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2018-04-18T14:59:14+00:00 By |

With alcohol consumption reducing muscle recovery, sapping energy and causing dehydration amongst a host of other side effects, it’s no wonder coaches and captains alike will encourage their teams to avoid indulging in alcohol. We share the impact alcohol has on your rugby performance.   DON’T SABOTAGE YOUR POTENTAL Muscle recovery– alcohol inhibits hormones which are involved in muscle recovery,



2018-04-18T14:25:51+00:00 By |

As we head into peak rugby season, we share some pre-game tips for you and your team to make sure you are well-prepared. The right choices can make all the difference.   The day before 24 hours before the game avoid diuretics such as coffee and alcohol as well as salt, since these may lead to dehydration. Instead prepare your



2018-04-08T22:13:29+00:00 By |

At the Investec International Rugby Academy, we understand that rugby is a multi-faceted team sport which requires every team-member and coach to be at the top of their game. That’s why we are offering players and coaches courses from 25 June to 29 June, aimed at giving players and coaches alike an opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge, regardless



2018-04-03T14:19:17+00:00 By |

Whether your family celebrates Easter as a holy time of year or simply as a long weekend, it is guaranteed to be about delicious food! Instead of guilt-tripping yourself after snacking on a few sugar-coated, gluten filled, shop-bought hot cross buns this weekend, why not bring the whole family together and enjoy baking some of your own? WHY HOT CROSS


Great Rugby Reads

2018-04-02T20:34:33+00:00 By |

Rugby is not just a physical game. A healthy, positive and well-stimulated mind is just as important for well-being which will, in the long-term, see a positive impact on field performance. We share some of the great books on the rugby scene that will keep your mind engaged and stimulated in between your weekly training sessions. No Borders: Playing Rugby


Breakfast: The Meal For Rugby Champions

2018-03-13T17:44:49+00:00 By |

FIRST THINGS FIRST: BREAKFAST “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, is a well-known saying that may just hold some truth. We look into the importance of a healthy breakfast for your family and what it could look like for your little rugby player.   BREAKFAST BASICS Breakfast is essential for providing your body with the mental and


Nutrition Know-how

2018-03-08T18:14:24+00:00 By |

In our last few blogs, we covered three of the top training trends you are likely to see this year. Although, training trends may come and go, the importance of health and nutrition, as part of a holistic approach to your rugby career, can never be overemphasised. We share a few tips on what you need to consider in planning


Group Training is a GO!

2018-02-16T20:41:58+00:00 By |

Most often, when “group training” is mentioned to rugby teams, the first thing that pops into mind is rugby-specific training. However; participating as a team in other group training activities is highly beneficial for a team as it encourages improved commitment, enlarges social circles and enhances team spirit and morale. We take a look at these benefits in more detail.


HIIT is a Hit in 2018

2018-02-12T11:36:10+00:00 By |

In our previous blog about the top training exercises that will complement your rugby training this year we explored the growing trend of yoga. This week we will jump into the reasons why high-intensity interval training (HIIIT) is making it onto the trending scene this year.   WHAT’S HIIT? High-Intensity Interval Training is a super-efficient way of squeezing in that


Trending Training Types To Try: Yoga

2018-02-01T12:01:24+00:00 By |

Are your favourite workouts on the trend list this 2018? In the next few weeks, we will look into some popular training exercises that will complement your rugby training this year to help you get the most out of your training time (and stay trendy at the same time!). There are a number of opinions, from sport professionals to health

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