Rugby Union is arguably the most physically demanding team sport on the planet today. Whatever their position, the modern player needs to be capable of explosive bursts of power, sustained physical effort and have the raw muscle mass to protect themselves in the tackle and deliver the big hits. Matches are tough, training is even tougher and recovery from both is vital, so having the right supplements is a must.
That’s why Aviva Premiership team, Bath Rugby, depend on Sci-MX to provide them with the sports supplements they need to stay at the top of their game. Fast, powerful and highly-conditioned athletes, they're the perfect partnership for our highly-developed sports nutrition formulas. We asked Bath superstar, Lewis Moody, and the team's strength and conditioning coach, Paul Bunce, why they trust Sci-MX to give the team the power to perform well and recover fast, on and off the pitch.
S&C coach Paul Bunce told us that all his players drink Sci-MX Omni-MX HARDCORE immediately after training. "It has just the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, creatine and a host of other effective ingredients to promote muscle development and replenish glycogen stores. It's a great way to get everything they need into their system quickly in that critical post-training nutrition window," he said. Bath Rugby's most grueling sessions are 60 minutes of high-intensity team training, plenty of running (totaling 5km ), 15 minutes of full-contact training and crucial technical work.
Other must-have supplements for Bath Rugby players include Sci-MX GRS-5 Protein System to build and preserve muscle, Sci-MX Tri Omega EFA, Sci-MX HMB 3000 and BCAAs. Some players take Sci-MX ZMA and Sci-MX Immunex Sport. And, on match days, Sci-MX X-Plode HARDCORE comes in useful for a boost before the match to help them hit the field with maximum intensity mentally and physically.
We asked Bath Rugby's Lewis Moody - a familiar face from our adverts - which supplements he prefers to use. Here's what he said:
"Sci-MX protein products are great for me, because I need to get in enough calories to maintain my lean mass but I can't afford to put on unwanted body fat," he said.
Paul Bunce let us in on his top five mantras when it comes to nutrition and supplements for Bath Rugby players: