It's been a busy few weeks on the rugby scene with the Six Nations underway and the Rugby World Cup on the horizon. In the midst of all this action, we are pleased to let you know Leicester Tigers and England forward Tom Youngs has come on board as our latest Wattbike Ambassador.
Tom is a firm believer that the Wattbike can help him prepare correctly for the big events he's facing in the coming months. He explains “The incredible level of accuracy and measurability means that I can always train in the correct ‘zones’ and assess my progress over a long period of time.”
For the full story, take a look at the press release below.
WATTBIKE STRENGTHEN ENGLAND RUGBY ENDORSEMENT AHEAD OF SIX NATIONS AND WORLD CUP
With the Six Nations underway and the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, Wattbike, the creators of the world’s leading indoor bike, are strengthening their relationship with the RFU by introducing Leicester Tigers and England forward Tom Youngs as an ambassador.
“The Wattbike has been instrumental in helping me through my rehabilitation and preparation for major events,” Tom explains. “The incredible level of accuracy and measurability means that I can always train in the correct ‘zones’ and assess my progress over a long period of time.”
“The bike has really improved my power output, a key factor in rugby, and will form a key piece of training kit in my preparations for this year; in fact the whole team will be using them in the warm ups and recovery sessions,” added Youngs.
As part of the continued agreement, England Rugby will take delivery of a total of 30 bikes across a three year period. The Wattbike has formed a crucial part of the elite England Rugby strength and conditioning training programme, with players using the bike for rehabilitation, recovery and key aerobic and anaerobic training.
England’s forwards coach, Graham Rowntree says: “The Wattbike does so much more than any other training tool, its accuracy, reliability and consistency in regards to training data are all extremely specific which is great for sport specific training and making comparisons between the team.”
“It’s you versus the numbers and you can’t hide. For Rugby the game is all about repeat power outputs and holding that until the last minute of a game, so the Wattbike is brilliant in that regard.”
Wattbike’s commercial director, Richard Baker adds: We’re delighted to be working with Tom, particularly at such an important time for England Rugby. Tom is a great fit for Wattbike, his approach to training and the game are the perfect fit for us.”