Maximizing Muscle Growth and Body Fat Loss: Eating Before a Workout

If you want to lose fat or add muscle (or both!), you know that your performance in the gym is one of the most important factors to consider. Therefore, this leads to the question of what you should and shouldn’t be eating before a workout and this is an important question for many reasons;

  • Your pre-workout meal will give you the energy to push further in the gym
  • Muscle breakdown can be reduced
  • Fatigue can be reduced with the right meals and supplements
  • Testosterone production can increase

Ultimately, this is only four of the main benefits and steps that lead to greater results. So, what should you consume in the hours leading up to an intense workout?

Nutrition – First and foremost, your pre-workout meal is important because the experts always note how fitness is more about food than exercise. For the best nutrient absorption and digestion, we recommend separating protein and carbs. When taken together, the two can be hard to digest, and you want the nutrients hitting your muscles while in the gym. With poor digestion, you don’t get this benefit, and you could also cause cannibalization within the body; this is where muscle tissue is broken down.

We recommend eating carbs first since these are easier to digest; around fifteen minutes later, you can consume your protein. In terms of ideas, we like fruit since the carbs (fructose) can be used almost immediately for energy rather than being stored which is what happens with many sources of carbohydrates. While most people choose a banana post workout, this is actually a bad idea because this is the time where you need to replenish glycogen storage.

Finally, for nutrition, we recommend adding salt to your food because sodium boasts electrolyte properties. Not only does this control the level of water in your body, but it’ll also regulate muscle/nerve functionality and blood volume. With electrolytes, you should receive an added boost while lifting weights and performing cardio work.

Supplements – In addition to your nutrition and pre-workout meals, we also recommend spending time considering supplements. Of course, these aren’t a necessity, and you’ll get along perfectly fine without them, but they might just provide the added boost you need.

Creatine-Monohydrate If you haven’t heard of this product previously, it combines three amino acids; glycine, methionine, and arginine. With these in your body, you’ll see numerous benefits from increased strength to improved high-intensity performance. Furthermore, creatine will aid the production of ATP, and this is the main energy molecule in our bodies. Considering creatine is affordable, this is a great place to start.

BCAAs Standing for Branched Chain Amino Acids, BCAAs is another product that combines three amino acids but this time valine, leucine, and isoleucine. By blocking serotonin in the brain, your brain experiences less fatigue, and you can stay focused in the gym. Additionally, muscle loss and muscle breakdown are reduced while protein synthesis is improved thanks to both anabolic and anti-catabolic properties. 

However, these benefits are overshadowed somewhat by the main advantage of BCAAs; stimulated insulin production. As the cells absorb amino acids more efficiently, this leads to a more successful and rewarding workout.

Beta Alanine Finally, the third supplement we suggest is one you aren’t likely to have been recommended before; beta alanine. As a non-essential amino acid, beta alanine can be found in the muscles, and it boosts muscle endurance as well as decreasing fatigue. Therefore, it provides a huge benefit when lifting weights in the gym.

Conclusion – Now, you should have everything you need for a successful meal before working out as well as the knowledge to pair this with useful supplements to see real results in your muscle growth and body fat loss goals!

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HOW TO FIGHT DEPRESSION AND A LACK OF MOTIVATION!

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Despite all the technology we’ve seen in recent years, there’s one thing we continue trying to understand; the human mind. Over the course of decades, we put our all into learning everything there is to know about ourselves and other people only to feel surprised when something unexpected happens.

For example, the stresses of life can sometimes get the better of us, and this leads to the death of creativity, productivity, and opportunities to meet up with loved ones and friends. If you can relate to any of this, you aren’t alone because millions feel demotivated or depressed every single day. With so many pressures in the world, there are numerous reasons one may feel depressed including financial worries, illness, work, failed relationships, or even extreme jealousy of others.

Areas of Depression and Demotivation

Unfortunately, dealing with the issue isn’t quite as easy as it sounds because demotivation and depression feed off each other and it eventually becomes a spiral of negativity. However, we have some of the very best tips below.

