Ashley Jones
Ashley Jones

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Ashley Jones specialist in the physical preparation of rugby athletes. He has worked with professional sports teams that include Sydney Kings, Newcastle Knights, Parramatta Eels, Northern Eagles, Crusaders, New Zealand All Blacks, and Australian Wallabies. Irish by Ancestry, Australian by Birth, Japanese by Accident and a Kiwi by Choice.

Rugby Program

Rugby  Ashley Jones  Common Injuries/PrevalenceGarraway et al (2000) concluded in a study of professional rugby players, that an injury occurred for every 59 minutes of play and that the majority of injuries were to the knee, hip and thigh.  In a New Zealand study (Bird et al, 1998), the injury rate was cited as 10.9 […]

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Interval Training For Fitness/Fat Loss

Ashley Jones Fitness Trainer  Crusaders – Super Rugby “Interval Training For Fitness/Fat Loss” Whether it be inside the gym on the various pieces of computerised exercise equipment or outside in God’s gym the principles are the same. A greater intensity of effort can be applied during intermittent exercise protocols than can be maintained during a […]

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May the Force be with you!

May the Force be with you! Ashley Jones & Luke Thornley   Rate of force development (RFD) is a key factor in sports performance. RFD has been described by Santana (2000) as “the ability to generate the greatest amount of force in the shortest time possible.” In  the book, Sports Speed, Dintiman, Ward and Tellez […]

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