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When you look at the modern game there is more and more emphasis based on the size of players in Rugby. Tom Fordyce looked up the stats and found that in the last 50 years the average weight of English international rugby players has gone up by nearly 20kgs, and the average height has increased by 8cm! Think about that for a second, that’s around 3 stone heavier and over 3 inches taller. A totally different game.
There is no doubt that size is not the only thing that has changed, the strength and power of the players and indeed the way the game is being played has been transformed since the game became professional in 1995.
Wales flyer and British Lion Shane Williams was recently quoted saying –
“It’s a completely different game to even three or four years ago. The players are getting bigger again, even from where they were in 2008. That clearly affects your tactics. You have to adapt your game-plan to the players you’ve got and the ones you will be facing.”
After a summer of holidays, overeating, beer and the occasional BBQ, attention begins to turn to the dreaded pre-season training. The initial thoughts of pre-season are usually ‘shit, need to get fit, lets go for a long plodding run’. But why is this seen as the norm? Lets take a step back for a minute and compare the game of rugby to this type of training that we do. What are the similarities? None, bar the run we do to the changing rooms or when being substituted, so why do we continue to use this type of training when it resembles what a marathon runner does, when a rugby player needs to be big, strong, powerful and fast? It makes no sense and doesn’t offer the required stimulus or overload situations, which are fundamental principles of training. With the development of sports science, GPS monitors and readily available literature, there is no reason that specific training cannot be implemented by amateur players as well as the professionals.
Kratos RX’D is a new range of nutritional supplements in the industry that is specific to functional training such as Crossfit. It is designed to maximise power and strength and promote focus through the workouts .
You get very intense workouts after consuming it this product and also an increase in mental alertness which is always a positive when it comes to pre-workouts. The ingredient profile of this product is well balanced, it contains a carbohydrate matrix, electrolyte complex , pure creatine monohydrate, beta alanine , citrulline malate and taurine. The ingredients in this product are proven to be very effective with additional benefits of the carbohydrate complex to help you through your intense crossfit workouts. It also didn’t give me crazy muscle pumps like some pre-workouts are formulated to do. This is a great perk as having skin tearing muscle pumps early on in a Crossfit workout would make it very difficult to endure. . This is not to say RX’D fuel directly increased my strength but gave me the positive feeling and amazing mental alertness which helped me believe I could lift heavier and faster.
The taste you can fault it, personally I felt the orange mixed far better than the blackberry making it easier to consume before and during the workout with both flavours I felt it was very frothy when mixing but this could be due to the low fat content in the supplement affecting the mixing with the water molecules but after leaving it set it was fine.
Recommended if you’re looking for something new to add to your crossfit stack with both option of the pre and post training nutrition available
You can purchase this product at www.CardiffSportsNutrition.co.uk
Rugby is a multifaceted sport that requires the individual to have a high level of fitness and on point rugby nutrition. Fitness can be described as the ability to meet the demands of ones environment and within the sport of rugby these demands are broad and range from the physical to the psychological. As the sport of rugby evolves so do the training methods and the scientific rigour with which they are applied. There is a much greater focus on the physiological effects of training and playing than in previous years and this will only lead to better results. The key to training for any sport is the transference of results in the gym to on the field performances and during my personal rugby career I found this had a huge influence on my training. Crossfit rugby can help spice up your training and give you a different king of workout.