SBSC Fit Tips: Minimizing The Holiday Bulge #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

As we are just starting the holiday season, many are concerned about how much weight they will put on.

I am a firm believer that you should definitely NOT diet during the holidays. it makes you and your family miserable. There are however, some tips and tricks to help you minimize the holiday bulge.

One ~ Drink Your Water ~ Water not only helps keep you hydrated, but also helps with the holiday bloat. A lot of the treats and goodies consumed over the holiday have a ton of sodium, which can lead to water retention. As a bonus, water also keeps you feeling fuller, so you may indulge less.

Two ~ Get Your Fill Of Protein ~ Drinking a lean protein shake before the festivities begin will also keep you feeling full. High-quality proteins like Saturn Supplement’s Pro 4100 Hydrolyzed Protein, are more satiating than either carbohydrates or fats, and they may have the ability to improve the body’s metabolism. Plus one serving is 41g of protein. Before a big meal, I only drink half a shake with a little low fat milk. It is the perfect pre holiday treat to start my day.

PRO 4100 Hydrolyzed

Three ~ Stand Instead Of Sit~  Often at family get togethers we choose to sit and chat. I find that when I stand I move around the room more. This not only keeps me moving, but also keeps me from grabbing more food. it is harder to eat standing than sitting ha ha. Plus standing burns more calories 😉

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Four ~ Alcohol, Water match Up ~ I have a rule, for every alcoholic beverage I drink I must drink at least 8 ounces of water to match. This does two things. One, since alcohol dehydrates you, you know you are staying hydrated. Two, it also keeps you from going overboard on alcohol.

Five ~ Appetite Suppressants ~ Some people need these, some don’t. I am one who does. If you put me in a room of delicious food, I am going to town ha ha ha ha. Before the festivities begin I always take a Saturn Supplements Lipo-Ex. They give me the energy I need to make it through the day as well as suppress my appetite, so I am less likely to inhale the whole dessert table. It keeps my metabolism running efficiently, so what I do eat metabolizes quickly. It is one of my favorite Saturn products by far!!!

LIPO-EX

Never let the holidays stress you out. I always tell my clients, one bad meal is not going to do any damage, just as one healthy meal isn’t going to make someone fit. Enjoy the food and your family, because THAT is what the holidays are all about!

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SBSC Fit Tips: What Is On An Athlete’s Holiday Wish List? @SaturnMuscle @BodiesByBert @Questnutrition @ToiletTreeProd @officialldwest @skullcandy @worldkitchenllc

The holidays are in full swing and many say that athletes are hard to shop for. No worries, because here is SBSC’s annual Athlete’s Holiday Wish List!

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We will start with the easy stuff, stocking stuffers. This would include socks, sugar free gum (They sell a ton of “gourmet” gums now that are always an awesome option) Arnica gel or Tiger Balm (for sore muscles), Gym bag fresheners (Our stuff gets stinky), wrist wraps, liquid chalk or lifting gloves, headbands and hair ties. Items like these are always needed and a guarantee winner in any athlete’s stocking.

When it comes to what gifts to put under the tree, this year there are a lot of amazing things that made SBSC’s wish list!

Saturn Supplements Stack. Every athlete wants quality supplements that work! Saturn’s products deliver! My personal stash consist of Nitrox Pro and Pro 4100 protein powders. Both are of the highest quality, delicious, and have a whooping 40 grams of protein per serving. Aminos Pump 50000. I drink it all day long to keep my body anabolic. K-pump Hydrate. It is the perfect intraworkout drink to keep you focused, fueled, and hydrated during training. Creatine Silk, for muscle building. C-1000, B-100, Flaxseed, CLA, and Cholest Omegas to aid in keeping me lean and healthy. Lipo EX for fat loss and energy. And of course for your mini athletes Children’s Yummy Vites Multi Vitamins. This is just a glimpse of what I typically take. Saturn has a very extensive line of amazing supplements!!!

Pyrex containers. Yep, you read that right! I LOVE my Pyrex. They come in various sizes for all my meals and meal preps. They are microwave safe and do not break down like most plastic containers that you find. This means no weird taste when you heat up your food.

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Skullcandy Uproar Wireless headphones. Another awesome product! Sound quality is great. I train for 2-4 hours a day and I only charge them once every week and a half. They are lightweight, comfy, and won’t break the budget. I prefer them over the more expensive headphones, because if I do break or lose them, I’m not going to break my budget to replace them.

Uproar Wireless

LD West Phone Holster. Okay, this is one of the top gifts of the year! Perfect for in and out of the gym. If you know me well, you know that I never carry a purse. Having a place for my phone, money, and I.D. has always been an issue. I’m a fit girl, so 9 times out of 10 I’m wearing my gym leggings and have no pockets ha ha. This eliminates the need for pockets and let’s face it, makes anyone look bad ass!!! It actually is safer, because your valuables are secure against your body. No one is going to try to snatch them. They come in several stylish colors and patterns. You can guarantee that I will be adding to my collection sooner than later!

BForce Bands – Gym In a Bag. I have the booty bands, lateral resistance bands, and sports specific resistance bands. Talk about taking my training to the next level!!! These have up’ed my game so much!!! I can’t even fathom training without them now. I use them on virtually every training, from legs/glutes, arm day, back, abs, to delts and chest. Seriously remarkable quality and serious gains to be made with these. Even more awesome is days when I can’t make it to the gym, these are exactly a advertised, a Gym In a Bag. I can use them anywhere to get in a full body training. Great if the athlete in your life is looking for more conditioning or looking for a way to train while they travel.

Toilettree’s Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser. Not only does this put an ultrafine scented mist of your favorite essential oils into the air, but it is a gorgeous piece of bamboo and glass, with a color changing LED light. It is a conversation piece and adds life to any room. I love it, because I can have my home already for me to relax with comforting smells when I walk in the door from a stressful day or a hard training. This is a phenomenal gift for anyone in your life!!!

Quest Bars. I love all of the Quest Bars. They are a perfect treat without actually ruining your diet. Perfect for on the run or when you are relaxing with the family. We love to bake them, but they are great just out of the package! Quest also has chips which are also a perfect snack! Their new cereal bars are perfection and they also carry a full line of flavored protein. Some would say this would fall under stocking stuffers, but if you head over to their website today, you can pick up the Questmas gift pack. I would love to unwrap a box of these this Christmas!!!

Last and certainly not least a Training Program! SBSC Fitness offers online personal training. Whether your goals at to lose fat or build more muscle, we can help. SBSC is currently running an end of year sale! Get $100 off 12 week training and $200 off 24 weeks. HUGE savings!!! All plans include detailed customized trainings that download to an innovative phone app as well as nutritional guidance. This means that we will send you your full macro nutrients, instructions on the easiest way to track them, all customized to you and your goals! *Note SBSC does not do Contest prep training. I can send you the info to my coach IFBB Pro Beckie Boddie*

All of these gift ideas will have the athlete in your life over the moon this holiday season!!!

Gifts For Gains! @SaturnMuscle #PoweredBySaturnSupplements

Everyone deserves gains for Christmas! Even Santa is getting in on the holiday muscle building 😉 Saturn Supplements has some of the fastest shipping in the industry, as well as the best quality supplements for muscle building and fat loss!!!

As far as the best of the best, These are a few of my favorite things…..

And of course my favorite supplements….

