BLOG OF THE MONTH: Adrian Veinot
Hello #Swoldier's, Thank you for reading my first blog. My Name is Adrian Veinot. I have been training hard for 8 years as I work towards being the best aesthetic package I can be. Working out initially started for me as a stress reducer; now, though it is still a stress reducer, I feel that I approach my training at times like a scientist or an artist, making calculated choices and putting them into action to reach an overall goal. Don't get me wrong, training is still and always will be a labor of love, but now after 5 years of tweaking and re-tweaking my physique, I've found that it's time to dial in and get serious. Big things are on the way for me. Up first is a video shoot for Nutrabolics, Prozis.com and Bodybuiding.com. April 1st 2012 I fly from my home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia to Los Angeles, California to work with the fantastic team from 1stpointmedia.com to film product information video's about Nutrabolics' supplement line. I am extremely excited, the journey, the job, and the out come will all be a great experience and exposure for me as I prepare to storm the stage after a 5 year hiatus. My first show will be the WBFF May 26th Halifax, Nova Scotia show where I plan to compete in the muscle model division. I am excited for the opportunity to compete against the “best of the best”. Even better is that the show happens a few blocks from my home and my friends, family, clients and fans will be able to see me show-off up close and personal. If all goes to plan and I win and or attain pro status, I intend on competing again at the WBFF world championships on August 24-25th 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Right now at eight weeks out my diet is right on track, lots of healthy fish, chicken, and lean beef. I still have some sugars in my meal plan all incorporated around pre and post workout. My nutrition plan is unlike most other fitness types who consume the 5-8 small portion meals a day. I eat a what is called a 16/8 IMF (16 hour by 8 hour intermittent fasting), Simply explained I dont eat for 16 hours of the day and then consume all my meals within an 8 hour window. I don't under eat, I simply condense all my meals that would have been spaced every 2.5 hours into a few larger meals with my 8 hour time frame. I am not saying my style is superior its simply the style I prefer and feel works best for my lifestyle. A sample day would look like this: • 5:30am wake up: ThermalXTC, one serving anabolic state, one serving super fats, one serving hemotropin,3 grams L-Carnitine with 12oz water • Cardio: LISS- low intensity steady state 45 minutes • After cardio: Clients from 8-2 or 3pm • 12:00pm: ThermalXTC with 10oz water • 2:00-3:00pm: 2 scoops protein shake (Isobolic) + small handful of cashews or walnuts • 4:00pm: Egg Whites+ vegetables (no starchy carbs), CLA & Fish oil • 1 hour before workout meal: Chicken and rice with an apple or strawberries • 30 minutes pre workout: Full serving of Swollen 3 grams L-Carnitine • WORKOUT (Try to keep at 30-45 mins) • Intra workout: full serving of Anabolic State • Post workout: full serving Anabolic Window • Dinner: 6oz chicken or white fish + vegetables + carbs (brown rice, sweet potato, Shirataki noodles ) • 8:00-9:00: Cardio (45 minutes LISS) • Before bed: protein (Isobolic) + with cocoa powder and coconut shreds My training regime is as follows Monday: vertical press star complexes and Quad dominant Squat star complexes, Post workout cardio is 10 minutes of HIIT (high intensity interval cardio) Tuesday: Bench press star complexes, and Dead-lifts star complexes Wednesday: Off weights only Abdominal training with 10 minutes of post workout HIIT cardio Thursday: Repeat in reverse order if Monday’s workout Friday: Repeat in reverse of Tuesday's workout with 10 minutes post workout HIIT cardio Saturday and Sunday: Off weights, cardio and abs only. I hope this gives everyone a little insight to how I am prepping for my shoots and upcoming shows, in blogs to come I will be going into more detail of how, why, and for what reason my supplement regime is the way it is, as well as more detail into the exercises, sets, reps and fine details of my strength training. I'd like to thank you again for checking out my blog, if you have any questions of comments feel free to look me up on Twitter @adrianveinot, or on Facebook (Adrian Veinot). Follow along with me throughout my journey as I share tips, tricks, and my secretes to achieving a better body. Train smart & train hard. Adrian Veinot
LOOK FOR NUTRABOLICS AT CHFA EXPO WEST
Nutrabolics will be exhibiting at CHFA Expo West, Canada's largest trade event dedicated to the natural health and organic products industry, on April 21-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Stop by our booth for free samples and the latest news on your favorite Nutrabolics products!
