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October 2009

GERMAN VOLUME TRAINING (GVT) Hypertrophy Programme

One of the most effective, and proven, ways to gain muscle mass quickly is to the use German Volume Training (GVT). As the name suggests the stimulus of the programme is based on doing really high volume of lifting. The GVt has been advocated in the coaching and popular media as an effective training method to help athletes gain lean body mass and muscle size. It is believed that German weightlifting coach Rolf Fesser developed GVT  to assist his athletes who wanted to increase lean body mass. GVT works by... Read More

Weight Loss – Meal Plan

MONDAY Breakfast 160g porridge, 4 strawberries and 7 blueberries Morning Snack Kinetica Protein Bar (Orange Flavour) Calories (per 60g bar): 205kcals Protein: 20g Carbohydrate: 19.2g Fat: 7.7g Toffee flavour also available PLUS Kinetica Fat Burner Tablets (x4) Lunch 1 chicken breast and roasted vegetables (40g butternut squash, 30g carrots, 40g parsnips) Post-Training Kinetica Recovery (Blackcurrant) Calories (based upon a 75g serving): 267kcals Protein: 24.8g Carbohydrate: 41.3g Fat: 0.3g Dinner 300g Spaghetti bolognaise with wholewheat pasta Evening Snack (if required) 10 strawberries with 20g Total 0% yoghurt Total calories (approx.) Calories:... Read More

Toning up – Meal Plan

MONDAY Breakfast Banana smoothie (made with 1 scoop of whey protein, 2 bananas, 125ml plain bio yoghurt, water to reach required consistency (approx. 250ml)) and 10 almonds PLUS Kinetica Fat Burner Tablets (x4) Mid-Morning Snack Kinetica Protein Bar (Orange Flavour) Calories (per 60g bar): 205kcals Protein: 20g Carbohydrate: 19.2g Fat: 7.7g Toffee flavour also available Lunch 220ml Tomato and basil soup Post Training Kinetica Recovery (Blackcurrant) Calories (based upon a 75g serving): 267kcals Protein: 24.8g Carbohydrate: 41.3g Fat: 0.3g Dinner 150g Chicken skewers and 100g brown rice Evening Snack (if... Read More

Bulking up – Meal Plan

MONDAY Breakfast 2 Poached egg, 2 grilled medium tomatoes & wholemeal toast Calories: 474kcals Protein: 24g Carbohydrate: 58g Fat: 18g Mid-Morning Snack Kinetica Weight Gainer (Strawberry) Calories (based around a 90g serving): 362kcals Protein: 31.7g Carbohydrate: 39.7g Fat: 8.5g Lunch 4 slices Smoked salmon, 1 112g tub cottage cheese, 1 avocado, 2 slices of burgen or granary bread Calories: approx. 665.27 kcal Protein: 38.22g Carbohydrate: 40.72g Fat: 39.94g Afternoon Snack/ Post Training Kinetica All in One Shake (Chocolate) Calories (based on 75g serving): 296kcal Protein: 35.8g Carbohydrate: 21.8g Total Fat:... Read More

General training

BENCH PRESS Lie on you back on a bench with your feet flat on the floor slightly wider than shoulder width apart. The top part of your back and your bum should be the only two points of contact on the bench, with a natural curve in your lower back leaving a small gap between it and the bench. Pull your shoulder blades back and down towards your spine at the same time keeping your chest puffed out. Grab the bar with both hands about shoulder width apart wrapping your... Read More

Protein – Are you getting enough to get big?

‘How much protein should I be eating if I want to build muscle?’ It’ss one of the most common questions I get asked and the area where most people are going wrong in their attempts to build extra mass. In all probability you’re not eating as much as I would recommend. In all the years of working with over 500 professional rugby players I’ve only come across a handful who were eating as much as I advise. There are lots of MYTHS and UNTRUTH’s surrounding protein consumption one of the... Read More