Haskell invited to deliver closing address at one of the UK leading Trade Book Fairs
James has come a long way in the world of literature since putting pen to paper to write his first fitness and training book.
The book – Introduction to Becoming and Remaining RugbyFit – has received huge critical acclaim from across the Media, being reviewed on the BBC Book Club, praised by National Newspapers, as well as leading Sports Magazines. Rugby World gave the book its highest five star accolade as well as naming it their Book of the Month.
However it was a surprise and indeed a great honour to be asked by the UK’s leading book wholesale distributors Gardners Books to perform the closing address at their Annual Trade only show in Warwick. James is in very illustrious company with renowned novelist Robert Harris performing the opening speech at the Trade Show.
James book is a distillation of his now 14 years as a professional rugby players having played under some of the greatest Coaches the sport has ever known. James is the British Isles most cosmopolitan played having uniquely played in all four of the World’s top domestic competitions as well as an impressive 70 plus times for his Country, being awarded Man of the Series in England last tour of Australia.
James has always been a natural when it comes to coaching; enjoying an affinity with words which aligned to his larger than life personality makes his sessions highly informative as well as very engaging and beneficial. This knack of imparting knowledge comes across in the book, explaining as it does in bite sized chunks, exactly what it takes to learn to Train like a Pro and for people to step up and improve their game to ensure they are the best they can possibly be.
This is what the media at large have had to say about James book
James Haskell has drawn from his own experiences to write an in-depth guide on how to get fit for rugby, while also shredding the myth that gym bunnies automatically make good players. He stresses that the priority for players at all levels is to focus on improving their core skills - but that work needs to be under-pinned by the right preparation, which is where this detailed manual comes. Haskell has produced a comprehensive package of fitness and nutrition advice specifically designed for rugby players, with clear explanations of how each section can be applied to the game. All you need to bring is the motivation.
Alex Lowe - Rugby Writer The Times
James Haskell’s Rugby Book is a Classic
Stephen Jones – The Sunday Times
“A meticulous and detailed approach to training like a pro, from conditioning to nutrition this book is a must-read for aspiring rugby players”
Stuart MacLennan – Editor Scrum Magazine
“A unique and modern insight from a player who has adapted his trade in all corners of the world. With warnings to youngsters about the dangers of weight-driven training - including James’ personal regrets as a teenager - this is not a ‘get ripped quick’ guide.
It shares intelligence from a playing career that has overlapped with the likes of Ma’a Nonu, Sergio Parisse and Jonny Wilkinson, offering useful advice on aspects such as breakdown techniques, trial preparation and passing drills.”
Nik Simon, Rugby Correspondent Daily Mail
“This book provides invaluable and rare expert insight from a current international player. The well structured workouts featured should go a long way to demonstrating that training for rugby is more about speed and agility rather than just bulking up."
Chris Laker – Independent Rugby Blogger
“A brilliant addition to any young aspiring rugby player’s arsenal”
Max Skofic – Talking Rugby Union
“The James Haskell RugbyFit Training book is brilliant for all rugby players who want to take their game to the next level - It covers all training elements as well the valuable information about recovery and nutrition which is often missed- and it’s all related to the game we love rugby. If you’re looking to develop your training gains both on and off the pitch then RugbyFit will allow you to achieve new and bigger goals than before.”
Rachael Burford - Independent Rugby Blogger
“In his RugbyFit ebook James Haskell gives us in-depth insight into what it takes to make it to the very top of your game. The actionable exercise drills, the nutritional secrets, the tactical tips – these could only come from someone who lives and breathes the pursuit of athletic perfection and has achieved success at the highest level. Haskell takes us back to the beginning, introducing the reader to the key building block for fitness. From devising your own training plan to the optimum make-up of a rugby player’s meals- and with plenty more in between - this book is an essential reference guide for anyone looking to achieve the strength, condition and skill levels shown by today’s professional players.”
Rob Kemp – Freelance Journalist