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Teens: Whey Up The Consequences

2017-04-20T19:17:08+00:00 By |

One of the key character traits of the millennial generation is that they are often impatient with their progress. Teens who play rugby are often tempted to gain size or strength by using protein shakes and whey powder. While protein supplements can help you achieve these goals, taking them from a young age can have severe effects on the body

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Rugby Jargon Debunked

2017-04-20T19:09:51+00:00 By |

Have you ever found yourself on the side-line listening to other parents and supporters referring to the game and don’t have a clue what they are talking about? Chances are they were using a combination of rugby terminology and slang.   But how do people pick up these words if they don’t play the game? The best way to learn

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The Art Of Recovery

2017-04-20T19:04:34+00:00 By |

Has an injury put you off your game lately? Often injuries occur before that all important game or trial, leaving you out of the running to show off your potential. Don’t let injuries stand in the way of your game; there are ways of ensuring that your injury gets better quickly and, more importantly, in support of your long term

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Build & Recover Muscle With Protein Power

2017-04-20T18:56:02+00:00 By |

Looking for some delicious, healthy, protein-packed meals? Try this salmon and egg wrap for lunch or dinner. It is packed with essential omega 3 oils for recovery, plenty of muscle building protein and calcium to balance your recovery the healthy way.   SALMON AND EGG WRAP Serves 1 15 minutes to prepare Ingredients: Smoked salmon 1 large egg 2 large

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How To Calm Pre-match Nerves

2017-04-20T18:51:13+00:00 By |

It would be unnatural to not feel some anxiety before a match; however, it is never nice to suffer from insomnia, stomach gripes or poor performance as a result of these nerves. If pre-match nerves make you so anxious that you experience symptoms that affect your day-to-day life, you are not alone. Also known as competition anxiety, almost every professional

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The Importance Of Rest Before A Rugby Game

2017-03-22T16:07:18+00:00 By |

When rugby players refer to pre-match preparation, they usually talk about diet and training; however, there is one more crucial element that many overlook - rest. Numerous studies have shown that athletes who incorporate sleep as a pre-match requirement have an improved pace, accuracy and reaction time. How does this work? While sleep is often thought of in terms of

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Signs Your Rugby Boots Are Wrong For You

2017-03-22T12:50:10+00:00 By |

It’s worth analysing your old faithful rugby boots to see whether they are still right for you – if you do need new boots, it will help you in choosing the right set for your foot. We look at the common signs that tell you that your feet have changed and that your rugby boots should too. What kinds of

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Rugby Bag Must-Haves

2017-03-13T11:39:22+00:00 By |

Sports such as rugby, require responsibility, discipline and forward thinking. However; it doesn’t just apply to the field, it means being “rugby-ready” for practices, matches and games away. While parents help their son’s pack their sports kit for school when they are younger, there comes a time when they must do it themselves. There’s no better lesson on being organized

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Sports Recovery The Natural Way

2017-02-23T14:11:48+00:00 By |

How well do you understand your muscles? Most young players will talk about muscle gain or growth but often don’t fully understand the process. In order to achieve muscle growth, players need to understand how muscle recovery impacts on their overall goal. There are many who choose the option of supplementation, which is often costly and sometimes ineffective. At the

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Reinvigorate Your Son’s Passion For Rugby

2017-02-22T09:38:29+00:00 By |

Does your son love watching rugby on the TV but appears to have lost his passion for his school team? We often find school players enrolling in our courses who seem to have lost their spark for sport. There could be many factors contributing to this, and each is personal and can affect your son’s self-esteem, peer group choices and

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