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Old 01-08-2007, 05:18 PM   #13
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I think you will certainly some some glycogen in the muscles for those matches. I think Steve has mentioned using the anabolic diet during rugby but was typically carbed up for the games. Carb depletion can lead to a rebound increase in glycogen storage. This is likely what was in action.

I have been eating ~ Zone parameters of carbs but taking those in post workout and only after a glycogen depleting workout. If I am just doing some ring work on a given day I'm pretty much meats and veggies. This has been going well but I am doing nothing as demanding as 80 min of rugby.

Bottom line IMO is you need adequate glycogen on game (possibly practice?) day to optimize performance.
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