Aminos Pump 50000 Ultra-Concentrated Amino Acid Protein Enhancer Predigested Building Blocks / Exercise Booster with Nitric Oxide / BCAA’s
Saturn’s new Amino Pump 50000 is an easy-to-digest soluble concentrated amino-protein formula enriched with a powerful ratio of BCAA’s, Nitric Oxide and a full spectrum of Pharma-Engineered predigested amino acids that can be quickly and efficiently utilized by the body.
The ultimate way to build solid muscle is to have a constant intake of powerful, pumping amino acids, and that’s exactly what Amino Pump 50000 does for you. Each serving provides your body with an impressive nitrogen retention source of amino acid protein which helps you to achieve maximum muscle growth and protein synthesis while improving the time of muscle tissue recuperation. Amino Pump 50000 may be mixed with water or your favorite protein shake or juice. Saturn’s Amino Pump 50000 can help you enhance the overall muscle protein needed for building a healthy and muscular physique.

Amino Pump 50000

Lipo Ex Saturn’s   is an Ultra-Pure synergistic complex designed to enhance the body’s natural powder to utilize, energize and metabolize. Our formula provides your body with all the necessary means to maximize energy and burning force.
Each serving provides your body with a premium blend of the most advanced power-charged ingredients which take on an immediate effect. We have made the addition of several supporting minerals to further enhance the effectiveness of this formula.

LIPIX-4000

K-Pump  is the ideal Pre-Workout Muscle Pumping / Strength-Endurance Energy Formula! Packed full of Performance Enhancing Activators, Muscle-Building Amino Acids, Mental Focus Actives, and Body Trimming Energizers, K-Pump contains the means to deliver!
To enhance the overall effectiveness of our Pump & Endurance Drink, K-Pump is formulated with an impressive burst of muscle-building protein, enriched with amino acids. Calorie Burning, Muscle Building, Nutrient Replenishment, Performance Powerhouse – K-Pump makes the perfect addition to any strength and health program.

K-Pump

HGH Hard Muscle  is a powerful complex designed to naturally elevate the body’s ability. This nutritionally enriched formula provides a maximum infusion of super-charged free form Amino Acids, Nitric Oxide and Bovine Colostrum. This formula is being used successfully by bodybuilders throughout the world for its multi-level growth and strength benefits.*

HGH Hard Muscle

One Source The absolute strongest Vitamin & Mineral Pack on the market, Saturn’s One-Source delivers! You cannot always be sure of getting all the nutrients you need from food, and Saturn’s One-Source Pack is designed to enrich your body with a complete dietary supplement-perfect for everyday taking. Each Freshness-Assured packet provides the best that natural vitamins and minerals have to offer.

One-Source

Children’s Yummy Vites  formula is designed to provide children with a natural source of daily multivitamin nutrition. Each serving is packed full of the most important daily nutrients including Vitamins & Minerals A, C, D, E and Zinc. Saturn’s Children’s Yummy Vites are naturally sourced in both color and flavor and are the most delicious tasting gummy bears available! Yummy Vites are perfect for everyday taking in addition to regular food intake.

Children's Yummy-Vites

Nitrox Pro  is the perfect source of dietary performance nutrition. More than a meal-replacement, Nitrox-Pro encompasses breakthrough technology and scientific discoveries yielding optimum muscle-building know-how.
More than a Hi-Protein Lean Meal-Replacement, Nitrox-Pro provides your body with all the latest advancements in protein absorption, breakdown and utilization, allowing greater support for creating muscle mass and strength.
In conjunction with our Ultra-Efficient Isolate Protein we have added Myo-Vasogen, our proprietary Arginine-Lysine based complex creating the ultimate muscle / vaso – nitric booster.
Enzymex-IV – Our Digestive Enzyme Complex was added to facilitate ultra-efficient protein digestion and absorption, allowing more of your body’s energy to be used for your potential muscle mass gains.
Since everything you put into your body must yield maximum benefits, we have added our Vitamin / Mineral delivery Compound for additional nutritional support. To further enhance the overall perfection of this formula, Nitrox-Pro is 100% Non-GMO, containing ZERO Genetically Modified Organisms, and is Lactose & Gluten-Free.

Nitrox-Pro

They are still running their 25th anniversary pricing just use code 25YEARS to get 25% off your total order!!!!! Get ahead of those New Years Resolutions for a better body by stocking up on the best quality supplements now!!!

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5 Fatigue Fighting Supplements You Need In Your Training Arsenal #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Intense training can leave you feeling run down and drained.

Fatigue can be a killer to a good workout. There are many key factors as to why fatigue will set in.

~ Environmental Fatigue ~ Lack of sleep, Jet lag, Stress, etc. We all know that these factors will cause you to need more rest.

~ Local Muscular Fatigue ~ This is caused by insufficient energy to power you through high intensity workouts and increased levels of muscular discomfort.

~ Neural Fatigue ~ Your muscles can recover quickly, but your central nervous system takes a bit more time after an intense training.

~ Neuroendocrine Fatigue ~ Also known as Chronic Fatigue. This is caused typically  associated with psychosocial factors, such as depression, sleep disorder, anxiety, and coping style.

 If you suffer from Chronic Fatigue, you should definitely seek the help of a physician.

For the rest, here are some fatigue fighting, energy releasing, power packed supplements to help fuel your body for the intense training you endure.

BCAA’s  Also known as Branch Chain Amino Acids. BCAA’s reduce the amount of tryptophan that enters the brain. Once tryptophan enters the brain, it is converted to serotonin. When you train hard your serotonin levels rise and you begin to feel fatigue. BCAA’s during and after your training will not only reduce that feeling, but help you up your intensity during training. Saturn Supplement’s Aminos Pump 50000 is an easy-to-digest soluble concentrated amino-protein formula enriched with a powerful ratio of BCAA’s, Nitric Oxide and a full spectrum of Pharma-Engineered predigested amino acids that can be quickly and efficiently utilized by the body. It is my choice for during and post workout.

Amino Pump 50000

Creatine This supplement is typically associated with just size and strength gains, but it is also awesome for supplying your body with extra energy. It also allows you to recover more quickly between sets, as well as, push harder during your set. Creatine Phosphate which is a high energy molecule stores in your muscle cells and ensures that your muscles will not prematurely fatigue. Saturn Supplement’s Creatine Silk provides the body with the most technologically advanced powder form available.

Creatine Silk

Citrulline and Caffeine Citrulline is an amino acid that that is known to increase blood flow. When amino acids are metabolized, your body produces ammonia. Citrulline is perfect, because it removes ammonia from your body. This improves energy and stamina. Caffeine, the most obvious supplement for energy, does help fight fatigue. It also fights pain and boosts strength. It stimulates the central nervous system which is helpful when lifting heavy. It also allows fat to be burned more efficiently during training, which leaves more muscle glycogen and greater training energy. When paired together, you have a powerhouse of energy! Saturn’s PUMP’D 4 Performance provides the body with a surge of energizing fuel. Each serving contains the perfect ratio of Agmatine Sulfate, Nitric Oxide, L-Citrulline and L-Taurine and is combined with Caffeine and other supporting energy-actives, making this the most intense pre-workout formula available.

PUMPD'4 Performance

CoQ10 Last, but certainly not least. CoQ10 has a lot of benefits. One being it boosts your energy from a cellular level. It’s  primary function is in mitochondria, the energy factory of cells. Food is broken down as energy for the body. CoQ10 is the carrier that deliver the energy packed electrons to provide your body with that power punch it needs!

CoQ10

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References: http://www.poliquingroup.com/articlesmultimedia/articles/article/1088/ten_benefits_of_bcaas.aspx  http://www.muscleandfitness.com/supplements/build-muscle/everything-you-ever-wanted-know-about-creatine  http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/uhm/394/  http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/coq10-benefits-one-vital-nutrient-for-your-cells/
 

Lipix-4000 Burn That fat Away #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Thermogenics and/or “diet” pills are one of the top sellers in the supplement industry. Many buy them for a quick fix.

