The Rugby Fitness Routine

One of the most interesting athletic competitions in the world today is rugby. It takes a lot of wits to win the game. Rugby is a most enjoyable sport that requires a lot of serious conditioning too. Many who play it would argue that for the most part, they spend an even bigger amount of time working on their physique.

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The main principle in maintaining a rugby-worthy frame is to bulk up. Here are a few elements that are simply indispensable to the rugby fitness routine.

1. Pump a lot of iron. Rugby players are also body builders. There simply is no other way to maintain a hulky frame but to beef up. Muscles get big because of them undergoing resistance that is greater than the normal weight of human limbs. There simply is no sense in doing free weights if you are a rugby player. Quite frankly, if you are not bent on lifting weights, maybe rugby is not the right sport for you.

2. Use the medicine ball a lot. The medicine ball has proven to be a perfect tool for familiarizing the body with the dynamics of using an external object to do work, which is also typical in ball handling sports like football and even basketball. This trains the body to attain stability and balance, and it also adds flexibility to the torso.

3. Run the field. Rugby is about carrying the ball and barging through opponents. Your strength may be your biggest asset, but if you can’t run, then that makes it one degree easier for your opponents to beat you.

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These methods are inclusive in a rugby player’s routine, and ultimately these will help you become fit enough to be in the game.

My name is Jack Bonner. I am currently working on my degree in finance here in Arizona. I am also a huge fan of rugby. Read more about my other interests on this blog.

Core Meltdown: Exercises For a Powerful Core

The core muscles are located in the abdominals and lower back. The core itself is more or less a new-age term that bodybuilders in past decades never used. As physical training evolved, the importance of the core was recognized. Physical trainers have begun to see how the body stabilizes and itself and where much of a person’s power comes from. Yes, from the core. Here are a few exercises for a stronger core.

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This is the prime exercise for a strong lower back. The important thing to note when performing deadlifts is that you have to engage your core and keep a straight back. Not only does a deadlift strengthen your back, but it also works out almost every other body part, including your wrists.

Russian Twists

Russian Twists are exercises that work the obliques of the abdominal muscles as well as the abdominals themselves. By twisting the body and engaging the sides and lower abs, you can harden the core and take one step closer to the abs you’ve always wanted.

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No matter the variation, planks are always amazing core exercises. Holding your body in a plank position tenses shoulder, arms, chest, legs, and of course, core muscles. If you’ve gotten stronger and an ordinary plank bores you, then there are many other ways to spice up the exercise.

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The Other ‘Friends’: Recurring Cast Members That Made Us Laugh Nonstop

“Friends” may have ended more than a decade ago, but its wit and story still makes some (or most) of us laugh like there’s no tomorrow. Aside from our beloved main characters, there were recurring roles that made the show a bigger hit. Here’s a quick look on some of them.

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Frank Junior

This oddball was, undeniably, related to the great Phoebe Buffay. He was Phoebe’s weird half-brother, which kind of explains their relation. His weird, shocking lines made us love him more. Who wouldn’t forget when he shouted, “My sister is having my baby!”? I almost choked the first time I saw that scene!


Oh. My. Gawd! It’s Janice! She’s lovingly irritating, and we all knew why. Her love for Chandler was something that always made us do a facepalm, and her brief relationship with Ross made all of us laugh out loud. Her character was brilliant, and she’s something we can’t shake off our minds that easy.


The barista at Central Perk has a name. Gunther was always present, with his eyes glued to our Rachel. Remember that time he bought Rachel’s “cat” for more than a thousand dollars? Well, I bet that was an act of unconditional and creepy love.

Jack Geller

Jack Geller, the father of Monica and Ross, was the dad you always wanted to have but would be embarrassed to be seen in public with. He made scenes way funnier than planned with his inappropriate remarks.

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Mike Hannigan

It’s Crap Bag, the husband of Princess Consuela Bananahammock! Mike was surely the perfect fit for Phoebe, and we all loved how he stood up for her no matter what the situation was. I believe he came on the show a bit too late, but he’s better late than never!

I’m sure you miss “Friends” just like I do. Now, let me look for my boxset and indulge in a few episodes. Bye!

Jack Bonner here. I’m a college student from Arizona taking up finance. When I want to unwind, I binge-watch one of my favorite TV shows, ‘Friends.’ Check out my blog for more TV trivia.