SBSC Fit Tips: Trim Your Tummy & Whittle Your Waist #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

“I want a flatter tummy &/or smaller waistline” This is the top request of my female clients.

Most are insecure with their stomach area. I have been there and understand completely the feelings. I assure that you are beautiful the way you are! Self love is the MOST important part of your journey!!! We have been programed to believe that a tight and toned stomach is the end all and be all of beauty. It is nice to have and look at, but is not what defines you and certainly is not what makes you beautiful.

With that being said, I know many still desire a flat and toned tummy. It has taken me years to figure out what exactly works and what does not. There are tips, but I assure you it is much simpler than you thought.

One ~ You Can Not Spot Reduce. Many believe that you can do sit ups and crunches to rid yourself of belly fat. This is actually false. Although I do support doing ab and core work to strengthen your abs and give them shape, doing them will not make your stomach flatter or waist line smaller, until you lose the access fat that is covering them, you will not be able to see the fruits of your labor. I recommend doing some cardio to burn access calories. I personally like steady state. getting your heart rate between 125-140.  Here are some great ab workouts that will help you sculpt your abs and also burn calories.

Windshield Wipers

These are great for your obliques and help make your waist line tighter. 3 sets of 20 reps. As you become more advanced, you can straighten your legs, then even move on to hanging windshield wipers.

Lunges

You may not realize that this exercise is not just for a glorious butt and legs. It actually engages much of your core. Just be sure to keep your abs braced and tight throughout the movement. 3 sets of 20 reps. You can add weights as you get more advanced.  Stand with feet apart and step forward into a lunge position. Keep your back leg in line with your torso and knee about 3 inches from the ground.

Reverse Crunches

Lie on your back with your knees together and your legs bent to 90 degrees, feet planted on the floor. Place your palms face down on the floor for support. Tighten your abs to lift your hips off the floor as you crunch your knees inward to your chest. Pause at the top for a moment, then lower back down without allowing your lower back to arch and lose contact with the floor. 3 sets of 20 reps.

Obviously, these are just a few things that can strengthen your core and you can find variations to make them more difficult as your core strength increases.

Two ~ Abs Are Made In The Kitchen. You hear and see this a lot in the fitness industry and it is absolutely true! If you are eating crap, your body will reflect that. I am all for eating goodies, but in moderation. Learning proper portion size is something many need to work on. I like to also split my meals up into 6 or more throughout the day. This helps me to eat smaller portions and feel more satisfied throughout the day. I also recommend a high fiber and high protein diet. Many, especially women, are lacking in both. I find that most of my female clients eat a lot of non fibrous carbs, a lot of fat, and oddly enough have been starving themselves. They are usually shocked when I give them a higher calorie count. many also have a hard time hitting their protein amount with food. For this I always recommend a good quality protein powder. I love Saturn Supplement’s Women’s Pro Whey. It is a delicious tasting easy-to-digest Hydrolysate Whey Protein formula designed for women that not only provides sound nutrition, but also nourishes other elements of the body which include Hair, Skin, Nails, Eye, Heart, Strength, Muscle-Tone, and Weight Management. Due to the purity of the hydrolysate form of whey protein, Women’s Pro Whey Advantage is Sugar, Fat, Cholesterol, Lactose and Gluten-Free. It also contains a host of vital nutrients such as Vitamins, Electrolytes, Minerals and contains the richest source of whey protein which allows for maximum Amino Acid + BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids) body-enriched potential. In addition, they added a 1500mg Nitric Oxide Blast per serving for enhanced cardio performance and health. It is an overall amazing protein supplement. Especially for those just getting started.

Women's Pro Whey

Three ~ Steer Clear Of All The Magic Pills, Wraps, Teas, Detoxes, Etc. Most of these can actually cause you to gain more of a belly back after use. they cause health problems and bloating. Advice I always heed is, If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Have patience and know that as long as you keep going, you will get results.

