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How to Maximise Your Progress When Returning to the Gym

by Ryan Gibney How to Maximise Your Progress When Returning to the Gym From the 12th of April Gyms are going to be the first thing to reopen that are actually good for you. Choosing the right gym will give you the structure, motivation and opportunity to work on your...

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Kickstarting back into action

by Ryan Gibney What can you be doing right now to get in the best shape and health you can be? In this article our head coach Ryan gives you everything you need to get lean and stay lean all year round. Yes,it is possible and a lot simpler than you think. The 12 keys...

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Free Home workout!

Our Head Couch Ryan Gibney brings you another FREE HOME WOROUT! USE DUMBBELLS or KETTLEBELLS to hit your shoulders and legs!

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Calling all Rugby Players and Team Athletes

Lockdown may be in full effect but that doesn't mean you can't use this time wisely   I've noticed more and more Rugby  and other team sports players are really frustrated by the closure of gyms due to the current pandemic restrictions, we get it , as we ourselves and...

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Nutrition Tips and Recipes

Updated 14 May 20 The AF team bring you a selection of recipes, nutrition hints and tips to assist with being as healthy as possible during lockdown. Phil's Recipe Packs and Information Phil Greening has prepared some recipe packs and information in pdf form. Download...

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Whole Foods for Young Athletes

By Phil Greening My passion for youth sport impacts everything I engage with. As a part of my role consulting with the Olympic Committee I have in the past prepared USA teams to go to the Youth Olympic Games. Part of the preparation was delivering education regarding...

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Why Bother with a Gym Programme?

By Phil Greening As we speed towards the 2020 Olympics I become reminded of a time a couple of years back when we began planning the training for the USA7s team and set training/ gym programmes in place. You might think that the importance of setting programmes for an...

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Sleep…the understated recovery!

by Phil Greening With travelling between countries as a performance coach for USA7s team, I can never seem to get used to jet lag and lack of sleep. Sleep is one thing I have a fleeting relationship with when at training camps because my day can often start at 4 a.m....

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