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Mid-Season Nutrition for Injury Prevention Leave a comment Read more »

Mid-Season Nutrition for Injury Prevention

The end of 2013 is fast approaching and this means that mid-season training is just around the corner. Mid-season means the start of a new year with a positive outlook on the year ahead. This said, the cold weather and more games along with poor…


Body Perception: Post-London 2012 Leave a comment Read more »

Body Perception: Post-London 2012

Body perception refers to that which we all feel about our own body and how we think others perceive it. It relies mainly on our personality, personal experiences and various social and cultural factors. It is common that some people will have an obscure body…


The Rise of Faddy Diets Leave a comment Read more »

The Rise of Faddy Diets

There are thousands of faddy diets out there making various bold claims like, ‘lose 2 stone in 2 weeks,’ though the truth is that there is no miracle diet to lose weight. Although you may see quick results with fad diets, it takes hard work,…


Nutrition for Rugby Players: Example Meals and Protein Recipes 5 Comments Read more »

Nutrition for Rugby Players: Example Meals and Protein Recipes

As I have said in my previous blogs, eating a well-balanced diet is important for everybody, especially athletes. To help you figure out what and how much you should be eating, I have decided to focus this blog on some meal examples, tips and delicious…


Everything You Need to Know About Protein Leave a comment Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Protein

It is vital our diets contain protein, either from animal or plant sources. Proteins are often called the ‘building blocks’ of the body, responsible for growth and repair. Combinations of structures called amino acids combine in different ways to make muscles, bone, tendons, skin, hair,…


Pre-Season Diet Plan Leave a comment Read more »

Pre-Season Diet Plan

You will no doubt be fully into your pre-season training programmes by now, training hard but also remembering to fully rest and recover. I would like to focus my latest blog on your pre-season diet, as this will also be a key factor to focus…


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