Ahead of the start of the new rugby season with Northampton Saints, England full back and Multipower Sportsfood ambassador Ben Foden joined up with one of the world’s leading freerunners for a training afternoon with a difference.
Ben arrived at the East London Gymnastics Club to meet freerunner Kie Willis, who himself was taking time out between competitions.
Kie then spent the afternoon leading Ben through a series of freerunning exercises each of which had a direct transferable aspect for rugby, including landings, vaults and rolls. Particular focus was put on the moves that Kie has mastered which could help Ben reduce the impact of his body when absorbing tackles and going to ground in matches.
Ben finished the session by demonstrating his impressive gymnastics skills with a front flip.