RugbyFit Bound Book

RugbyFit Bound Book

James Haskell’s “ Introduction to Becoming and Remaining RugbyFit” is now available in print.

Why write the rugby book?

The answer is simple - demand. 

James wrote his book in response to the myriad of questions he receives via social media  every week, from both aspiring and established male and female rugby players, seeking to develop a better understanding of the game, to train more sensibly, as well as wanting the inside line on what to do and crucially, how to do it .

It is this personal, broad international insight, based on 12 years of experience and 65 caps for his country, that people want to tap into.

Stephen Jones, Rugby Journalist of the Year and Chief Rugby Correspondent for the Sunday Times, calls the book a “Classic”.

  • Highly, critically acclaimed training book by leading Journalists and Sports magazines alike
  • A must have for anyone looking to step–up their rugby performance
  • Fully illustrated with step-by-step guidance and advice
  • Unique insight as a result of playing 12 years in all four top domestic leagues in World rugby
  • Comprehensive coverage of all the key facets of preparing to play the game
  • Detailed, meticulous and highly effective for both male and female novices as well as players

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What is the “Introduction to Rugby Fitness”?

It's a fully comprehensive Book stretching to almost 100 pages that covers all aspects of rugby training, preparation, conditioning and nutrition. If you have been training for a while and slightly lost your way or don’t know where to start, then this book is for you. It contains all the information and more you will need. 

What’s actually in the book?

The RugbyFit Book covers an array of subjects and topics, such as HIIT training, resistance training, recovery, power endurance, core skill drills, proper warm-up, nutrition, supplements and tips on performance. The idea is to provide the reader with not only all the background information and detail they will need but also to provide actual sessions for them to follow in the gym, on the pitch and at home.

RugbyFit contains information on when and what to do and train both pre-season, during the season and off-season whilst on your holidays, to keep in trim and fit.

We advise what kind of sessions work well and the kind of reps and sets you would want to be looking at doing. We also provide a weekly training schedule to follow in-season.

There is also a comprehensive nutritional section, which will start to educate on the do’s and don’ts of eating properly. The book outlines and discuss meal plans, supplements, macronutrients and plate composition.

Why do I need a specific rugby training Book?

You don’t if you are happy with where you currently sit fitness-wise and are content with playing the game at the level you currently do. 

However rugby, along with every sport, has specialist requirements. So  if you are serious about wanting to become a better player to fulfill your potential or just move up to a different level to maximize your enjoyment of the game, then you need to know what to and more importantly how to do it. 

Who is the Book aimed at?

It’s for both men and women of any age, who are into their training and for rugby players, both young and old, who are either just starting out or want to improve their game and step-up to the next level.

The introduction to rugby fitness is for both men and women. It may appear male orientated but that is not the case. All the training is the same for women of all ages. Women can train exactly the same as men, and to think differently is wrong and ill informed.

What aspects of training does the Book cover?

- HIIT training
- Resistance training
- Power endurance
- Rugby specific condition
- Endurance running
- Warm ups
- Recovery
- Bodyweight
- Core rugby skill drills 

Every section comes with a full-blown session you can add straight away into your training programme. 

Once you purchase the Book you will be ahead of the game and ready to start training efficiently and effectively in no time.

What other areas and aspects are covered in the Book aside from training?

James explains his thoughts and views on how to stand out in a rugby trial.

Explains where young players are going wrong in their pursuit of trying to become professional. 

Outlines all the different types of training you need to perform to cover off being a professional rugby player.

Provides an example of a weekly training programme, providing information on when and what a training day/week should look like.

Much more, such as the tips and tricks he has learnt over the last twelve years playing in the top four domestic leagues in World Rugby.

Does it matter if I don’t play rugby?

Not at all. You don't need to play rugby to get really good results and information from this Book. The idea is to cover off all the different types of training, explain how they can help you together with the type of detail you need to be doing to get results. 

If you have just started to workout and are confused as to what to do, then this programme will give you the guidance. If you have been training for a while but want to mix things up, then again this book is there to help and move you onto the next level

Is it position specific?

The answer in short is no. James maybe a back-rower specialist but the plan applies to all players in all positions. Moving forward we will be writing more specific EBooks which will cover off the key areas of back play, forward play and of course position specific development and improvement.

Is there an age limit on this Book?

There are no specific age restrictions or limits with this book. Although the focus of the book is towards players from Colts level upwards, so 15/16 plus, all the information supplied in the book is perfectly suitable for younger players, who want to start on the right path. 

However on a personal and cautionary note, we at James Haskell Health and Fitness would certainly not recommend anyone under the age of 15 lifting actual heavy weights or indeed taking any form of supplement.

There is no problem doing bodyweight work before this, which is what we talk about within the package. 

