Episode 140 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition‘s We Do Science podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss Rugby League: Nutritional and Energetic Considerations with Dr James Morehen PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK).


Discussion topics include:

  • Overview of Rugby League
  • Growing, building and repairing elite rugby players: the performance nutritionists perspective
  • Physical demands of a Rugby League player
  • Body composition and function in Rugby
  • Energy expenditure: from lab to pitch
  • Muscle soreness and inflammation: exploring the causes and the solutions
  • Nutrition considerations for rugby league: science to practice


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