Rugby requires several disciplines in order to achieve peak performance. speed, power, strength, endurance and recovery are all vital to the top rugby player. The following products are recommended as the core of a good supplementation regime. All are used extensively by top rugby players to help them achieve these goals.
The most crucial time for all rugby players is the 30 minute window after a hard training session or match. During this time your body is flooded with the stress hormone cortisol, the muscles glycogen levels are heavily depleted and your body is in a catabolic state. High levels of cortisol cause your body to go catabolic. This means that your muscles are in effect being broken down even after you have ceased training or playing the match. Failure to halt this catabolism by blunted cortisol release will lead to poor recovery, fatigue, over training and will severely impair your performance going forward.
RecoverEX Extra and ISO Splash RecoverEx are research backed, scientifically engineered recovery formulas favoured by top athletes. They blunt cortisol release and refuel your muscle glycogen levels fast after training or matches. They also help repair damaged muscle tissue and help muscles to not only recover faster but grow stronger. Regularly using RecoverEX Extra or ISO Splash RecoverEx within 30 minutes of intense exercise will not only reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle Soreness), the aching you experience the day after, but will aid your performance in the future by ensuring repaired muscle tissue regenerates stronger than before. RecoverEX Extra and ISO Splash RecoverEx include research backed amounts of protein, BCAAs, glutamine and fast absorption carbohydrates. RecoverEX Extra also contains Collagen Hydrolysates and Vitamin C for the normal function of bones and cartilage.
RecoverEX Extra and ISO Splash RecoverEx
contain the finest Whey Protein
Peptides, Leucine and Phenylanine. In research it was shown that approved amounts help repair muscles, allowing athletes to recover from strenuous exercise faster and more completely than protein alone.
They have been formulated with a precise, researched ratio of complex and simple carbohydrates which helps refuel glycogen levels and blunt cortisol, which is a major cause of catabolism (muscle breakdown) post exercise.
Both ISO Splash RecoverEx
and BCAA Intracell Xtra
are available in market-leading refreshing juice flavours, RecoverEX Extra
is available in three delicious milkshake flavours . Tasty and easy to consume immediately, post strenuous exercise and do not bloat or sit heavy on the stomach like some other recovery products can.
For those players who struggle to put on or maintain muscle and mass for Rugby, be that due to a fast metabolism or struggling to eat enough, Mass Attack Juggernaut
is the product for them. It gives 650 calories and 57g protein per 150g serving. It also includes measured doses of Creatine
, Beta Alanine
and also adds very large amounts of BCAAs, to help with recovery and muscle development.
Strenuous training and matches puts a player's body under great stress. This means that the body's requirements for vitamins and minerals increases dramatically, and failure to ensure sufficient intake of certain vitamins and minerals can lead to a weakened immune system. Players can then be susceptible to illness and poor recovery. Supplementing with BodiArmor a potent supplement containing 40 different vitamins and minerals and Zinc and Magnesium complex a beneficial supplement containing essential minerals that combats deficiency, increases strength and shortens recovery time, can really help stave off illness and aids recovery and wellbeing