ONE MORE REP!
Are you struggling to motivate yourself to get down to the gym? No matter how dedicated you are, everyone has their ups and downs.
But how do you break through the inertia when you’re tired, short of time or under pressure from work, family commitments or both? And what about the dreaded plateau? If you’re having a tough time, or even if you’re not – this is for you…
A little inspiration courtesy of our top six film workouts. Sit back, relax and enjoy, then go to it!
Matrix Nutrition’s James Pickering explains the importance of protein quality
Your protein packed meal plan probably consists of protein shakes,meat, eggs and peanuts, plus a whole lot more to boot. But though you are consuming protein, is it the best protein that can be?
There’s whey, soy, casein and many more sources of protein; logic would dictate that they aren’t all the same quality. So what is the best?
We’ll answer that soon, but first, let’s get back to basics.
Whey protein – a bodybuilder’s elixir?
Want to know more about whey protein?
Whey protein is a high-quality dairy based protein packed full of all the amino acids your body needs for muscle protein synthesis.
Combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, whey protein supplements can help you achieve your bodybuilding goals.
But which whey protein should you take? How much should you take? And how and when should you take it?
This guide will answer all of these questions and more.
What will you choose?
Are you a morning person? If you are – you need to make sure your breakfast is built to power you through your early morning workout regime. If you’re not – hey – you need some good fuel in the tank just to drag yourself to work!
Either way, breakfast is a key meal. That’s because when you wake up after a fast of 10 or 12 hours, you need to replace the energy – and fluids – lost during sleep, and provide the juice for the busy day ahead.
You need complex carbs, protein, some of your five a day, and some fat. And that’s before we even get to the coffee. The ultimate breakfast is the holy grail of bodybuilders – here are a few suggestions to whet your appetite!
Most liked CrossFit women
Strong, agile, and powerful, the Amazons of ancient Greece didn’t have access to spandex, protein powder and Crossfit. But if they did – this is what they’d look like!
We’ve rounded up the most popular women of CrossFit, ranked by Facebook ‘likes’ – modern day Amazons.
Enjoyable, effective and economical!
None of us can live without protein – we need proteins for every single function our bodies perform.
In the West, our average daily dose of protein is 50g. But if you train hard and want your body to repair and build muscle tissue, you’ll need to take in around 150-200g per day. That’s a lot of protein to take in from food alone.
Many bodybuilders supplement their diets with whey protein. A whey protein shake contains around 40g of protein, so adding 3 shakes to your daily diet will get your protein consumption to where you need it.
For celebs who want to sweat in private!
What do you get when you cross super wealthy, image conscious celebs with privacy invading paps? Some seriously swanky home gyms!
Why risk getting papped in spandex with a puffy red face, sucking on a protein powder shake, when you can sweat out of sight in your hollywood mansion?
Check out our super deluxe gyms – where A listers get hench.
It’s an all new food revolution and it’s coming to your morning routine. Butter – added to freshly brewed black coffee and blended to perfection.
The experts claim some pretty heady results from a morning brew borrowed from Tibet and Ethiopia, but does the evidence stack up?
Let’s take a look…
Think we’ll be avoiding these!
Summer’s on it’s way and it won’t be long before we start worrying about our beach bellies.
Soon, every newspaper, magazine and lifestyle blog will be pushing the latest in crash diets – each claiming to help you shed 10 lb a minute.
In anticipation of the madness, we bring you the worst of this year’s bonkers diets.
What are protein supplements?
Protein is one of the three macronutrients your body needs for energy. The other two are carbohydrates and fats.