They do work, but not as an easy and fast way to achieving the body you want. Thermogenics, like all supplements, are an aid to reach your goals. When added to proper diet and exercise, you can break through plateaus and finally stop spinning your wheels!

We all know that education is key, so here is a break down of how thermogenics work…

Thermogenics are the most popular “fat burning” supplements for good reason. They work by getting the stubborn fat deposits in your body to metabolize during exercise and other physical activity. It’s a process that occurs at the cellular level, responding to an increased internal body temperature that leads to more fat and calories burned.

What you want to look for is the perfect ingredient blend. Saturn Supplements has a product called Lipix-4000. It has been my go to Thermogenic since my last contest prep. It gives me energy and and really helps me burn away the extra weight.

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Each ingredient has it’s purpose.

Manganese~ Manganese plays a necessary role in the metabolism of several substances, including cholesterol, amino acids, and carbohydrates. It aids in healing wounds as well as bone development. Athletes and healthy adults can benefit from it.

Magnesium~ It’s one of the “miracle” nutrients. It aids in absorbing and utilization of your proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. It’s one of the nutrients, where if you are lacking it, your body will continue to want to eat. So basically, it halts overeating and cravings. Magnesium is also necessary in the chemical reaction that allows insulin to usher glucose into cells, where glucose aids in making energy for the body. Having excess glucose and insulin puts you not only on the road to obesity, but diabetes as well.

Thiamin~ Also known as Vitamin B1. This micronutrient is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates that convert sugar into energy. I have a very strenuous training program that I do 6 days a week, so energy is important to me. If you are deficient in this micronutrient, you do have several symptoms such as, fatigue, muscle cramps, and weakness. Thiamin also helps the immune system and increase the body’s ability to resist stressful conditions.

Iodine~ Important for a healthy functioning thyroid. This is important for maintaining your metabolism and preventing the accumulation of fat. Your thyroid can not function without this mineral. An underactive thyroid can lead to water retention, weight gain, and cellulite.

Caffeine~ We all have been told time and time again the benefits. Boosts your metabolism, give you tremendous amounts of energy, increases memory, reduces muscle pain, etc. I personally can’t live without it ha ha ha….Coffee please 😉

SynephreX, Guggulsterones, Yohimbe,and Bioperine~ SynephreX, a citrus extract, is an energy/metabolism booster. Guggulsterones is a plant that stimulates thyroid glands and boosts metabolism. Yohimbe bark extract promotes weight loss by aiding in oxidizing the fatty acids in your blood stream. Bioperine speeds up the absorption and metabolism rate of each meal.

Calcium Pyruvate~ This is another energy booster, that also aids in heating your body up, which in turn burns fat.

L-Tyrosine~ This is a non-essential amino acid. It aids in stress relief, cognitive performance, anxiety relief, increases thermogenesis, lipolysis, and maximizes body composition, as well as many other benefits.

Ginger Root~ This lovely additive is an immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, appetite suppressing, digestive aid. When your digestion is running smoothly, your fat loss stays steady.

Coleus Forskohlii~ Forskolin increases cellular levels of an enzyme called cyclic adenosine monophosphate. This increases the rate of fat loss as well as improving the effects of the other fat burning compounds.

Saturn’s Lipix-4000 is an Ultra-Pure synergistic complex designed to enhance the body’s natural power to utilize, energize and metabolize. Their formula provides your body with all the necessary means to maximize energy and burning force.Each serving provides your body with a premium blend of the most advanced power-charged ingredients which take on an immediate effect.

I love it, because I don’t get the jitters. What I do get is full focused energy and full thermogenic effects. With my nutrition plan and training program, it has been a super fat blasting addition! It has been a part of my supplementation since last year and it will continue to be.  *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease.*

To give your progress the boost it needs. Use code 25YEARS to get 25% off your total order!!!

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References:   https://www.muscleandstrength.com/supplements/ingredients/manganese.html     http://warddeanmd.com/new-research-on-thermogenesis/    http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/     http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-965-thiamine%20%28vitamin%20b1%29.aspx?activeingredientid=965&activeingredientname=thiamine%20%28vitamin%20b1%29     http://www.muscle-health-fitness.com/iodine-benefits.html/    http://www.caffeineinformer.com/top-10-caffeine-health-benefits    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/southfacts_guggul.htm   http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa33.htm   http://muscleevo.net/pyruvate-weight-loss/   http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/md1.htm     http://www.progressivehealth.com/ginger-for-weight-loss.htm    http://examine.com/supplements/Coleus+forskohlii/
 

Joint Injuries: Causes & Prevention #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

With weight training, your body needs to working at it’s peak in order for you to have the results you want. Joint injuries are the most common injury in bodybuilding. When you have a joint injury, lifting heavy seems almost impossible.

Joint pain can cause set backs in one’s goals. The best way to prevent injuries is to know how they are caused.

~ Not leaving your ego at the door. What I mean by this, is that some people walk into the weight room thinking they need to lift as heavy as the person next to them. I see it everyday in my gym. It happens with men and women. If you are lifting TOO heavy for your body, chances are your technique/form is off too. Once that happens, it is only a matter of time before an injury occurs. I am not saying don’t lift heavy. I am saying that if the load starts to compromise your form, you need to lighten it up till your body is ready.

~ Lack of proper nutrition. Nutrition is the basis of keeping healthy and reaching your goals. Some tend to shortcut their diet, thinking they can reach their goals just through training. If you are not fueling your body with the proper amount micronutrients and macronutrients, such as Carbs/Fiber, Fats, and Protein, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. As well as, delaying your progress and risking injury. Work as hard in the kitchen as you do in the gym.

~ Muscle strength increasing faster than joint strength. I am Pro nitric oxide boosters and creatine. I utilize both in my training. Both are known to increase muscle strength. This is a GREAT thing. Keeping that in mind, it is also important to know that even though your muscle strength has increased quickly, your joint strength has not. Be sensible when training. I have a system when I decide to I move up in weight, once I can max my reps on my heaviest set, I will add 5-10 lbs. When I know I can PR a lift. I make sure it is on my last set and I do minimal reps. Working up to heavier lifts is important, because you have trained your joints along with your muscles, so they can handle the weight.

~ Lack of proper rest/recovery. Listen to your body. It will tell you what you need.  Make sure you are getting a full night’s sleep. Your body spends itself mending and recovering while you rest. Sleep is essential in not only having better progress, but in reducing injury. So is having rest days. Some only take one a week, I prefer two. I take the weekends off. Saturday I am usually sore and by Sunday I am fully recovered and ready to start my week of training again. Not everyone likes two days in a row, so do what feels best to you.

Now that we know how injuries occur, let’s talk about how to prevent them. Setting up training guidelines will help keep you injury free.

~ The right training routine. Personally I switch up my routine depending where I am as far as off season and prep. During off season I utilize more sets with low reps 3-5 per set, longer rest between sets. During my prep I will do less sets with higher reps 10-15 reps per set, less rest between sets. I typically never train longer than 60 mins. My leg day does tend to run a bit longer, but I believe that going too much over that is overkill.

~ Proper execution/technique. Like I said before, leave your ego at the door. If you are jerking your body to lift a weight, lower the weight. For example a common issue I see with the basic dumbbell curl. I see individuals jerking their arms and bodies trying to get the weight up. The movement should be fluid, smooth, and controlled. If it isn’t you are at risk of a wrist injury, or worse. Another example is bench press. Many tend to hyper-extend their wrists, or they don’t keep their shoulder blades together, or don’t keep their elbows in tight to the body. All put you at risk for wrist, elbow, or shoulder injury. If you do lift without a coach or trainer, take the time to research the proper form of each lift.

