NEW ANABOLIC STATE FLAVOURS: GRAPE AND PINEAPPLE
Last month we blew away our product testing panel with some amazing new flavours for ANABOLIC STATE,™ Nutrabolics signature BCAA supplement. Nutrabolics is happy to announce that our exclusive new flavours are now available on Nutrabolics.com and supplement retailers across Canada.
NUTRABOLICS.COM 3.0 TO LAUNCH EARLY MARCH 2014
After several months of extensive usability testing and coding, Nutrabolics will be launching its brand new website this March. The new site features a re-skinned interface in-line with its new branding aesthetic, improved product information system, and a streamlined e-commerce experience.
CHECK US OUT AT THE 2014 FIBO INTERNATIONAL TRADESHOW
Come and get updated on the latest in Nutrabolics at the FIBO International Fitness Tradeshow. This premiere international event will run from Thursday April 3rd to Sunday April 6th at the Cologne Convention Center in Germany. Be sure to stop by our booth to see new supplement prototypes, try samples, and learn about all of our exciting developements in premium natural supplementation for 2014.
NUTRABOLICS CEO NAMED ONE OF BIV'S TOP 40 UNDER 40
Congratulations to Nutrabolics' CEO who received business in Vancouver's prestigious Top 40 Under 40 award this past month. The Gala was held at the Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver where Dupont was cheered on by peers and staff.
NUTRABOLICS SIGNS BIKINI COMPETITOR DANIELLE RODNEY
THE MYTH OF FAT CONSUMPTION
By Ricky Goodall
Professional MMA Fighter
As information about nutrition continues to become more and more available and the myths surrounding low fat diets become exposed we’re lead in different directions toward supplementation to make up for certain aspects of our diets that are otherwise missing.
Although body fat is something most of us want to avoid, the path to a low fat percentage is often blazed by a diet that actually contains healthy fats, which help our bodies get rid of that unwanted fat.
Nutrabolics’ supplement SUPERFATS™ contains three power packed components that help us rid our unwanted body fat and may also help with muscle gain, inflammation and even reducing the chance of cancer.
The first component we’re going to look at is Conjugated Linoleic Acid. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a healthy trans-fat that is found to be very important in our diets aiding in many health benefits including lowering blood pressure, lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, shedding unwanted body fat and even increasing strength. CLA is found naturally occurring in beef that is raised on a grass based diet. Cattle in North America are primarily fed grains causing the need for CLA supplementation to be on the rise. When cos eat a grain based diet CLA becomes virtually non-existent. Grass-fed beef can be expensive to purchase and very hard to find making Superfats a great substitution.
The next component of Superfats is Sesame Seed Oil. Sesamin found in Sesame Seed Oil can assist in fat burning by increase ketone production which increases amino acids maintained in the body. When the body is in a calorie deficit these ketones provide energy to the cells and assist in burning body fat. This means that Superfats is not only beneficial to the average person or athlete in their day to day lives but also during the final days and weeks of contest preparation when their fat intake increases and carbohydrate intake decreases.
Finally Korean Pine Nut is a natural appetite suppressant that also increases metabolism by reducing muscle lipid content and weight gain. One of the hardest aspects of staying on track is cravings and temptation to eat foods that are not so healthy for us but Korean Pine Nut make assist in lowering those cravings indirectly.
Nutrabolics Superfats is a fantastic addition to a good diet and training and may increase strength, decrease inflammation and body fat and help fend off disease. Consume Superfats every day with a diet rich in Omega 3 for optimal results.
3 NUTRA ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN 2014 ARNOLD
Congratulations and good luck to Jonni Shreve and Shelagh Paton who will be competing in the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival. This prestigious event is easily the 2nd largest of its kind in the world, second only to the Olympia, and will take place In Columbus, Ohio from January 27th to March 2nd.
From Couch Potato to Hot Potato
A Beginner's Workout Program
Do you have a friend or relative that has finally decided that they want to make 2014 their best year yet but…they don’t know where to start with the gym and do not have a clue about what supplements to take? Well I have put together a simple and very non-intimidating workout program that has been designed to build a foundation of fitness for those who would like to live a healthier and happier life and are looking for a good place to start!
The program consists of 3 different workouts and days off are taken as needed – just keep rotating through the program (aiming for 3-4 workouts per week and starting with only 2 sets of each exercise for the first 2 weeks then moving up to 3 sets). The most important thing for a beginner is to start slow and listen to his/her body – overdoing it and becoming sore, tired and cranky can be very discouraging and should be avoided as this program is the first step towards a lifelong healthy and sustainable lifestyle! It is important to note that one should seek clearance from a medical doctor prior to beginning any exercise program.
Warmup: 5 minutes of cardio on Stair Machine/StepMill or Treadmill on a 10 degree Incline
Post weights: 10 minutes of cardio your choice
Day One: Chest, Back and Abs – all 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Barbell Bench Press
- Incline Chest Press Machine or Dumbbell Incline Press on Bench
- Chest Fly/ “Pec Deck” Machine
- Lat Pulldown Machine
- Seated Row Machine
- Low Back Hyperextension Machine
Day Two: Legs – all 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Leg Press Machine
- Romanian (Straight Legged) Deadlifts (keep back straight, do not round back)
- Seated Leg Extension Machine
- Leg Curl Machine
- Standing Calf Machine
- Regular Ab Crunches on Mat or Swiss Ball
Day Three: Shoulders, Arms and Abs– all 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Shoulder Press Machine or Dumbbell Shoulder Press
- Lateral Raise Machine or Dumbbell Lateral Raise (Dumping Glasses of Water)
- Reverse Fly/”Pec Deck” Machine
- Bicep Curl with EZ Curl (Bent Barbell)
- Dumbbell Hammer Curl
- Tricep Dips on Machine (Assisted or Unassisted)
- Tricep Cable Rope Extensions
- Ab Leg Raises (Hanging from “Chair” or Laying on Mat)
Supplementation/How to Eat:
Keep it Simple Stupid – find a few meals you like and expand from them. Too many changes at once will make the lifestyle change too difficult and overwhelming.
