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Creatine Fuel®

Creatine Fuel®
Creatine Fuel®Creatine Fuel®Creapure®
$8.99

• Advanced performance enhancer with pure Creatine Monohydrate, an energy enhancing supplement*
• Improves muscle strength, performance and lean mass*
• Featuring precision, German-sourced Creapure® brand creatine

How It Works: 

Research shows that Creatine users had a significant increase in peak power output, lean body mass and muscular performance.* Depletion of phosphocreatine can result in muscular fatigue and fading muscle power.*

Suggested Use: 

Take 3 capsules with a full glass of water twice daily for a total of 6 capsules per day, preferably 3 capsules before exercise and 3 capsules after exercise. For best results, use as part of a low-fat diet and exercise program.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 60
Form: Capsule

WARNING:
Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult your health care professional before use if you are taking any medication or have any medical condition. Not recommended for use by individuals under the age of 18 without parental permission. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP for Sport™ registered facility.

Creatine Fuel® Loading Supplement

Creatine Fuel® Loading Supplement
Creatine Fuel® Loading SupplementCreatine Fuel® Loading SupplementCreapure®
$22.99

Advanced performance enhancer containing pure Creatine Monohydrate, an energy producing substance for enhanced performance, and cell-volumizing amino acids glutamine and taurine.*

How It Works: 

Creatine improves muscle strength, performance and lean mass.* Research shows that Creatine Fuel users had a significant increase in peak power output, mean body mass and muscular performance.* Depletion of phosphocreatine can result in muscular fatigue and fading muscle power.*

Suggested Use: 

Add 2 level scoops (63.4 g) to 8 fl. oz. of cold water. Stir and serve. If you prefer, mix for 10 seconds in a blender with crushed ice. For maximum creatine uptake to muscle, drink 4 servings daily for 5 days, and then maintain 1 serving daily, preferably immediately after exercise. For best results, use as part of a low calorie, low-fat diet and exercise program.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 31.53 OZ (894 g)
Flavor: Fruit punch

WARNING:
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional before use if you are taking any medication or have any medical condition. Not recommended for use by individuals under the age of 18 without parental permission. Diabetics should use only under a health care professional’s supervision because this product contains chromium polynicotinate which may enhance insulin sensitivity. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP for Sport™ registered facility.

Glutamine Fuel® Caps

Glutamine Fuel® Caps
Glutamine Fuel® CapsGlutamine Fuel® Caps
$24.95

• 750 mg per capsule of pure L-Glutamine, the most abundant free amino acid in skeletal muscle, essential to serious athletes
• Helps increase growth hormone release and enhance muscle metabolism*

How It Works: 

Research shows that glutamine produces a potent anti-catabolic (muscle sparing) effect.*

Suggested Use: 

Take 3-6 capsules daily, or as recommended by a health care professional.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 120
Form: Capsule

WARNING:
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional before use if you are taking any medication or have any medical condition. Not recommended for use by individuals under the age of 18 without parental permission. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP for Sport™ registered facility.

Mass Fuel® Xtreme

Mass Fuel® Xtreme - Vanilla
Mass Fuel® Xtreme - VanillaMass Fuel® Xtreme - VanillaMass Fuel® Xtreme - ChocolateMass Fuel® Xtreme - Chocolate
$69.59

• Maximize lean muscle growth*
• Enhance protein synthesis*
• Speed recuperation after intense workouts*

How It Works: 

Mass Fuel Xtreme delivers a powerhouse formula of 600 incredibly efficient mass-promoting calories.* Formulated with our exclusive 4-stage time release carb blend for sustained energy, 50 grams of fast and slow release proteins packed with BCAAs, and super-efficient fats from medium chain triglycerides making it our best lean mass and muscle builder EVER.*

Suggested Use: 

Mix 4 level scoops (150g) with 18-20 fl. oz. of water anytime you would normally use a shake or gainer but want to “power up” to a more size-stimulating formula. Before workouts (45-60 minutes), after (15-30 minutes) or prior to bed to improve anabolic readiness when you awake.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 5.95 lbs (2.7 kg)
Form: Powder
Flavor: Vanilla, Chocolate

WARNING:
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional before use if you are taking any medication or have any medical condition. Not recommended for use by individuals under the age of 18 without parental permission. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP for Sport™ registered facility.

