“Friends on the team were raving about them, so I just had to get one!” Scotland and Glasgow rugby player, Kieran Low

Kieran Low Rugby

Scotland rugby player Kieran Low made the move from London Irish to Glasgow for the 2015 season. And with the help of his new Mammoth Performance 22 he has been able to ensure that the preparation for the new season has been better than ever. We spoke to Kieran about battered bodies, a hellish pre-season […]

A formula for sleep – the best food and drink to help you unwind

Formula for sleep

image courtesy of wikipedia Various lifestyle factors can affect the ease with which we are able to nod off. Although it is generally considered a bad idea to consume food and drink right before bed, there are some things that can actually encourage relaxation and induce sleep. It is important to identify the difference between what […]

Adolescent sleep: Why your teen’s love of sleep might be due to more than just laziness

Teenagers and sleep

  We’re over half-way through the summer holidays and if you have an adolescent in your midst at home you may well have noticed that their ability to sleep has reached epic proportions. But recent research has shown that there may be more to this partial hibernation than first meets the eye. In fact, it’s been […]

Case Study: Simon Danielli, Retired Scottish and Ulster Rugby Player

Simon Daniellie

With 32 caps and 8 tries for Scotland, retired international rugby player, Simon Danielli, has had a career that most budding rugby players would dream of. The former Bath, Borders and Ulster wing was forced to retire in 2012, however after a catalogue of injuries, and the 35-year-old knows only too well how a demanding […]

Case Study: Stephen Ferris, Ireland and Ulster Rugby Union

Stephen Ferris

Following 106 appearances for Ulster and winning 35 caps for Ireland, retired rugby union player Stephen Ferris, 29, recognises the importance of quality sleep for injury recovery. Mammoth caught up with Stephen to find out more.   Hi Stephen, can you tell us about your rugby career? After leaving the Ulster Rugby Academy, I played […]

How to handle a problem like sleepwalking

Sleep walking

The condition of sleepwalking, formally known as somnambulism, is estimated to affect up to 15% of the general population. And although 1 in 3 people are likely to experience it at some point in their lives, most of us are still unsure what the condition really entails . . . or how to deal with […]

Hitting the Hay on your Summer Getaway

Sleeping away

Finally the time of year has arrived when many of us pack our bags and jet off on summer holidays and exotic travels. It’s the perfect time for unwinding and relieving the stress of day-to-day life. Yet with a recent study showing that travellers often lose over eight hours of sleep by the time they […]

Case Study: Phillip Dollman, Professional Rugby Player

Phillip Dollman

Exeter Chiefs star Phillip Dollman has made a career out of putting his body on the line out on the rugby field. The Welsh professional – who can play pretty much anywhere along the back line – loves his sleep as much as anyone, which is why he recently upgraded to a Mammoth. We caught […]

Carly Thornton and Luke Sandoe Guest Blog: The massive benefits of sleep

benefits of sleep

Elite Body and Fitness coaches Carly Thornton and Luke Sandoe understand what it takes to get in shape. We asked them to share their advice on getting shredded this summer and their answer was: Start with sleep. Carly It’s a busy time for personal trainers in April. Everyone is looking to make those gains in […]

Michelle Brannan Guest Post: The success or failure of a gym regime could rely on the quality of your sleep

better sleep

The clocks going forward can often energise people to start their summer fitness plan. With the beach beckoning and the weather starting to improve, you’ll see the gyms start to fill up again and the pavements being pounded by runners taking advantage of the lighter nights. I see this happen every year, both at elite […]