Recovering from Injury in Professional Rugby

Hi, I’m Aaron and I’m a professional rugby union player currently playing for Montpellier in France. I’m really excited to join the Nuzest team and discuss how I optimise my performance in such a physically challenging sport by using Nuzest products. This is my introduction blog but I’m excited to discuss things I feel passionate about over the course of the next few months.

Following a dream

Ever since a young age, I was inspired by my parents to always chase my dreams and try to make them my reality. I attended Palmerston North Boys’ High School in New Zealand and played rugby there throughout my junior years. My parents have always been so supportive and whilst they’ve never forced me into anything, they’ve always been there to provide feedback and support throughout my journey.

I made my provincial debut for Manawatu Turbos in 2008. However, just as I thought my career was starting, I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer at the age of 19. I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone and it was a harsh lesson to make me learn how precious life is at such a young age. Seven months after receiving the all clear I was fortunate enough to be part of the U20 world cup winning New Zealand team. Since then I’ve played for the Wellington Hurricaines, Waikato Chiefs and have been capped 50 times for the All Blacks. I’ve always wanted to play overseas and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to now do so in France.

Strength and recovery with added flavour

At the very start of my career, I learnt you can never take your health for granted. I’ve also suffered from injuries – including knee reconstruction surgery. I was off the field for much of 2015 but I feel like I’m only going from strength to strength now thanks to the help of Nuzest products. I’m currently using both Nuzest Clean Lean Protein and their Good Green Stuff. I absolutely love that Nuzest is naturally sourced and I’d find it very difficult to get the level of nutrients I need without it. Good Greens Stuff is an extremely effective way of getting my daily source of greens. The Protein is full of flavour and provides added recovery and strength to my daily nutrient intake and the fact that there are multiple flavours makes it great for my smoothies.

I look forward to keeping you up to date with what’s happening in my world and discussing how Nuzest helps me achieve my goals. As for my goals over the next year? They don’t often change, it’s all about having balance in every aspect of life which includes my nutrition. So that is why I like to use Nuzest products because I believe they fit with my goals and lifestyle perfectly.


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Aaron Cruden – Professional Rugby Union Player

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