Leinster Rugby Nutrition for Elite Athletes in association with Optimum Nutrition: Matchday diet 4 years ago

Leinster Rugby Nutrition for Elite Athletes in association with Optimum Nutrition: Matchday diet

Leinster Rugby nutritionist Daniel Davey details what players eat in the days and hours leading up to a game to ensure they’re in optimum condition for kick-off.

The role that diet plays in the performance of an elite athlete is crucial and the awareness of the right foods to eat and when to eat them is a huge part of professional sport these days.

Leinster Rugby senior performance nutritionist Daniel Davey plays a vital role in developing nutrition strategies to achieve performance-related goals and in increasing players’ understanding of how the right diet is important both on and off the pitch.

In the video above, he goes into detail about the type of food the Leinster players eat in the days leading up to a game, on the day of the game itself and in the hours after a game is over to ensure they’re in peak condition in time for kick-off and can start the recovery process immediately afterwards.