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Watch Your Diet

  Fitness will not be a problem for our Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens team at next week’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Staying at the five-star Marriott
30 Jul 2016 13:02
Watch Your Diet
Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens players before a light training session in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ZoomFiji.

 

Fitness will not be a problem for our Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens team at next week’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Staying at the five-star Marriott Hotel in Santigao, Chile, the players have got access to a great gym, friendly staff and amazing food.

However, conditioning coaches Naca Cawanibuka and Matt Dooley have been doing their rounds of vetting what the players take in: trim meat, healthy veggies and low carbohydrates are the order of the day.

Cawanibuka said everyone is aware of how important food is to them, literally the fuel to make them thrive. That is why they are all sacrificing to reach their goal and that is to be in peak condition come the Olympics.”

They all know how proud their families are and also the nation’s expectation and that is a major drive in their conditioning.

Yet the feeling of Fijian calmness is all through camp and as Ben Ryan said: “It is all about being more insular of a team and ensuring we become bullet proof as a group.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

 Feedback: leone.cabenatabua@fijisun.com.fj

 

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