#RWC2015: Player of the Tournament Contest – Did you guess right?

Whether you love rugby or not, there is no denying that with this year’s Rugby World Cup being held in England, it was an exciting year! To celebrate, we challenged you to guess who would be crowned ‘player of the tournament’ as chosen by our judge, Mike Ford, Head Coach at Bath Rugby. This year’s Rugby World Cup was one which saw no team go quietly. There were a grand total of 271 tries and 194 conversions, scoring an enormous 2,439 points throughout the 48 games. In the end, New Zealand... Read More

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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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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

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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

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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

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As these pictures illustrate we spent a day holed up in studios in the West End with award winning photographer Dirk Rees ( 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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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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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