VISIT TEAM NUTRABOLICS AT FIT X 2012 IN AUSTRALIA
The 2012 FitX Sport & Fitness Expo will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Center, March 17-18 in Melbourne, Austraila and the Nutrabolics booth will be the place to be at this year's show! Stop by for a chance to meet MMA Superstar Brian Ebersole who will be signing autographs and posing for pictures at the booth from 1pm-4pm on Saturday. And of course, the beautiful Australian Nutrabolics Models will be there all weekend long passing out free samples of many of our industry-leading products. It's going to be a great event in Melbourne, we look forward to seeing you there!
NUTRABOLICS IS READY TO TAKE OVER GERMANY FOR FIBO 2012
FIBO 2012, Europe's largest fitness & bodybuilding exhibition, will be held at the Essen Exhibition Center from April 19-22 in Essen, Germany. Nutrabolics will be a major exhibitor at this years' expo with our huge European island booth! Get the chance to meet Team Nutrabolics' athletes and some of the hottest fitness models in Europe. Key executives in attendance will include Nutrabolics' CEO Rodney Dupont and Vice-President Jayson Wyner.
SHOGUN NUTRABOLICS TOUR RECAP
MMA Superstar Mauricio “Shogun” Rua signed autographs for 1000's of fans this month during an Eastern Canada Retail Tour at Supplement King and Herc's Nutrition. A special thank-you to Shogun for making the flight from Brazil to Canada for these appearances, and to all the staff at Supplement King and Herc's Nutrition for making the event an outstanding success!
WALL OF BLACK WINNER!
Congratulations to Supplement King in Halifax, Nova Scotia for their great WALL OF BLACK display, which won them this month's Nutrabolics Award. The WALL OF BLACK Contest is an exclusive Canadian retailer program; if your store or gym is interested in entering the WALL OF BLACK contest for a chance to win monthly prizes and global exposure, please submit all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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BLOG OF THE MONTH: JAYSON WYNER
(as seen in Muscle Insider) Q: Hi Jayson, I’m 23 years old and have been training off and on for about 2 years. I take protein at every meal (20 to 30 g) and here are my best lifts: Squat 365 for 1; Bench 240 for 1; and I can curl 85 pounds for 5 with a slight swing on the last reps. My arms don’t seem to grow no matter how hard I hit them. What’s a good way to shock my arms into growth? A:I think the best way to shock your arms into growth is to train them once every 5 days, have an anabolic diet based all around your training and make sure your really focusing on the muscle pump and contraction while not over training.. I think a total of 4 sets of 3 quality exercises per muscle group would be more than enough to start shocking your arms provided the rep range is at 10 reps per set. I would suggest training arms mid afternoon with 2-3 carb meals in your system to ensure your training atoptimal energy level. By giving yourself the 2-3 meals your body is going to be fully loaded with the energy it will need to push your training to the limit to maximize the shocking of your arms. I would also recommend a great pre-workout such as SWOLLEN by Nutrabolics with a good amount of Arginine to really experience an excellent pump. During your training I would also suggest drinking 20-30grams of BCAA’s to ensure your preserving your muscle mass and igniting muscle growth, I personally use 2-3 serving of Anabolic State during. Then there is the post workout recovery process, which is another extremely crucial time for your body as this is where the recovery and growth process all starts! I would suggest a good amount of protein 30-50grams along with 10 grams of BCAA’s and a quality carb supplement like Waxey Maze or Vitargo with 30-45grams of carbs. Then following this shake I would eat a meal within the hour.
SHOGUN RUA TOURS CANADA FOR NUTRABOLICS
MMA Superstar Shogun Rua will be embarking on a 3-stop Canadian retail tour in February, sponsored by Nutrabolics. This is a rare opportunity for you to meet the Brazilian MMA Superstar so make sure you purchase your advance VIP pass! Shogun will be appearing at the following retailers: Saturday, February 11 Supplement King Park Lane Mall 5657 Spring Garden Rd Halifax, Nova Scotia Sunday, February 12 Hercs St. Catharines 366 Bunting Road St. Catharines, Ontario Hercs Waterloo 98 Weber Street N Waterloo, Ontario Fans can purchase advance VIP passes at any of the above locations that will guarantee them a spot in the VIP line at that location's appearance and an autograph from Shogun. VIP passes are limited to the first 400 customers (while supplies last). One autograph per VIP pass and per customer. General admission is first come, first served. For more information e-mail email@example.com
WALL OF BLACK WINNER!