~ Sufficient calories, especially when dieting. Make sure you are eating enough to fuel your body. This is mainly to those who are in a calorie deficit. Not sure where the magic number 1200 calories came from, but for most, that is too low. There are many calculators online to find out what is a healthy deficit for you. We are all on a learning curve, so be sure to do your research. I had a reader last year talk to me about TDEE or Total Daily Energy Expenditure. I didn’t know what this meant or how it affected my calories. I researched and learned. There is nothing wrong with learning. 😉 It is part of the process. I personally use the calculator on IIFYM.com , but like I stated, there are many online calculators to help you figure it all out.

Supplementation is a huge part of keeping your joints protected. They are essential to insure your body will operate at maximum efficiency.

~ MicroNutrients. When you lack in micronutrients, your body suffers as a whole. Keeping your body fueled with premium fuel is important to your function. Vitamins and minerals convert in your body to promote muscle building, fat loss, high energy levels, as well as controlling all of the vial functions of the brain. Without them, your body will not run properly. Which can affect not only your joint health, but your overall health. Multi-Vitamins are perfect for making sure you are covering all of your micro-nutrient bases. My personal choice is Saturn Supplement’s One Source. It’s the absolute strongest Vitamin & Mineral Pack on the market. You cannot always be sure of getting all the nutrients you need from food, and Saturn’s One-Source Pack is designed to enrich your body with a complete dietary supplement-perfect for everyday taking. Each Freshness-Assured packet provides the best that natural vitamins and minerals have to offer. I love them, because they are grab and go, no sorting necessary.

One-Source

~ Amino Acids. They have many amazing effects on our bodies and our health. Certain ones, boost more benefits for your cartilage, muscle tissue, and prevent from joint damage. For example, Methionine, Arginine, and Alanine. Aminos are important for everyone! I use Saturn Supplement’s Amino Pump 50000 I have used several other brands in the past. I have been using Saturn’s formula for two years now and can definitely say I could see and feel a difference in quality from other brands. Saturn’s Amino Pump 50000 is an easy-to-digest soluble concentrated amino-protein formula enriched with a powerful ratio of BCAA’s, Nitric Oxide and a full spectrum of Pharma-Engineered predigested amino acids that can be quickly and efficiently utilized by the body. The ultimate way to build solid muscle is to have a constant intake of powerful, pumping amino acids, and that’s exactly what Amino Pump 50000 does for you. Each serving provides your body with an impressive nitrogen retention source of amino acid protein which helps you to achieve maximum muscle growth and protein synthesis while improving the time of muscle tissue recuperation. Amino Pump 50000 may be mixed with water or your favorite protein shake or juice. Saturn’s Amino Pump 50000 can help you enhance the overall muscle protein needed for building a healthy and muscular physique.

Amino Pump 50000

~ Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM Reduce inflammation, reduce muscle spasms, enhance blood flow, maintain fluid and flexibility in the joints, develop and renew cartilage, and supports muscles and tendons in the body. Saturn Supplement’s Joint Matrix has all 3 plus extra ingredients such as, L-Hisidine. This is another amino that decreases inflammation and prevents muscle aches, pains, and injuries. Saturn’s Joint Matrix is the ultimate in joint and ligament nutritional support in an easy to swallow single tablet form. This advanced formula provides your body with virtually every important joint and ligament aid known to date. This special formula is formulated in a natural base containing several micro-nutrients and vitamins.Maximum Support Formula to help rebuild, regenerate and maintain collagen and fluids in joints and cartilage. Made with Shark Cartilage, Green Lipped Sea Mussel and Boron for added nutritional support to joints and ligaments!

Joint Matrix

Training is beneficial to your health in so many ways. Keeping your body functioning properly while you train is essential to reaching your goals, whether they be fat loss, muscle growth, toning, or all of the above. Train Strong, Train Smart, and Train Hard!!!

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References: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/drug-chondroitin_glucosamine_and_methylsulfonylmethane/article_em.htm   http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/md88.htm   http://www.mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/fit-5-joint-pain-weakness

 

Work, Recover, Grow, Repeat… #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Like most athletes, I train hard day in and day out. Being sore is pretty common for me, it’s common for most athletes. Rest days are imperative. I have learned, if you say you don’t need a rest day, then you aren’t training hard enough. And how you treat your post workout recovery is just as important as you treat your training.

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Work, Recover, Grow, Repeat is a common phrase in my home. Work hard in the gym, take time to Recover so you can Grow, then Repeat the process. Recovery doesn’t just happen on rest days, it is daily.

~ Stay Hydrated. Hydration is a very important part of recovery. It is something that should be done before training, during training,as well as after. Hydration keeps your body and muscles functioning at properly. Sports drinks are often used when an athlete’s training is strenuous. I drink Saturn Supplement’s K-Pump Hydrate during my training. Saturn’s K-PUMP is the ideal Pre and During Workout Muscle Pumping / Strength-Endurance Energy Formula! Packed full of Performance Enhancing Activators, Muscle-Building Amino Acids, Mental Focus Actives, and Body Trimming Energizers. It has a high glycemic dextrose blend with caffeine, glutamine, vitamins, minerals, as well as electrolytes.

K-Pump

Post workout hydration, I use Saturn’s Recharge 15 MinuteRecharge is the most powerful and satisfying Post Workout formula available. No other post workout formula out performs the unique blend of powerful active-agents that Recharge 15-Minute provides. It’s quick-absorbing, immediate-acting and long-lasting Recharge 15-Minute formula contains all the necessary means to jump-start your system with the utmost revolutionary matrix of nutrients including Karbo-Lyn®, ProtaLyn®, GlutaZorb® PowerForce Matrix, BCAA (Instantized), Glutamine (100% Stable Concentrate), and Nitric Oxide. It is a powerful formula, that can be used pre, during, and post workout.

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~ Foam Rolling/Stretching. My muscles get tight post workout, so to help them recover I usually do sessions of yoga with Zoe. Yoga helps with softening the muscles back up and keeping us flexible.

Foam rolling I have a love/hate relationship with ha ha ha. It hurts, but in the end it is helpful with DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness. Foam rolling, also known as myofascial release, helps to break down contracted muscles and improve blood circulation. All will help you train harder, look better, and reduce injury.

~ Hot & Cold Therapy. My fave way to do this is an ice bath and hot bath. You can also use ice packs and heating pads. I like the full body experience ha ha ha . With an ice bath your blood vessels constrict which decreases blood flow and metabolic activity. When you get out of the bath and your body starts to warms back up, the vessels open up which increases blood flow to helps flush the body of byproducts caused from cellular breakdown (a result of exercise). Heat therapy or hot bath. This is actually more my fave than the ice bath, for obvious reasons ha ha ha. With heat therapy you are increasing circulation and blood flow. This will aid with soreness, flexibility, as well as help you relax. Alternating hot and cold therapy is great for injuries too.

~Rest.  Like I said, rest is imperative!!! I take a rest day after my heavier lift days. (Back/Leg days) Your body needs time to heal. Sleep is also important for overall health, but very important for muscle growth. When you enter a deep sleep, this is when your body naturally produces the most growth hormone. It is also the key time that your muscles repair themselves.

~Protein. Protein is very important in your road to post workout recovery. It aids in repairing torn/damaged muscle fibers, promotes training-induced adaptations in muscle fibers, and replenishes depleted energy stores. Protein powders are very popular post workout and for good reason. They contain amino acids that aid in repairing and building muscle. Saturn Supplements Smart Whey is a wise choice 😉 mainly because it has a revolutionary Ion-Exchange manufacturing process produces a protein supplement that is 90 to 95% protein by volume. This purity makes whey isolate the most digestible protein available and is virtually fat and cholesterol free. It is by far the most desirable protein source to athletes. Each 35 gram serving provides you with 32 grams of pure digestible lactose-free protein enriched with L-glutamine and branched-chain amino acids. No other protein formula provides you with as much pure protein per serving!
Saturn’s Pharma-Engineered Vitamin and Mineral Complex provides the body with not only the calcium, needed for muscle contraction and relaxation, but key elements necessary for biochemical reactions that take place throughout intensive training-nutrients that are not only vital to good health, but are required for massive gains. denying your body the proper protein post workout, would be counter productive to say the least.
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Make sure your recovery is taking as much precedence as your training and you will see and feel much better results!

