01:07:10 How can listeners get in touch and follow you?More on Sean Seale:https://upsidestrength.com/Upside Strength Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJar_A9YriGU0wwdecioQbwInstagram https://www.instagram.com/upsidestrength/More on Sean Seale:Upside Strength Youtube InstagramMore on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with Articles Support the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
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Today we have Keir Wenham-Flatt, a huge influence on me as a coach. He is well known for challenging the system, so much so that he’s out creating his own system which you’ll find in the links below. We had a good chat on where rugby strength and conditioning is flawed, the kneesovertoes guy and why he’s successful, and what YOU should be looking at to improve your performance.2:56 People know who you are, but any cliffnotes7:35 The coaching process12:40 Kneesovertoes guy and Poliquin15:15 What are the glaring holes that amateur players miss in their s&c?26:51 Why does the Bronco suck?33:32 Why are the All Blacks good at rugby37:50 Have you worked with amazing players that just sucked in the gym?42:40 Are there guys who work great in the gym but aren't as good on the pitch?48:10 Rugby's First Principles55:34 What does S&C/rugby like in 20 years time - will you be involved?57:05 What's 1 song everyone needs in their gym playlist?58:48 How can listeners get in touch and follow you?More on Keir:Website Instagram More on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
Alex Viada is THE man, this episode was a fantastic insight into building the strength and engine of legend, but also, just on being better and happy.10:45 Talk about your background and why you decided to pursue these sports4:00 Elite numbers in lifts and what they mean?7:22 What are some tips you would give to a person wanting to get into marathons all while staying strong and making consistent gains? 12:19 I think this massively applies to rugby - aerobic sport with 5-10 second bursts but 90% spent walking, jogging.13 :55 Aerobic work and it's benefits for training?23:25 What’s the biggest misconception people have about hybrid style training?25:30 Crossfit professionals31:4 How much does heavy lifting help ultra running?33:12 Also what was the heaviest you've been competing in one of these races34:05 More tips for larger athletes develop their aerobic system?39:45 What are some dietary adjustments that must be made to fuel the type of training you do, compared to a purely strength or purely aerobic program?43:52 What do you eat on a normal day vs a training day?46:05 Carbo loading for athletes48:25 Recovery must be at a premium doing what you do, what are some of your favorite active/passive recovery means?54:09 Genes?59:19  What does it look like in 20 years time - will you be involved?1:01:44  What's 1 song everyone needs in their gym playlist? Stone Cold Metal1:02:14 How can listeners get in touch and follow you?More on Alex Viada:Instagram More on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
This week's video is from the Rugby Muscle Academy, guiding you through the question of alcohol and progress. Does beer really ruin your gains? short answer is no, this is a guide on tactics of how and why you could do it.For more videos like this, a complete follow-along training guide and nutrition to be the best rugby player / athlete you can be check out https://www.rugby-muscle.com/teamMore on Rugby Muscle Facebook GroupInstagramYouTubeWebsite with ArticlesSupport the show (http://rugby-muscle.com)
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