Harbour View FC will represent Jamaica in the inaugural Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League. The youth showpiece will be held at the Cruz Azul Acoxpa Stadium in Mexico, August 4-8.In announcing Harbour View’s selection at Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Football Academy, at the University of the West Indies Mona yesterday, the JFF’s director of football, Vin Blaine, commended Scotiabank for this initiative to help develop football in Jamaica.”Travelling to Mexico is special as they are the top CONCACAF team,” Blaine who is also a Harbour View FC technical director said.While the squad will play under the Harbour View banner players have been drawn from other KSAFA-based clubs. The 16-member squad will be coached by Noel McClaren with Sydney McFarlane as his assistant. The team captain is Rojaughn Joseph.As title sponsors of the Gold Cup, the Champions League and the Caribbean Nations Cup, Scotiabank has now turned its attention to youth development.”One of Scotiabank’s core mandates is to support the development of youth through sport,” regional marketing director at Scotiabank, Heather Goldson, said. “The Scotiabank CONCACAF kid’s Champions League allows us to remain true to our drive to encourage youth development,” she added.Meanwhile, Kingston and St Andrew Football (KSAFA) president, Ambassador Stewart Stevenson said: “I know Harbour View. They always give of their best and I expect excellent performances,” he stressed.The eight clubs in the championship are CD Chatelango of El Salvador; Herediano (Costa Rica); Chepo FC (Panama); Harbour View FC (Jamaica); Montreal Impact (Canada); DC United (United States); Toluca FC (Mexico); Aguilas UAS (Mexico).
Yesterday two companies that supply supplements to the Irish market, launched their new ‘Protein Easter Eggs’.The eggs are low in sugar, have 26 grams of protein in them, are gluten free and are made with 73% Cocoa powder.The suppliers went to great lengths to ensure that they would be of high quality with the ingredients, but the question remains, do we need a high protein version of an Easter egg? The Irish diet in general is low in protein. We usually have a carb based breakfast, have a slice or 2 of meat at lunch and then dinner would be our main source of protein throughout the day.This is how Irish people have always eaten and from examining food diaries over the past number of years, it continues to be the case.So, the question is just how much protein is enough?This will depend on a few of the things I mentioned above. Are you training? What age are you? What are your goals? (Fat loss or muscle gain)If you are inactive, the RDA of 0.8g per kg of bodyweight is more than enough for you.If you weighed 70kg, you would only need 56g of protein daily.For older adults, this increases to 1g per kg of bodyweight, so a 70kg older adult would need 70g of protein daily.For active individuals, especially those involved in strength training regimens, studies have consistently shown optimal intake to be about 1.6 to 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight. So, a 70kg individual who was training would need between 112g and 140g of protein per day.For an alternative and a method that I personally use, set your protein at 1g per pound of GOALThis means that if you want to be a lean 70kg (154lbs) you would consume 154g of protein per day.This would change again if you were a natural physique competitor or natural body builder and would range from 1.8g – 2.8g per kg of bodyweight depending if you were in a calorie surplus or deficit. If you are not currently training and are going by the WHO guidelines, you don’t need that much protein per day.The High Protein Easter Egg has 26g in it and a 70kg adult who is not training only needs 56g of protein per day, so you would be getting half of your daily protein count from this.The biggest question that should be asked is, do we need a High Protein Easter Egg at all?Easter Sunday is one day of the year.Anyone who needs a lot of protein in their diet, probably already knows how to get it without having to resort to getting it from a chocolate egg.If their diet isn’t set up to allow for something that occurs 1 day per year, it is too restrictive.It all comes down to choice.If you want to buy the High Protein egg and it will allow you to have one, where you normally would abstain, go for it.If you want to have a normal Easter Egg, go for it.No diet should be that restrictive that you can’t make something fit, 1 day per year.Remember that, your diet is how you eat not a restriction on what you eat.#TrainSmarthttp://www.rushefitness.ie/Or contact me on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDDD Fitness: Do we really need more protein? was last modified: March 14th, 2017 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Easter eggsemmet rushefitnessproteinweight loss