Overtraining and how to prevent it

“Go hard or go home” is well known motivational phrase that you would hear countless of times. However, it is important to know when the right time go hard is and when it is the right time to go home. It is very easy to over train your body and not get the sufficient recovery time needed to ensure that … Continue reading

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Protein intakes and timing

The Case for Quality Protein Supplements: Timing, Trauma and Quality To summarise the following article, The following considerations should be accounted for when considering protein intakes: 1) Timing is the most important determinant on sporting performance gains, rather than total intake. This highlights a useful role for supplementation. 2) Not all protein is equal: Protein quality determines the effect of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Part 2 – Fat Loss Made easy

Flex; Maximising Performance whilst reducing body fat; eating in phases enhances anabolism and promotes fat loss, at the same time – learn how to achieve this and peak for competition In part 1 of this 3 part series, Matt Lovell gave you some guidelines around which to base you diet in order to maximise the potential for fat burning. In … Continue reading

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GAA Match day guidelines

Practice all new nutritional strategies in training first gradually assessing tolerance and effectiveness Getting your nutrition right on match day alone will not make up for poor nutrition leading up to the match. Proper recovery from training and pre-match day eating habits are key. The art of entering an event fully prepared means enough energy has been consumed and is … Continue reading

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Weight Loss – Meal Plan

MONDAY Breakfast 160g porridge, 4 strawberries and 7 blueberries Morning Snack Kinetica Protein Bar (Orange Flavour) Calories (per 60g bar): 205kcals Protein: 20g Carbohydrate: 19.2g Fat: 7.7g Toffee flavour also available PLUS Kinetica Fat Burner Tablets (x4) Lunch 1 chicken breast and roasted vegetables (40g butternut squash, 30g carrots, 40g parsnips) Post-Training Kinetica Recovery (Blackcurrant) Calories (based upon a 75g … Continue reading

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Toning up – Meal Plan

MONDAY Breakfast Banana smoothie (made with 1 scoop of whey protein, 2 bananas, 125ml plain bio yoghurt, water to reach required consistency (approx. 250ml)) and 10 almonds PLUS Kinetica Fat Burner Tablets (x4) Mid-Morning Snack Kinetica Protein Bar (Orange Flavour) Calories (per 60g bar): 205kcals Protein: 20g Carbohydrate: 19.2g Fat: 7.7g Toffee flavour also available Lunch 220ml Tomato and basil … Continue reading

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Bulking up – Meal Plan

MONDAY Breakfast 2 Poached egg, 2 grilled medium tomatoes & wholemeal toast Calories: 474kcals Protein: 24g Carbohydrate: 58g Fat: 18g Mid-Morning Snack Kinetica Weight Gainer (Strawberry) Calories (based around a 90g serving): 362kcals Protein: 31.7g Carbohydrate: 39.7g Fat: 8.5g Lunch 4 slices Smoked salmon, 1 112g tub cottage cheese, 1 avocado, 2 slices of burgen or granary bread Calories: approx. … Continue reading

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Example diet for back row player

Example diet for back row player seeking to maximise lean mass, decrease fat mass and perform at peak ability on match day

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Protein – Are you getting enough to get big?

‘How much protein should I be eating if I want to build muscle?’ It’ss one of the most common questions I get asked and the area where most people are going wrong in their attempts to build extra mass. In all probability you’re not eating as much as I would recommend. In all the years of working with over 500 … Continue reading

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