Archive

2012

19/12/2012
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Matt Lovell’s tips for a guilt free Christmas

We all find comfort foods give us an instant hit of pleasure. They are tasty, sustaining, filling – orgasmic, even. So how can they possibly be healthy? One of the things that tells your brain it really likes this stuff (and wants more, more, more of it) is the evil grouping of fat, sugar and salt contained within. In recent studies it has been shown to be more addictive than crack cocaine – well, it works on similar pathways, anyway. So is it possible to examine the food groups we need... Read More

11/12/2012
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Strength & conditioning at the, Bradford Bulls – An on hands approach by, Tom Clough

As you may or may not know already, Kinetica Sports and Bradford Bulls have recently set up a partnership for the coming season. This partnership will mean that Kinetica Sports will be official sports nutrition supplier to the west Yorkshire Rugby League Club and, as a sports nutrition company with a deep heritage, just like The Bulls,  we are delighted to be associated with such a prestigious club. We asked Head S & C Coach, at The Bulls, Tom Clough, to give us some insight as to what products the players will be using  and, also what training... Read More

30/11/2012
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Kinetica announces new partnership with rugby league side, Bradford Bulls

Kinetica Sports are delighted to announce an exciting  new partnership with Rugby League side Bradford Bulls. With this new deal, Kinetica will become the designated official sports nutrition supplier to Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club. This agreement with West Yorkshire’s professional Rugby League club, Bradford Bulls, will see the club act as Kinetica Brand Ambassador and will include branding on all players shorts and cross marketing and promotional activity during the forthcoming Super League season. “Having won the Challenge Cup five times, been league champions six times and World Club Challenge... Read More

28/11/2012
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The Patella Tendon: A Common Rugby Injury, Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Rob Palmer, Elite Powerlifter and Head of Strength and Conditioning at London Irish offers his knowledge and expertise on an injury that is common within Rugby. Within this article, he also devises a training programme that can be done which strengthens this part of the knee.   In rugby, injuries are commonplace, at present we have a handful of players out with various injuries both upper and lower body with time out from rugby ranging from 2-10 weeks. Some of the most common injuries we have seen this season are overload injuries relating to patella tendons, commonly... Read More

20/11/2012

Mens Sana In Corpore Sana

Elite fitness trainer and Kinetica Sports Ambassador, Jon Denoris reveals why mind over matter really does count when it comes to becoming a corporate athlete Although the Greeks are playing out a modern day tragedy, we can still learn much from their ancient past when it comes to understanding the importance and indeed relevance of exercise and staying in shape. Most of us are well aware of the many physical benefits of exercise, less obvious however, is the emerging research demonstrating the many benefits that simply staying in shape can... Read More

19/11/2012
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Preparation Is Vital For Fat Loss

I often get asked this question about what I eat on a daily basis, especially when I am busy and with seemingly limited time to prepare quite a lot of food for my day. The guys at Kinetica asked me to give the customers a snapshot of what my typical day looks like. I have to admit, I spend a lot of money on food and with good reason.  I would rather fuel the human machine and make it function as it was designed.  Too many people complain they can’t... Read More

13/11/2012
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Minimal Equipment – Maximum Results

  The average commercial gym on a Monday night should simply be renamed ‘international chest and triceps’ due to the amount of young men that really should be squatting or deadlifting to take advantage of some much need GH release for the remainder of their training week, but I will save that for another article. So, rather than extend your session as you wait for equipment, let’s get out of the gym and try something new that will not only freshen up your routine, but help you to develop and... Read More

21/09/2012
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Burgess Hill – FASTER, HIGHER, STRONGER

Back in February, Kinetica and Rugby World got together to offer a grass roots rugby team a great opportunity to be participate in training day at London Irish.  The winners of this competition was Sussex One team Burgess Hill RFC who are in their 50th season. The club had come so close in recent years to gaining promotion but the play offs was to be their stumbling block. The day at Irish was something that Burgess will not forget, and one that every muscle in their bodies would remember for a lifetime. The... Read More

29/08/2012

Noony’s guide to playing (and staying) in France!

When I moved from Newcastle Falcons to play for Brive in the top 14 I knew it there would be differences on and off the field but like others who have made the change I didn’t realise how much. Having been at Newcastle for 10 years I wanted a big change and that meant new club, league, grounds, opposition and a whole new culture. Stereotypically the French are known for their relaxed lifestyle, their love of coffee, wine and good food and of course for their lovely climate.  Whereas, the English... Read More

28/08/2012
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In Season Strength Training To Keep You On The Pitch

It’s 2 weeks to go before the new season starts and I bet your already experiencing the Sunday morning shuffle as you try to recover before another week of training.You have already ‘felt’ that the standard of rugby in the amateur (and professional) game is on the rise.  The demand from coaches to get bigger, stronger and faster now falls on the shoulder of every player regardless of position. However. There is no point in having all that ‘pre season’ mass if you can’t move it around the pitch for... Read More