Professional Goals – According to a recent report, fewer than 25% of people in the world feel as though they’ve achieved professional goals. Considering our career takes up a huge part of our lives, we instantly feel like a failure when we aren’t successful in our jobs. Over time, we lose passion and energy for work, and we get stuck in an endless loop.

As simple as it sounds, you’re in charge of your life so change your job as soon as possible. Even if you start on a smaller wage, you need to be happy in life, so it makes sense to lose the job keeping you unhappy.

Societal Pressures – Every day, we try to live up to the expectations of society even though the bar seems obsessively high. If you keep dressing in a certain way, aim to earn a certain salary, or even just act in a certain way, you aren’t true to yourself. Instead, you need to be happy with who you are because the key factor that will earn the respect of others is actually self-respect.

Family Life – As well as putting you under pressure, your family are likely to compare you to ‘successful cousins’ or siblings, and this can be tough to take. Once again, you need to continue on your own path but just explain your goals to your family. If they can’t respect this, you simply rise above it and keep that self-respect.

Tips for Fighting Depression and Demotivation

Exercise – Although it’s been said millions of times, exercise really is a fantastic way to boost your physical and mental energy. By releasing endorphins, a positive feeling will spend throughout your body and mind. Often, when we say the word ‘exercise,’ people think of long hours on the treadmill, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Why don’t you find something you enjoy? For example, you could play badminton with friends or boxing to improve your stamina.

Read – As long as you choose a good book you can really sink your teeth into, reading is a great way to forget about life for a while and enter a fictional world.

Communication – Finally, talk about your feelings to other people. Although you’re probably shaking your head on this one already, you need to connect to those around you and talking about your feelings is the only way to do this. Once people see what’s happening from your perspective, they’ll be more understanding and supportive moving forward.

Remember, nobody in the world will ever have to spend as much time with you…than you. No matter what happens, you’re in charge, and you should always feel comfortable in your own skin!

Do You Feel Like a Winner? Here’s Why Most Don’t

Although it might not feel like it right now, you are the only one with enough control in your life to make a difference. If you aren’t winning right now, it normally comes from a lack of belief or control, but this is something we’re going to fix today. Below, we’ve listed eight key reasons why you aren’t winning and how to fix them!

Focusing on the Negatives – If you hold a dinner party and eight people had a great time while one didn’t enjoy themselves, which do you focus on? For most of us, we would dwell on the one person who didn’t have a good time, and this is because we tend to be perfectionists. Since this mindset can be quite damaging, we want you to start looking at the positives instead by pulling them into perspective. Sure, you might be able to learn from the negatives, but the positives should always be your motivation.

Wrong ‘Friends’ – For some reason, we get into the habit of spending time with people we don’t trust or even like. If you continue to spend time with people who bring you down, you’ll never be able to stand strong so cut them from your life. Sure, they might realize the error of their ways in the time to come but, for now, you should be surrounding yourself with people who support your journey.

Playing Poorly – If you have no goals and no purpose in life, you aren’t even playing to win. Whenever you have no plan or goals, you simply ride the waves that come your way without achieving any dreams that might be lying underneath. Why don’t you find your passion, set some goals, and really make a push for your dreams?

Lying to Yourself – If you cannot be honest with yourself, becoming a winner will be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. Instead of making excuses and blaming the circumstances, turn things in your favor and be honest with yourself. If you can account for it, you can control it.

Instant Rewards – Whenever you feel gratification for your intentions, you no longer require the gratification for completing the task, and this is a huge issue. Suddenly, you don’t put in the work because you feel as though you’ve had all that will come of it. If you want real results, you don’t need to tell the world where you go; just show them when you’re there.

Lacking the Follow Through – When you make decisions regarding your personal life or career, this is great, but you then need to see them through. If farmers decided to plant crops this year but didn’t actually work on them after planting, they would have nothing to show at the end. Although it might be hard work, you need to give your all to make your plans happen.

