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How many calories does Robbie Henshaw need to consume when in training?

New video shows a day in the life for the Ireland star.

Robbie Henshaw scores against England.
Robbie Henshaw scores against England.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

WHAT MAKES A professional rugby player tick?

Well, this new video featuring Robbie Henshaw shows the efforts the Irish international goes to when preparing for a game.

We see the combination of brawn and brains the 22-year old puts into his fitness regime — with a spike of 170 beats per minute — and how he has to consume 3,500-4,000 calories per day — but that he burns off ‘very quickly’ — when he’s in training.

Henshaw also talks about what it meant to score his first international try and how he relaxes when at home.

Source: aviva/YouTube

Aviva Health Insurance is the official health insurer to Robbie and the Irish Rugby team.

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