Nutrabolics would like to welcome its latest addition to the team - IFBB Pro Quincey Winklaar. Based out of Holland, Quincey will be Nutrabolics very first European Union brand ambassador. "We are very pleased to start building a grassroots presence over in Europe; we have full confidence that Quincey will make an amazing advocate for the brand," says CEO Rodney Dupont. President Jayson Wyner also noted that "with his exceptional muscle definition, amazing track record, and driven attitude, Quincey was instantly recognizable as the kind of athlete that truly represents Nutrabolics."
April 09, 2013 11:58
NUTRABOLICS SPONSORS BC PROVINCIAL POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Nutrabolics® was out in full force last weekend for the British Columbia Provincial Powerlifting Championships, held at the Olympia Oval. The event was a major success and Nutrabolics would like to thank all of the fans and athletes who stopped by our booth between lifts.
April 09, 2013 11:56
NUTRABOLICS EXHIBITING AT CHFA WEST 2013
Canada's major supplement, health, and wellness expo, CHFA, is coming up with the west coast event set for this April the 11th. Nutrabolics will be attending and showcasing their latest supplement technology.
April 09, 2013 11:45
MMA SUPERSTAR BRIAN EBERSOLE TO APPEAR AT FILEX 2013
Nutrabolics is back in black for this year's Filex fitness tradeshow, which runs from April 19th to 21st in Sydney, Australia. The Nutrabolics booth is primed to make big waves with an exclusive appearance from MMA Superstar Brian Ebersole. The veteran Mixed Martial Artist fighter will be on location at the Nutrabolics booth for select times during the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures.
April 09, 2013 11:43
ATHLETE VIDEO: BREE TRAINS SHOULDERS
April 09, 2013 11:38
BREE LIND CROWNED THE INISDE FITNESS CHAMPION
After months of gruelling training, Nutrabolics athlete Bree Lind placed 1st in the Inside Fitness Cover Model Search Competition, which took place in Vancouver, BC on March 24th. Nutrabolics would like to congratulate Bree on her victory in achieving this prestigious fitness industry title.
March 26, 2013 16:48
Athlete of the Month
Nutrabolics March Athlete of the Month is Fitness Model Caitlyn Bellamy.
Caitlyn is a full time personal trainer who lives, eats and breathes the Nutrabolics lifestyle. From Fort St. John, BC, she is currently prepping for the BCABBA Western Canadian All Natural Competition in May.
A common term used in weight training is the “pump”: a collection of blood in the muscle as a product of intense exercise, such as heavy lifting. The pump can be esthetically pleasing, but is there any anabolic benefit? Research seems to suggest so.
The scientific term for a pump is “hyperemia” – or an excess of blood in the vessels supplying an organ or other part of the body. It is thought that putting the muscle in this state promotes muscle growth or “hypertrophy.” This is achieved from stretching of the facial layer that occurs from the muscle expanding larger than its regular size, which in turn allows for more muscle growth to occur.
The process involves oxygenated blood increasing and rushing to the muscle, expanding it, and causing micro tears which promote muscle growth. During training a muscle can receive up to 4 times the amount of blood it would under normal circumstances. Lactic acid is produced when the muscle is under strenuous work, causing a release nitric oxide (NO) in response to the high acidity. This allows for local capillaries to dilate, thus promoting increased blood flow. This excess blood flow also helps remove the lactic acid.
There is also believed to be a euphoric feeling associated with a muscle pump. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former professional body builder and ambassador to the sport claims, “The greatest feeling you can get in the gym is the pump.”
So how does one attain the pump?
The first step in achieving a pump and overall quality training is to be sure to breathe properly with each rep and attain a full range of motion. Without proper oxygen intake the muscle cannot receive the oxygenated blood it needs. Exhale on the extension of your rep while inhaling on the negative. Be sure to put your “mind in the muscle,” focusing on a full squeeze at the peak of your rep. Some training techniques to acquire a great pump include drop sets, partials, negatives, extended sets and forced reps. Consult a qualified personal trainer to learn more about these techniques.