Subconscious – No matter how many positive thoughts you have, your subconscious slowly breaks these down with its own negative opinions. For example, you might have a dream to own a specific car. Suddenly, your subconscious says ‘I’ll never have the money.’. If your subconscious limits your dreams, you’ll never be the winner you desire.

Looking for Issues – Finally, another problem we see far too often is people looking for problems. Sadly, their mindset is so negative they wake up and look for the problems to come whether it’s the boss, broken car, or something simple like gone-off milk. Instead, you should be thinking the other way around; life is positive, and the negatives are short-lived experiences to help you grow!

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JAMAICA VLOG: COMPETITION AT A NUDIST RESORT ?


JAMAICA VLOG: COMPETETION AT NUDIST RESORT
So if you remember from my last vlog (click here to watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX_db…) then you would know I was one of the winning recipients going to Jamaica for a fitness shoot. This is my vlog to Jamaica and we stayed at a nudist beach! lol

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FOLLOW THIS TO INCREASE YOUR TESTOSTERONE BY TOMORROW MORNING


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I CAN, I MUST, I WILL! – MOTIVATION VIDEO


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THIS IS WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS!

LIFE CAN REALLY SUCK!

Whatever we spend the most effort and time on gives yourself the highest chance of achieving it. Our minds are such a powerful weapon which we can either use to our advantage or for our destruction. It is what we think that we become in reality, this means that we become our thoughts.

Therefore our thoughts might be the sole reason why you might not be successful at what you do right now, so you need to own it up now that it has been your thoughts that are holding you back.

Thoughts are just one reason why you are not winning yet. Therefore I made a list of 6 reasons which might be the backbone of your current failure. 

1. You Keep Looking At The Negatives.

Not being optimistic can kill and ruin your whole effort towards winning. Your inability to look beyond what you see has been hindering you from making progress. You have to look beyond what you see, look past your obstacles and hindrances and focus clearly on that goal you are about achieving. Assure yourself from time to time that your success is sure. The moment you start thinking negatively about the things life has to offer, how unfair it has been so far you will just be depriving yourself of achieving your dreams.

Successful people don’t let the thoughts of negative things control them they create an enabling environment in their heads to be able to see the world they are to create In the future. Be conscious of your thoughts, they become a reality, be positive in your thinking.

2. You are only playing for the sake of playing without your eyes on the prize.

Socrates said that an unexamined life is not worth living. Living a life without purpose, a life without much reflection, a life without a plan has been the most contributing factor to people’s failure. Every man on earth has to search out his purpose of being in the land if not he/she will just be living like the birds. A principled man with a clear plan in life does not follow the trend; he creates his path to follow.

A situation of an unexamined life is a total disaster, how can an individual who strives to succeed in the banking sector instead of attending a business seminar, chooses to party excessively. Such a person will never succeed unless he/she changes the mindset and sets his eyes on achieving his plan here on earth.

Self-discovery is key to making sure you are not just playing to play. The moment you discover your purpose in life and make a decision to achieve the success you will be on your way to win. But you have to step out of your comfort zone, nothing good comes easy they say. Therefore laziness is out of the question, for now, work out of the average and strive to get better at what you do.

You have to take time and examine the life you are living, ask yourself:

what I am doing right now, am I good at it?

Is it what I should be doing right now?

At this stage in my life, what is holding me back?

What can I do to better my situation?

Only when you answer these questions, will you be able to make progress. Remember if you plan to succeed you have designed to fail.

 

3. You Lack Follow Through

Procrastination is the bedrock of failure. Unsuccessful people have one thing in common which is procrastination. When you don’t make that choice to take actions towards achieving your dreams, you are bound to fail. To avoid failure, you have to take up the responsibility and be committed to whatever you do.

You will never be successful if you don’t follow one cause and see it to success. You have to take up one thing and do it until the point of success. Don’t be the jack of all trade and master of none.

