Protein

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How to Build Muscle and Strength like a Rugby Player

Rugby is a physically demanding sport that requires players to have high levels of muscle mass and low body fat levels. Rugby players come in a variety of different shapes and sizes specific to their position, therefore training and nutritional requirements must be tailored to each player. Playing position, total body weight and body composition …

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Functional Foods to Maximise Recovery

After a long, intense training session your body has been stressed so much that muscles are damaged, energy stores (muscle glycogen) are depleted, and you are dehydrated. Your body is craving nutrients from food and water to help it recover, and there are 4 R’s to remember for optimal recovery;   Repair – protein to heal …

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How to Recover from Injury and Post-Surgery, Through Your Diet

Periods of inactivity and immobilisation that is caused by injury and corrective surgery may result in significant losses in muscle mass, strength and function. Depending on the severity of an injury, sport and physical activity participation is reduced or completely restricted, therefore limiting the anabolic stimulus of exercise to support protein synthesis. Therefore certain alterations …

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Protein for Endurance Athletes – Q&A with Outdoor Fitness

How is protein beneficial to endurance athletes? Dietary protein is the key nutrient that helps the body grow and repair by stimulating muscle protein synthesis. Muscle is damaged as a result of strenuous exercise, therefore consuming sufficient protein helps athletes to recover from training, and allows them to train harder and more often in order …

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