nutrabolics at the toronto pro show
The Toronto Pro Supershow is just 17 days away, marking the 1st Canadian Pro Show of the year.
Stop by the Nutrabolics booth to meet the Ladies of Nutrabolics, Anna Babij, Nicki Bucci and Casandra Bella, and Athlete Manager Rachel Killam. You also will have a chance to catch Nutrabolics IFBB Pro's Mike Johnson, Natalie Waples, and Eboney Chipman who are competing, and get sent home with some Nutrabolics swag. There will be Nutrabolics supplements on sale, don't miss out.
Party with the Pro's on Saturday at CUBE Nightclub, where the official Toronto Pro SuperShow Afterparty is taking place.
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NUTRABOLICS ATHLETE WINS WORLD CHAMPION TITLE
Feriedoon Haghi, a very respected athlete in Iran has just recently been crowned the World Bodybuilding & Physique Champion at the World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships in Dubai (pictured center.) Feriedoon is a well respected, prominent member of the Iranian Bodybuilding Federation and has trained numerous athletes in Iran.
toronto pro after party
Nutrabolics is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Toronto Pro Show After Party, being held at Cube Nightclub.
Nutrabolics IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Mike Johnson and IFBB Bikini Pro Eboney Johnson will both be competing at the Toronto Pro - the first Canadian Pro Show of the year.
Get your tickets and information on bottle service at http://www.torontoprosupershow.com/content/official-after-party-gncmuscle-insider-toronto-pro-supershow
Clean and lean or downright dirty?
With the increase in internet availability and the success of social media, there is a multitude of knowledge available at ones finger tips. Some of this information is accurate, others misleading. Certain sources can be exaggerated while some are just simply misunderstood. Understanding and executing a proper mass building or bulking game plan is no exception.
Terms such as “dirty bulk” and “clean bulk” have been making their way around the gym since the 70’s. While some trainers and athletes swear there’s a place for both, others disagree, I being one of them. The term “dirty bulk” refers to ingesting massive amounts of calories to entice the body to have excess calories and build mass amounts of muscle, with little catabolism (muscle breakdown). These calories include saturated, unsaturated and trans fats; simple and complex carbohydrates, and various protein sources. Although large amounts of muscle can be built during a dirty bulk, there is also a high risk of unwanted fat gain. Dirty bulking can also cause temporary and sometimes permanent damage to the metabolism through excess toxins, acidity, and insulin resistance.
The body is put under intense stress during the process of dirty bulking, causing the pancreas to secrete high amounts of insulin that clear the large amounts of glucose in the blood sugar. As time goes and our body is being bombarded with signals, it becomes less responsive to insulin and other important hormones. Long term this can cause damage to our metabolism, resulting in increased cutting phases to achieve the results the athlete may have once had with much less effort. This is a vicious cycle that is all too often practiced in the fitness industry.
A “clean bulk” has many definitions, but often refers to ingesting anywhere from 250-1000 excess calories each day from various foods to achieve a gradual increase in muscle mass with little to no fat gain. This method of bulking also includes a combination of all nutrient sources, but in a more controlled and less chaotic manner. Athletes are still often confused with the methods of a clean bulk and sometimes think this means high protein and moderate amounts of fats and carbs. Doing this can cause excess protein amounts and can lead to a state called “acidosis.” Acidosis occurs when the body is overwhelmed with high concentrated sources of proteins (such as animal protein) and falls in to a state of high acidity or very low pH. This can result in Insulin resistance, muscle catabolism, immune system destruction and worse.
An effective bulking period needs no label of being “clean” or “dirty” if proper nutrition principles are in place. Cheat meals have their time and place, but in no sport should that mean every day or every meal. Nutrient timing, proper food sources, supplementation and training can all ensure an effective bulk phase, without the damaging health effects. The “boomerang” effect post-competition of high amounts of fat gain and muscle breakdown can be avoided!
The first step to mass building is good hydration and proper post-workout supplementation. Our bodies are most responsive to nutrients post-workout, using them to build and repair muscle versus storing fat. This time frame is referred to as the “anabolic window”; a series of hormonal responses achieved from exercise. A proper post-workout supplement for mass should include both high glycemic (simple) and low glycemic (complex) carbohydrates. The best sources for these include waxy-maize, dextrose or maltodextrin, and whey protein, which is a rapidly absorbed protein source needing little digestion. Electrolytes such as potassium and sodium should also be included and other beneficial elements such as essential fatty acids, medium chain triglycerides and amino acids.
Nutrabolics® MASS FUSION™ is a mass building supplement that contains 170g of carbs per serving with 28g of those carbs from sugars. WAXYBOLIC™ is Nutrabolics® thermogenic offspring of traditional waxy maize which restores glycogen and promotes fat burning. It is a time-released carbohydrate matrix that helps stabilize insulin fluctuations in the bloodstream. MASS FUSION™ also contains Nutrabolics SUPERFATS™ that contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a powerful fatty acid that aids in fat burning and muscle growth, and medium chain triglycerides (MCT). MCT is the “simple carb” of fatty acids that quickly enters the blood stream for energy while also helping to burn fat.
Of course no mass building supplement would be complete without protein and MASS FUSION™ contains 47g per serving from whey isolate and casein, giving a combination of quick absorbing and slow absorbing proteins ensuring effective muscle anabolism. MASS FUSION™ also contains a power punch of potassium, sodium, calcium and amino acids to ensure everything the body needs to put on lean, dense mass without any negative effects. If you consider yourself an athlete who’s in it for the long haul then put down the bag of donuts and pick up a bag of MASS FUSION™; your body will thank you later.
Ricky Goodall, Nutrabolics Athlete
TEAM NUTRABOLICS DOMINATES
Congratulations to all of our athletes who dominated the stage at the IFBB Event World Qualifier in Winnipeg, MB. Nutrabolics Breanne Hensmen smashed the competition and won her bikini class, Deanna Demay and Angeline Jeanson both placed 2nd in their respective Bikini classes, and Megan Stanley and Casandra Bella also killed it in the Bikini category. Way to go Team Nutrabolics!
On the same day, Nutrabolics Lea OConnor (below, center) competed in the WBFF PRO AM Competition in Montreal - and won her WBFF Pro Card!
Hard work does pay off - all of our athletes are a prime example of this.
NUTRABOLICS newest supplements have landed in Europe!
HEMOTEST 2XC™, HEMOTROPIN 2XC™, and CARNIBOLIC™ are available for wholesale & retail through our European distributor.
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HEMOTEST LIMITED TIME OFFER
For a limited time only HEMOTEST™ is available at 40% off pricing. Purchase this hormone-support stack that combines 18 natural substances proven to support natural testosterone production in your body. When taken as directed, HEMOTEST™ is designed to elevate testosterone levels by forcing your body to use its own active testosterone more efficiently.
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Featuring Nutrabolics WBFF Pro Adrian Veinot and Nathan Nurse - both currently prepping for upcoming WBFF competitions.
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JONNI SHREVE WINS OVERALL AT NSABBA Provincials
Congratulations to Nutrabolics Athlete Jonni Shreve on winning Overall at the 2013 NSABBA Provincials. Jonni made an incredible transformation in just 1 year, and we look forward to seeing him rock the stage at the 2013 Canadian Nationals as he battles for his pro card.
Follow him on Twitter @Jonni_Shreve