Werner Kok

Werner Kok: How I fuel my body

Recovery is one of the most important parts of my routine.

Over the years, and especially when I was with the sevens, I learned that recovery is key to success with such a short turnaround between matches.

I have really been working hard during the last few years to fuel my body with food that’s high in nutrients. My diet has changed a lot over the years as I tried to find what really works for me, but that doesn’t mean I never treat myself. Balance is key.

I have always enjoyed making myself smoothies and shakes with FutureLife that are packed with seeds, fruit, veg and so much more.

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I recently tried their new Repair Food. It may be my favourite product yet, because of the three sources of protein, and it’s easy to have in-between sessions.

There are no other supplements in my routine, because I really feel I don’t need them.

There is no easy way or shortcut – it’s all about hard work, on and off the field.

This is my personal opinion and what works for me. You need to find what works best for your body.

– Kok is a former Blitzbok and World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year. He is now at the Sharks. Follow him on Instagram.

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