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


HOW TO INCREASE YOUR TESTOSTERONE BY TOMORROW MORNING: Follow this workout routine to help increase your testosterone level and consider getting the Pharmafreak Test Freak to really boost your testosterone levels out the roof! Do this today and feel it tomorrow!
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I CAN, I MUST, I WILL! – MOTIVATION VIDEO


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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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(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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7 HABITS THAT ARE DRAINING YOUR ENERGY!

What can be done to maintain steady Mental Energy? fix these habits ASAP! 

Two major factors that contribute to a successful and productive day are time management and your mental energy. Many people strive to achieve their goals by managing their time as best as they can but what about the mental energy you need to run with during the day? We must accept that every morning we get a dose of mental energy that might not be sufficient to pull us through each day if it is not properly managed. This is why many people feel mentally drained even before it is 10 a.m. in the morning.

You are experiencing this mental drain because of certain bad habits that set in very early in the morning and cause you to have a mental drain before noon, this is bad for you. So what are these bad habits? We have listed eleven of them below. You should know which of these apply to you and how you can start eliminating their effects on your life.

1.Lack of sleeplack of sleepx

There is no better way to replenish your mental energy than sleeping. Unfortunately, many people have compromised their sleeping time to carry out other activities. You will not be missing out on much if you plan your time well to include an adequate time to sleep.

Lack of sufficient sleep will compromise your mental energy reserves. You need to sleep well to avoid being slow mentally.

Tip- Your body will always give you signals when it needs sleep. Never eliminate these signs by taking caffeinated drinks, just go to sleep. Find out how many hours of night sleep you need to feel energized in the morning and stick with it every night.

 

2. Taking on too many tasks at the same time

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Yes we need to work and we also have a life to live but fitting everything in all at once can be overbearing on your mental energy. Many people have to contend with strenuous demands of work life balance, but this can be simplified. Understand your capacities and only agree to do what you can effectively handle at every time. What matters is whatever you do it very well rather than trying to accomplish numerous tasks averagely.

Tip- Consistently practice the habit of prioritizing your activities and you will definitely get better at it. Allow for some free time every day to accommodate any unforeseen tasks that might suddenly come up on your to-do list.

 

3. Habitual Procrastination

proceastinationProcrastination takes its toll on your mental energy. It is easy to put off performing some tasks because you don’t feel inspired at that moment. This can easily lead to a pile up of work to do. Handling this will require a lot of mental energy because your workload has been doubled.

Tip- you can fight procrastination by adopting the two-minute rule. This means if a task will take you two minutes to accomplish, just do it quickly and perfectly then move on to the next task. Two-minute breaks in the middle of a task have been proven to be great for the mind without you getting distracted.

 

4.  Striving for unrealistic perfection

There are times when you have done your very best but you fail to realize it. This means you keep trying to make your work better, spending many hours when you have actually reached your highest point of productivity. The pressure put on your mind to exceed your actual capacity can become very overbearing.

It is important to know your work, understanding when you have put in your very best and moving on is important to save up the amount of mental energy required for that task. Don’t push yourself too hard except you know more can realistically be achieved.

Tip- focus your mental energy on developing a good work. Once you have met the basic requirements for a task, you can attempt to improve it but don’t put pressure on yourself looking for errors that are not there.

 

5. Poor eating habits

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There have been many links connecting your mental energy to your diet. Foods that have high sugar contents should be avoided because they can give you a surge of mental energy which will be immediately followed by a decline once the sugar levels drop. You need foods that can sustain your mental energy all through the day,

Eating foods like whole grains, vegetables, fruits and healthy sources of protein will give your body enough energy to sustain your mental energy while you go about your daily activities.

Tip- Adopt a healthy diet. Your diet should include foods like nuts, vegetables, seeds, fish, berries and other foods that have been proven to have the ability to boost brain power. Please avoid caffeine as much as you can.

 

6. Starting without a plan

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Starting without a plan can lead to mental drain because you will need to put in more effort to make a decision, and it takes a lot of effort to make decisions. The absence of a good plan can leave you mentally stranded and this will lead to a waste of time.

We have seen how great men have avoided this bad habit; they have simplified their daily activities by reducing the activities that ask their minds early in the morning. Many successful men like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs limited their wardrobe to the dressing in a similar way every day. I can bet that it takes them a few minutes to get dressed. Simple decisions like eating a regular breakfast or establishing a simple routine will allow you to have more mental energy which can be focused on other things.