Four ~ DRINK YOUR WATER!!! This is one of the most over looked parts of fat loss. Many are dehydrated and they have belly bloat. It makes you weigh more and look bigger. If you drink at LEAST half your body weight in ounces, you will see dramatic differences!!! It is amazing what drinking water can do!!! Some tell me they don’t like it. To them I say, well then you don’t want it bad enough. If you want to see the changes, you will drink the water.

If you feel like you are doing all of this and still not getting results, I can help you. It is possibly just a few tweaks to your training and or diet. SBSC Fitness is running our February Love Yourself Sale! Just $149.99 for results. Mention this article for an additional 4 weeks free!!!

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SBSC Fit Tip: 5 Signs You Need More Protein #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Protein is one of the main building blocks of our body. We need protein to repair and rebuild our muscles, tissues, joints, and hormones. I see many people more worried about tracking their carbs and/or fats that they completely overlook protein.

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If your protein is depleted it can affect you in ways you never thought of such as blood sugar spikes, craving sugar, slow recovery rates from workout routines, joint break down, and even premature aging! There are signs that you may need more protein in your diet.

One ~ Mood Swings ~ As your energy crashes during the day, you may think you just need more from caffeine.  That mid day slump can also be a signal that your blood sugar has gone through several spikes and is now plummeting.  With the crash comes tiredness, moodiness, and low energy levels.  Instead of reaching for that energy drink, keep your energy levels consistent and the mood monsters at bay by drinking a protein shake like Saturn’s Smart Whey.

Smart Whey

Two ~ Sugar & Carb Cravings ~ Protein helps balance blood sugar level.  If you’re carving starchy foods and sugary foods, you may not be getting enough protein to fight blood sugar spikes.  Next time you want to reach for a high carb snack, eat some protein instead! One of my fave snacks, especially when I am having a sweet tooth, is my fruity protein dessert. I mix a serving of my favorite protein powder like Saturn’s Nitrox Pro with a box of sugar free gelatin mix, then follow the instructions on the gelatin package and enjoy. It is an easy snack to make and so tasty too!

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Three ~ You Workout ~ If you are training regularly, you are not only destroying fat, but you’re also tearing down your muscles. This is only a bad thing, if you are not getting a proper post workout protein boost. Protein helps repair your muscles and refuel after your grueling workouts. It will prevent you from being extra tired, extra sore, vulnerable to injuries.

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Four ~ You Are Always Hungry ~ If you find yourself always looking for your next meal, raising the amount of protein you consume is your best bet. Protein is known as the most satiating macro. When dieting especially! I know I am constantly hungry during contest prep and that is when I consume the most protein.

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Five ~ You Are Aging ~ Yes, aging is inevitable. However, many are aging prematurely. You can slow the process! Studies have shown that a higher protein diet actually improves heart health, brain health, as well as slowing overall aging. Who wouldn’t want to look and feel younger!!!

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For more information on supplementation, nutrition, and overall fat loss, contact me at SBSC Fitness CLICK HERE also be sure to check out Saturn Supplements for the best quality supplements in the industry! They have been a trusted company in business for well over 25 years. I know, because I have been using them exclusively for over 3 years!!!

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References: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39492/title/Protein-Protects-Aging-Brain/     http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/87/5/1562S.full    http://www.gizmag.com/gdf11-protein-aging-mice-harvard/31929/    http://www.livescience.com/18593-anti-aging-protein-extends-life-span.html

SBSC Fit Tip: My Go To Contest Prep Supplements #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

I have been using Saturn Supplement’s products exclusively for over 4 years. They are one of the top respected supplement companies worldwide, for their quality and product selection. They have been in business for almost 30 years!!! In the supplement industry, that is HUGE!!! I am grateful to be a part of the Saturn Muscle Team! They have helped me, not only grow in this sport, but have had a huge impact in improving my physique every year!!!

