Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Joost van der Westhuizen & Ian Mac Donald Visit St Stithies

2016-03-13T20:58:15+00:00 By |

The Investec International Rugby Academy hosted an Advanced Players and Coaches course at St Stithians College in Bryanston last week. The exclusive few who applied for the prestigious course spent a week with some of the world’s best rugby coaches and experts in their field. Twenty seven players aged 16 – 18 years old and fourteen coaches who attended enjoyed

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Rugby Training Tips

2016-03-13T19:12:35+00:00 By |

PRE-TRAINING TIPS  The hours before training are important; the meal you consume can influence quite profoundly how well you perform during your training session.  It is important to consume an easily digested low fat, CHO based meal, 2-3 hours before training. (read more) Having a snack (eg: 2 slices toasted peanut butter) prior to your training session is a good

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Power Training in Rugby?

2016-03-13T19:13:02+00:00 By |

Power training implies strong movements that are performed at high speeds.  Examples of power training are: Olympic Lifting (power cleans / clean and jerk / snatch) Plyometrics (squat jumps / tuck jumps / split jumps) Power Weights (power lunge / power step-ups / weighted squat jumps) High-Speed Weights (low weights moved at high speeds e.g. bench press Power training is

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Weight Training For Strength & Function

2016-10-21T09:40:47+00:00 By |

The number of methods and patterns for weight training are vast.  Many are grounded in the competitive world of bodybuilding.  It is important when you train with weights that you understand that there are different ways to train, dependent on what you want to achieve.  How a body sculptor, a member of the general public or a competitive sportsperson use

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Rugby Pre-Season Training

2016-10-21T09:40:47+00:00 By |

It is that time of the year where we, at the Investec International Rugby Academy, are getting into gear to assist schools throughout South Africa in their preparations for the new season. Preseason is essential for teams and players to prepare correctly and set the foundation to allow for week in and week out training and competing. The better prepared

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