This is worth considering, while you should find out what works for you.

Tip: start planning the events of the next day from today. It might not work out the way you have planned but you will have a plan and a direction. Changes can be easily addressed as the day goes by.

 

7. Neglecting your hobbies

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Engaging in your hobbies regularly is an excellent way to keep up your mental energy. Doing what makes you happy will put you in a better frame of mind to focus on your responsibilities. As you plan your day, include some leisure time to engage in activities that make you happy.

Tip- Find out those hobbies that make you really happy. Some people like to skip just before meals or play some video games. Others might love to read a good book in the evenings. Always make time to do things you love.

 

What can you do to sustain your mental energy?

Those people who are able to smile at the end of every day have been successfully able to manage their mental energy all through the day. They have mastered this by adopting good habits that prevent mental energy drain.

In reality, there are many ways our mental energies can get compromised. We are constantly faced with responsibilities, the need to make decisions and numerous errands to run. The good news is that there are very many ways to effectively manage your mental energy. Find out which of these methods works best for you and adopt it. You will become a happier and more productive person in a very short time.

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR TRUE SELF?

We think we know ourselves but do we really? It’s time to evaluate your true-self today!



If we were to ask you questions regarding your friends, you could probably answer them in an instant. However, we aren’t so good with questions about ourselves. Do you know yourself as a person? Sadly, millions of people can’t answer this question because they have been focusing on the ‘what’ rather than the ‘who’. As a prime example of this, we were asked as children ‘what’ we wanted to be when we grew up rather than ‘who’.

If you do one thing this year, find your true self because it can be a rewarding and self-fulfilling process. Today, we have seven things you should be discovering in the time ahead. Once you complete these, you can become the person you want to be.

 

 

Value targetValues – First and foremost, your personal values are perhaps most important because they explain your opinions and even your actions. What are your beliefs and do you know exactly why these factors are important for you? Over time, you should also learn just how committed you are to these beliefs and they begin to form your opinions and help to make important decisions.

 

 

Passions – If we were to ask you to list ten things you enjoy doing, we could almost guarantee that most of the activities would be with friends. Although this is great, we want you to spend some time alone and find out what you really enjoy. What activities capture your whole attention and imagination? Of course, we are all unique so this is likely to be different to everyone else you know.strengths iwontlose

 

 

Strengths – Along with your passions, you can also find your strengths and where your natural abilities lay. In all likelihood, you have different strengths to everyone else around you so there is no point acting like somebody else. Instead, you can find your own strengths and be your own person.

 

 

Limitations – On the flip side, we all have limitations and things that, no matter how hard we try, we just cannot get right. For some reason, we beat ourselves up for this but even the people you admire most have things at which they cannot excel; there is nobody in the world that can do everything well. As long as you know this, you can focus your energy on your strengths instead.

 

 

Tendencies – In truth, we all have tendencies whether it is to jump into ideas head first or procrastinate for a period of days and weeks. If you recognize your tendencies, you can better analyze your personality whilst pinpointing areas that could be improved. Eventually, you will know how these tendencies contribute or harm your strengths and limitations.

 

 

Goals – As mentioned at the beginning, who do you want to be when you grow older? Even if you think you’re ‘old’ now, who do you want to be in five, ten, or twenty years’ time? Remember, all goals need to be SMART; specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-related.

 

 

directionDirection – Finally, where is your direction in life and where is your true self-going to direct you in the coming years? As soon as you understand the first six factors, the direction will take care of itself. Often, we spend too long focusing on the destination when the journey itself is the most important factor. Once you choose a direction that represents YOUR happiness, you can be confident that you will enjoy the life that unfolds before you!

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BEAST BACK WORKOUT CIRCUIT


BEAST BACK WORKOUT CIRCUIT
What is up everyone!?! TJ is back with a new and exciting workout routine in today’s video. So what’s today’s workout you ask? a 2 part circuit routine targeting your back muscles. There is a total of 12 exercises so be prepared to sweat and fight through the burn.
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10REPS
3 SETS PER CIRUCUIT
50% OF YOUR MAX WEIGHT
30SEC BREAK BETWEEN EXERCISES, TRY AND GO CONTINOUSLY THROUGH ALL WORKOUTS IF POSSIBLE. DRINK H20 TO STAY HYDRATED!
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