I do have a go to supplement stack that I take throughout my prep. When I am in a calorie deficit, my body is working harder. I want to make sure that I am providing my body with all of the necessary nutrients it needs as well as macros that have a hard time meeting. These are my go to contest prep supplements:

One ~ Protein ~ Like I stated earlier, I consume a moderately high amount of protein during contest prep. I eat most of my protein, but I also supplement some with shakes. During prep I choose Saturn’s Pro 4100 Hydrolyzed Protein powder. I do this because drinking protein shakes is convenient. It is easy to grab and go. I am getting lean, quality protein in every shake. There is no added fats or carbs. This is great when meeting my macro needs.  Bonus is that it is enriched with Branched-Chain Amino Acids and L-Glutamine. In addition, they have enhanced the overall effectiveness of this formula with their Full-Spectrum Vitamin / Mineral / Electrolyte cocktail. I know my body id getting exactly what it needs to fuel my muscles and keep me healthy and strong!

PRO 4100 Hydrolyzed

Two ~ Branch Chain Amino Acids ~ My go to is Saturn’s Aminos Pump 50000. It is heads and tails better than any amino complex I have tried! My mental focus is improved. It is infused with Nitric Oxide, so the pump I get while training is insane. And the overall energy boost I get keeps me training at full force, which in contest prep can be hard to do! I drink these during my workouts and throughout the day. When you diet, your body becomes catabolic, meaning it begins to burn not only your fat, but your muscle as well. It also decreases the rate of protein synthesis. Dieting and working out changes the metabolic effects of your body. As you decrease your energy intake, you also decrease your glycogen storage. Your body will become tired and will try to use less energy while training. Your body will begin to burn your hard earned lean muscle for energy. Consuming BCAA’s will not only increase the rate of protein synthesis, but they also increase the cell’s capacity for protein synthesis. Even better, they increase the intensity of your training sessions. Therefore, you can workout harder for longer!

Amino Pump 50000

Three ~ Vitamins And Minerals ~ For this I take Saturn’s Outer Limits. They are not only packed with all of the essential key vitamins and minerals my body needs, but also packed full of pre-digested Amino Acids, BCAAs, Digestive Enzymes, Omega EFA’s, Sports Enhancers, Caffeine and other highly supporting muscle actives. When in contest prep, you are in a calorie deficit. This may mean that your body isn’t getting the proper nutrients that it needs t function properly. This is where a strong multivitamin is exactly what you need. These nutrients are not only vital to good health, but also required for strength training and growth. Outer Limits has over 60 muscle building nutrients per serving!

Outer Limits

Four ~ Creatine ~ Saturn’s Creatine Silk is part of my supplement regimen year round. I take anywhere from 20-35g a day. Creatine has so many benefits. Increased muscle strength and size, enhanced recovery, enhanced brain function, improved performance in high intensity work, just to name a few. Creatine benefits everyone, from athletes, elderly, children, and many more. It is always a highly recommended supplement!

Creatine Silk

Five ~ Thermogenics ~ I always get a lot of confusion about thermogenics. Many say, well I thought you said there are no magic pills? I will say it again, there are no magic pills. Without proper diet and exercise, pills will do nothing for you. I take Saturn’s Lipo Ex. They are an Ultra-Pure synergistic complex designed to enhance the body’s natural powder to utilize, energize and metabolize. I cycle them, 4 weeks on one week off. To allow my metabolism to rest and reset. I take them for several reasons. They stimulate your body’s central nervous system, this is why many get the jitters from them. They help promote lipolysis in the body, or the breaking down of body fat to be used as energy. They increase your mental alertness and act as a mild diuretic. With using the proper dosage, proper nutrition, exercise, rest, and hydration. These can be helpful during contest prep as your body begins to feel fatigue. It also gives a boost in fat loss. They are a small, but great tool during contest prep!

LIPO-EX

For more information on supplements, nutrition, and training programs CLICK HERE.  Team SBSC welcomes everyone from all walks of life. Everyone starts as a beginner. Allow us to guide you through the tough parts of fat loss and teach you the correct way to not only lose, but maintain your results!

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SBSC Fit Tips: Ladies Guide To Getting Lean #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

I commonly get asked “how can I lose this? or how can I tone that?” As we are all different and lose fat in different areas first, we all have one thing in common, and that is that you can not spot reduce or target fat loss from any one area on your body.

Fat loss occurs as a whole. Your genetics will typically determine where you start to lose from. Most women I train as well as myself, lose from the top down. My bra size will go down before my jean size does. My belly, butt, and thighs are usually the last to tighten up.

