Tone Up with Maximuscle
Want that fitness magazine cover model look? That lean, defined, muscular look that sets you apart from everyone else in the gym and turns heads on the beach? Ask any experienced gym user and they'll tell you that you won't lose fat and build muscle by spending every waking hour in the gym. You'll just burn out. Instead, you need to use your head and feed your body what it needs. All it takes is a little know-how...
1. Exercise regularly
To get lean and defined, regular exercise is a must. To strip away fat and increase your muscle definition, do some type of resistance exercise such as weight training two to three times per week and gradually add cardiovascular training such as jogging or cycling to your routine two or three times per week.
2. Eat five or six meals a day
Grazing rather than gorging boosts your metabolic rate, reduces hunger by stabilising blood sugar levels, and keeps your energy levels high. The easiest way to do this is to have your breakfast, lunch and dinner as normal, then use a meal replacement bar, such as a Promax Meal bar, as a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack.
3. Include protein in each meal
You'll build muscle and lose fat faster when you eat protein every few hours. You can use Promax at any time of the day to raise the protein content of your diet. Try having it as a shake at breakfast, adding it to your cereal, or mixing it with yogurt for a quick and easy protein rich bedtime snack to help combat muscle breakdown at night.
4. Take Promax five to ten minutes after exercise
Scientific studies show that taking protein after exercise could help you build muscle size and strength faster. Because it's digested so quickly, Promax is perfect for use immediately after exercise.
5. Use a fat-burner to speed up weight loss
It's frustrating go to the gym regularly, eat the right foods, and see little or nothing in the way of results. Fat-burners, such as Thermobol, will help you get better results faster from your diet and exercise routine.
6. Use creatine for size and strength
Creatine is one of the most popular sports nutrition products available for anyone who wants more muscle definition. Studies show that people using creatine in combination with a weight training programme could gain muscle size and strength faster. How does it work? Creatine can help you train more intensely and increase your strength so you can do more reps with the same weight.
7. Don't neglect the essential fats
As well as being vital to your health, omega-3 fats play a vital role in supporting your muscle-building and fat-burning goals. If you want to increase your intake of these essential fats, eat more deepcoloured cold-water fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel and sardines. If you're not a regular fish-eater, a product like Maxi-EFA provides all the omega-3s you need in a few convenient capsules.