Ash’s NEW EBOOK RELEASED! Engineering Physical Performance A Neural, Mechanical & Metabolic Approach Strength Training for Rugby

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Format: E-Book 82 Pages plus Exercise Chart

Engineering Physical Performance
A Neural, Mechanical & Metabolic Approach
Strength Training for Rugby

Author: Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones is a strength and conditioning coach, he has worked in three professional sports (Basketball, Rugby League and Rugby Union) in three countries (Australia, New Zealand and Japan) over a period of 20 years. He has worked with the national rugby teams of the country of his birth, the Wallabies and also that of his adopted country, the All Blacks. He is probably best known for his work at the Canterbury Rugby Union and the Crusaders, where he spent 9 years and was involved in the training of teams that won the Ranfurly Shield, the NPC and the Superugby title on 3 occasions.  He first started in the industry as a gym trainer in 1979 at Tony Markham’s Nautilus Fitness & Leisure Centre in Crows Nest, Sydney. He holds a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and a Master of Science in Human Movement, and industry recognition with the CSCS from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, which he attained in 1988 and has held continuously to this day.

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Lower Body Power & Strength

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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 time into a collection of programs.


Also I  now realize that the use of more single leg movements than I have previously programmed  is of great benefit to the athletes I train, but do not get too carried away and throw the baby out with the bath water, it is still important to use the major bi-lateral movements for an overall base of strength and power.


If you are not trained or do not a have a trainer that is proficient in the teaching and performing of the Olympic or modified Olympic lifts, do not attempt them, either leave them out of the program or find someone who can teach you them.


Of course, all these options are interchangeable so do not feel that you are locked into one of the programs as written, you may decide to combine certain movements with others, if you are unfamiliar with some movements you may be able to find them in the Exercise Index attached to the web site or to the site or you tube as well.


As always Train Hard, Train Smart and make a difference in someone else’s life.

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