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References   http://www.livestrong.com/article/113446-benefits-hot-cold-therapy/   http://www.athleteinme.com/ArticleView.aspx?id=358  http://www.mensfitness.com/training/the-6-best-ways-to-recover-from-your-workout  http://www.humankinetics.com/excerpts/excerpts/how-to-use-heat-and-cold-to-treat-athletic-injuries
 

The Ever Evolving Journey: Finding Balance @SaturnMuscle #SaturnStrong

When I began my fitness journey, it was all about losing weight.

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Like most first time moms, I freaked out at what my post baby body looked like. I gained a lot of weight during pregnancy and was at a loss at how to get my body back.

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Initially, most of the weight came off quick, but then I stalled out. I tried a dozen “Diet” pills, zany diets, starving myself, binding, endless amounts of cardio, you name it, I have probably at one time tried it. Basically my weight fluctuated….. A LOT!

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2010 diet pills, cardio, and binding

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Clean Eating (Organic foods and fresh foods only) and LiveFit Trainer 2011 This worked, but wasn’t sustainable for me and my family

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2012 Weight was back up. I start lifting heavier, running everyday, and what I now call “Bro’ dieting basically just eating chicken, rice, veggies, and protein shakes. I was not tracking my foods, just eating. This worked at first, but then I plateaued…. This was when I started tracking my foods. Had no clue what macro set up I should be at, so just played with it till it worked. I wasn’t eating near enough, but lost a ton of weight and started my first bulk into 2013

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By this time I had ended my first bulk and was ready to start cutting weight. I came across Flexible Dieting in September of 2013. This changed EVERYTHING for me! I now was losing weight, seeing muscle definition, and I was able to sustain the lifestyle.

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Everything from then till my competition

Going through all of the trials and errors is a part of everyone’s journey. It is how we learn about what works for us as well as how to love and nurture our bodies. My journey evolved….

I went from an overweight insecure girl with one goal in mind, to a happy woman who not only strives to have several goals, but is secure with what she is right now.

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Finding balance in this lifestyle was key for my success. I personally could not sustain the body I wanted with Clean eating, diet pills, binging cheat days, exhausting myself with endless hours of cardio, etc… I wanted to enjoy myself, my family, and my life. Skipping out on birthday cake and Christmas meals with my family, wasn’t doing that for me.

Does my weight fluctuate now? Absolutely! Difference between my journey then and my journey now, is I AM IN CONTROL 😉 I know what weight gain to expect and I know exactly how to lose it and how long it will take me. There is no set in stone way. Every individual is different. Can you still indulge and lose weight as I did? Yes! I have learned it is all about balancing not only your diet, but your lifestyle as a whole. I am still learning more everyday and evolving my journey. My advice to anyone who is looking for that “Quick Fix” STOP! If you want lasting results, it will take more than 21 days 😉 It is a learning process.  Continue to seek out ways to change your lifestyle. Learn what will work best for you. Find a lifestyle that you know you can live with. Learn to evolve….

Key things I wished I knew then…..

* Weight Training will NOT make you bulky, neither will lifting HEAVY. It is difficult for a woman to grow muscle. What weight training will do is the exact thing most ladies want, that is to give the body definition or “tone”. Pick up heavy stuff and put it back down 😉 You can thank me later

* Diet pills, wraps, lotions, shakes, etc are not necessary. Do I use thermogenics? Yes I do. I use Lipo-Ex when I am cutting weight. Typically in the last 4-6 weeks. When I am on a calorie deficit, I lack energy. Using a thermogenic helps give me an additional boost and maximizes my energy. Do I use a sweat wrap? Yes I do when I am cutting weight, but mind you wraps and most lotions are a temporary fix…by temporary I mean maybe a few days of change. Do NOT expect them to remove fat from your body. I also drink protein shakes. I drink them to help me hit my protein counts if I can not do so by eating. Typically in the morning I add Nitrox-Pro to my cereal and milk 😉 Living on a liquid diet of shakes is not healthy nor sustainable. Again, it is about balance

* That I could enjoy treats with my family and still maintain a healthy lifestyle. Losing weight doesn’t have to be horrible. It is science. A healthy calorie deficit is all you need. Will you get hungry? Yes, you are in a deficit, but with balance, you can still enjoy it! I do flexible dieting. Better known as If It Fits Your Macros IIFYM. I enjoy a 80/20 lifestyle I hardly call it a diet. 😉

* Be patient. Weight loss is a process. you didn’t blow up over night, so don’t expect to wake up and it all be gone after a week.

*Stay off the scale!!!! Measure and take photos. You will see the differences there. I weigh myself once a week, at the same time, in the same place, with the same scale. Why all the same? Your weight fluctuates CONSTANTLY. My weight from when I first wake up to when I go to bed, can change by 5lbs.

* Stop comparing your journey to someone else’s. No one is the same. No journey is the same. Everyone will have different results and have different macros, different training, etc. Just worry about you and I promise you will be more happy 😉

 

I have tried to treat my journey as an adventure. Will you get tired and frustrated? I would be lying if I said no, but the knowledge you will attain and the results you will see and feel are something I can’t even put into words. DO NOT QUIT! Keep educating yourself and find out what will work for you xoxo

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SBSC Fit Tips: Training and Nutrition #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

It’s been a while since I have done any type of training update. Not for lack of wanting to, but rather lack of time.

I have a full plate right now, so time is not something I have a ton of. This off season’s training has the same focus I have every off season, which is to grow. I am a petite person, so growing muscle certainly doesn’t come easy. This year all of my training has changed. I stopped counting reps. Now a set is complete when the muscle is fully exhausted.

I feel this has done wonders for my growth. It also allows me to really monitor when I can go up in weight on certain lifts. This year I am doing much heavier lifts as well. My husband is educating himself and training for power lifting. What he has learned in that sport, we are implementing into my training. Not only do I have increased strength gains, but my muscle growth has been awesome!

A PR in deadlifting this past week will hopefully be followed by a PR in squats today! That would be an awesome birthday gift to myself!

Over the past couple of weeks I have been asked about cutting/bulking phases. What the differences are? And whether or not you can grow while losing fat? What are tips for both?

A cutting phase is where you are cutting body fat. Bulking is the phase of growing muscles. Unfortunately, you can not grow muscle in a calorie deficit. I find this is why many women have a hard time growing. Many fear fat. Growing muscle does mean you will also gain fat. For me, mine shows up in my belly, boobs, and butt. I used to have such a negative view of myself in the off season. I realized that this is just part of the process.

There are tips I have for cutting and bulking…

Cutting~

  1. Drink at least a gallon of water a day
  2. Eat several smaller meals throughout the day.
  3. Exercise at least 3 times a week.
  4. When exercising keep your heart rate up.
  5. Sleep at least 8 hours a day.
  6. Keep your protein high

Bulking~

  1. Increase your carb and fat intake.
  2. Lift with proper form.
  3. Fully exhaust your muscles when training.
  4. Sleep at least 8 hours a day.
  5. Don’t be afraid to eat!
  6. Protein should still be high.

