Zeal: Is my favorite lean protein to take post workout! It tastes great and is light and easy on the stomach. It has 30 grams of protein per scoop and is super low calorie at just 155 calories per scoop! It is a hydrolyzed whey protein isolate, which is that fastest absorbing protein available. So the minute you drink it, it immediately begins to feed and recover your muscles. It also has a sustained flow of essential amino acids which help your body stay in an “anabolic state.” This means your body uses your fat for energy rather than your muscles! I do two scoops a day, one scoop in my morning smoothie and one scoop in water post workout! I have tried a lot of different proteins in my day and this is my absolute favorite and has produced the best results. Zeal also contains a days worth of Ganeden BC30 probiotics in every scoop. By factoring in Zeal in your daily supplement regimen you don't need to add any other probiotic.
BCAA: I love the BCAA’s for two reasons. First off they taste amazing and are incredibly refreshing to drink during your workout. Second, they are loaded with essential amino acids that help your body stay in an anabolic state. A lot of people don’t realize you have a limited store of amino acids. You get these from food and sleep. When you workout and train within the first 30-45 minutes of your workout your body uses up all of your natural stores of amino acids. When this happens, your body then goes into a “catabolic state” which essentially means your body begins to use your muscle for energy to fuel your workout. YOU DON’T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN! When you supplement BCAA’s while you workout it helps to constantly refill your amino stores which helps your body stay in an “anabolic state” which means you are using your fat stores for energy to fuel your workout. When you use BCAA’s you increase your anabolic window from 30 minutes… to 90 minutes, then if you take a solid post workout protein like Zeal you get even more amino acids. This makes your anabolic window over three hours! Rather than it being just the 30 minutes from your natural store. This is how people are able to train for so long and retain their muscle while using all their fat stores for energy. This is a must use supplement if you want to lean out, shred extra body weight, and maintain your lean muscle!
Ultimate Omega 3 Fish Oil: is an amazing supplement that contains a special enzyme that breaks down the fish oil into the original oil pattern that it was while still inside the fish. This takes the absorption from a mere 25% to 90%, eliminating the burp taste and helping your body utilize more of the fish oil. These omega’s are essential in developing strong muscles and they also help boost your immune system and help decrease inflammation. This helps your joints and muscles feel and move better.
Mr. Fusion Pre Workout: I have tried countless amounts of pre workout in my lifetime. I have never been able to find a pre workout that not only helps push me through my workouts but doesn’t have me crash after them. This pre workout is low in caffeine so you don’t get all jittery and itchy! It’s smooth and helps you focus on contracting and stretching your muscles during the workout. It tastes amazing, prevents cramping, helps with endurance, and helps to lean you out while also allowing you to push more weight in the gym! You have to try this pre workout for yourself. Be careful though once you give a scoop to your friends they are all gonna want to steal it from you!
LAX: We all know how important working out and eating right is to create that perfect dream body. However, even more important than both of those is your recovery, in particular your sleep. When you workout you tear and break down the muscles. They can only grow back bigger once they recover. If you are not getting enough deep sleep and REM sleep during the night your body is never properly recovering and you will begin to overstrain your muscles and plateau. Taking a nighttime sleeping agent that helps you fall into deeper sleep and increase your human growth hormone that recovers all your muscles, ligaments and joints is essential in helping your body recover and repair to take on strain the next day. Immediately after a workout you have to begin the recovery process. An easy way to do that is taking this helpful sleeping aid right before bed to make sure you are getting enough REM and deep sleep so that your body wakes up feeling refreshed so you can get after it again!
- Andrew Walsh