Strength Training for Rugby/Rugby League Players

Ashley Jones International Strength Coach The attached strength program was specifically written for a Rugby prop forward but the philosophy and mechanics behind it make it applicable for any player wishing to increase their strength levels, irrespective of the position or the code that they play The role of the strength and conditioning coach is [More Info]

Using all Three of the Competitive weight Training Techniques into a year round rugby-training system – Body Building, Power Lifting, Olympic lifting

By Ashley Jones Have you wondered like I have if you can combine all the elements you love into one integrated training system. Yes, I think you can. I believe that each of the above lend themselves ideally to a prioritisation system throughout the year, I do not believe that you should drop off one [More Info]

Lower Body Power & Strength

Lower Body Power & Strength Ashley Jones   These lower body programs originally came out of deciding to help out a great friend of mine with some advice for assisting with his burgeoning Cycling career. It also gave me an opportunity to gather my thoughts and to organize the many options I have programmed over [More Info]

Strength & Power Continuum Training – Ashley Jones

Strength & Power Continuum Training Ashley Jones Introduction Following on from some discussions I had with colleagues in the Northern Hemisphere during the Wallaby Spring Tour I though I would re-visit some strength programming concepts to cover all my bases on the Strength/Power continuum in each workout that I program.   Qualities The key areas that [More Info]

Off Season Training Plans

Off Season Training Plans – As another ITM Cup closes with a wonderful record setting Off Season Training Plans Ashley Jones As another ITM Cup closes with a wonderful record setting 5th title in a row to the Canterbury team, players, trainers and coaches minds will start turning to preparation for next season. Personally I [More Info]

Wave Goodbye to Strength Plateaus By Ashley Jones

Firstly let me start this article with a statement of philosophy, I believe we try and include way too many exercises in our training programs, I have been as guilty as the next trainer in doing this and believe we need to pull back but also increase the stimulus by increasing the overall number of [More Info]

Strength Workout 20/20 – Ashley Jones

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3 Advanced Strength Workouts

3 Advanced Strength Training Workouts have been posted on the Getstrength Community Forum getstrength has just posted in the Work out of the week forum of Getstrength Community Forum under the title of Pushing Workout – Ashley Jones. This thread is located at https://getstrength.com/showthread.php?530-Pushing-Workout-Ashley-Jones getstrength has just posted in the Work out of the week [More Info]

Building a Better Strength and Conditioning Coach

Building a Better Strength and Conditioning Coach Ashley Jones I am not a sports scientist; I am a strength and conditioning coach. One man’s opinion. No matter what else the person has if they can not communicate, empathise and organize then every other qualification they have is useless. Personally, I do not think you need [More Info]

EPOC is the Answer

Ashley Jones Head Strength Coach Crusaders Super 14 Rugby Lose Fat and Maintain/Build Muscle After almost 30 years in the fitness and sports performance areas, it is still the simple things that elude most people in their quest for results they want. Intensity is and always will be the key for those who have a [More Info]

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 [More Info]