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Frequently Asked Questions
What supplements are recommended for Rugby players?
Prior to training, we recommend a pre-workout with creatine like our Body Science K-OS Pre-Workout. As you engage in your training session, it becomes essential to replenish electrolytes and consume carbohydrates to restore depleted glycogen stores. MYOCYTIN Creatine works great as an intra-workout. After the match, you'll want to prioritize the intake of protein and BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) for muscle repair and stimulating muscle protein synthesis.
What is the most effective method for recovering after a game of Rugby?
The recovery process after a game of Rugby involves several important considerations. Immediately after the game, we recommend consuming a quick source of carbohydrates while engaging in a stretch and cool-down routine. Within 30 minutes of the game's end, consuming a protein shake enriched with BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) is recommended. Consuming a balanced regular meal is advisable. If experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), incorporating a protein supplement with ALCAR (Acetyl-L-Carnitine) can be helpful. Additionally, protein mousse and bars can serve as excellent options for obtaining slow-release proteins throughout the recovery period.
Can compression wear help Rugby players?
Compression clothing can be beneficial for rugby players in multiple ways. Firstly, it improves circulation by applying gentle pressure to the muscles, aiding in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients while removing waste products. Secondly, it provides support and stability to muscles, reducing oscillation and potential damage during intense movements. Additionally, compression garments can help reduce muscle soreness and fatigue by minimizing inflammation and swelling. They also enhance proprioception, improving body awareness and coordination. While they cannot prevent injuries entirely, compression clothing may offer some protection by stabilizing joints and muscles. Overall, compression gear can aid in performance, recovery, and injury prevention for rugby players.
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