Congratulations to Reflex Elmbridge in Richmond, British Columbia for their tremendous WALL OF BLACK display. Featuring a WALL of BLACK that spanned 9 feet high and 12 feet wide, this entrant rightfully won this month's award. Coming in a close second, Vitality Health Foods in Sherwood Park, Alberta featured both a Wall and Mountain of Black. Thank you for the great display of support. The WALL OF BLACK Contest is an exclusive Canadian retailer program; if your store or gym is interested in entering the WALL OF BLACK contest for a chance to win monthly prizes and global exposure, please submit all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
NUTRABOLICS AT FULL FORCE IN Indonesia
This past month Nutrabolics participated at the Garuda Di Ototku Indonesia Bodybuilding Championship, held January 21-22 at the Integrity Convention Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth, we had a great turnout!
VISIT TEAM NUTRABOLICS AT FITX 2012 IN AUSTRALIA
The 2012 FitX Sport & Fitness Expo will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Center, March 17-18 in Melbourne, Austraila and the Nutrabolics booth will be the place to be at this year's show! Stop by for a chance to meet MMA Superstar Brian Ebersole who will be signing autographs and posing for pictures at the booth from 1am-4pm on Saturday. And of course, the beautiful Australian Nutrabolics Models will be there all weekend long passing out free samples of many of our industry-leading products. It's going to be a great event in Melbourne, we look forward to seeing you there!
NUTRABOLICS CELEBRATES ITS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Nutrabolics has launched into the new year with a blazing start, and adding to the excitement is the momentous celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary! After a decade of being in business we would like to reflect on our success and recognize our loyal customers and partners who have contributed in this achievement. In 2002 Nutrabolics began as a small business with a mission to develop scientifically backed sports supplements that were designed for quality, innovation, and results. Today, Nutrabolics is a global company, distributing its advanced supplements to 44 countries worldwide. To everyone who has played a role in our exponential growth over the past 10 years – we extend our sincerest thanks.
BLOG OF THE MONTH: RACHEL KILLAM
Hello there, fellow Nutra Fans! I am VERY happy and excited to announce that I am now officially part the Nutrabolics team; I am the new Nutrabolics Brand Ambassador Manager! My role is to take care of all things Brand Ambassador & Athlete-related. I am a 21 year old figure competitor/Veterinary Technician student and am also working as a Veterinary Assistant at the moment. These past few months have been a very busy for me, but full of opportunity, and I am so greatful! I had finals for school while I was prepping and competing at the annual Sandra Wickham Fall Classic here in Vancouver. But, I am happy to say that I took first in my figure tall class! And now being able to represent a company that I love, AND help other athletes, I am blessed. Fitness really is my LIFE, and competing is my passion. I am a Nutrabolics supplement fanatic, and I will give you a brief run-down of what supplements I am currently using. I use Isobolic pre-workout. It is a great high-quality protein powder that contains 3 different isolate sources - Whey Isolate, Milk Isolate, and Egg Isolate. Each protein source digests at different speeds, meaning my body will be fueled to battle AND recover. Swollen is my new favorite pre-workout product. I get great focus and energy from it, as well as an AWESOME PUMP. Plus, I don't get the cracked-out feeling from it that I usually get from other pre-workout products I have tried. I also take Anabolic State BCAA’s (orange is my fave,) during workouts. I like this product because it has TEN grams of BCAA’s, compared to most products that have 2-4 grams...As well as HICA, L-glutamine and L-lysine. All of these products are so important to me as an athlete, I need to protect my muscle gains as best as possible! I also take Fighter’s Food for breakfast sometimes, or before bed..or even post workout! It has a great blend of protein, carbs, essential fatty acids, vitamins/minerals and greens. It aids in my recovery, reduces cell damage and gives me more energy. I am also looking forward to Nutrabolics L-Carnitine product that will be available in Canada starting January, encouraging lean muscle growth and aiding fat loss. Needless to say, I train like a beast and expect Nutrabolics products to help maximize every session and aid in my recovery. I am currently training for the 2011 BC Provincial Championships, and hope to place top 3 so that I can go to nationals, 1 week later! My workout split at the moment consists of 5 days of weights and 5-6 days of cardio; Mon - heavy delts Tues - LEGS! Wed - chest/triceps/abs Thurs - rest Fri - back/biceps Sat - light delts/abs Sun - rest I hope everyone is having a wicked holiday, (and not eating too much!) and FINDING time to get those training sessions in between Christmas festivities and holiday cheer. Why wait for a new years resolution to get in the gym?! :) Oh, and don’t forget to cast your vote for Nutrabolics, up for 8 Canadian Supplement Awards AND Brand of the Year!! http://muscle-insider.com/2011-canadian-supplement-awards Train hard! Rachel :)
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