Josh Lewsey Rugby Workouts – Rugby’s Most Athletic Player

Josh Lewsey MBE (full name, Owen Joshua Lewsey) is an English rugby union footballer who plays fullback, wing, centre or fly half for Wasps and England. He is also one of Rugby’s most athletic players, with an incredibly toned physique. Rugby is a rigorous game to play, and requires speed, strength and stamina, i.e. you need to be very athletic to excel in Rugby. Many rugby players carry a bit of extra padding (body fat) to cushion the blows during the game. However, some players, such as Josh Lewsey, prefer to take a different approach. That is to be stronger and faster, to ensure that you do not find yourself in a dangerous spot to start with.

Bio for Josh Lewsey:

For London Wasps he has participated in many major title victories, the latest being the Heineken (European Cup) win for the 2006/2007 season. Lewsey featured heavily in England’s campaign to retain the Rugby World Cup in 2007, scoring the only try against France in the 14-9 victory which put England into the final. However, just before half-time in the same match he picked up a hamstring injury which ruled him out of the final.

Josh Lewsey’s Rugby Fitness Training Program:


Josh’s weekly training schedule is very busy. It includes a lot of weight training, Rugby specific training with the Wasps team, army training, track techniques for speed, abs and core training plus a lot of cardio. It is not surprising that Josh is one of the most athletic players in Rugby today. Here is his typical weekly schedule:

Monday:

  • 05:30 – 07:00 Power weights and sprint drills
  • 07:00 – 11:00 Lessons
  • 11:00 – 14:00 Wasps training and skills
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Lessons

Tuesday:

  • 07:30 – 11:00 Army (endurance session)
  • 11:00 – 14:00 Wasps training and skills
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Army lessons
  • 18:00 – 20:00 Track speed endurance

Wednesday

  • AM – 40 minutes CV and abs
  • PM – Hams & Calfs

Thursday

  • AM – 40 minutes CV and abs
  • PM – Delts

Friday

  • AM – 40 minutes CV and abs
  • PM – Bi’s & Tri’s

Saturday

  • AM – 40 minutes CV and abs
  • PM – Quads

Sunday

  • AM – 40 minutes CV and abs
  • PM – Off

Josh’s Sports Nutrition and Rugby Diet:

Josh uses Promax Meal bars as convenient, high protein, low-carb meal replacements. He also uses Recovermax for rehydration and recovery, and Promax which is vital for muscle building.

Josh attributes the role of diet supplements to much of his athletic development over the years. Josh has been using Maximuscle products for over 7 years in his fantastic England & Wasps career. He says “I have been taking Maximuscle products for over seven years now as an important part of my balanced diet which, together with my rigorous work in the gym and on the training field, has enabled me to reach and maintain my level of fitness. Maximuscle products have significantly helped me in reaching my fitness goals and helped me become faster and stronger than ever.

He also says that “supplements have been one of the biggest things to come into the game in recent years” says Lewsey. “If you train all day you can’t get enough calories inside you from food without feeling bloated”. “The difference between using them and not using them is 10 or 20% and that’s the difference between winning and losing the European Cup”

London Wasps’ Fitness Coach Paul Stridgeon adds, Maximuscle products provided excellent support for our athletes. The excellent range of supplements continually meet our high standards. This support was crucial in our pre-season overload period and we believe the products helped our athletes to make further strength and power gains.”

Like any competitive sport, whether it be full contact kick-boxing, long distance cycling, or track and field, a competitive advantage is essential for success, and ensuring that your body receives all the required nutrients, at the right time, in the correct form, provides a very good competitive advantage.

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  2 comments for “Josh Lewsey Rugby Workouts – Rugby’s Most Athletic Player

  1. Motleyhealth
    June 1, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Latest News from London Wasps:

    London Wasps are once again champions of England. It was a fitting finale to the career of Wasps captain Lawrence Dallaglio as his side dominated Leicester Tigers physically and technically to secure a 26-16 win and lift.

    Josh Lewsey, playing no. 11 was on the left wing. 2008 is his Josh enter his Testimonial Year with the London Wasps.

  2. Luke
    July 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Josh Lewsey my idol, despite being welsh:)

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