Geoff Griffiths, Blackheath & Samurai 7s
“Being a professional rugby player, I take great pride in my conditioning. For the last few years I have worked extensively with Keir in the off-season to achieve and exceed my performance goals in power, strength and fitness.
He has a great love and vast knowledge of his subject area that means he is always at the cutting edge of his field and constantly bringing new ideas and training methods that keep me motivated to give my all.
Since working with Keir my explosive power, ground speed and speed endurance have all improved along with my muscular strength and body composition. I would have no hesitation in recommending Keir and Rugby Strength Coach to any amateur or professional athlete looking to seriously improve their physical performance.”
Flynn Sager, Rosslyn Park
“Keir is an amazing coach. The improvements I made in all aspects of my S&C when trained by him were incomparable. When I first met Keir I came from an Olympic lifting background, and felt that O-lifts where essential to improve my speed and power. However with Keir’s program including no O-lifts my top end speed improved significantly, along with a huge increase in strength.
Within the first 5 weeks of pre-season I went from front squatting 120kg for 4 reps to 120kg for 12. His emphasis on improving technique, flexibility along with speed and strength not only carried over to improve me as a rugby player, but also helped me to minimise my injuries.
Keir’s approach to S&C is extremely effective, all his coaching comes from a very scientific angle. Every session was suited specifically to fit each player’s individual needs. This ensured we all got the best improvements possible. As a winger I improved my speed and agility with Keir and he helped me to develop. He has therefore made me a far more elusive and all round better player.”
Fergus Mulchrone, London irish
“I first came across Keir at Rotherham RUFC where he introduced the team to a fantastic programme. There was an instant impact and it enabled my body to feel stronger and faster, as well as fresher on game day. The programme improved my running technique, flexibility, stability and I made making significant strides in the gym.
With the exercises given to us we were also imposed with Keir’s knowledge in nutrition and how the programme as a whole will benefit our bodies and in turn our performance on the pitch.”
Palepoi Nonu, Plymouth Albion
“My experience with Keir has brought great deal of positive change for myself as a rugby player. He helped me firstly with my body composition; he introduced fortnightly skinfold tests to monitor my progress and also ensuring I was fuelling myself with the right foods with an individualised nutrition programme to help me hit my targets. The stretching and mobility exercises Keir introduced alongside our weights program helped with my agility on the pitch and lastly the speed exercises increased my speed and power output. I had always had problems with these training areas in the past however Keir helped improve and develop them.
Keir is a very knowledgeable coach and I fully trust his programs and advice. I would highly recommend others to work with him and take on board information he publishes! I personally still continue to use a lot of training practices he introduced to me.”
Carl Kirwan, London Welsh
“I worked with Keir for approximately six months at Rotherham Titans RUFC. During this time I suffered from a bulging disc in my lower back; all credit to Keir he designed an individual program specifically for me putting minimal strain on my back whilst still improving my strength and power. This enabled me to continue playing and also making gains in the gym.
Keir also introduced me to mobility circuits which I found very beneficial and complimented his programs well. Overall Keir changed my perspective on strength and conditioning with his wide range of knowledge, and the enthusiasm he has for his work.”
Curtis Wilson, Rotherham Titans
“I have recently met Keir and my first impression of him was outstanding, straight away I knew I was in good hands! I know a bit about technique but this guy knows beyond that! Everything he has taught me regarding sprinting, lifting and healthy eating has shown that this guy knows what he is talking about! I have become so much more powerful upper body wise and lower body too, my sprint times have improved a lot and I’ve been pretty impressed about my gains.
Training with Keir has made me realise my potential of what I can achieve, whether that is knowing the right foods to eat to gain lean muscle or the right training exercises to improve my areas that need to be worked on. Keir is really easy to work with and I have no doubts he will put 100% in everything and anything you require.
I would recommend him for absolutely anyone, he is great for identifying your strengths and weaknesses and will put together a personal programme which will benefit you 100%. If you listen to Keir throughout your time with him your goals will be achieved sooner than you know it!”