March 2013

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Building the Bulls: A Review to Date

After a very successful pre-season under the guidance of Strength and Conditioning Coach Tom Clough and Head Coach Francis Cummins, we are now 6 games into our 2013 Super League campaign. So where have we come from and where are we now from a nutritional perspective? The squad came together in early November, following some initial testing, when our pre-season period began. Pre-season was very tough on the boys as they were performing multiple sessions a day, generally consisting of gym based strength/power/hypertrophy work, pitch and gym based fitness blocks,... Read More

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A Question of Taste

  Sports science is having an increasing impact in the world of business, and the area of sports nutrition is no exception. Top sportsmen and women are always looking at ways of improving their performance, and do so in the knowledge that their bodies are similar to a Formula 1 car – no matter how good the engine and the driver, if you put in the wrong fuel, it won’t perform very well! As a consequence, athletes from all sports are always looking for new nutritional supplements that might give... Read More

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Rob Palmer’s Nutrient Timing

  After completing my last competition in February, I weighed a whopping 89.1 kg. I was more than happy with the lifts, which consisted of 3 British records and more importantly 3 personal bests on the squat, bench press and total. It took me a step closer to the big 900kg total that I have been chasing for the last 3-4 years. One problem – I lift in the 83kg class! I was 6.1kg overweight. The strongest I have ever been, but fatter. The EPF European championship is being held... Read More


Fast, Medium & Slow Release Proteins: The Way Ahead

  Kinetica PRORELEASE Kinetica Sports is rooted by an ethos of innovation and new product development. Concentrating on the creation of products that consumers want and need, and subsequently delivering those products to the market is at the centre of our focus. So, we kicked off 2013 with the launch of PRORELEASE, our smooth-tasting shake that has been scientifically designed with a balanced blend of fast, medium and slow digesting proteins. Using the highest standard of milk, egg and whey proteins in a unique ratio, Kinetica have produced an award-winning product... Read More


Swing & Squat Savagery

Having a target number for a session will always keep you focused – but there has to be more than just reaching a number. This month’s kettlebell workout also teaches you how to work the right muscles when exercising, and it’s in a style known as pain assisted learning (PAL). Think it sounds nasty? It is, but it’s also seriously effective. THE WORKOUT Use a 24kg kettlebell and some Liquid Grip, which will help to stop the bell from slipping from your hands whe you sweat. For sets and reps... Read More