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Rugby Life
06
Oct
2019

How Exercise Helps Teens with Depression

Teenagers are notoriously difficult–moody, private, and often sulky.  Even the children with the sunniest dispositions can somehow transform into temperamental, irritable adolescents suffering from stress and anxiety. With raging hormones and the stress they deal with in middle school and high school, all of this is considered normal behavior for teens that parents just have to...
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10
Jul
2019

Why Your Kids Should Play Rugby

15 Reasons Why Your Little Angels Should be Playing the Great Game ‘Borrowed with Pride’ from Ruck.co.uk (full link at bottom of this article). Its been tweaked slightly to fit our club but still a great list of reasons why what we do is very much worth it: Getting kids off the sofa and onto...
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28
May
2019

27 Mind-Blowing Tips For Health, Happiness and Hustling Hard

Here’s your mission, should you choose to accept it… Be fit, be happy and work really hard. Every SINGLE day. It’s how you get ahead. It’s the pathway to purpose. The exact equation for doing epic work. This mission begins and ends with you. Stop accepting things as they are.  Create a disruption. Start a...
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20
May
2019

10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Young athletes today are bigger and stronger, and they push themselves harder than ever before. With sports camps and more structured activities, kids today are increasingly likely to play their chosen sport year-round. But more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, including ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee,...
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10
May
2019

Why Playing Multiple Sports—Not Just One—Is Best for Kids

Countless benefits of playing multiple sports are being forgotten in the midst of the specialization craze. In this day and age when trophies and scholarships dominate youth athletics, kids are being pushed to specialize in a single sport as early as their pre-teen years. Driven by the professionalization of youth sports, coaches and parents alike have...
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22
Apr
2019

Modifications That Make Common Gym Exercises More Rugby-Specific

General strength training is important for rugby, but general training will only take you so far. The very specific demands of rugby mean that, sometimes, you’ll need to step outside the confines of traditional strength training to fully prepare your body for rugby. Here are EIGHT strength training methods you can use in the gym...
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15
Apr
2019

Sports Fueling for Kids

Young athletes must eat right to perform their best, grow and recover. Food is fuel, and proper nutrition will keep kids feeling fit and strong throughout the day! Source:  eatright.org
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08
Apr
2019

How Much Cardio Do Rugby Players Really Need?

In many ways, rugby is a complex sport to train for. Involving virtually every component of physical fitness, plus high levels of skill, rugby players have to be real fitness all-rounders. That means ruggers can’t just go for a jog or hit the gym and expect to be match fit. Instead, they need to follow...
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03
Apr
2019

How to Recruit High School Rugby Players

This article deals with a sensitive topic in the high-school sports community. Despite its long history around the world, the sport of rugby is seen as somewhat of an upstart in the United States. At the high-school level, there are only so many athletes to go around. So establishing or coaching a high-school rugby club...
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26
Feb
2019

The Top 19 Best Foods for Athletes

Whether your goal is to get lean, build muscle, or increase endurance, eating right is 80 percent of the battle. Sure, that other 20 percent, exercise, is certainly an important piece of the puzzle, but an athlete relies upon food and drink as both fuel and building materials for a fit, strong body. We are literally...
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20
Feb
2019

Exercises to Improve Your Rugby Tackling

Tackling and being tackled are integral parts of rugby. Tackles can range from almost gentle ankle taps to bone-crunchers that hurt so bad they send shockwaves throughout your entire family tree. Delivering a good tackle is generally more enjoyable than being tackled, but both ends of the impact can take their toll on your body....
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05
Feb
2019

5 Healthy Diet Tips and a Diet Plan for Your Teenage Boy

Teenage denotes a phase of rapid change and growth. This probably explains the voracious hunger that your teenage boy experiences. His body needs more calories and energy than most other adults and younger kids in your house. Your teenage boy needs more energy than even teenage girls. This is probably due to his higher rate...
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28
Jan
2019

Best Treadmill Exercises for Rugby Training

Exercise specificity – the key to program design success In rugby training, the law of specificity underpins all successful program design. Specificity simply means that your fitness will improve based on the type of training you do. Because of this law, ruggers should do most of their sprinting and running outdoors, preferably on a rugby...
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19
Apr
2018

A Speed Program for Lightning-Fast Rugby Wingers

All rugby players need at least a decent level of speed, even props. But as the outside men in the back line, wingers need it in spades, and are usually the fastest men on the pitch. While speed is a natural attribute, it can also be trained. By increasing power, strength, leg speed, and improving...
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11
Apr
2018

Fit for Rugby? Five Rugby-Specific Fitness Tests

Rugby is one of the few sports that involves virtually every aspect of physical fitness. This is one of the things that makes it such a unique, entertaining, and demanding sport. It’s not enough to have the fitness of a marathoner or the strength of a weightlifter – you need both attributes and more to...
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04
Apr
2018

Sports Nutrition: Eat Like an Athlete

Elite athletes understand the importance of proper sports nutrition. They constantly fine tune their diets to gain a metabolic edge over opponents. High school athletes should do the same, but this can prove difficult in an era where vending machines seem to fill every corridor of every school in the country. Teenage sports stars who...
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02
Jan
2018

9 Week Bodyweight Workout For Strength & Muscle Gains – (Part 2)

The 9-Week Progressive Bodyweight Workout Phase 2: Weeks 4 – 6 This phase increases the intensity and difficulty. Since you will be performing more challenging moves you will again build up your volume over time. Perform the following routine three times per week on nonconsecutive days such as Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Rest 30 –...
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13
Dec
2017

Video: Moments of Respect in Rugby

This is why we play the game. Rugby teaches respect better than any other sport. Respect for our opponents, referees and each other. We love it!  
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12
Dec
2017

Video: I Am a Female Rugby Player

Think you can’t play rugby because you are a girl? Wrong! Check out this great video by the NCAA Women’s Rugby and see why rugby is one of the BEST sports for female athletes. Enjoy!  
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12
Dec
2017

Video: Why Play Rugby

Still not sure if rugby is the right sport for you? Think girls can’t play rugby? Wrong! Here is a great video by the Harvard Women’s Rugby Club that shows you exactly why you SHOULD start playing rugby today. After you watch it, then check out Liberty Rugby Club… we want you on our team!...
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12
Dec
2017

Video: Always Play Like a Girl

Tired of the boys always getting the attention and cheers from the crowd? Well you shouldn’t be… girl athletes excel in all sports, especially rugby. Here is a great video from Always brand that reminds you to “Always Play Like a Girl“. Enjoy!  
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11
Dec
2017

Video: Why Rugby is the Best Sport for ALL Boys & Girls

Ever thought about trying rugby? Watch the video below from USA Rugby and see some of our Rugby Olympians in action.
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05
Dec
2017

9 Week Bodyweight Workout For Strength & Muscle Gains – (Part 1)

Not only does this bodyweight routine enable you to gain muscle and lose fat, but also helps strengthen your core, improve your range of motion, and make your entire body stronger. Workout Description Bodyweight training is the fastest growing trend in fitness to date for good reason. The benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks – because...
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