The aim and purpose behind the eBook is to get people, especially young players, into good habits and to positively learn from the mistakes that James himself has made.

What is the difference between the two Books available?

The first version is the fully illustrated Classic Book which can be viewed via the web, on your desktop as well as smart phone and tablet. Its contains all the content and information shown on the site

The video Plus version comes with individual chapter introductory videos as well as individual exercise videos which covers off every exercise. They are also introductions to all the different sections of the book as well as bonus recipes and nutrition videos. 

The idea being that everything is very clearly outlined and explained so those of you out there who have never trained or don't have much basic knowledge, can see the exact techniques you need to perform to maximize the return and benefits, from each and every exercise.

It will save you time as well as make sure you execute things in the correct way.

Nutrition is essential to everything you are trying to do. So we have teamed up with top chef Omar Meziane (former Wasps and now GB Rowing chef) to provide healthy simple recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All of these are available within the video package.

What nutrition is discussed with the Book?

We cover basic meal plans and advise what you need to be eating to enable you to train to be a rugby player. The book provides examples of a daily diet plan and details what your plate composition should look like. We also talk about the basics of macronutrients and micronutrients in the book as well as explaining key areas like hydration. We also detail things to avoid!

There are recipe ideas for both breakfast, lunch and dinner. All of which come with simple how-to guides with step-by-step instructions.

Are supplements covered in the Book?

This is a popular and more than occasionally, a hotly debated topic, so understandably we devote an entire chapter to the subject of supplements. We explain how to take them, what to take and when to take them. The book provides you with a plan of how you should plan and prepare in this regard, pre, during and post workout.

We talk about our own multiple award-winning range of natural Informed Sport approved, batch tested supplement, which James himself uses pre match and how to take supplements to ensure safe and the best results.

How often do I need to train?

There is a comprehensive weekly training plan in the book which explains and guides you through a season explaining when you need to lift in season. When to rest and when to perform fitness sessions. This focused and comprehensively detailed approach even factors in weekends when you are playing matches, then what to do when you don’t have a game or only enjoy limited game time. 

Every training session also comes complete with advice as to when you should be undertaking the particular type of training in season, in pre-season as well as what to do during your holidays.

Can I view the Book before buying?

If you visit the JHHF site by clicking this link you will be taken to a section entitled Learn More.

Detailed within this section are exploded page examples of what the content from the book looks like. As well as detailing and illustrating information about the contents and chapters. 

You can click the two Read More buttons to read some blogs James has posted about the package. View More will enable you to view some introductory videos about the package. Finally Preview More will take you to what is called a book snacking page, which following a short questionnaire, will enable you to view a selection of the actual pages taken from the book, as well as test out how the individual exercise videos function within the EBook.

Will I get the results I want as well as value for money from the Book?

We truly believe you will and that you won’t de disappointed.

It has taken James over a year to write this near one hundred page, fully illustrated EBook. Whilst contemplating the notion of writing such a book, James carefully looked into what other rugby specific packages or EBooks there might be out there on the market and found little, with no company or individual offering a one-stop-shop, comprehensive, concise RugbyFit solution. 

Additionally there was nobody presenting content in the way our Rugby EBook does, especially one which is supported with comprehensive videos. 

This will be your training bible for the foreseeable future. One you can keep going back to and referencing, time and time again. 

We believe it offers exceptionally good value 

At James Haskell Health & Fitness, we are a big believer in showcasing exactly what it is we are offering, to help you decide if James new RugbyFit book is right for you. 

So, as with previous training packages we have created in the past, we want you to have a closer look at what James has created.

The book has taken over a year to write. If you would like to read about the background and origins of the book, then please click here. Alternatively to review some FAQ’s click on the FAQ bar above this section.

However to view some live content, as well as preview a number of the pages and sections in order to get a feel and real flavour of the book, click this link

Once in the Learn More section. There are examples on the slides, illustrating some exploded pages from the book, detailing the range, detail and scope of the content.

However to see actual pages from the book, scroll down to the button marked “Preview More”.

You then need to complete a short form, designed to help us better understand our audience and support.

Then you have access into the preview section to see even more of the book, including how the exercise video display. It’s all clearly marked and easy to use.Please read and if you think it is right for you and will help you fulfil your ambitions to become a better player, simply decide whether you want the Classic or Video Plus version.

Please do let me know how you get on. Your comments and feedback are of huge interest and crucial in helping us provide what it is you want to see

If you have any questions then please contact us through the site or our social media channels

Twitter @JamesHaskellHF and Instagram @JamesHaskellHF

There is also an accompanying video, which highlights some of the topics covered off in the Classic version of the book. As well as illustrating some of the

Video footage contained within the Video Plus edition of the EBook

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