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how many protein shakes in a day? 29/08/2019
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How many protein shakes should I have in a day?

We all need protein. Whether we work out or not, prоtеіn is an essential diet mасrоnutrіеnt thаt іѕ еѕѕеntіаl tо buіldіng muѕсlе mаѕѕ and helping our muscles recover from strenuous activity. Once consumed, protein acts as an enzyme, maintaining the structure of cells and creating important biochemical reactions in the body. But how much protein should we have in a day? Consuming protein properly and responsibly is equally as important as consuming it in the first place, so we’re here to help ensure you’re getting the correct amount of protein... Read More

when to take protein shakes 29/08/2019
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When to take protein shakes [before, during or after workouts?]

When is the best time to take protein? This is one hotly-debated topic, but this article will give you all the facts, debunk the myths and help you navigate this tricky question in the way that best suits you.  We’ll get straight into it; the bottom line is that it doesn’t necessarily matter as much as you might think precisely when you take your protein powder.  Bear with us, here’s the context: The ‘Anabolic Window’ It has long been believed that taking a protein shake within 30 minutes of a... Read More

08/07/2015
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5 Benefits of Weightlifting for Women (with The Blonde Ethos)

No longer is the weight section of the gym just for the guys: female weightlifting seems to be having a moment right now as the benefits of strength training and building lean muscle mass are better understood. Here we look at the top 5 reasons why you should consider making weightlifting a part of your health and fitness regime, and some insights from Natalie Goodchild of the health and fitness blog The Blonde Ethos on the difference weightlifting has made to her fitness.   1.      Stronger Bone Structure   Osteoporosis... Read More

easy berry protein oats 25/11/2014
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Festive Protein Delights

By Rebecca Hughes from Barefoot Coconut As belt buckles loosen and we all let it go for the festive season, here’s a few protein packed recipes to ensure those gym shorts still fit come January!   Easy Berry Protein Oats Ingredients 1 scoop (20 to 30g) Kinetica Thermo Whey Wild Raspberry or Whey Protein Strawberry 80g oats 1 handful frozen blackforest fruit mix (such as blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries and cherries) Hot water Optional: Cinnamon, honey, top with fruits, greek yoghurt, cacao nibs, unsweetened coconut, chia seeds, and/or nut butter. Whatever... Read More

16/08/2013
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The Life of Bryan: Part 4

Written by Kinetica ambassador Bryan Keane: I said goodbye to sunny Ireland last week for the even sunnier Spain. I’m out here right now with my Australian training group for the last 11 weeks of my season, with four races left, so the big push is on. Having had to live out of a bag for 5 months in Australia earlier on in the year, I decided that I didn’t like having only 2 t-shirts to wear so I loaded up the car and took the boat to Spain. Off... Read More

28/05/2013
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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

22/05/2013
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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

26/04/2013
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The Life of Bryan: Part 1

Written by Kinetica ambassador Bryan Keane: Right now I’m really happy.  4th place in my first World Cup Race this season, 32 seconds behind last year’s Olympic silver medallist Javier Gomez. I am finally back in the game. Let me rewind a little. Growing up I was into everything; my mother often says if there was a three-legged race being run I’d be out to win it. I swam, rowed, cycled and sailed. I ran right through my teens, and was a particularly good cross country runner, representing Ireland at... Read More

27/03/2013
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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

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