Kettlebell workouts

Kettlebell’s are a great piece of equipment to use when working out. They can be used in many different ways and they are great for women and men. Women sometimes prefer to workout with them as they are less intimidating. They can be used to train all the main areas of your body, which is…

Protein & Supplements

You need to fuel your body after training, playing and working out, because of this you need to consume a lot of food. However, to ensure that you are reaching all your necessary goals, which can include keeping your macros on point. Keeping track of your macro-nutrients is very important, as you can focus on…

Cardio

Keeping up cardio is important as you have to be fit enough to run up and down a pitch for 80 minutes. Sadly, cardio when not playing can be extremely boring! But it does help keep you trim, as well as eating healthy and weightlifting. Throughout the summer (one very long holiday), keeping fit was…

Knees!

As you may have read in previous blog posts, knee injuries are very common among Rugby players. One of our Scholars has suffered over the past couple years with her knees and with them dislocating. Due to issues with her knees, she has had to have multiple operations and has had to put training and…

Weightlifting

Going to the gym is one important part of being an athlete as building muscle and lifting your heart rate up helps you to get fitter and perform better when playing. For years there has been stigma and questions about whether women can weight lift. Women argue that weight lifting make women large and bulky…

Scrum

Scrums are often used to restart play throughout the game. This could be for a number of reasons, such as: due to there being a ‘knock on’, or a forward pass or because a team member is accidentally offside. If these happen and there is no advantage for the opposing team, play is stopped and…

2nd Team First Term Results

2nd Team have also played well this term, unfortunately they lost 4 out of 7 games. But, they still played exceptionally well. Hopefully over Christmas they will train even harder! 2nd Team Results for First Term 12/10/2016 Home Win 38 – 19 19/10/2016 Away Loss 0 – 17 26/10/2016 Away Win 55 – 25 09/11/2016…

1st Team First Term Results

These are the results for the 1st Team in their First Term back playing for Essex University. First term has been so successful for our First Team boys with only one loss all term! 1st Team Results for First Term 12/10/2016 Home Win 21 – 3 19/10/2016 Away Win 63 – 10 26/10/2016 Home Win…

Salads, Salads, Salads

A lot of people say that salads are boring and unfulfilling. When I was younger, salad never really interested me but now I love making a salad for lunch. Especially in the summer! A lot of sports enthusiasts go through stages of bulking and cutting, and during the cutting season salads are great at lunch…

Boy’s winter training

As our Rugby teams have been in full swing for first term, training has been strict and continual every week without fail! Evenings are cold and it’s getting darker earlier in the day, so training is getting tougher and tougher. However, the boy’s uni team are still working hard. Scrum Training for scrums is hard…

Breakfast or even a snack!

Struggling with ideas for breakfast? Ideas for snacks? Are you training in preparation for rugby games? Well I have a great meal idea for you. Boiled egg on Wholemeal toast with Avocado & Cayenne Pepper A quick, easy and healthy meal idea full of protein, healthy fats and cayenne pepper to help speed up your…

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

This week I am looking at Rugby players ACL and the injuries experienced. Firstly, the ACL is in the middle of the knee, and it prevents the shin bone from sliding out and in front of the thigh bone. The type of injury you can have with your ACL is tearing or over-stretching of this…