ISOBOLIC Peanut-Butter Breakfast Banana Split
Nutrabolics Athlete Caitlyn Bellamy knows that you have to get creative with food when you can't indulge in the real thing. Caitlyn is currently prepping for the Northern Classic Competition in Fort St. John on June 8th, she shared her recipe for a Peanut-Butter Breakfast Banana Split (1 serving) made with ISOBOLIC strawberries n' cream.
NUTRABOLICS PREMIUM GAINER
You want to muscle gain without the fat. You want a clean gainer that gives your body exactly what it needs (and nothing it doesn't) to slab on muscle. ISOGAINER™ hits you hard with 60g of our signature penta-stage triple isolate to keep you anabolic up to 8 hours. We've formulated ISOGAINER™ with an elite sustained released complex carbohydrate blend which stabilizes blood glucose and insulin levels.
ISOGAINER™ is also engineered with 2,500 mg of our Anabolic Activating Matrix. This ultra-concentrated complex contains the insulin potentiator K-R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (K-R-ALA), and Argine Ethyl Ester to support Nitric Oxide production.
Unlike other gainers on the market loaded with fat-storing sugar and useless fillers, ISOGAINER™ is made with only the best, for the best - you.
Now available in vanilla and chocolate.
COMING SOON: COOKIES & CREAM.
2013 BODY FIT EXPO
Nutrabolics is attending the Bodybuilding.com 2013 Body Fit Expo in Boise, Idaho on June 8th.
Stop by booth #30 to try our newest supplements and meet part of the Nutrabolics Team.
nutrabolics athlete makes pro debut
Nutrabolics IFBB Pro Mike Johnson is making his pro debut on May 25th at the 2013 New York Pro Championships. The New York Pro kicks off the Olympia qualification series and is the first Pro Show on Mike's competition schedule. All of us at Nutrabolics would like to wish him good luck.
The following weekend Mike will be hitting the stage again at the Toronto Pro SuperShow - alongside other Nutrabolics Athletes such as IFBB Pro Eboney Chipman, Natalie Waples and Alex Wilson in the amateur division.
Interview with Nutrabolics eu athlete
An interview with Nutrabolics IFBB Pro Quincy Winklaar.
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.
madeleine kolev on competition prep
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