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Monday, July 6, 2015

4 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Protein









Get more protein in your body.” Protein is known to be an essential nutrient you have to consume every day. This muscle-builder is a must-have for anyone who wants to get fit, grow more muscles and get a shredded physique. But even if it’s healthy, there are many common mistakes of consuming it. Avoid these blunders and you’ll reach your bodybuilding, fitness and weight loss goals faster.
1. Eating Proteins from The Same Source
A “complete protein” is one that offers all 9 essential amino acids. Getting your protein from various sources will ensure you’re getting all amino acids. Plus, you’ll get the fiber,vitamins and other nutrients that grow muscle, speed up weight loss and prevent disease. Aim to get these protein-loaded foods into your system daily.
2. Getting Your Protein in Only 1 Meal

Don’t limit proteins to a single meal. As much as you’ve got to eat several times a day to sustain a high metabolism, you also have to ensure those meals and snacks contain protein. So don’t wait until dinner or after your exercise to take it all in one swoop. Distribute your protein consumption to absorb it all and to keep you energized throughout the day.
"Note: Though protein is important, consuming too much of it (especially post-workout) is bad as your body will accumulate the excess as fat."

3. Munching On Protein Bars
Protein bars may be convenient and a healthy snack alternative, but many aren’t much better than candy bars. Do your homework and read the labels.


4. Buying ANY Protein Supplement
Don’t just grab any protein powder you see. Do your research and stay away from those packed with sweeteners. A quality whey like this one is a great choice.



Now that you know how to take your protein better, you’ll be able to take this nutrient’s benefits to the next level!














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Matthew Eubanks
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Monday, June 8, 2015

HIT Supplements Perfromance Stack!

I had the pleasure of trying the Performance Stack by HIT Supplements. One very potent, very effective stack! My workouts were phenomenal using this stack. I noticed my drive, focus and endurance were nicely increased. No jitters or crash at all, just staedy clean energy.


PEAK PERFORM is an elite pre-workout for the serious athlete. Peak Perform features 3 of the most studied ingredients in the sports nutrition industry at clinically backed dosages; Peak ATP®, BetaPower™, and Carnosyn®. By combining these three, highly effective, scientifically backed ingredients, we have created the most effective pre-workout on the market! This premium combination makes PEAK PERFORM the most beneficialsupplement you can add to your pre workout regimen because it is clinically shown to give you more lean muscle mass, greater muscle excitability, improved endurance, increased blood flow and decreased recovery time. When you put the work into training your body, you want to be able to push harder, train longer, and consistently perform better. With PEAK PERFORM you will truly be able to achieve your peak performance!*






  • Boosts muscle excitability. Greater excitability = Greater force, velocity, and endurance properties within the muscle!

  • Increases total strength by over 140% = Ability to lift greater weight and produce a greater number of repetitions per set!

  • Increases lean body mass by 100%!

  • Increases power by up to 30%!

  • Improved endurance and increased fat oxidation



Flavoring was fantastic and easily mixed in water with no clumbs or grit at bottom of shaker cup. I would suggest this stack to anyone looking to really step up their workouts and those that are serious about making gainz.




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Matthew Eubanks
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Protein Pupp Chow!

Traditional Puppy Chow a.k.a. Muddy Buddies are loaded with fat, but this slimmed down version is packed with protein! Makes for a deliciously perfect pre or post workout snack! 

NOTE: This is not my recipe, I found this on A Fit Philosophy.




Protein Puppy Chow

Ingredients (makes 1 serving):

3/4 Cup (30g) Chex Cereal
4 TBS (24g) Chocolate PB2
Liquid Vanilla Stevia (to taste)
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 TBS (10g) Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (I suggest True Nutrition Whey because its the best)

Directions:

In a large mug or bowl, mix the Chocolate PB2 with water. I would use a little more than the recommendations in the instructions because you want the consistency to be a bit liquidy. Add vanilla extract and vanilla stevia to mixture and stir until everything is smooth. (for more protein mix with liquid egg whites instead of water)

Pour cereal in mug/bowl with PB2 mixture and stir gently with spoon until all Chex is completely coated.

Pour PB2 covered Chex into Ziploc bag. Pour protein powder on top of Chex in Ziploc bag, seal bag, and shake it baby, shake it!

When all of the Chex looks to be covered in white protein powder goodness, put back in mug and enjoy!


Nutritional Information (1 serving):

**This nutritional information is based on the products that I used to create this recipe and can vary based the brands of products that you use.**

Calories: 245
Protein: 7
Carbs: 37
Fat: 4





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Matthew Eubanks
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