It doesn’t mean that you can’t tighten those areas. It just means you will have to be consistent and most importantly patient. Here are some tips to help you along the way…

One ~ Pick heavy stuff up and set it back down ~ Yes ladies, I am talking about weight training. Lifting weights does not mean you will get bulky or turn into a man. That is an absurd misconception. It is difficult for a woman to grow large muscles, trust me, as that is actually my goal for myself lol. To get a lean and “toned” look, you have to have muscle built. When you see a lean woman with a shapely round butt, it is because she squats with weights. Lean toned arms…yeah she lifts heavy. It takes more than lifting weights for a woman to grow “man like” muscles, so fear not ladies. Adding muscle to your body is going to benefit you in ways you never imagined!

  • Improved muscle strength and tone
  • Weight management
  • Prevention and control of health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis
  • Pain management
  • Improved mobility and balance
  • Improved posture
  • Decreased risk of injury
  • Increased bone density and strength
  • Reduced body fat
  • Boosted metabolism
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Enhanced performance of everyday tasks

Two ~ Stop Being A Cardio Bunny ~  Far too many women believe that you have to do hours upon hours of cardio to lose fat. This couldn’t be further from the truth. When you overload your body with cardio, you lose some fat, then begin to burn muscle. Have you ever looked at the difference between a sprinter and a marathon runner’s body? (FYI I am in NO way knocking the physique of a marathon runner, just noting the difference)

Most marathon runners have very little muscle, because they burn it all away. Sprinters tend to have a curvier look, as they can maintain the muscle they have built. High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is a very effective way to burn fat, without sacrificing your muscle. Best part is with warm up and cool down, it can be done in 15-20 mins. My typical routine on a treadmill is 3 min slow/moderate walk as a warm up, switching to all out sprints for 30 seconds, rest (stand on the sides of the treadmill) 1 min 30 seconds, I do this for 3 rounds, then slow/moderate walk cool down. To up the intensity, I may add elevation with each round. It’s a great way to burn fat and maintain those curves.

Three ~ Stop Starving ~ Another reason women tend to have a difficult time losing fat is that they aren’t eating enough. I can’t count the times I ask my clients to give me an average of how much they eat a day and after monitoring for their first week, we realize they told me 500+ more calories than they were actually eating. When your body plateaus at such a low rate of calories, it becomes hard to lose the fat. Your body is already starving, because of being at such an unhealthy amount of calories. In these instances, I tend to reverse diet these clients back to a healthy rate. You may be asking if they gain weight. The answer in most cases is NO. For most the scale doesn’t move, or moves down slightly. What does happen, is that their body composition begins to change. With weight training and reverse dieting, they begin to see the fat melt away and muscles start to develop.

Four ~ Eat More Protein ~ Before coming to me, on average most of my female clients were consuming 55 grams of protein or less. Protein is a staple to adding lean muscle and helping you maintain a lean physique. I always recommend increasing the amount of protein you eat, especially if you are trying to lean out. Most women have difficulty eating more protein. That is when I begin suggesting supplementing it with a protein powder. Protein shakes are easier to get in when you aren’t feeling hungry, or if you are like me and busy, busy, busy. My female clients love Saturn Supplement’s Athena Series Women’s Pro Whey Advantage. It is specially formulated for women, with the extra vitamins and minerals we need to keep us healthy and beautiful! It is a delicious tasting easy-to-digest Hydrolysate Whey Protein formula that not only provides sound nutrition, but also nourishes other elements of the body which include Hair, Skin, Nails, Eye, Heart, Strength, Muscle-Tone, and Weight Management. Due to the purity of the hydrolysate form of whey protein, Women’s Pro Whey Advantage is Sugar, Fat, Cholesterol, Lactose and Gluten-Free.

