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Olympics: US Rugby Player Carlin Isles Talks Training
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But that’s getting ahead of things a little bit because Isles is keeping his mind on the regular season for now. We recently spoke to him about his approach to training, staying injury-free, and how he fuels his body for such vigorous efforts on the field. Because food is so important, he regularly reaches for recipes from the Almond Board of California, one of his sponsors. The following is an edited version of our conversation, plus one of his favorite recipes for an on-the-go snack.

About the Almond Board of California

Almonds from California are a healthy, natural, wholesome and quality food. The Almond Board of California promotes almonds with a research-based approach to responsible farming, production and marketing on behalf of the more than 7,600 almond growers and processors in California, many of whom have third- and fourth-generation family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.