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Train Like A Rugby Player

2 MIN READ • 14th May 2021
Kristoph Thompson by Kristoph Thompson

To excel in this male dominated sport, you need to be fast, strong and resilient, so here’s a couple of the type of exercises rugby players will regularly include in their fitness routines – why not give them a try? Top fitness expert Dean Hodgkin ( gives us a step-by-step guide…

  • Burpees Rugby players need powerful legs that can generate force quickly to either accelerate away from an opponent or drive forward in collisions, with plyometric (explosive) exercises, like this one, being the route to achieving this.

    • From a press-up position, pull your knees up to your chest and immediately lift your upper body.
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