Women's Pro WheyFive ~ Get Regular ~ I know we hate talking about poop, but I find that most of my female clients have issues with bowel movements. This goes back to not eating enough food and not eating near enough fiber. When tracking what they eat on their own, my female clients we averaging maybe 6-10 grams of fiber a day. This is NO WHERE NEAR enough. I have all of my female clients hit 20-25 grams of fiber a day as a minimum. Fiber, not only normalizes your BMs and reduces IBS issues, it also keeps you full longer, which aids in weight loss, it reduces your cholesterol levels, and helps control your blood sugar levels. This is another macro that some clients have issues meeting. I always suggest what foods will help as well as supplements like Saturn’s FiberMax. It’s a quick and easy way to supplement fiber into your diet, when you are having an issue reaching that daily goal.

FiberMax 1450If you are ready to get yourself on track and join the many who are seeing results weekly, check out my customized training programs. I send you daily exercise routines, developed just for you and your particular goals. It is sent to a phone app, which had detailed instructions and videos, to show you how to do each exercise properly. It is having your personal trainer with you no matter what time you train every single day. You also receive individualized macro nutrient set-ups and instructions to suit your goals. I update everything weekly as we have weekly check in’s to monitor your progress. I want my clients to succeed and I personally stay with each one, every step of the way!

 

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New Years Starter Power Stack For Men #BuildWithThePowerOfTheUniverse @SaturnMuscle

I had an overwhelming response to the Ladies New Year’s Supplement stack! I also had quite a few of you fellas asking if Saturn Supplements had a good beginner stack for men? The answer is YES!!!

Saturn’s Hyperion Series has some of the most popular and best quality products on the market! The Hyperion Series is the perfect product line of several bodybuilders, MMA athletes, endurance athletes and power lifters worldwide. Fueling your body with the best quality supplements will definitely give you the kick start you need this year to achieve your goals!

To start, their 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! They 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.

Smart Whey

If you are looking for the most amazing pump, Saturn’s 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

Energy packed in a pill. Saturn’s Lipo EX 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.

LIPO-EX

Ultra-Concentrated Amino Acid Protein Enhancer Predigested Building Blocks / Exercise Booster with Nitric Oxide / BCAA’s 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

And last but certainly not least, Saturn’s 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. I’ve used this myself and have had amazing gains!

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With the right Nutrition, Training Plan, and Supplement Stack, you will be on your way to that lean muscular look you are looking to have. Remember, summer bodies are built in the winter 😉

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Ladies, Get Those Goals On Track This New Year #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Every year thousands of women set their sights on the ultimate New Year goal, to finally be rid of the flab, be fit, and healthy!

Searching for the perfect fad diet, pill, wraps, exercise programs, etc. For what? To just rebound and quit. Not this year! Unlike the average crowd, YOU are destined for more! You want it bad enough this year! It’s Time to stop being average and step up to being phenomenal!!!!

Saturn Supplements has the perfect stack to get your New Year goals started right! Saturn produces quality supplements for elite athletes. Not a company who has to mask anything with fancy flavors or crazy gimmicks, because they give REAL results!

I was introduced to their products back in 2012. I was immediately impressed by the quality and service. I have been working closely with Saturn ever since. With over 25 years in the industry, they know their stuff and only produce the best! The New Year Supplement stack is perfect for someone who is just getting started. They just developed the Athena Series Line. I personally love every product!

The Women’s Pro Whey Advantage is a delicious tasting easy-to-digest Hydrolysate Whey Protein formula designed for women that not only provides sound nutrition, but also nourishes other elements of the body which include Hair, Skin, Nails, Eye, Heart, Strength, Muscle-Tone, and Weight Management. Due to the purity of the hydrolysate form of whey protein, Women’s Pro Whey Advantage is Sugar, Fat, Cholesterol, Lactose and Gluten-Free.

Saturn’s Women’s Whey Pro Advantage contains a host of vital nutrients such as Vitamins, Electrolytes, Minerals and contains the richest source of whey protein which allows for maximum Amino Acid + BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids) body-enriched potential. In addition, we added a 1500mg Nitric Oxide Blast per serving for enhanced cardio performance and health. Women’s Whey Pro Advantage is ideal for taking immediately following each exercise session as well as a meal-replacement packed full nutrition that controls cravings and fortifies the body with strength and energy.