Ripped Fuel® Extreme

Ripped Fuel® Extreme
Ripped Fuel® ExtremeRipped Fuel® Extreme
$24.80

• Featuring our proprietary herbal extract giving you a better formula for ripped abs*
• Fueled by green tea and caffeine*
• Intense fat burner that helps rid stubborn fat while preserving lean body mass*

How It Works: 

Twinlab® Ripped Fuel® Extreme is an advanced weight loss and fat burning formula containing a revolutionary herbal weight loss ingredient plus Green Tea Leaf Extract, Caffeine and Cocoa.* It contains a combination of clinically tested ingredients including a proprietary patent-pending weight loss ingredient specifically formulated to target stubborn fat.

Get cut, ripped abs with Ripped Fuel® Extreme!*

Suggested Use: 

Take 2 capsules twice daily. Taking more than the recommended amount will not improve results and may cause adverse reactions listed in warning.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 60
Form: Capsule

WARNING:
Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing, if you have any chronic disease of the gastrointestinal tract, if you have any other medial condition or if you are taking any medication. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18 without parental permission. Consult your physician before use. Contains 220mg of caffeine. Limit use of other caffeine containing products while taking this product, as too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasionally, rapid heart beat. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP for Sport™ registered facility.

Busting Through A Strength Training Plateau

Plateaus are a common obstacle in strength training. In fact, unless you continuously re-evaluate and update your fitness program, it is likely that you will hit a plateau after about six months, once the strength gains you’ve achieved in the first few months of training begin to level off. The good news is, with a little bit of effort, you can overcome, or even prevent yourself from hitting a strength training plateau in the first place.

They say that variety is the spice of life. It is also the key ingredient to overcoming or avoiding a plateau. After performing the same exercise routine for several months, your muscles become efficient at performing those movements, and you no longer continue to progress as you did when you first began your workout regimen.

Varying the intensity of your workout by making your muscles work harder, as opposed to longer, is one of the most effective ways to break through a strength plateau. If you’re able to do 10-15 reps at your current weight using proper form, try increasing the weight by 5 to 10%. You may need to decrease the number of reps at first and work up to a full set.

Another way to add variety to your workout is to cross-train. Cross-training will not only help to keep your workout interesting, but will also work your muscles in a different way. If you usually use weight machines at the gym, try using free weights or resistance tubing. You can also combine exercises, such as using free weights while doing squats.

Changing the sequence of exercises in your existing routine can also help to add variety to your workout. Additionally, it will cause your muscles to fatigue in a different order, forcing them to adapt to the change and allow for a variation in your strength gains.

Though sometimes it may be enough to simply change the sequence of exercises in your fitness routine, it’s a good idea to periodically re-evaluate your routine. You may find that you need to replace some or all of the exercises, particularly those that you’ve outgrown or that are redundant. Look at the muscle group being used in each exercise, and replace it with an exercise that targets the same muscles.

Some final thoughts:




Please Note: The material on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program.

Summer Fitness Safety

Summer is a great time to bring your workout outdoors. The extra hours of sunlight and warm weather are a wonderful opportunity to engage in all your favorite outdoor activities. But working out in the heat requires that you take certain precautions to avoid overheating and dehydration. The following tips can help you stay safe and healthy during summer workouts:

Drink up. Staying hydrated is key when exercising in the summer. Your body can lose up to a quart of water an hour exercising in the heat, so drink water before, during and after your workout.

