Posts tagged "wigan+warriors"

Matt Moran

The Telegraph: Rugby league: seven fitness tips from the world’s toughest sport

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 05, 2014

The Telegraph website today features a look at the training of professional rugby league players. Mark Bailey talks to Wigan Warriors' Director of Performance Mark Bitcon and reveals seven fitness tips direct from his players. Mark will be no stranger to regular readers of the Wattbike blog, we've interviewed him a number of times both in his… Read full post

Matt Moran

‘It’s worse than playing games most of the time’

Posted by Matt Moran on May 22, 2013

The words of Wigan Warriors Club Captain Sean O'Loughlin when we asked him what he really thought about training on a Wattbike. It was a tongue in cheek remark but gives us an insight into how tough the players at Warriors find training on a Wattbike. We visited the Super League club a few weeks ago and spoke to both Sean and Director of Performance,… Read full post

Matt Moran

Wattbike powers England Rugby League to victory

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 27, 2012

If you're a fan of rugby league you'll have spotted a couple of Wattbikes being used at the recent Autumn International Series by the England squad who went on to take a clean sweep of victories. The team uses Wattbike as an essential preparation tool prior to tournaments, where a number of key tests are performed to help understand players'… Read full post

Matt Moran

Sam Tomkins - the face of rugby league

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 08, 2011

Great news yesterday as it was announced Sam Tomkins had signed an extended deal with Wigan Warriors rugby league club which will see him remain with the North-West club through the Rugby League World Cup in 2013. I've seen Sam play a few times for Wigan and had the pleasure of meeting him at the recent England training camp prior to the opening game… Read full post

Matt Moran

Weekend of Success

Posted by Matt Moran on Aug 08, 2011

We're always looking out to see how the elite athletes and pro sports clubs using the Wattbike are doing and last weekend more than pleasantly surprised us! First up was Jenny Meadows, GB 800m athlete competing in the Diamond League meeting in London. Jenny, who recently spoke to us about her training for the upcoming World Championships, produced a… Read full post

Matt Moran

Good Morning!

Posted by Matt Moran on Jul 25, 2011

I fired up Tweetdeck at around 08:30 this morning to see a flurry of tweets from Wigan Warriors academy players talking about a Wattbike session they'd just completed. A couple of players including John O'Donnell and Scott Leatherbarrow were certainly letting the world know that the Wattbike was not their best friend, especially at 08:00 on a Monday… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Is it still the SpuBike?

Posted in Interviews by Alex Skelton on Jun 28, 2011

Normally we try really hard to push the Wattbike brand wherever we go, but after visiting Wigan Warriors earlier in the year and finding out that they call their Wattbike the SpuBike (that, apparently is the local spelling of Spew!) we wanted to find out what progress had been made. We weren't disappointed by the news from Mark Bitcon, Head of Sport… Read full post

Alex Skelton

Wigan Warriors Video

Posted in Interviews by Alex Skelton on Mar 07, 2011

A couple of weeks ago we visited the Wigan Warriors (see Wigan Warriors vs. Wattbike) and caught up with Mark Bitcon their head physiologist. We have pulled together a video of our time with him, which is well worth a watch. The guys for the session were Pat Richards (@patrichards5) and Eammon O’Carroll (@freddyocarroll) Read full post