Rugby is a challenging game both on and off the field. To perform at your peak and continue to improve players must ensure their nutrition is up to scratch. Whether you’re looking to push your game to the next level, recover faster from strenuous training sessions, or simply seeking to cope with the physical pressures of the game, supplementation may be perfect for you.
Prior to supplementation, athletes must first ensure they are receiving the majority of their nutrients from a well-rounded wholefood diet. Supplementation should not be relied on as a sole source of nutrition; it is only to supplement a diet.
Rugby Union and League are two of the most physically demanding sports on the earth. With required combinations of speed, strength, and endurance, Rugby players are required to develop a wide range of physically taxing attributes. Developing these attributes can take its toll on the body and that’s were supplementation and good nutrition comes into play.
Whether it’s a post–training protein shake, some pre-training pre workout, mid-training BCAA’s or daily greens, there’s a wide range of supplements that can enhance your game. It’s just about finding out what’s right for you.
In choosing rugby supplements you should first consider how often you train and what type of training you are doing. Are you doing a lot of resistance training in the gym in order to gain muscle, predominantly training for endurance, or both? Check out “Supps for Players” to help decide what’s right for you.
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