Avoid exercising during “peak” hours. Heat, humidity, smog levels and pollution levels are at their highest between 10 a.m. and 4p.m. Additionally, very humid weather interferes with perspiration’s ability to cool your body. Either work out indoors during these hours, or try exercising in the morning or evening.

Go for a dip. Swimming is great exercise, and will help keep you cool during hot weather. Don’t worry if you’re not a strong swimmer, you can still do the backstroke, doggie paddle, or even run laps in the pool (the water adds resistance for an added bonus).

Slather on the sunscreen. Don’t forget to take care of your skin when exercising outdoors. Apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 half an hour before your workout.

Dress appropriately. Wear lightweight, loose fitting clothing to allow more air to circulate over your body and promote sweat evaporation. Avoid darker colored clothing, which absorbs heat; light colored clothing reflects sunlight. Opt for synthetic fabrics with a meshlike weave, which will help draw moisture and sweat away from the skin.

Start out slow. It takes your body 1-2 weeks to adapt to hotter weather, so take it easy at first and slowly increase the length and intensity of your workouts.

Be aware of the signs of heat stroke. Heat stroke occurs when the body loses the ability to regulate its own temperature and get rid of excess heat. Symptoms, which appear quickly, include: very hot and dry skin, nausea, dizziness, confusion, and unconsciousness. A person affected by heat stroke should be moved to a cool area, or set in a cool bath to lower body temperature. Medical attention should be sought immediately, as heat stroke can be fatal.



Please Note: The material on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program.

Staying Safe in the Weight Room

Weight training has many benefits– in addition to helping you increase strength and muscle tone, it can also help you to decrease fat and improve bone density. With the benefits of weight training becoming more widely known, people are beginning to realize that lifting weights isn’t just for bodybuilders, and are starting to incorporate weight training into their fitness routine. However, it is important to be aware of proper weight training techniques in order to benefit; using incorrect technique will not only cheat you of the benefits of weight training, but will also put you at risk for injury.

If you are new to weight training, you should work with a trainer who can teach you proper form and technique, and help you develop a personalized weight lifting regimen. Even if you’ve been lifting weights for some time, you can still benefit from time with a trainer, who can help you to identify any problems with your technique and help you to make any needed changes to your weight lifting routine.

Once you are ready to begin, there are a few things to remember when working with weights:

  1. Make sure you do a proper warm-up. Five to ten minutes of a low intensity exercise, preferably one that involves all the muscle groups, will help to increase heart rate and blood flow, signaling to your body that you are about to work out.
  2. If you are new to weight lifting and unsure of your technique, consider using machines before you start using free weights. Machines help to ensure that you are in the right position for good form.
  3. Start out slowly, with a weight that you can lift for a set of 12-15 reps. Once you can comfortably do 15 reps, increase the weight by 5-10%. Lifting too much, too fast can result in injury.
  4. Pay attention to your form. Using proper form will give you better results and will help you avoid injury. If you are unable to maintain proper form during an exercise, you may be lifting too much weight or doing too many reps.
  5. Don’t hold your breath. Holding your breath while lifting weights can result in a dangerous increase in blood pressure. You want to exhale as you lift weight, and inhale as you lower weight.
  6. Lift and lower weight in a slow, controlled movement. Jerking weight up or using momentum to lift weight won’t give you the results you are looking for, and can lead to injury.
  7. Make sure your routine is balanced. Exercise opposing muscle groups, such as the biceps and the triceps, equally to ensure symmetry and balance.
  8. Listen to your body. Generally, that burn of fatigue you feel after a workout is normal, but if you feel a sudden, sharp pain at any time during your workout or pain generally, stop immediately – don’t try to work through it. Try doing the exercise again with less weight after you have recovered.
  9. Give your body enough recovery time. Break up your workouts so you avoid working out the same muscle groups two days in a row.

Timing food and drink to benefit your workouts

The timing of meals and drinks can make a big difference to your workout. Making smart choices can mean more energy and strength, and can help you avoid dehydration, indigestion and sluggish energy.

