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Fergus McFadden on Balancing Nutrition, Family and Fitness

Fergus McFadden on Balancing Nutrition, Family and Fitness

Fergus McFadden on Balancing Nutrition, Family and Fitness

As part of our series of speaking to our athlete ambassadors, this week we sat down with ex Leinster & Ireland rugby player Fergus McFadden to learn more about his motivations, challenges and how nutrition fits in to the mix.

Fergus, can you tell us about when you got started in rugby?

My dad got me into it when I was a boy. I started out playing mini rugby with Cill Dara RFC and eventually moved to Leinster in the Celtic League which we won in 2008. I also played for Ireland in the Six Nations. I retired in 2020.

What challenges did you face in your career?

Injury and motivation can always be a challenge. I learnt how to set regular goals and have targets to push through.

Fergus McFadden

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So now that you're retired, what does a typical day look like for you?

I'm an early morning riser as I have young kids. I work from 9-5 and generally feel quite under pressure to prepare 3 wholesome meals during the day.


Whole Supp plugs one of these daily, cutting down on time spent cooking and giving me all the nutrients I need.


So what does your nutrition plan look like?

It can be loose sometimes, with family and work it can be quite restricted. That's where the support of a quick and healthy shake is ideal for me.

I've been taking Whole Supp for over 6 months now and it's been a game changer for my diet and weight control.

I've come to realise, you can't outrun a bad diet. With Whole Supp the nutritional balance is in place to set you up for success.

Whole Supp supports energy and recovery and will keep you fuller for longer

Thanks Fergus - finally, one piece of advise to give to aspiring rugby players?

Play the sport that keeps a smile on your face, that scratches that competitive itch and supports a healthier life. 

What's kept you motivated through that?

My teammates, my family, my drive to win and my enjoyment of rugby. 

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Jul 01, 2024• Posted by Lola Hylander

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