 

4.  You keep dangerous and untrustworthy friends

Show me your friends, and I will tell you who you are. Wrong people in your life might be what has been part of why you are not winning. If you discover people that you call your friends are not friendly to your goals and hinder your success why do you still keep them?

As long as you keep individuals that hinder your success around you will likely not be successful. Stop spending time with wrong people rather, mingle with people who share the same dream with you and will help you achieve it. If a close family of yours that you can’t cut ties completely then limit how much time you give to them.  If you do this, then you will win and will always be on top of your game.

 

5. You desire shortcuts to success.

All desire heaven, but only a few are willing to work and die to make it to that heaven. The same applies to success and winning in many spheres of life. People desire success but few are ready to work and wait to reap the fruits of hard work. Many want to find the easiest way or shortcut to make it in life, but that is not how it works. If you want to stay winning you simply have to work towards it and be patient enough and consistent till your effort pays off. Those who take the shortcut to success typically end up at the same spot they took up from and will continue in that cycle till they decide to do the right thing – WORK HARD!

6. You wake up looking for pain and problems

Don’t wake up in the morning always expecting bad things to happen, or having a negative feeling that you will not achieve anything today.

Please learn to be positive when you wake up in the morning.Tell yourself that today is going to be a good day, Asure yourself that ou will achieve great things today. Love what you do and go out to work towards achieving set goals.

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7 THINGS I DID TO GET RIPPED!

7 THINGS I DID TO GET RIPPED!

7 THINGS I DID TO GET RIPPED!
Who’s ready to transform their body? here is what I did within a year to really transform my body! Take these 7 steps and run with it and transform!! Let’s get it!

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SHOCKING REASONS WHY YOU ARE AFRAID TO SUCCEED AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT

AFRAID OF SUCCESS? HERE IS HOW TO AWARE OF THIS FEAR AND HOW TO CONQUER IT!

All crave success, and virtually everyone wants to succeed. However, there is a major obstacle many faces when pursuing success — FEAR! 

Fear can be described as a two-edged sword that can propel one for success at the same time it can be an instrument for one’s downfall or failure. Today we will be looking at a few things that might be responsible for your fears and active steps to be taken to conquer them all.

Have you experienced the feeling that you get when you see a successful person, that feeling of wanting to be like them? where you judgmental on how they achieved their success?

That feeling is normal but one thing I realized from years of analyzing success is that many tell their success stories as a journey of being relentless, countless hours of unseen hard work, and consistency. Successful people take the bull by the horn and work towards achieving success. Success is usually never given on a platter of gold; it is something you work towards every single day.

REASONS WHY YOU ARE AFRAID

Fear of judgments: Most of the times our opinions about how others achieved their success become the root of our fears. The negativity in your judgments of others success has been what in one way or another affecting us. This simple key means that the thought of being judged the same way we judge others forms the basis of our fear of success. Therefore it is advised we jubilate and celebrate with others in success because surely one good turn deserves another. This is the key to conquering this particular fear.

Fear of pressure: Sometimes we are faced with the pressure from family and friends of having to impress every time they come around. The fear and pressure can be intense that happiness leaves you, increased anxiety, and low esteem which is one of the major factors that contributes to failure. Hardly do you achieve success in a hurry or under pressure. To conquer this fear simply do yourself the favor of appreciating your little efforts and little success as this boosts your chances of achieving great things. Tell yourself there is no good in rushing, after all, the popular saying goes thus: anything worth doing is worth doing well.

Fear of failure: No one likes to fail. Failure has no friends. Nobody identifies with failure, Due to this, the fear of failure remains deep in everyone’s heart even in the so-called successful ones. The fear that they might one day be pushed out of the top, therefore they do everything in their power to see that they maintain the number one spot. Statistics has it that the chances of failure are greater than chances of success but that notwithstanding success is still possible if only you can work towards it. Conquering this particular fear is straightforward, all you have to do is channel your positive energy towards what you have in mind to achieve rather than having thoughts you will fail. You are not a failure you are a conqueror.