Protein is something you rely on when building and maintaining muscle growth. I eat most of my protein via whole foods like chicken fish, and steak. I do still need more than what I eat and I use Saturn Supplement’s Smart Whey protein powder. It is my protein of choice as the macros on it are perfect. 32g of protein and little to no fat and carbs.

Smart Whey

Smart Whey is the perfect source of nutrition consisting of Cross Flow Micro-Filtered Whey Isolate Protein & Protein (dairy sources), and a high support vitamin and mineral complex. To enhance the overall perfection of this formula, Smart Whey is 100% NON-GMO, containing NO Genetically Modified Organisms.

The revolutionary Micro-Filtration manufacturing process produces a protein supplement that is 90 to 95% protein by volume. This purity makes whey isolate the most digestible protein available and is virtually fat and cholesterol free. It is by far the most desirable protein source to athletes. Each 35 gram serving provides you with 32 grams of pure digestible lactose-free protein enriched with L-glutamine and branched-chain amino acids. No other protein formula provides you with as much pure protein per serving!

I have stood behind this brand for over 4 years now and it is still a major part of my nutrition and development! It is always the brand I recommend.

What I Look For In Protein @SaturnMuscle #PoweredBySaturnSupplements

Looking for the right protein powder can often times be overwhelming. There are SO many types and brands of protein out there.

I have tried several different brands. One of the many reasons I chose to work with Saturn Supplements, is their phenomenal proteins. Many of the proteins I have tried in the past, couldn’t stack up to the quality that Saturn is producing!

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When looking at proteins, you will find there are several different types.

Micellar Casein protein is pure and slow digesting protein. Typically taken when you sleep, or if you plan on going a long period of time between meals. Can be pricey.

Caseinate Protein is less pricey, but also less pure.

Whey Concentrate is higher in carbs and fats and is not typically very pure.

Whey Isolate is lower in carbs and fats is more pure.

Hydrosylate or Hydrolyzed Protein is broken down into smaller fractions, so it is absorbed faster than concentrate or isolate. Can be pricey.

I personally look for fast absorbing and more pure proteins.When looking at proteins, it is easy to compare what you are buying and to figure out how pure your protein actually is. This is a trick I learned from Jez Carter’s Instagram page. He is very informational. He is currently a coach with Alpha Training Protocols

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I know the images are blurry, I apologize for that. What is says is, if you divide the amount of grams of protein in a serving by the amount of grams in one serving size, you will get the amount of pure protein. I personally aim for a purity level of 80% or more. Anything below that, I perceive as a waste.

For example my go to proteins are Smart Whey and Nitrox Pro

Smart Whey is a Whey Isolate

Smart Whey

Smart Whey is a Cross Micro Filtered Whey Isolate. This processing method uses a low temperature micro filtration techniques that allows for the production of very high protein contents. With using the formula above, you can see that Smart Whey is a very pure Protein at 91% 26 servings per container

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Nitrox-Pro is also a Whey Isolate

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Nitrox-Pro is my favorite, because it is so high in protein per serving. Nitrox is an Ion Exchange Isolate and they tend to have the highest levels of protein of any isolate. Nitrox Pro is 89% pure 50 servings per container

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When looking into other proteins I know are popular, or that I have bought in the past, this is what I found….

Chocolate Shakeology 35% 30 servings per container

Advocare 41% 14 servings per container

In all fairness, both Shakeology and Advocare state these are Meal replacement shakes. Be sure to clarify that with the “coaches” you purchase from them.

Gold Standard 79% 29 servings per container

Syntha-6 is 66% 48 servings per container

Iso-100 81% 32 servings per container

So you can see that many of the popular brands range in pure quality. Definitely take time to do your research. Often times what is more popular and what seems to be more cost effective, may actually be far from the truth!

Where does your favorite protein rank?

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Supplement Shopping & Need More Info? @SaturnMuscle #BuildWithThePowerOfTheUniverse

In an overcrowded industry with many making outlandish claims, it can be frustrating, confusing, and intimidating to find out what supplements may be right for you and your goals.

First and foremost, I AM NOT A DOCTOR. I encourage you to do your own research, educate yourself, talk to your doctor, track your progress, and draw your own conclusions. The brand I always suggest is Saturn Supplements. Reason being, is they are a company that I trust and have been working closely with. Their products are currently the only supplements I take and I have been seeing results with.

What are supplements? Supplements are things like Multi-vitamins, protein, BCAA’s, pre-workout drinks, glutamine, creatine, etc. Many athletes take supplements to recover their body’s depletion of essential nutrients. This happens quickly with heavy exercise and training. Supplements are meant to SUPPLEMENT a healthy diet, NOT replace it. Supplements are not a quick fix solution to losing fat or gaining muscle. This is one of the reasons I love Saturn, is they don’t fill your head with nonsense. Their products are labeled clear cut. They list ingredients, serving size, and purpose. They don’t need to push any dubious claims, because they strive to put out a quality product.

Sponsored athletes like Elizabeth Stenberg and myself, are proud to be apart of such a phenomenal team!

  • Elizabeth to compete at the USATF Georgia Regional Championships June 1st!         2013 USATF GA Southeast Regionals Gold Medal (Javelin)
  • 2012 NCAA National Qualifier (Javelin)
  • 2012 NCAA Academic All-American
  • 2012 NCCAA All American (Heptathlon)
  • 2012 Became 4th ranked of all time in NCCAA Heptathlon history
  • 2012 Conference Champion (High Jump)
  • 2011 7th at NCCAA Nationals

“In just three short years since I have begun running track, I have competed successfully at the collegiate level, earning school honors, PAC (conference) titles, NCCAA All-American status, and qualifying and competing at NCAA Dill Nationals.  These competitions not only provided me with excellent competitive opportunities, but fueled my desire to continue competing.  With the support of my amazing sponsorship provider, Saturn Supplements, I have been able to fuel my body and my competitive training with such an incredible array of nutrition that has become a major part of my health and training.  Saturn’s products are tried and true and I feel a difference in the quality and formulation of the products I take.  Thank you Saturn!!”  

Saturn Supplements has a HUGE product line. I have tried most of their products and have not been let down yet! They do have a list of Best Seller’s that are a must to check out!!!!

Smart Whey

“Smart Whey is the perfect source of nutrition consisting of 100% Cross Flow Micro-Filtered Whey Isolate Protein & Protein (dairy sources), and a high support vitamin and mineral complex. To enhance the overall perfection of this formula, Smart Whey is 100% NON-GMO, containing NO Genetically Modified Organisms.

The revolutionary Ion-Exchange manufacturing process produces a protein supplement that is 90 to 95% protein by volume. This purity makes whey isolate the most digestible protein available and is virtually fat and cholesterol free. It is by far the most desirable protein source to athletes. Each 35 gram serving provides you with 32 grams of pure digestible lactose-free protein enriched with L-glutamine and branched-chain amino acids. No other protein formula provides you with as much pure protein per serving!

We realized for maximum protein absorption you needed a high supportive blend of nutrients to further enhance the effectiveness of this revolutionary protein. Saturn’s Pharma-Engineered Vitamin and Mineral Complex provides the body with not only the calcium, needed for muscle contraction and relaxation, but key elements necessary for biochemical reactions that take place throughout intensive training-nutrients that are not only vital to good health, but are required for massive gains.”

I can personally state that this protein is excellent!!! I can see why it is a best seller!!!

One Source Multi-Vitamin…

“One Source is the absolute strongest Vitamin & Mineral Pack on the market, Saturn’s One-Source delivers! You cannot always be sure of getting all the nutrients you need from food, and Saturn’s One-Source Pack is designed to enrich your body with a complete dietary supplement-perfect for everyday taking. Each Freshness-Assured packet provides the best that natural vitamins and minerals have to offer.”

