With rugby league pre-season about a month away I start to hear a lot of talk about what things they will be focusing on at training. A lot of it is about how hard the training will be, mostly in terms of conditioning. This is the wrong focus in my opinion.

Conditioning...

Last week we had some of the boys come in and do a mass gain camp during the school holidays. The biggest takeaway from the whole thing for me (and now I think the boys too) is that it doesn't matter how hard you train, to gain mass, you have to eat all of your meals a...

L-Carnitine is an amino acid that can be made by the body and is found in red meat. The body uses carnitine throughout the body, in tissues like the heart and brain, and has many benefits, but it is mostly know for its role in helping metabolize fat, shuttling fatty ac...

There are many benefits to using the sauna regularly. Recently, I have been looking into heart health again as it is something I try to understand in more depth as I have a poor family history and want to try and do as many things as possible to reduce my risk of suffe...

You hear a lot about intermittent fasting, time restricted eating, and fasting these days. People will say fasting all day and having a large meal at dinner is best, others say it is better to eat at lunch, some say 2 meals is best, it goes on and on. Then there are th...

When it comes to nootropics, some of my favourites are the racetam family. These include things like piracetam, aniracetam, oxiracetam, and pramiracetam to name a few. Whilst many compounds come under the term nootropic, the racetams are what I consider to be true noot...

When training young athletes, the main thing you should be focused on is technique. It is important for all athletes, but it is especially true for younger athletes as it will set them up for a successful life in physical activity if done correctly. If not focused on a...

Congratulations to Cameron Lawrence, Jay Kirk, and Ryan Evans and their Camden Rams teammates on winning the Under 18s group 6 grand final yesterday.

The boys played really well, beating the Narellan Jets 36-12. 

Cam started off the day with the first try and had plenty...

Periodization is a term we use in strength and conditioning which is basically the planning of training using different phases at specific times throughout the year. In rugby league you will just hear terms such as off-season, pre-season, and competitive season. People...

Player development is about improving the athlete’s skills/technique, their physical qualities such as their strength, power, speed, agility, endurance, and flexibility. The end goal is for the gains in these qualities to carry over to increased sports performance, run...

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