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Twinlab® signs on to sponsor professional beach volleyball player Mike Morrison

Twinlab® provides supplement support and community exposure as part of sponsorship with 2012 Olympic hopeful

AMERICAN FORK, Utah -- March 2, 2010 -- Twinlab Corporation, a pioneer in sports nutrition for 40 years, announced today that the company is sponsoring the professional beach volleyball player Mike Morrison. As a part of the Sponsorship, Twinlab® will provide supplement support for Morrison with several Twinlab products, such as Glutamine Fuel®, Joint Fuel®, Twinlab Glucosamine, Electrolyte Fuel® and Endurance Fuel®.

Morrison grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, far from the beach. He dreamed of one day moving to the mountains to become a professional snowboarder, until fate stepped in and introduced him to volleyball. Morrison joined the indoor volleyball club at Western Michigan University during his senior year. He kept playing after graduation and moved to San Diego to pursue a career in professional beach volleyball.

“As someone who didn’t play volleyball until his senior year of college, and within the span of seven years has become one of the top pro beach volleyball players in the country, Mike truly embodies the Twinlab vision that if you set a physical goal for yourself, work hard and get the right nutrition you can make it happen.” says Marc Stover, Director of Marketing, Twinlab Corporation.

Morrison finished last season ranked as the number three blocker in the United States. In 2010, he will compete internationally in his hopes of earning a coveted spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic men’s volleyball team.

“Working out in the sand requires the use of many more muscles than if you were working out on a solid surface. So in a sport like volleyball, it’s important to get the right nutrients so you’re not wearing your body down,” says Morrison. “Twinlab is truly a quality health and supplement organization that I feel will be able to support me and help to get me where I want to go in the sport of volleyball.”

About Twinlab:
Twinlab Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, science-based, nutritional supplements, including a complete line of vitamins, minerals, teas, herbs and sports nutrition products. www.twinlab.com

Twinlab® Signs on to Sponsor Adageo Energy Pro Cycling Team

Twinlab® provides supplement products and community exposure as part of sponsorship deal with the new U.S professional Cycling team, Adageo Energy Pro Cycling.

New York, NY, January 28, 2010 -- Twinlab Corporation, a pioneer and a leader in sports nutrition for over 40 years, announces today that the company will be a supporting sponsor of the new U.S. pro cycling team, Adageo Energy Pro Cycling. Part of the team’s core supplementation program will include Twinlab® Daily One Multivitamin, Omega-3s, Nitric Fuel™, Endurance Fuel®, Electrolyte Fuel® and Pure Fuel®.

“Good new pro teams don’t come along very often and we are energized by the opportunity to be a part of building something great from the very beginning,” says Marc Stover, Director of Marketing, Twinlab Corporation. “As one of the pioneering brands in sports nutrition, Twinlab is dedicated to providing athletes of all levels a complete line of high performance products all year-round; from nutritional basics to off-season training, and pre-, during and post-race nutrition.”

As one of the pioneering brands in sports nutrition, Twinlab is dedicated to providing athletes of all levels a complete line of high performance products all year-round; from nutritional basics to off-season training, and pre-, during and post-race nutrition.

The Adageo Energy roster for 2010 comprises of a mix of American and international talent that includes Australian Cody Stevenson (winner of Stage 1 of the 2009 Tour of Wellington), American Tommy Nelson (stage winner at the Southern Nevada Stage Race), Swiss national (Under 23) team member Tobias Eggli and accomplished American track talents Bennet van der Genugten and Danny Finneran.

“I was looking to bring in sponsors that would strengthen the program from a training and coaching point of view,” says Josh Horowitz, Director/Racer, Adageo Energy Pro Cycling team. “It was important to me, to find a brand that offered cutting edge formulas to support athletic and nutritional excellence and that is what Twinlab does. They are a cutting edge brand that offers high quality products not only for performance, but also to jumpstart the recovery process.”