A full muscle is a pumped muscle. Having adequate glycogen through a proper carbohydrate intake will promote a greater muscle pump. Electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium and sodium will also support the nervous system’s functions required to attain a pump. It’s beneficial to consult a qualified nutrition coach to ensure you’re timing your nutrients properly for your training goals.
There are a few “tried and tested” supplement ingredients that assist in achieving the best pump possible. Citrulline Malate is sometimes referred to as the “creatine of cardio” due to its adverse effects on increased oxygenation to the muscles, assisting in stamina and endurance. With increased oxygen comes a better pump. Arginine is an amino acid that assists in the production of nitric oxide (NO). NO relaxes the tissue walls of blood vessels, allowing for more blood flow and increased blood circulation. This also gives greater, longer lasting pumps. Arginine is arguably the best substance for attaining great pumps. Creatine helps our muscles absorb water better which is used in the formation of glycogen. Glycogen is composed of one part carbohydrates to three parts water. Greater absorption of water helps the formation of glycogen and in turn creates a fuller muscle. Nutrient Transporters such as R-ALA and AstraGin™ assist in delivering glucose, creatine and other important nutrients to the muscles. A supplement that contains the above ingredients will assist in better nutrient uptake and absorption - ultimately a better pump.
NUTRABOLICS® SWOLLEN™: The Muscle Busting, Pre Workout Intensifier
Be it during an intense workout, a professional photo shoot or simply for esthetic purposes, an effective pump supplement should contain some of the above ingredients, and NUTRABOLICS® SWOLLEN™ has just that. With a powerful mixture of Arginine Ethyl Ester, Arginine AKG and L-Citrulline Malate, you’re sure to have vein popping, sleeve stretching pumps shortly after consumption. To top it off they’ve added the effective nutrient transporter AstraGin™ to further increase absorption as well as an Extreme Energy Matrix of B vitamin, Niacin, L-Tyrosine, Guarana and L-Carnitine precursor Gamma-Butyrobetaine. Enjoy this pre-workout formula in drinkable powder or even pill form and combine it with NUTRABOLICS® other anabolic power punchers; CREATINE 2XC™ and CARNIBOLIC™ for a workout you won’t soon forget.
Article by Nutrabolics Ricky Goodall
March 20, 2013 16:49
Its Friday night, you're bowling with friends. You go to grab that big bad 16oz marble bowling ball. As it leaves your hand, you notice its lovely round shape, and you think to yourself... "Why can't I have delts like that?" Truth is, it's likely you aren't training your delts properly. Many tend to focus on pressing movements, when in reality these primarily activate your front delts. Don't get me wrong, presses are great, but you should also put attention on movements that stimulate all 3 delt heads. You need to focus on the pirate commander movements; cannonball lateral raises (and lots of them - 8 to 12 reps for 6 sets.) Maybe even do a quad drop until failure on your 6th set. Everyone wants to be a wide-load. These widen your taper and give your waste a smaller appearance! Force so much blood in there that you need to install custom wide door frames! You simply won't fit through standard openings anymore. Begin your delt day with high volume lateral raises - make those bowling balls wish they had size and shape like YOUR shoulders! Only when they burn.. Will your brain learn!
Nutrabolics Physique Athlete
March 20, 2013 16:37
We were recently asked by a fan "why is beta-alanine not in SWOLLEN™?"
SWOLLEN™ is a Nitric Oxide pre-workout. NO supplements are meant for greater recovery, pump and vasodilation, while beta-alanine is used for muscular endurance and strength. SWOLLEN™ contains our patented AE2™ Nitric Oxide technology - NO affects the release of hormones and adrenaline, speeding growth and recovery time as well as increasing blood flow (thus delivering more nutrients to the muscles.) Athletes take NO supplements because they believe they help them workout harder and longer. With the added stimulant/non stimulant and added circulatory enhancing ingredients, SWOLLEN™ far exceeds any NO product on the market.