What Is The Best Protein Powder? Our Top 10

For many of you bodybuilders, weight trainers and Arnold Schwarzenneger-wannabes, protein powders will be a staple part of your diet. It can be difficult (and rather inconvenient, at times) to consume enough high quality protein from a regular diet alone, which is why many of you will likely turn towards protein powders to supply you with the extra protein you need.

There’s a problem though: the protein powders market is saturated, and deciding which one of the hundreds (if not thousands) of choices will be the best protein powder for you can be a tough call, especially when just about every supplements company under the sun is bombarding you with million-dollar marketing campaigns and seemingly miraculous health claims on an almost daily basis.

No worries though, help is at hand. We’ve tested, tasted (and spat out), analyzed and judged the offerings to create a refined list of the ten best protein powders on the market.

Here they are (click on the links to jump straight to each one):

  1. [geot country=”United States”] ON 100% Whey Gold Standard Protein Powder [/geot][geot country=”United Kingdom”] ON 100% Whey Gold Standard Protein Powder [/geot][geot exclude_country=”United States,United Kingdom”] ON 100% Whey Gold Standard Protein Powder [/geot]
  2. MyoFusion Probiotic Protein Powder
  3. [geot country=”United States”] BSN Syntha 6 Protein Powder [/geot][geot country=”United Kingdom”] BSN Syntha 6 Protein Powder [/geot][geot exclude_country=”United States,United Kingdom”] BSN Syntha 6 Protein Powder [/geot]
  4. [geot country=”United States”] Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein Powder [/geot][geot country=”United Kingdom”] Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein Powder [/geot][geot exclude_country=”United States,United Kingdom”] Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein Powder [/geot]
  5. [geot country=”United States”] Now Foods Whey Protein Isolate [/geot][geot country=”United Kingdom”] Now Foods Whey Protein Isolate [/geot][geot exclude_country=”United States,United Kingdom”] Now Foods Whey Protein Isolate [/geot]
  6. [geot country=”United States”] Dymatize Nutrition ISO 100 Whey Protein Powder [/geot][geot country=”United Kingdom”] Dymatize Nutrition ISO 100 Whey Protein Powder [/geot][geot exclude_country=”United States,United Kingdom”] Dymatize Nutrition ISO 100 Whey Protein Powder [/geot]
  7. [geot country=”United States”] Natures Best Zero Carb Isopure [/geot][geot country=”United Kingdom”] Natures Best Zero Carb Isopure [/geot][geot exclude_country=”United States,United Kingdom”] Natures Best Zero Carb Isopure [/geot]
  8. [geot country=”United States”] Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey [/geot][geot country=”United Kingdom”] Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey [/geot][geot exclude_country=”United States,United Kingdom”] Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey [/geot]
  9. [geot country=”United States”] Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein Powder [/geot][geot country=”United Kingdom”] Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein Powder [/geot][geot exclude_country=”United States,United Kingdom”] Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein Powder [/geot]
  10. [geot country=”United States”] CytoSport Cyto Gainer Protein Powder [/geot][geot country=”United Kingdom”] CytoSport Cyto Gainer Protein Powder [/geot][geot exclude_country=”United States,United Kingdom”] CytoSport Cyto Gainer Protein Powder [/geot]

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What Is The Best Creatine Supplement? Our Top 10

Creatine supplements are becoming increasingly popular these days, predominantly amongst hardcore bodybuilders and weight lifters looking to maximise their efforts and improve their performance down the gym. It’s easy to see why too, and if you choose one of the best creatine supplements, you’re likely to experience a whole host of benefits including decreased fatigue, increased ATP production, faster muscle recovery and increased overall endurance.

The problem is that due to the huge demand for creatine supplements, the market is now saturated and truthfully, not all of them are all they’re cracked up to be. So, I thought I’d do my research (around 4 hours of it in fact!) and help you guys out by creating a list of the what I deem to be the absolute best creatine supplements on the market.

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Are Almonds Good For You?

In the words of Mr T, all you need to do is to “get some nuts!”, although the debate still rages as to whether almonds are really nuts, but you get the point. The question is; are almonds good for you?

At base level, almonds contain crucial macronutrients including high quality protein and unsaturated fats, which are crucial for maintaining a balanced diet. Protein is also a crucial element when it comes to “bulking -up” as it helps to increase lean body mass by repairing and building muscle.