Team Roster (Nationality), Age
Eric Bennett (USA), 23
Tobias Eggli (SWI), 23
Tim Farnham (USA), 27
Danny Finneran (USA), 19
Josh Horowitz (USA), 34
Matt Landen (USA), 28
Alexi Martinez (USA), 23
Tommy Nelson (USA), 29
Cody Stevenson (AUS), 29
Bennet van der Genugten (USA), 25

About Twinlab
Twinlab Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, science-based, nutritional supplements, including a complete line of vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals, herbs and sports nutrition products.

Energy Fuel® Tablets

Energy Fuel® Tablets
Energy Fuel® TabletsEnergy Fuel® Tablets
$14.55

• New & improved formula, now with chromium and vitamin D3!
• An advanced blend of ingredients that boost energy levels so you can do more and get the most out of your day*
• With clinically tested chromium and green tea extract
• 120 mg of caffeine per serving

How It Works: 

Juggling a busy lifestyle can sometimes leave you struggling for the energy you need to get through your daily activities. And while there are many products on the market designed to increase energy, several are loaded with ingredients that give you a quick boost of energy followed by the inevitable “crash.”

Energy Fuel®* is an advanced blend of nutrients that help you to maintain healthy energy levels so that you can power through and make the most of your day.* Our specially formulated Energy Complex provides an energy-enhancing blend of green tea extract, guarana seed extract and yerba mate extract to boost energy levels and help keep you going whether you’re at work, at the gym or trying to keep up with your kids.* This new and improved formula also now contains chromium to support energy, as well as vitamin D to support wellness so that you can do and achieve more.*

Suggested Use: 

Take 2 tablets 3 times per day, 30 to 60 minutes before meals. Space each serving at least 3 to 4 hours apart. Do not exceed more than 6 tablets per day.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 50
Form: Tablet

WARNING:
Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Not for use by or sale to persons under age 18. Consult a health care professional prior to use if you have any medical condition or are taking any medication. The recommended serving of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Limit the use of caffeine-containing medications, foods or beverages while taking this product because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, sleeplessness and occasionally rapid heartbeat. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



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

Twinlab® Announces Winner of the 2009 Rate Your Abs.com Contest

New York, N.Y. (October 14, 2009) – Twinlab®, the leader in sports nutrition, announces the winner of the company’s 2009 RateYourAbs.com contest. The nationwide tour hit seven cities, countless beaches and even a few nightclubs in search of the best abs. The contest generated almost 1,000 entrants vying for the title of RateYourAbs.com Champion and the Grand Prize Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited or cash prize. The search for the winner of the 2009 RateYourAbs.com Contest went down to the wire and finally Sammy Vergara of Queens, New York was named RateYourAbs.com Champion after receiving over 9,000 votes.

Sammy, who chose the cash prize option, plans to pay it forward by donating a portion of his winnings to charity.

“Taking part in the Twinlab 2009 RateYourAbs.com Contest was a lot of fun because of the high level of competitors,” says Sammy Vergara, RateYourAbs.com Champion. “It makes me feel good to give back to the community and donate a portion of my prize to a charity that I am running for in the New York City Marathon called ‘Run for our Sons’ to combat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I will also be investing some of it in a martial arts school that I am opening in the next couple of months here in New York.”

“We are thrilled with the success of this year’s campaign and look forward to what next year will bring,” says Marc Stover, Twinlab’s Director of Marketing. “We want to thank everyone who put their abs to the test and hope that entries that didn’t pull off the victory this year will be motivated to participate in next summer’s contest.”

To view Sammy and the rest of the competitors, visit www.rateyourabs.com.

About Ripped Fuel: As one of the most successful weight management supplement brands in the industry for over a decade, Ripped Fuel products offer trusted performance for people seeking help to improve tone and definition.* Ripped Fuel, Ripped Fuel 5X, and Ripped Fuel Extreme offer three levels of calorie-burning intensity, and Ripped Fuel Xtendr extends thermogenisis after initial weight loss. *

About Twinlab:
Twinlab Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, science-based, nutritional supplements, including a complete line of vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals, herbs and sports nutrition products. www.twinlab.com

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.