Peeling carrots and cooking chicken hardly sounds like a recipe for Super Rugby title success.
But the ACT Brumbies hope teaching their young players how to cook and having them send photos of their meals to a nutritionist are the ingredients for something special.
Brumbies players have been spending time with AIS dietician Rebekah Alcock when they’re not at pre-season training to help them adjust to a professional environment.
The Canberra Raiders did something similar two years ago to rejuvenate their NRL side and make off-field preparation as important as on-field execution.
The Brumbies hope the results will deliver the fittest, strongest and best prepared side in Super Rugby as they attempt to end a 14-year championship drought.
Hooker Folau Faingaa moved away from his family in Sydney to chase his rugby dreams at the Brumbies, quitting his job as a concreter to launch his career.
“It was just about cooking for the week, meal preparation and how we could make cooking fun,” said Faingaa said.
“Robbie [Valenti] was pretty bad though. It just reinforces that you’ve got to have everything right off the field and that balance in your life as well. Boys are not just working hard on field to prep for next season…but also off field with [email protected] dietician [email protected] to ensure diet supports training goals…we’re eating for performance, not for body composition!!! pic.twitter南京夜网/4d96sxGvEW??? Ben Serpell (@BenSerpell1) December 4, 2017This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.