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Sports Specific

11/06/2012
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TriAthy 2012

It has been a busy period for Kinetica Sports when it comes to the triathlon season both back in Ireland and also in the UK. There will be no let up either, as we have some fantastic events coming up again over the next two months. Speaking of a great event, we recently participated at the TriAthy in Co. Kildare over the June Bank Holiday. With over 2000 participants taking part in the event, a combination of the try-a-tri, Olympic Distance and Double Olympic Distance  Triathlon, Athy was awash with eager seasoned tri-athletes... Read More

02/05/2012
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Nutrition for Triathlon (Part 2) Fuelling Recovery

Elite Sports Nutritionist Matt Lovell, has put together this article that will offer professional insight on that will aid recovery after a Triathlon, or any endurance event. Nutrition for Triathlon – Fuelling Recovery is the second article by Matt that can be used as a guideline for your training. Fuelling Recovery Carbohydrate replenishment to fuel subsequent days racing must begin immediately post training. This may better consumed as a series of smaller servings, rather than a large meal, while it becomes increasingly important as the competition goes on, to provide quality... Read More

30/04/2012
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Triathlon Nutrition – Fail To Prepare, Prepare To Fail (Part 1)

Nutrition for Triathlon  Triathlon Triathlon is fast increasing in popularity amongst those wanting to test themselves to their limits! I frequently work with motivated over-achieving executives who have decided to test their physical faculties to their maximum, to compliment the professional and mental challenges they already face! Fail to prepare for competition and you really are preparing to fail, as competing in this event will require a high intensity of exercise, combined with endurance. Sprint distance triathlons, the shortest (but possible the highest intensity if you perform maximally…)  consists of... Read More

26/01/2012
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SOMETHING BREWING AT KINETICA

As these pictures illustrate we spent a day holed up in studios in the West End with award winning photographer Dirk Rees (http://www.dirkrees.com/). Our new advertising campaign stays true to the values that we stand for – to produce the best quality and best tasting sports nutrition product in the market. The ads will be split between our two main categories Power + Strength and Endurance + Recovery. A big shout out to Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers and England) and Fraser Cartmell (UK Ironman Champion) who both excelled in front... Read More

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AS RORY CLIMBS TO NUMBER 3 – TIME TO GET FIT FOR THE FAIRWAY?

Summer is fast approaching right?! So it must be time to dust off the old golf clubs, but next time you’re in the clubhouse, take a look around at the golfers. Many will be nursing a bad back, unconsciously massaging a stiff shoulder, or agonising over a sore wrist or elbow. Amazingly, golf is still overwhelmingly thought of as a gentle sport. It’s all about skill not fitness, right? After all, the major exertion consists of teeing off, then a stroll up the fairway. If only. The reality is the... Read More

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HYPERTROPHY: Are you doing the correct training for athletic development?

We recently supplied Kinetica product to Rob Palmer Strength and Conditioning coach at London Irish and Internationally ranked GB Power Lifter – he is in a unique position to explain how different types of muscle profile are relevant for different sports…. “In all sports it is imperative to achieve your optimal body mass for success, there is a common theme through all sports, top sprinters will weigh around 80-85kg . Look at the last crop of world record holders over 100m, Ben Johnson (81kg), Donovan Bailey (82kg), Maurice Greene (82kg),... Read More

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FRASER CARTMELL JOINS KINETICA

Kinetica Sports are delighted to announce the signing of three time Ironman 70.3 UK winner Fraser Cartmell. When a triathlete has the pedigree of Fraser its not difficult to see why Kinetica would want the experience and know how of the UK’s finest. For his part having spent the Winter in Stellenbosch his return to competitive action this year will be at the 70.3 race in Exmoor June 19th. In the meantime we will be supplying all of Frasers’ nutritional needs. To celebrate Fraser joining the Kinetica team, until 20th... Read More

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BRYAN KEANE – The Road to (100%)Recovery

Since a serious accident on his bike last year Bryan Keane is now back on the road. Its difficult to imagine when you look at these images how much damage was physically done, luckily his training times have continued to improve as he gets back to the ‘job’ he loves. Below you will find Bryan in his own words and his blog and website are well worth a visit.. if you like triathlons and have a GSOH! “This summer (2009) Bryan Keane finally reached some of the goals he set... Read More

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The business end of the season – stay hydrated!!

Like so many sports it becomes all or nothing at this point in the season whatever sport you play in whatever league. Many do not have the opportunity like Arsenal, for instance to be knocked out of three competitions so quickly and yet still be in the running to win the Premier League, for most of us the mediocrity of mid table plays out in the final weeks. Here at Kinetica we are building toward the end of the season, having an Irish heritage and sponsoring Leicester has created some... Read More

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Nutrition for Triathlon

Nutrition for Triathlon – a different spin for your wheels I’m always interested in way to maximize performance – and nutrition for endurance based sports is an area I really enjoy working in. I’ve helped some guys complete the marathon de sable, various stages of the tour de France, Triathletes and plenty of marathon based runners. These guys vary from competitive athletes to recreational runners – they are all after one thing, better performances. Once you start questioning them though they normally start complaining of other ailments, fatigue, excess body... Read More