Women's Pro Whey

Lady Energy Pre-Workout is a delicious fast-acting source of energy fuel that nourishes the body with a healthy blend of energy-sustaining carbohydrates, muscle infusing protein packed full of amino acids, replenishing electrolytes and vitamin nutrition, and a host of supporting exercise-enhancing actives such as Nitric Oxide for cardiovascular and oxygen efficiency, and a natural source of Caffeine for increased metabolic burning. Lady Energy provides Calcium, Vitamin D and Biotin in every serving-all the more to benefit the female body.

Saturn’s Lady Energy may be taken prior to any exercise program, as well as a delicious source of fuel to drink during your training, to ensure sustained energy output and provide a constant source of nutrition to benefit the body while undergoing excessive demands.

Lady Energy Pre-Workout

Lady Amino Powder is an easy-to-digest soluble concentrated amino-protein powder enriched with a powerful ratio of amino acids including BCAA’s, (branched-chain amino acids) and Nitric Oxide-known for their role in muscle preservation and cardiovascular support. This easy-to-use powder form assists with building, maintaining, preserving and maximizing beautiful body shape potential. Deliciously flavored and highly beneficial, Saturn’s Lady Build Powder Amino is perfect for adding to juice, shakes or water throughout the day and following any exercise session. Maximize body shaping, muscle and tone with this premium mixture of powder form amino acids.

Lady Amino Powder

One of my favorite new Saturn additions, Vita-Bites Fruit Chews is a natural multivitamin supplement that’s designed to provide women with a source of daily nutrients that’s as delicious as it is nutritious. The added pleasure of enjoying taking your vitamins makes Saturn’s Vita-Bites Fruit Chews a fun and highly effective way to ingest some of natures most beneficial nutrients, needed for daily health. Each serving includes a host of vital nutrients such as Biotin, Choline, Folic Acid and Vitamin D-a complex that assists with health-optimization for heart, eye and immunity. Vita-Bite Fruit Chews are naturally sourced in both color and flavor, derived from fruit pectin.

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And last but not least Lady Slim is the ultimate women’s weight-loss formula designed boost, curb and burn while providing an easy-feeling source of energy. A unique combination of herbal extracts and supporting nutrients makes Lady Slim one of the most effective weight-loss formulas available. Lady Slim is made with Caffeine and makes the perfect addition to any weight-loss and fitness programs. (If you are looking for a caffeine free version, check out Lady Slim 2)

Lady Slim

Paired with the right nutrition and exercise program, you CAN and WILL achieve your dream body!!!

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SBSC Fit Tips: New Year New You! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Every year thousands eagerly set their New Year’s Resolutions.

One of the top resolutions is to get healthy and/or get in shape. Many start strong and by 4 weeks in, start to revert back to old habits.

Not this year! This year SBSC Fitness and Saturn Supplements want you to start strong and change those old habits!!! We have compiled a list of tips to help you on your way.

One ~ Set A Start Date. Your goal needs a start date. For many it is January 1st or 2nd. No matter what the date, stick to it!

Two ~ Write Down Your Goals. I feel like writing down your goals and your intentions is like making a contract with yourself. Contracts are not meant to be broken, so write it all down and stick it somewhere you will see it everyday. It will help hold you accountable.

Three ~ Do Your Research. Whether you plan hiring a trainer or trying to do it yourself, be sure you do your research and do what will work best for you and your goals. Going in blindly can hinder results and frustrate you. When frustrated by lack of results many choose to quit. If you are looking for a personal trainer, SBSC Fitness specializes in fat loss. We have help so many on their journey from fat to fit! We are running our End Of Year Sale. You can save over $200 on SBSC online training programs. We will set you up with a phone app that has detailed videos and instruction of each exercise as well as your customized nutritional information. I am personally on call and easily reached on the app or email,to answer any question for you. CLICK HERE to find out more and sign up!

