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Food for Rugby

Eat Well, Perform Better



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In order to maximise their performance in training and in matches, rugby players need to understand the importance of energy and nutrients and their role in the working of the body. It is also vitally important that they make appropriate food choices and that they eat and drink those foods in the correct quantities. This informative book clearly explains which foods and fluids, when consumed in the right amounts at the correct times, will help players perform to the best of their ability. Food For Rugby will appeal to both Rugby and Union League players at all levels, as well as to their coaches. It provides a commonsense, up to date approach to nutrition for performance and, in a very user-friendly way, explains the latest scientific research on the subject. The author has a wealthy knowledge, what only about what a correct diet can offer players in terms of performance, but also how the relevent advice should be conveyed to them. Moreover, throughout the book a strong emphasis is placed on the fact that the rugby player's diet must be oth enjoyable and practical, and also fit into his/her lifestyle and daily schedule. << This invaluable book covers the requirements of the training diet, the importance of fluids, what to eat and drink before, during and after matches, and how to gain muscle and lose body fat. It also addresses the controversial subject of the use of supplements and provides sound dietary advice to young players, as well as to those who are unfortunate enought to sustain an injury or become ill. Packed full of practical information and containing useful ideas for meals and sample menus, this book is essential reading for all serious rugby players and their coaches. << AUTHOR: Jane Griffith is a Registerd Sport and Exercise Nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian. She has written extensively on sports nutrition for numerous publications and has had two other books publishedbyu Crowood: Food For Sport and Nutrition For Marathon Running. Jane has run her own consultancy since 1980 and has specialized in sports nutrition. In June 1995 she began working with Harlequins, where she remained until August 1998, and during this time saw the status of the game change from amateur to professional. Since 1998 she has worked with London Irish RFC and since 2002, when the England Rugby Academies were set up, she has worked with the Academies at Harlequins and London Iris. In 2003 Jane became the Consultant Nutritionist to the Rugby Football League and in March 2006 she added the Academy at London Wasps to her client base. <<

Product code: 9781861266958

ISBN 9781861266958
No. Of Pages 160
Publisher The Crowood Press Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW165xS12