Rank #1: Dr Jacob Reed - Mental Toughness, Why GENERAL work is often better than specialist, How to build athleticism and power in Rugby Players #126
In today's Rugby Muscle Podcast you have the honor of listening once again to the VERY wise words of Dr Jake Reed of UNI and Renaissance Periodization.
Dr Reed is a former rugby coach and consultant and gives his background in today's episode to explain why he's such a noteworthy person to listen to.
Aug 22 2019
Rank #2: #79 – 7s Season! – How To Get Fit and Fast To Play The Game
May 18 2017
Rank #3: #98 - Q&A w/ Dr James Hoffmann - Renaissance Periodization's Head of Sports Performance
In today's episode, TJ asks Dr James Hoffmann some random questions from Instagram.
We loved Dr James coming on the podcast and if you did please let us know! Questions were:
1g protein per pound?
Training before breakfast?
Least favourite comic book character?
Best ways to combine rugby and bodybuilding?
Future predictions for USA Rugby?
Feb 14 2019
Rank #4: Everything Hypertrophy w/ Dr Mike Israetel - Practicalities of Gaining Muscle as a Rugby Player - Podcast 137
Dec 05 2019
Rank #5: #106 - Bret Contreras - The nuances of getting faster, stronger, fitter, bigger and better on the rugby pitch
We're back again with the Glute Guy, Bret Contreras to discuss how using the hip thrust can get you faster if you do it right... and more importantly, how to do it right, what you need to consider if you want to get better (and why) and how in-depth you can really go with your training for rugby performance
Mar 11 2019
Rank #6: #114 - Dr Jacob Reed - Pre + Post Game Nutrition, Training Structure and Priorities and How To Start a Career in S&C
Dr Jacob Reed of Renaissance Periodization joins TJ once again on the Podcast to answer your guys’ questions.
The topics include:
- Pre game nutrition
- Post game nutrition and recovery
- Training to failure
- Training priorities when short on time
- How to start a career in Strength and Conditioning
It was awesome having Dr Jake on the podcast and if you enjoyed it, please give us a 5 star review and share with your friends.
Apr 18 2019
Rank #7: #94 - Q&A - Rugby Player and Nutrition Coach on supplements, the BEST diet and recovery tactics
Here we go again with Ben Brown and TJ who answer more of your questions from Instagram. These questions are:
- What supplements are best value for money?
- Why is nutrition so confusing? I keep getting opposite advice
- What do you think of Stan Efferding's Vertical Diet?
- Are there any benefits to Intermittent Fasting other than eating less?
- BCAAs or EAAs?
- What is the best post workout meal for muscle growth?
Check out Ben's top pre-workout meals using this link!
Jan 31 2019
Rank #8: #80 – How To Peak Your Body For Game Time – A Full 7s Tournament Guide
May 23 2017
Rank #9: #109 - TJ Q&A - What is Online Coaching? How to peak for games? Weird/different training styles? My personal favourite recovery methods...
Apr 02 2019
Rank #10: #96 - Power, Periodisation and Plant Based Life - Q&A w/ performance coach Matt Dickens
Back for another Q&A, this time with the man Matt Dickens.
1. Do you think that the power and speed of modern rugby players is too much for the body to take?
2. If he was to do plant-based keto how would he do it?
3. Suggestion for training around an ankle with poor mobility?
4. Whats your favourite vegan food?
5. Does he find other vegan people annoying?
6. What have you changed your mind about in the past 5 years?
Article on periodisation:
Feb 07 2019
Rank #11: #71 Lions, Dedication, Crossfit, Getting Strong and More with High Performance Coach Khrys Speed
Apr 20 2017
Rank #12: Crossfit, Powerlifting, Myths and Why You Should Be Well-Rounded w/ George Pagan III - Rugby Muscle Podcast 147
This week TJ is joined by Fitlete owner George Pagan to discuss everything training, why being well-rounded is really going to benefit you as a player.
Ying Yang Twins - Whisper Song (just cos)
Mar 02 2020
Rank #13: How To Gain Lean Muscle - The Hardest Thing To Successfully Achieve in the Gym - Hypertrophy / Bodybuilding - Rugby Muscle Podcast 141
Jan 23 2020
Rank #14: "HACK" BACK LOCKDOWN SNACKS - Nutritional Strategies to Deal With Being at Home Without Messing Up Your Diet
After dealing with a number of members having a tough time trying to snack less whilst being stuck at home I whipped up an in-depth talk on strategies that you can use to prevent yourself being subjected to the snack-monster ruining your goals.
Hope you enjoy it
More on Rugby Muscle
Apr 07 2020
Rank #15: #72 – Inside the Rugby Performance Coaches Mind – A Roundtable Q&A
Apr 25 2017
Rank #16: 117 - Dr Mike Israetel - Training Practicalities and The Mindset of Success as an Athlete and In The Gym
The Podcast returns today with Dr Mike Israetel of Renaissance Periodization aka RP Strength.
The episode was supposed to be about practicalities of hypertrophy and advanced methods, but as the conversation flowed it made more sense to push the conversation towards the mindset of an athlete.
If you enjoyed this Podcast, please tag it in your Insta stories and give it 5 Stars!
May 08 2019
Rank #17: #111 - Alex Fitch - From College Football, to grass-roots US Rugby, to elite US Rugby...
Alex Fitch is a stud. He is also Glendale Merlins D1 Captain.
In this episode he gives us a background on his football career, reflections of how this built him as a person, as a rugby and as a person.
We discuss the differences between the sports, how one can help the other as well as a whole host of other things that I'm sure you'll enjoy
Apr 09 2019
Rank #18: Shelter-At-Home-Hacks - How to Stay In Shape, Train Properly and Make Progress on Anything Whilst Staying At Home #152
Hi! In today's Rugby Muscle Podcast has TJ running through his top tips and hacks to get you to the other side of the Coronavirus pandemic more productive, fitter and better than ever!!
To join the Training Camp
- Don't Panic
- Don't do RANDOM At-Home Workouts
- Focus on Conditioning
- Train at the same time each day
- Use frequent breaks throughout your day
- Intermittent fasting
- Wake up at the same time each day
Mar 24 2020
Rank #19: #119 - Rugby Fitness and Nutrition Essentials w/ TJ and Regan Phillips for Regan's Rugby Strength and Conditioning
Today's Rugby Muscle Podcast is a guest post from Regan's Rugby Strength & Conditioning.
TJ gets interviewed by Regan to give his views on what on rugby player's need to focus on in the gym with their training and with their nutrition.
They discuss where most players go wrong with their workouts (Instagram) and with their diet...
May 22 2019
Rank #20: #97 - How Much Should I Train?! and Why? In Season vs Off Season and more w/ Dr James Hoffmann
In this Rugby Muscle Podcast TJ talks shop with Dr James Hoffmann of Renaissance Periodization.
Dr James is a former rugby player and coach himself, much of which he did whilst lecturing at Temple University and studying at ETSU
The guys discuss the nuances is in rugby training and how you can make sure what you're doing is effective.
More about Dr James and where you can find his stuff to buy:
Feb 12 2019