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too young for weight training

Weight training can be beneficial in a number of ways. As well as improving muscle tone and helping your body to look more defined, weight training also helps to boost bone density, promote fat-free body mass and increase the strength of your connective tissues. As a result, a lot of people, and especially men, include significant amounts of weight training in their workout routines.

over training

The demands placed on talented young athletes are greater than ever with more opportunities to train and compete. Players have to balance demands from school, club, county, region and sometimes country. Here are six signs you might be over training.

Athlete Centred Coach

UK Athletics now teach in their coaching manual that coaches should adopt an 'athlete centred approach in which the needs of the athlete are placed before the interests of and pressures imposed by, the club, school, parents or coach'. But what does this mean and does everyone in your club understand the policy?

Prop Forward to pass

Okay we all know that ball hogging number 8 who just won’t pass because deep down he knows he can’t! If you are a coach of a club side who just wants to teach all players to pass consistently here are our top 5 tips.

5 tips for a flyhalf

For anyone who puts on the number 10 shirt, there is a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. From planning the moves for your backline, to telling your large pack of forwards where to be next. There is a lot going on. Here we hope to give you some tips to make life a little easier.