I take One Source daily. It is convenient for me, because there is no vitamin sorting. They each come in their own individual packs. I believe that multi-vitamins are necessary in day in age. A lot of the food we eat is normally malnutritious due to mass harvesting, pesticides sprayed on food, not to mention all the hormones given to our meat sources. I don’t always eat enough of my micro-nutrients either. Since I started taking One Source. I am sick less often, my hair, skin, and nails, have improved in look and texture, and I over all feel better!

Joint-Aid

“Saturn’s New & Improved Joint-Aid, is now a Sustained-Release formula designed to nutritionally support healthy joint function over a more gradual period of time. Saturn’s Joint-Aid provides your body with one of the highest potency glucosamine products available. Each fast-dissolving capsule provides 750mg of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.”

Joint Aid is a phenomenal formula to provide nutritional support for strengthening joints, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Any heavy lifter can tell you the importance of this kind of support!!!

BCAA 800mg Capsules

“Saturn’s BCAA Branched-Amino provides a precision blend of the three most predominant amino acids in muscle. For years now, athletes have used BCAA supplements to help them achieve greater mass gains by preventing muscle tissue breakdown. Saturn’s Ultra-Pure complex consists of L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-valine with absolutely no fillers, no extras-just pure free form branched-chain material.”

I have repeatedly told you the benefits of BCAA’s. Saturn’s formula speeds recovery, reduces fatigue, and maximizes muscle stimulation on a cellular level.

HMB 1500…

HMB 1500

“Saturn’s HMB 1500 HardCore is the most intense extra-strength formula on the market! This branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) metabolite B-hydroxy-B-methylbutyrate monohydrate (HMB) is the optimum support supplement for athletes demanding lean muscle gains.
HMB provides the body with weight altering advantages, unlike any other single supplement. For decades now, HMB has been used by athletes for its muscle-optimizing properties including breakdown prevention, repair and recovery.”

Another phenomenal BCAA formula. Fast dissolving for that lean body mass repair.

What supplements do you take? Do you have questions about any? I would love to hear back from you!
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Advantages of Nitric Oxide Supplements #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Let’s start with, What is Nitric Oxide?

Nitric Oxide is a gas that is produced naturally in your body. Some call it the next Creatine. “To make nitric oxide, enzymes in the body break down the amino acid, arginine,” explains registered dietitian and American Dietetic Association spokesperson Jim White.

There are many benefits to adding Nitric Oxide Supplements to you daily regimen. Nitric Oxide is known for boosting cardiovascular health. It plays a key role in regulating your organs such as heart, liver, lungs, brain, ect. It also aids in circulating your blood.

With the increased blood flow your nutrients are rushed to your muscles, so you also get an increase of adrenaline, hormones, growth, and recovery times. I personally use several Nitric Oxide boosting supplements and can definitely see a difference in my performance, recovery, and growth in this off season!

The benefits don’t stop there! Nitric Oxide significantly increases learning and memory tasks, bone remodeling and healing, as well as reduction in joint pain.

Saturn Supplements has a huge line of Nitric Oxide products!!! Here is a list of my favorites 😉

Nitrox-Pro PHARMAFORCE-EFX Muscle Reinforcement Isolate Whey Protein Power Mix with Nitric Oxide Booster / Non-GMO Protein / Gluten-Free / BCAA + L-Glutamine Enriched

Amino Pump 50000 Ultra-Concentrated Building Blocks Powder Form

K-Pump Pre-Workout Hydrate & Pump Cell Volumizer / Maximum Muscle Matrix with Kre-Alkalyn®, Caffeine & Nitric Oxide with Mental Focus Actives – Brain Power!

HGH Hard Muscle Natural Growth Support / Mass Enhancing Growth Activating PowerPlex for Fast Gains

Before you checkout be sure to enter the promo code 25YEARS to get the anniversary sale prices xoxo Happy Shopping xoxo

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SBSC Fit Tips: Muscle Building Swole Stack @SaturnMuscle #BuiltBySaturnSupplements

I get so many messages about what supplements I take, why I take them, and when do I take them. Here is my Muscle Building Swole Stack 😉 *All opinions of the products are honest and my own*

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I start every morning with my One Source Multivitamins

“The absolute strongest Vitamin & Mineral Pack on the market, Saturn’s One-Source delivers! You cannot always be sure of getting all the nutrients you need from food, and Saturn’s One-Source Pack is designed to enrich your body with a complete dietary supplement perfect for everyday taking. Each freshness assured packet provides the best that natural vitamins and minerals have to offer”

I love these, because they are all in one convenient packet. Just grab and go. No need to have a case or anything. All my micro-nutrients are good to go!

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Also pictured is my end of the night fave 😉 My HGH Night Time Release

Saturn’s HGH Night Release Formula is designed to naturally support the body’s ability. This nutritionally enriched formula provides a maximum strength nighttime release with super-charged Free Form Amino Acids and Colostrum.This formula is being used successfully by bodybuilders throughout the world for it’s multi-leveled strength benefits.”

I have been telling you all the multi benefits of this supplements for a few weeks now. I still feel the same about them! I absolutely love them and do feel that I am benefiting greatly!

Benefits listed on Bodybuilding.com

“It’s produced by the anterior pituitary gland under the stimulation of the Hypothalamus (like LH, the testosterone precursor). The effects on our system are tremendous:

  • HGH promotes and increases the synthesis of new protein tissues, such as in muscle recovery or repair. This is the way new muscle is built.

  • Recent research suggests its involvement in the metabolism of body-fat and its conversion to energy sources. Tests were conducted in obese people and medical use in treating obesity was proven beyond a doubt. Pro’s have used GH as a way of maintaining and increasing lean mass while dieting for years.

  • It improves the sleeping pattern, makes for less unintended awakenings and betters REM-stage sleep.

  • HGH produces more energy

  • It may improve sexual performance

  • It builds stronger bones

  • Improves the quality and duration of heart and kidneys”

Back to my morning regimen 😉

I leave shortly after breakfast for the gym, so when I take my vitamins, I am also chugging my first 24 ounces of water. In that first 24 ounces, you will find a scoop of my favorite pre-workout PUMPD’4 Performance

PUPMD’4 is the most extreme Pre-Workout formula available. Powered by a proven source of pump-force agents. PUMPD’4 provides the body with a surge of energizing fuel. Each serving contains the perfect ratio of Agmatine Sulfate, Nitric Oxide, L-Citrulline and L-Taurine, and also combined with Caffeine and other energy-actives. Making this the most intense pre-workout formula available. PUMPD’4 is 100% NON-GMO, containing NO genetically Modified Organisms. PUMPD’4 fuels the body with specific key agents to help maintain a “Pumped” physique throughout your workout. This fast and effective formula is ideal for taking just prior to training/exercise, as well as when needing to revive your fuel during your training. Perfect for individuals who desire a quick and easy way to ingest energizing pump-agents to enhance the overall effectiveness of your training.”

I was so excited for the release of this formula! I LOVE it!!! It revs me up first thing in the morning. Gives me a great pump and NO jitters. That is probably one of the first questions I get about this product. I do not get jittery at all.

Now to go along with my Pre-Workout I make what I call my Training Power Punch. I always take an extra 24 ounce bottle with me to train. It is filled with the best muscle pumping, hydrating, amino acid supplements on the market!!!