Four ~ Take Weekly Photos & Look For Non Scale Victories. More often than none, your scale may not move right away. Plus there are so many factors involving weight such as, hormones, time of day, stress, lack of sleep, etc. You may be getting results, but not seeing them on the scale, because you lost an hour or two of sleep. I am a stickler of taking photos!!! Pictures don’t lie. Take them weekly in the same lighting, same outfit if you can, and same time of day. You will be able to see small changes and those can be more motivating than anything!!! Look for those Non Scale Victories and free yourself from the dreaded scale!

Five ~ Get Your Micro-Nutrients & Supplements In Check. Supplements are important for many reasons! Many of us are lacking in proper vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. When you are not getting what your body needs, your results will stall. There are also several supplements that will aid in your fat loss, such as Protein powder, CLA, Fish oils, Creatine, and fat burner like Saturn’s Lipo-Ex. I take a full barrage of supplements daily during off-season and contest prep. They keep me healthy and keep my metabolism running efficiently. Saturn Supplements is who I trust with all of my supplements needs. They boast some of the most natural and highest quality supplements on the market. they have been in the industry for almost 30 years, so they know exactly what YOU need to efficiently lose fat!

Six ~ Be Patient. It takes time to lose fat. If it were an overnight process, then everyone would be in shape. Be patient and stay consistent with your goals and you WILL see results.

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This year is YOUR year! I challenge you to push yourself to not only stick with your program and meet your goals, but to exceed them! I believe in you!!!

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Saturn Supplements Brownie Bites Recipe…Yes Please!!! @SaturnMuscle

I posted a picture of a macro friendly brownie the other day and as I promised, here is the recipe. 😉

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I have tried many Chick pea recipes for desserts, but most just weren’t that great. I got this one from a lady in my IIFYM group on Facebook. You can follow her on Instagram Cynfluence She has a ton of macro friendly recipes that are to die for!!! I changed this one up just a bit, because I didn’t have some of the ingredients she used.

Chocolate Mint Brownie Bites

I started with 2 cans of Chick Peas Drained or 540g. Make sure you blend them well. I didn’t and had a few chunks in my batter. Josh and Zoe thought they were nuts ha ha ha, so it was fine.

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Cocoa Powder 100g, One scoop of protein. I used Chocolate Nitrox Pro 45g, One box of sugar/fat free Chocolate Jello pudding, One tsp vanilla extract, Her recipe called for 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of baking soda, but leave it to me to completely miss that ha ha I use a full tsp of both. I also added 1/2 cup of water, because my batter was SO thick. Next ingredient is an important one 😉 Duncan Hines Frosting flavor pack. It is only 10 calories for the whole pack. You can find them by the frosting at the grocery store. They come in a TON of flavors!!!!

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Mix well. You can use a large baking dish. I chose to do mini muffins, because it is easier for me to portion them out as well as make them more macro friendly. I seriously am on poverty macros now, so doing the mini muffins keeps me from having whole brownies and burning through all my macros quickly 😉

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Bake at 350 degrees. In the mini muffin pan, it only took 8 mins. Her recipe stated 15-20 mins. I would just check them with a toothpick as you would any other type of brownie mix. They came out moist and delicious! Zoe loves eating them for snack!

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I love adding them to my Greek yogurt or cottage cheese with sugar free chocolate syrup and whipped cream!!! Oh so good!!! They are great by themselves too. I have a hard time staying out of them ha ha, but at just 20 calories per bite it isn’t too bad 😉 Mini Muffin style I was able to get 40 muffins. This is a great thing when you have 3 people indulging in them ha ha ha

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I am going to tweak the recipe on my next batch and make blondies 😉 There are several different sugar/fat free puddings to choose from! White chocolate, cheesecake, and butterscotch is what I have on hand and the Duncan Hines frosting packets I have caramel, so should be great no matter what! You can always add nuts, dried fruits, peanut butter, marshmallows, etc the possibilities are endless!!! Just another reason I love IIFYM It teaches you to think outside the box and get creative with your foods. You can still have goodies. Even regular brownies, but if you can make some that are just as tasty and more macro friendly, then you can indulge even more!!!! Have fun in the kitchen and enjoy your food!!!

Hope you all have a fabulously fit day xoxoxo

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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.*

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.*

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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.

Recharge 15-Minute

~ 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.
Smart Whey

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
 
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