You’re the expert when it comes to knowing how you feel after big meals or going several hours without food—so take that knowledge to the gym. If you feel sluggish after eating a large meal, make sure you time your workout for three or four hours later; this can help prevent digestive troubles, cramping and slow reaction time.

However, you may find that not eating a snack before a workout brings similar results—feeling tired, slow to react or weak. Low blood sugar levels can produce these effects, so for most people it feels better to either eat a snack right before and during a workout or eat a smaller meal two to three hours before you work out.

Some general points to keep in mind are:

-Have breakfast- it’s important to fuel your body in the morning because most of the energy you got from the food you ate the night before is probably gone. Have a healthy meal but if you’re working out within an hour of finishing your breakfast, make it a small meal. If you’d prefer to eat breakfast after working out, grab a sports drink or something that will get your blood sugar up like a piece of fruit.

-Eat something after your workout- have a meal that contains both carbohydrates and protein to help your muscles recover. Carbohydrates are stored primarily in your muscles and liver as glycogen, which is needed for energy; diets containing at least 50 percent of calories from carbs will help your body store glycogen. Protein is key for muscle repair and growth.

-Stay hydrated- in addition to helping replace lost fluid, drinking water is important to your body because it helps your blood remove waste from cells and carry nutrients to them. Also, your body doesn’t just lose fluid, your body also loses electrolytes during exercise, so you’ll want to make sure you are getting enough electrolytes in your diet and drink water to help get them moving through your system before, during and after your workout. You may want to take in a sports drink that has electrolytes if you are exercising for more than an hour.

Remember to listen to your body—if any of the tips above don’t agree with your system, skip them and do what feels the best for you.

Common Fitness Mistakes

Feel like you’re not reaping the benefits of your exercise regimen? You may be guilty of making some of these common fitness mistakes that prevent you from achieving your fitness goals.

Taking on too much, too soon. This is one of the most common fitness mistakes that people make. In the excitement and momentum to get started on a workout program and begin seeing and feeling results, many people tend to do too much, too quickly, which can put them at risk for injury.

Expecting immediate results. Getting in shape takes time, commitment, and hard work. By having unrealistic expectations, you set yourself up for failure, and can discourage you from continuing with your workout routine.

Skimping on the warm up and cool down. It’s important to take 5-10 minutes to warm up before your workout to allow your muscles to adjust to the demands you’re about to place on them and reduce risk of injury. Similarly, take a few minutes to stretch and lower your heart rate after your workout. Stretching while your muscles are still warm will help to improve flexibility, and help prevent soreness. Just be sure not to bounce during stretches, which can increase your risk of pulling or straining muscles.

Falling into in a rut. Besides becoming incredibly boring, after doing the same exercise routine at the same speed and intensity over and over, your muscles become very efficient and adapt to the workout. This may cause you to hit a plateau, because as your muscles adapt, they use up less energy, and you’ll burn fewer calories.

Not adjusting weight machines. Weight machines are not one size fits all, so it’s important that you adjust exercise equipment to fit you. If you are unsure how to adjust the machine or what settings are appropriate for you, ask a trainer or staff member at your gym to help you.

Overlooking cross training. Many people tend to do only cardio OR strength training, or focus only on particular muscle groups. To improve overall fitness, it’s important to have a well rounded exercise regimen that incorporates both cardio and strength training, and works your whole body.

Insufficiently hydrating. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty before you reach for your water bottle; by then you’re already on your way to dehydration. The American Council on Exercise recommends drinking 7-10 ounces of fluid every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise.

Using Poor Form. You’ll benefit more from doing fewer reps using proper form than you will from doing endless reps using improper form. Additionally, using poor form can lead to injury. The most common form faux pas people commit when exercising include jerking while lifting weights, extending the knee beyond the toes when lunging or squatting, and clasping hands behind the neck during crunches.

Please Note: The material on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program.