I add K-Pump, PUMP Protect, and Aminos 50000

 Saturn’s K-Pump is the ideal Pre-Workout Muscle Pumping/Strength-Endurance Energy Formula! Packed full of Performance Activators, Muscle Building Amino Acids, Mental Focus Actives, and Body Trimming Energizers. K-Pump contains the means to deliver! To enhance the overall effectiveness of our Pump and Endurance Drink, K-Pump is formulated with an impressive burst of muscle building protein, enriched with amino acids. Calorie burning, muscle building, nutrient replenishing, performance powerhouse. K-Pump makes the perfect addition to any strength and health program. “

Pump Protect is the most extreme Intra/Mid Workout formula available. Powered by a proven source of Pump & protect agents. Pump Protect provides the means required to help you achieve and maintain your muscular physique while during the most critical phase of training-during the process. During the Intra/Mid phase of training, the body needs instant replenishment of key nutrients and growth optimizers in order to maximize muscle potential, both volume and size. Each serving of Pump Protect provides the most concentrated matrix of build and pump agents. Karbolyn®, AminoZorb®, Agmatine Sulfate, L-Glutamine, Nitric Oxide, and Instant Enzymatic patent pending BCAA 2:1:1 muscle fortification comprises the power behind this amazing and highly beneficial formula. No other formula matches it’s strength! 100% Caffeine Free and NON GMO”

Ultra Concentrated Amino Acid Protein Enhancer Predigested Building Blocks/Exercise Booster with Nitric Oxide/BCAA’s Saturn’s New Amino Pump 50000 is an easy to digest soluble concentrated amino protein formula enriched with a powerful ratio of BCAA’s , Nitric Oxide, and a full spectrum of Pharma-Enineered predigested amino acids that can be quickly and effciently utilized by the body. The ulitmate way to build solid muscle is to a constant intake of powerful, pumping amino acids, and that is exactly what Amino Pump 50000 does for you. Each serving provides your body with an impressive nitrogen retention source of amino acid protein which helps you to achieve maximum muscle growth and protein synthesis while improving the time of muscle tissue recuperation.”

I have tried each one of these supplements separately. I have been taking K-Pump for well over a year during my training and it has become a staple. I started researching the benefits of Amino Acids during training, which made me start adding the Aminos Pump 50000. Adding the PUMP Protect has taken my training to the next level! My training is hard. There is little to no down time and I lift heavy as I can, so it is nice to have a drink that helps me focus, as well as keeps me fueled through the whole training session.

I also make a coffee creamer  with my Aminos Pump 50000, for my evening cup of coffee. I mix 3 scoops with my sweetener, a dash of cinnamon, and cold water till it is creamy. Then I add it to my coffee. It is heaven and I love the benefits!!!

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My protein of choice right now is Pro 4100 Hydrolyzed 

PRO 4100 is the most extreme Hydrolyzed Whey Protein formula available. The perfect source of nutrition consisting of premium Whey Hydrolyzed Isolate Protein enriched with Branch Chained Amino Acids and L-Glutamine. This pure source of protein yields the highest percentage of true protein. Each serving provides your body with the purest, cleanest and most easily digested source of protein available The purity of hydrolyzed whey protein yields ultra fast absorption the key to maximizing post workout and competition replenishment. In addition, we have enhanced the overall effectiveness of this formula with our Full Spectrum Vitamin/Mineral/Electrolyte cocktail. PRO 4100 is also NON GMO”

I love this protein! The flavor is amazing!!!

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Last but certainly not least, is Zoe’s Children’s Yummy Vites

Making sure that Zoe is getting all of her micro-nutrients is just as important, if not more important than me getting mine! I love these and so does Zoe! No artificial colors or flavors and she loves that they are gummy bears!!!

Saturn’s Children’s Yummy-Vites formula is designed to provide children with a natural source of daily multivitamin nutrition. Each serving is packed full of the most important daily nutrients including Vitamins & Minerals A, C, D, E, and Zinc, Saturn’s Children’s Yummy Vites are naturally sourced in both color and flavor and are the most delicious tasting gummy bears available! Yummy Vites are perfect for everyday taking in addition to regular food intake.”

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I trust these products! They are hands down the best quality I have had the opportunity to take and if you have been following me, you know I have tried many different lines! I am proud to say I am Built By Saturn Supplements!!!

Built By Saturn Supplements

 

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Micronutrients…Why Multi-Vitamins Are Important @SaturnMuscle

 Micronutrients are just as important as your Macronutrients. Many who neglect their micros end up with vitamin deficiencies that lead to many health problems.

I find that many of my friends and family who do get sick a lot or have various issues, don’t take vitamins. many think they aren’t necessary. I personally believe that if more took them, they would be able to feel the difference and their quality of life would improve. Let’s face it, most doctors are more about making money over truly helping their patients. Prescription drugs will often be given over vitamins. Even though, many of the ailments could be resolved with just an increase of a certain vitamin/mineral.

I am adamant about making sure my family is healthy. Goodness knows I can not track their vitamin/mineral intake daily. Being able to hand them what they need via supplements form gives me the peace of mind that they will be healthy, no matter what their food choices 😉  Zoe takes Saturn Supplements Children’s Yummy-Vites They look like gummie bears and she loves the taste! They are full of the micronutrients she needs to keep her healthy and happy.They are also naturally sourced in both flavor and color which is important to me.

Children's Yummy-Vites

Josh and I both take Saturn Supplements One-Source Multi Vitamin packs. I love them because you get all your essential vitamins and nutrients in individual packets. No picking through multi pill bottles, just grab and go.

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I have taken many mutli -vitamins in the past and these are by far the best quality! The absolute strongest Vitamin & Mineral Pack on the market, Saturn’s One-Source delivers!

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SBSC Fit Tips: Joint Health #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Joint health is important no matter what your lifestyle.

Saturn Supplement’s  Joint Aid is a maximum strength Glucosamine and Chondroitin Complex.

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Glucosamine and Chondroitin are both found naturally in healthy cartilage. Both are used for joint pain and to treat OsteoArthritis. Many studies have been done that support the use!

“For a subset of participants with moderate-to-severe pain, glucosamine combined with chondroitin sulfate provided statistically significant pain relief compared with placebo—about 79 percent had a 20 percent or greater reduction in pain versus about 54 percent for placebo.”

The other one I received is Joint Matrix

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This one is my favorite! It not only supports joint and cartilage health, but also ligament and bone health. This is very important to me, being a heavy lifter as well as an aging female 😉

What Women Need to Know

Being female puts you at risk of developing osteoporosis and broken bones. Here are some facts:

There are multiple reasons why women are more like to get osteoporosis than men, including:

Several factors play into bone health, as well as ligament and joint health. Eating right, exercise, not smoking, etc

The benefits of a complex supplement like The Joint Matrix are also a huge weapon in prevention. The Joint Matrix not only has Glucosamine and Chondroitin, but also Shark Cartilage, Green Lipped Sea Mussel, L-Histidine, MSM and Boron.
Shark Cartilage is presumed to be full of health benefits. Anti-Inflammatory benefits, Fighting cancer, Arthritis relief, diminishing Psoriasis, Immune booster, treating Glaucoma, aiding in Digestion, etc the list is actually rather long lol
Green Lipped Sea Mussel another amazing supplement in itself! The benefits of it are described as the same as Shark Cartilage.
L-Histidine is an Amino acid. It supports the healing process and helps regenerate tissue. It also supports lower blood pressure and healthy skin 😉
MSM also known as METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE is found in humans, plants and animals. I think it can also be man made in a lab. As everything else, it also has a huge list of benefits! Chronic pain, scar tissue, muscle cramps, tendinitis, stretch marks, oral care, hair loss, weight loss, PMS, eye health, poor circulation, even snoring. The list for this one also goes on and on.
Boron is a mineral that is found in food and the environment.
Boron is used for building strong bones, treating osteoarthritis, as an aid for building muscles and increasing testosterone levels, and for improving thinking skills and muscle coordination.
I have found the benefits to using the Joint Matrix outstanding! I am a stickler about making sure my body is in tip top shape and this has been a HUGE addition to my supplement stack!
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