Posted by: Steve | 2009-02-03

Food for rugby players (lock foward)

Just wondering what the best sort of food for a foward rugby player age 16 is and what the percentage of food should be for example 60% carbs 30% protein for each day etc

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Dear Steve
If you are serious about your sport and plan to make it more than just a hobby, then it may be a good idea to have a special diet worked out for you that takes all your individual factors into account (age, weight, height, numbers of hours of training per week, etc), by consulting a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). When you make the appointment, ask the dietitian if she specialises in sports nutrition and if not, that she refer you to a dietitian in your area who does. In the meanwhile, click on 'Fitness' and then on 'Nutrition' and read the articles on 'Diets for sportsmen and women', esp the ones about carbs, carbo-loading and protein which should provide most of the information you require.
Best regards

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