The start of the rugby season is almost here for me and i was wondering what i should or should not be eating in terms of lasting the full 80 minutes with a decent amount of energy. I am a front row forward so will be running and tackling for pretty much the whole time (not like the part-time backs :-)Lol )
Kick off is normally 3pm on saturdays so i would normally have breakfast like normal and then a light lunch about 12-12:30 with an energy drink (lucozade sport) about 2:30.
Breakfast would be 80g oats, 30g frozen fruit, 1 banana and blended together with skimmed milk.
Lunch probably a pasta salad or sometimes a tuna baguette (trying to get carbs up pre-game)
As over the last few months i have come to realise that everything i have been doing can be improved upon in one way or another, i am sure my diet for game day can be improved. previously my thoughts have always been, dont eat too much before the game as i will feel full and slow. can anyone offer any advice on what the best nutrition for game day?
As above, my goal on game day is purely about giving maximum performance during the game and forgetting about total calories and such, that can be for the other 6 days of the week.
Thanks in advance