May 2013


The Life of Bryan: Part 3

Written by Kinetica ambassador Bryan Keane: I’m home in Ireland and almost half way into my 2013 race season, it’s been good for me so far. Love being back home and it was very much needed. There is only so much of life on the road you can take; I had a little break, a very welcome few days rest with no training and now it’s time to get going for the 2nd half of the season. Don’t ever underestimate the importance of rest. The 2nd half of the season... Read More

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Ronan McLaughlin’s Nutritional Blog (Interim)

Written by Kinetica fuelled, An Post CRC cyclist Ronan McLaughlin. After looking into pre-race nutrition in my last piece, I will be writing about how I fuel myself during a stage today. The energy I took on with my breakfast would be enough to fuel me at race pace for between one and two hours, but because we need to race for up to five or six hours at a time in some of the longer races it’s important to keep right on top of fuelling from the start. I... Read More


Bowe & Youngs Interview: RaboDirect/Aviva Premiership Final and Lions Squad Prep!

    Interview with Kinetica Ambassadors Tommy Bowe and Ben Youngs   Tommy discusses his expectations before this weekend’s RaboDirect final, and Ulster’s prospects ahead of the game. It’s a ‘huge game obviously against Leinster… great opportunity for Ulster to claim their first piece of silverware in a good two years…’ says the Ulster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions winger.   Ben Youngs joins the conversation and chats about how the Lions squad will be watching this weekend’s final with interest – his own final vs. Northampton, and both players talk about... Read More

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Ronan McLaughlin’s Nutritional Blog (Pre-Race)

Written by Kinetica fuelled, An Post CRC cyclist Ronan McLaughlin.   The An Post Ras has rolled around for another year and another cracking eight days of racing is on the cards. I am highly motivated for the Ras this year after going close to getting a stage win last year and also as part of the An Post Chain Reaction Cycles Sean Kelly Team this is our home race and one of the few opportunities we get to race on Irish soil throughout the season. Throughout the week I... Read More


Fish Oils & Kinetica Omega-3

There is an abundance of evidence on the benefits of long-chain, omega-3 fatty acids for a range of conditions from pathological inflammation to cardiovascular health. As a result, many organizations have established a set of dietary recommendations for the intake of omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (Villani et al, 2013). Before getting into the associated benefits, it is useful to understand the need for these fatty acids in our diet – particularly in sports enthusiasts – and what exactly they contribute to in... Read More


Jamie Noon updates from France

Written by Jamie Noon: The French rugby season, like the weather, is starting to hot up again as we get closer to the playoffs. There are still two French teams vying for both the Top 14 and the Heineken cup titles. The two in form French sides Toulon and Clermont have a chance to become only the third French team to win the Heineken cup after Toulouse and Brive. The Top 14 continues to provide us with quality players and closely fought matches from week to week. There have been some... Read More


The Life of Bryan: Part 2

Written by Kinetica ambassador Bryan Keane: What a difference a week can make! Last Saturday started like any other race day. Another hotel room in another city in some part of the world, yes it sounds very glamorous but I haven’t been in my own bed since January. I miss my bed; I’ll get to it in May at some point however that’s life on the road. This is what we do and I was in Auckland for the first ITU World Series race of the year, lying there feeling... Read More