Did you enjoy reading this brief article on you fear and how to conquer them? I do hope you found a couple of insights and find the courage to unmask the champion within. Please share this article.

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HERE ARE THE MOST EFFICIENT WAYS TO BUILD CONFIDENCE!

Amazing ways of boosting self-confidence.

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Truth be told, there is a clear difference between self-confidence and being scared. The two are opposite ends in the sense that the level of
confidence you have and display tells a lot about how far you can go in life. Real confidence helps fasten success. Confidence is built or developed by one’s self, although there are other factors beyond human control, in some circumstances that affect your level of confidence. That notwithstanding there are amazing ways humanly possible to boost one’s confidence and they are as follows.

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Man giving expressions

Encourage yourself

Another great way of increasing your confidence level is gratitude to one’s self. Take out few moments of your free time to count your blessing, How successful you have been and beat your chest saying “well-done.” This will surely generate a positive vibe within you to encourage yourself to get to work.


Dress smart

A favorite saying goes thus” The way you dress, is the way you will be addressed” the kind of dress you put on has a way of making you feel good or bad. Therefore clothing’s determines your confidence level, how you interact with people and also how you carry yourself when you dress smart and look good, it makes you feel fantastic and totally and on top of your game using this to your advantage can be a real boost to your confidence.


Compliment/thumbs up

The internal most times controls the externals. The way we feel inside is what manifests outside. We display inform of behavior to others, If we think and act positively towards other people, play nice and not gossip or backbite or even pick nose in their offers is unnecessary. Finding the best of what is another and making good compliments about it will improve your confidence and make you work more on yourself.


Personal talks 

Motivational speeches are one of the fastest ways to boost confidence. Listening to motivational speeches especially one from yourself. Doing a little pep talk standing before your mirror stating your achievements, your goals, and strengths, as well as your weakness, can boost your confidence. This works every time.


Sit at first rows 

Research shows that people that sit at the front row in school, churches and meeting places are more confident over those that sit at back rows. Reason being that those that sit at the back don’t want to be noticed, But people with high morale and confidence sit at the front. Try sitting in the front row next time you look more confident that way and will concentrate well.


Be outspoken

People keep quite at group discussions and meetings because of what people might think or say about their opinions. They are afraid to let their voices be heard because others might think their ideas to be stupid. This is just human assumptions, but in reality, people are more accommodating and even eager to hear what you have to say about issues. Little efforts made towards being outspoken definitely have a way of boosting your confidence and make you look smart.


Think about others

Being selfish or self-centered brings down our confidence level how about when you think less of yourself and think of a way of helping and serving others to the best of your abilities. By making huge contributions towards making the world a better place, you will be building your confidence as well.


Stay fit

I will say that personal looks and appearance has up to 70% influence on an individual’s confidence level. Women who are obese or fat are generally known to be of low self-esteem although there might be exceptions. This is to say that physical appearance also affects confidence. To build your confidence you have to mind what you eat to stay healthy always. You are what you eat.


Sit properly

Just like the ways you walk tell people how confident you are, so also the way you sit does the same and have a way of boosting your confidence. Maintaining a good posture while sitting will surely improve your confidence. Make sure you sit properly and develop a good posture to help improve your confidence anywhere you go.


In conclusion, Rome was not built in a day, so also one’s confidence won’t just come that easy. Therefore, developing a habit of putting these things mentioned to practice is surely a way to go. Good luck!!

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(VLOG) FITNESS MODELL WINNER (I’M GOING TO JAMAICA)

FITNESS MODEL WINNER (I’M GOING TO JAMAICA)

TJ Is back with a new video and this time it’s a vlog! A bit different from his intense workout videos. Did you enjoy the vlog? should we do more? congratulate TJ below as he is one of the final fitness model winners and is going to Jamaica.
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