Breakfast: 2/3rd of a cup of instant oats mixed with water and cooked and sprinkled with cinnamon. 1.5 Scoops Nutrabolics Protein.
Lunch: Subway Roasted Chicken Sub – double the meat and go with a 6 inch version to save carbs
Snack: Nutrabolics Protein Shake or a handful of unroasted nuts + Piece of Fruit
Supper: Piece of Meat of Fish + side like brown rice, sweet potato and throw some veggies in there as well
Hungry at night? Eggs, eggwhites, Nutrabolics protein shakes, Turkey Jerky, Turkey Pepperoni, Smartpop popcorn, 70% or higher dark chocolate
Breakfasts can be oats and protein shake, or protein smoothie (just add mixed berries and oats to the protein powder and blend – easy peasy!)
Lunch and Supper are basically a piece of protein (chicken, fish, lean steak) + a complex carb (brown rice, sweet potato, red potatoes) + veggies or salad.
Snacks: unroasted nuts like almonds – a handful, or a protein shake plus a piece of fruit. Popchips are good for snacking too as they are pretty low cal, so are Quaker Crispy Minis.
Try to eat well during the week and then treat yourself on the weekend. It’s all about cutting down on the extra junk food in your life and becoming more physically active. You can still eat those “not so good for you” things just try to cut it down to one night a weekend and you’ll notice a big difference quickly.
Supplements: The Kick Start Beginner Stack
- Nutrabolics Isobolic Protein or Nutrabolics Hydropure Protein
- Nutrabolics Swollen Capsules or Powder– 1 Serving Before Shoulders and Arm Day Workout
- Nutrabolics Thermal XTC Capsules or Powder – 1 Before Workout
- Post workout: 1.5 – 2 scoops of Nutrabolics Isobolic Protein and a banana or 2 Scoops Nutrabolics Anabolic Window
- Nutrabolics Vitabolic – 2 per day
- Nutrabolics Superfats – 3 capsules, 2 times per day
This is a guideline meant to help a new beginner take the first steps to becoming healthier and happier for 2014! Food substitutions should be made as needed to help morph their current couch potato routine into a healthier lifestyle –progression not perfection is the name of the game!
Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy 2014!
Shannon Lynch, PTS, PFS, MBA
Enjoying A Fitness Conscious Holiday
By Nicki Bucci - Team Nutrabolics Athlete
As we are in the final stretch of the holiday season, I see all over my Facebook and Twitter feeds ways in which my friends are planning to stay on their diets. I can’t help but wonder why we drive ourselves so crazy at this time trying to ensure our diets are perfect. Shouldn’t we really be just living in the moment and enjoying ourselves?
I’m not saying you should gorge yourself on every morsel of store bought chocolate money can buy but what I am saying is to pick your battles.
The whole idea of the healthy lifestyle is to practice moderation and balance. I don’t believe in missing out on the experiences and foods that your memories are made of because of the desire for abs (ok, unless you have a show coming up....in that case, plan plan PLAN and pack your food). We have the rest of the year to calculate macros and ensure we are meeting our goals but in my humble opinion this is a time of rest, relaxation and enjoyment! Go ahead and have a little bit of your childhood favorites when you’re out, just remember when you’re at home or work before and after the event that to eat light to make up for it. Control what you can and indulge where it feels right. Remember it takes 3,500 calories to gain or lose a pound of bodyfat. Unless you’re eating entire cakes or turkeys you’ll probably not be THAT bad.
A very smart thing to do however is keep up with your supplements. With the extra carbs that the holidays bring, you may want to keep some Isobolic or Hydro Pure with you just in case you can’t get any, or enough protein wherever you are. This is also prudent advice if you’re out shopping and forget to eat....all you need is a bottle of water for mixing and you can easily get a bit of nutrition on the run before you pass out!! It goes without saying that you should be taking your Vitabolic every day anyways...don’t slack now.
Finally – I know this is a very hectic time for many of us but there is still time to get a workout in here and there! Even if you have an event every day (I feel sorry for you if you do) you can sneak in training! Wake up earlier....do it on your lunch hour etc.... Take advantage of any down time you have to treat your body well. This will not only help you to not balloon up over the holidays thanks to Nonna’s famous homemade pasta, but will help to alleviate some of the stress that this time of year can bring. Treat your workouts like a meditation of sorts. Your time to yourself!
Again, I’m not saying you need to gain 10lbs over the season and worry about it later....far from it. What I am saying is to let your guard down a tiny bit and just enjoy this little break from reality. It’s only a couple of weeks! Just don’t become a human trash compactor and consider it a win ;)
Happy Holidays to you & yours! Until 2014....
SARAH HARRISON REPS CANADA AT MISS INTERNATIONAL
Congratulations to Nutrabolics Athlete Sarah Harrison who represented Canada and Nutrabolics at the Miss International Pageant this weekend in Tokyo Japan. Sarah continues to build a major international following after competing and gaining a top 10 spot in the Miss Universe Pageant this past June.