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TeamKinetica: Chris Grievson Q&A

  What is your athletic background? I have played cricket at a very competitive level through university and the North East Premier League.   How did you get into training? I loved playing rugby at school, but I was too small and skinny to compete physically with the other guys in the team. That spurred me on to start working out in the gym when I left school and went to university. Two of my housemates were pro rugby players so they helped introduce me to the basics and I... Read More

04/03/2016

Dark Chocolate Protein Bounty Bars

  Makes 20 bars   Ingredients: Filling 55g of coconut oil (melted) 250g of  light coconut milk from a can 4 tablespoons  of honey 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 240g of unsweetened desiccated coconut 2 scoops of Kinetica vanilla whey protein powder   Coating 200g of dark chocolate   Method 1. Place the coconut oil and coconut milk in a bowl and mix well. 2. Add the honey and vanilla essence. 3. Finally add the desiccated coconut & protein powder and mix well. 4. Pour the mixture into a square... Read More

29/02/2016

Fueling a Professional Rugby Player: John Muldoon

This week we check out how Connacht backrow John Muldoon stays fuelled. Player Name: John Muldoon Position: Backrow D.O.B: 30/11/1982 (Age 33) Morning routine / Breakfast: Usually some multivitamins, a pint of water, 3 eggs, toast or brown bread, avocado, and a piece of fruit either a banana or an apple Mid Morning Snack: A Kinetica Protein shake after weights. Lunch: A high protein sandwich with a mix of carbohydrates   Afternoon Snack: After a pitch session or for a snack I have some leftovers from the previous night. Dinner: Balance... Read More

22/02/2016

Fueling a Professional Rugby Player: Robbie Henshaw

Our weekly blog lets you know how a professional rugby player stays fuelled on a daily basis. From breakfast to bedtime, rugby players must provide their body with the correct nutrients for their daily training sessions and weekly games. This week we check out Ireland international and Connacht superstar Robbie Henshaw. Player Name: Robbie Henshaw Position: Centre D.O.B: 12/06/1993 (Age: 22) Morning routine / Breakfast: Kinetica whey protein, a fruit smoothie and 3 poached eggs. Mid Morning Snack: Kinetica complete shake and a handful of nuts and dried fruit. Lunch: A chicken salad wrap and a... Read More

18/02/2016

Protein Banoffee Pie

Why not try out this Protein Banoffee Pie. It tastes great and is full of good stuff! Thanks to The Nutritionista for the recipe. Ingredients: Base: – 100g of ground almonds – 130g of oat flour – 60g of vanilla whey protein powder – 4 tbsp of melted coconut oil – 2 tbsp of honey   Filling: – 300g of dates – 2 tbsp of almond butter – 1 tsp of vanilla extract – 3 tbsp of almond milk – 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil Topping: – 500g of... Read More

18/02/2016

TeamKinetica: Chris Dickson Q&A

    Bodybuilder Chris Dickson steps away from his strict training schedule to give us an insight into his training routine, who inspires him and his plan for UKBFF domination.         What is your athletic background? I was raised in a “rugby household” so naturally picked up this sport at a very young age.   How did you get into training? As a natural ectomorph my entire life (I was 17 years old, 6’1” and 65kgs!) I was always susceptible to injuries on the rugby pitch. I asked... Read More

15/02/2016

Fueling a Professional Rugby Player: Kieran Marmion

Our weekly blog lets you know how a professional rugby player stays fuelled on a daily basis. From breakfast to bedtime, rugby players must provide their body with the correct nutrients for their daily training sessions and weekly games. Last week we saw Dave Heffernan’s diet, next up is Ireland and Connacht scrum half Kieran Marmion. Player Name: Kieran Marmion Position: Scrum Half D.O.B: 11/02/1992 (Age: 24) Morning routine / Breakfast: A bowl of porridge and 3 scrambled eggs on toast. Mid Morning Snack: A Kinetica whey protein shake blended with banana... Read More

10/02/2016

6 Nations Competition T&Cs

Win a 4.8kg bag of Oat Gain!! All you have to do is correctly guess the score between Ireland and France in this Saturday’s 6 Nations match at the Stade de France. Place score in the format ‘Ireland _ France _’ eg. Ireland 15 France 10 Competition is open on Facebook and Twitter. Over 18s only. All entries after 2.25pm GMT on Saturday won’t be counted. One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be drop kicked out of the competition! If two or more people correctly guess the score, whoever... Read More

09/02/2016

Happy Protein Pancake Day!

Why not try these great tasting high protein pancakes. If your strict diet is preventing you from the traditional pancakes then these are perfect for you! Thanks to the Nutritionista! Ingredients: 2 large banana 1 egg 1 scoop of whey protein (choose your own flavour) Method: 1. Mash the bananas and mix with the egg. 2. Add the protein powder and mix well. 3. In a pan add some coconut oil and pour in the mixture and cook on both sides. Make the pancake as small or big as you... Read More

08/02/2016

Fuelling a Professional Rugby Player: Dave Heffernan

Our weekly blog lets you know how a professional rugby player stays fuelled on a daily basis. From breakfast to bedtime, rugby players must provide their body with the correct nutrients for their daily training sessions and weekly games. We find out how, up this week is hooker Dave Heffernan.   Player Name: Dave Heffernan Position: Hooker D.O.B: 31/01/1991 (Age 25) Morning routine / Breakfast: I usually get up about 2 hours before I have to be anywhere in the morning so I don’t have to rush anything. Breakfast consists of a a... Read More