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We visited Leinster Rugby, to find out the work that goes into ensuring the team are ready for action.
Congratulations to Matt Gunnell, Sam Montieri, and Matthew Chappell who have each won a personalised training and nutrition programme with Team ON athlete and former rugby professional Ian Kirke.
Saracens nutritionist George Morgan on energy restriction mid-season
Reduce your alcohol intake as it is high in energy contributing 7 kcal per gram. Alcohol can also have a negative impact on sleep which may have knock-on effect on your ability to gain muscle mass and recover.
Mild energy restriction during certain periods of the rugby season plus the stresses of match play can impact the function of the immune system.
Optimising body composition in season without compromising performance. Now the season is well underway our players are focusing on match day preparation, wellness and recovery. Every weekend they put their bodies through the rigors of match play and it can be hard to prioritise physical progression.
In our last installment of advice on eating to gain muscle mass during pre-season rugby, Saracens nutritionist George Morgan addresses night time nutrition with Optimum Nutrition.
Saracens nutritionist George Morgan, continues his explanation of pre-season nutrition prep.
Saracens Nutritionist George Morgan runs through the three main elements required gain bulk before hitting the pitch.
In the first of a series of blog posts, SARACENS Nutritionist George Morgan takes us through the nutritional strategies that help build muscle mass during pre-season. He offers real world tips to help anyone looking to make improvements to their day to day nutrition.
Since 2012, ON have been the Trusted Nutrition Partner to Saracens Rugby Club, supporting the team with an elite nutrition programme to help them perform at their best.