Rugby training programs designed for amateur rugby players all over the world.
The first training program in our range is a 12-week strength and conditioning program for rugby players to follow in their pre-season. Preseason training is essential if you're going to succeed on the rugby field. It doesn't matter whether you're an amateur or professional rugby player, the strength, size and power you gain in pre-season will help you break tackles, make linebreaks, win turnovers and avoid injury. We've broken pre-season down into 3 Blocks of 4 Weeks. That's 84 strength and conditioning sessions in total all focused on rugby-specific training methodologies.
With version 7.2.5 we'e included a complete Off-Season training program for rugby players of all ages. The program is split into three 4-week blocks. Use this program to get your strength base for the season. Remember to reduce your intensity during week 4 of each Block so you're not working at maximum output during the entire month. Periodization is critical for success and you'll need the rest to get ready for the next block.
Version 7.2.5 also includes two distinct training programs for Backs and Forwards to use during the rugby season. These programs aren't as long as pre or off-season. They only cover a 2 week span and are designed to be re-used repeatedly during the rugby season to help you maintain the strength and endurance you gained before the kickoff of the first game. The Backs and Forwards programs are markedly different, so be sure to choose the correct version for your position.
Expect to see our Youth training program in early March with a cool new 20x1 training regime released in May. They're both getting the final touches right now with our testing groups.
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You can sync this app with Apple Health App. If you enable this connection, any workout in the Health app with automatically be added to your Activity Calendar.
- Bug Fixes
- Off-season program (Blocks 1,2 & 3)
- New app description
- New activity and demo screenshots
Ratings and Reviews
I have been using this app for a week. While there are some minor changes I would ask for, overall I think it’s great.
I have been following Ruck Science since I separated my shoulder a second time last spring to help with strength and conditioning. I have been following the programs, using the supplements, and reading the blogs to help improve my performance. I often forget my workout notebook, but now I do not need one. This app allows me to take the program to the gym and track progress on my phone. There are also helpful videos if I don’t know what a certain exercise is.
I was not happy about the fee, but really $39/year is a drop in the bucket to help improve my overall fitness so I can extend my playing career.
One issue I have is that some of the exercises from the PDF programs on the website do not match the exercises on the app. Maybe this is a matter of adding additional exercises to the app, or maybe the programs have been modified since the PDFs were made. Either way, I check the night before my workout, and if there is a discrepancy, I can simply make a note with the icon next to the exercise.
The other issue I have (again, very minor) is that the app only has a max of five sets. I am working on the in-season training program at the moment, and it calls for six sets for some exercises. This may be something they are fixing, but I just add the sixth set to the note section.
Developer Response ,
Hey Charles - always appreciate your feedback pal. Regarding the differences between the app / PDFs, in some case we had to substitute because we felt it was more important to have the demo video than it was to keep to the same movement. We're planning to record our own training vids in future for custom rugby exercises and training drills etc. The five set thing is super annoying I know. But it's a limitation we have with our developers. I've asked that they change this and they're told me it's "on the roadmap". So I'll email you when I have more info. Cheers again mate!
Great App once you’re logged in
Initially had login issues, but a quick email to and response from the Ruck Science support team (Thanks Tim!) fixed the issue.
Once you’re logged in, the App is awesome!
You can review training plans, create a training schedule, and track your progress. You can adjust your reps, your sets, and the weight lifted.
The App also provides a description and video example of the exercise to aid you in any unfamiliar movements. You can also add personal notes to an exercise if needed.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great, user friendly training app.
The only reason I didn’t rate 5 stars is because of the initial login issues, but I understand that they are currently fixing that problem.
Keep up the great work!
Developer Response ,
Glad we got you going with it Robb. Thanks very much for the feedback. Ping me if you ever need anything from us firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
All of the information provided through the app is comprehensive and direct. I enjoy using the app daily. Also recommended to my friends, rugby players and fitness enthusiasts alike.
Developer Response ,
Thanks very much Matt - appreciate your feedback.
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