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Fuelling the Elite: Rugby

Fuelling the Elite: Rugby

Given the high intensity nature of Rugby, carbohydrate is the main fuel for performance and players should ‘fuel for the work required’ by reducing carbohydrate intake on training days and days off. However, players may benefit from consuming greater amounts of carbohydrate on the day before, the day of and in recovery from match play to promote muscle glycogen storage so they are able to go again

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