So, to put it simply; yes, almonds are good for you, especially if you’re on a high-protein diet. But, if you’re a bit nutty and still aren’t convinced, here’s four more great reasons to incorporate almonds into your diet:

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10 Guys That Will Drive You CRAZY At The Gym

I’ve been going to the gym long enough to have seen it all. I’m talking about overly hairy guys in Speedo’s, guys necking protein shakes between each and every rep and my own personal favourite, guys throwing down dumbbells with so much force that it could quite easily be mistaken for an earthquake.

Believe it or not, I even once saw a guy who regularly “lathered his hair up” with shampoo while bathing in the sauna! Crazy, right?

For me personally, this sort of behaviour drives me absolutely insane and it doesn’t stop there. Here’s ten more guys that are bound to drive you absolutely crazy at the gym:

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Inspirational Cerebral Palsy Bodybuilder Proves That Anyone Can Do It (Video)

Celebral Palsy is a crippling condition that causes physical disability for thousands of people around the world. Typically, the condition leaves it’s sufferers unable to walk and generally, bound to a wheelchair for the rest of their life.

For Stevie Zee however, this wasn’t acceptable. With the help of his trainer, he not only defied doctors and committed himself to bodybuilding but also, achieved a body that many of us only dream of. Watch the video above for Stevie’s inspirational story.

Remember, if you’ve ever found yourself making excuses for not going to the gym, not working out or simply not eating healthily, it’s time to change. If this guy can do it, ANYONE can do it! Anything is possible.

Please share with your friends 🙂 And good luck!

Here’s the link to the original source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flx8ZiHKaOQ

Ideal Body Fat Percentage Chart (Men and Women)

If you’re an avid follower of my blog (which you really should be), you might remember that a couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “How To Measure Your Body Fat Percentage: The Ultimate Guide“. In this post, I went into a lot of detail regarding exactly how you can/should measure your body fat percentage using one of seven different methods. However, I only briefly discussed what an ideal body fat percentage actually is. Therefore, I thought I’d go into a bit more detail and elaborate on that topic, hence this post.

Note: If you haven’t already read the aforementioned post, I highly recommend that you do. Not only does it walk you through the process of accurately estimating/calculating your body fat percentage, but it also shows what varying body fat percentages are likely to look like in real life (which truthfully, is all that most of us actually care about).

There’s actually some debate as to what should be classed as a “healthy” body fat percentage (as with just about anything in the health/fitness industry) and therefore, you’ll likely notice slight variations in figures/charts depending on where you look. Luckily, there are usually only small variations in the figures presented in these charts and to be honest, there are only two charts that are widely used.

Below, I’m going to walk you through these two charts and explain not only how to read them but also, which I consider to be the most accurate and why.

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Does Running Build Muscle?

It’s a fairly innocuous question, but it’s one that so many different people including seasoned athletes, bodybuilders and “newbies” fail to grasp. The fact is simple; running, if you are bodybuilding, will cause muscle loss. However, this should be put into context, and that’s what I aim to do in this post.

Running is a cardio workout. Cardio workouts are defined as physical workouts that focus on the expansion and growth of the oxygen system. The term “Aerobic” is defined as ‘with oxygen’ and helps increase heart-rate which in turn, helps to improve the body’s respiratory system.

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Elliptical vs. Treadmill: Which Is Better?

It’s likely that you’ll come across both treadmills and elliptical machines (or cross-trainers if you’re in the UK) in just about any gym and typically, these are the two most popular choices when it comes to cardiovascular workouts.

Obviously, these aren’t the only two options as a lot of gyms also have exercise bikes (typically a much less popular option) but for most of us, the choice will be between the elliptical and the treadmill when it comes to performing a gym-based cardiovascular workout.

The question is which is better; the elliptical or the treadmill?

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5 Reasons Why Joining A Gym Is A Terrible Idea

Judging by the fact that you’re reading this article (and this blog for that matter), I’m assuming that you want to get toned? You might be wondering though; what is the best way to get seriously ripped like Gerard Butler (in 300 I mean, maybe not Machine Gun Preacher!), Russell Crowe (Gladiator, I presume? Not The Insider!) or if you’re really serious about all this, Arnie?

Clearly, ‘exercise is good for you’, but that doesn’t mean you have to go down to an air-conditioned pit, workout next to some sweaty guys (likely with some serious body odour issues) and pay forty quid a month for the privilege, does it? No, it doesn’t!

There’s lots of alternatives – which, I should point out, don’t even come close to borrowing your Nan’s Rosemary Conley workout video cassette (honestly!).

So forget the gym; you can go for a run, build and tone-up muscle at home plus a whole host of other key activities from cycling to hill walking if you want to get seriously shredded.

Here’s five great reasons why I believe joining a gym is a truly horrific idea (and could possibly be the worst decision you make all day!):

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