I decided to rock with @1stphorm when it comes to supplementation because of the over abundant amount of information and education they provide when it comes to their products! .
For years I would workout and right after my workout I would chug a protein shake (like most people) and I thought that was the very best way to do it. .
Shortly after teaming up with @1stphorm - I was informed about the following.. .
Your body works in somewhat of an order of operation like the way P.E.M.D.A.S. (Please excuse my dear aunt sally) works with math equations
In short, your bodies glucose levels (natural energy stores) are depleted during your workouts & without restoring that first.. your body won’t have the energy it needs to shuttle other nutrients into your body
Because this step (restoring glucose) is so important, if you put anything else inside of your body.. it’ll try and turn that - i.e. your expensive protein - into glucose. .
Or try to at least
And then your body will start repairing the muscle tissue you also tore down during your workout
So, basically in order to get the very best out of your post workout nutrition. Make sure to restore your glucose/glycogen levels first. And then take your protein 👌🏾
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..walk it like i talk it..👀🖤
..#duespaid on this tuesday and as many of you post transformation pictures..the greatest transformation is your mind and heart.. are you willing to do what it takes?
..are you willing to fight this fight? ..to put in the work and not give up? .
..ive been there and given up plenty of times..felt like a failure..felt hopeless and worthless ..had " transformation" pics that flopped and i had gained a ton of weight back or felt miserable.. if anything at certain points in the past I had lost a ton of weight but through my eating disorders... I've been in that deep dark hole that I felt i would never get out of and i didn't want to be here anymore and I'm happy to say that isn't in me now.. I struggle many days and i still struggle with anxiety and stress...but guys we gotta get our minds right and our hearts in check !!!!!💓
..it isn't about how many times you fall ..its about getting back up and keep pressing toward the mark..we are aiming for optimal health ..not just a big booty or round shoulders ..or an eight pack ..sure that's all nice but.. if our heads are in the wrong place and we are miserable ..what good is that doing for us? ..if we are sabbatoging our own success how is that really something to be proud of ? ..a good foundation to build on is what is needed..it starts deep within you ..
..you are WORTHY!
..you are STRONG!
..you are an OVERCOMER!.
..look at yourself in the mirror and speak that over your life !!
..i believe in you and so should you 💯
..now go out there and kill it..crush those goals and kick some a$$.. life is tough but you are tougher 🙌
Time to share my physical success in the last 3 weeks 😝
All honesty tho, legacy these past 3 weeks has been difficult, been a lot of breakdowns, been a lot of crazy ups and downs. Kept going at times, backed down at times, but eventually persisted, and did it anyways, which led to less hours of sleep, more hours of stress. I get to take responsibility, live like it's my last moment, and create something that I've never created before. The journey is difficult, and the journey is what I love. 👊🏼
Live like we're dying. Because we are, whether you like it or not
#transformationtuesday ~197 lbs to 215 lbs
What was wrong on the left? 🧐🤨
I WAS MAINLY CATABOLIC❗️doing cardio every day, 1-2 mile runs while weight training and restricting calories just to “cut” and “look lean.” NOT GOOD. I could have been a lot bigger than what I was if I didn’t do all that unnecessary cardio.
Lesson? DON’T RUSH YOUR DIET. Take your time, give yourself enough cushion for mistakes because nobody is perfect, and don’t make cardio (a tool) your enemy and a disease to your cut. Use it with the right mindset!
SWIPE ⬅️ #transformationtuesday
First pic summer of 2010. Just graduated from high school. Lol zero lifting done in high school besides messing around in weights when I was sophomore. I was always the smallest growing up. Got a gym membership in 2011. bw:125
Second pic October 2017. Over 48 months of being in a surplus. A shit ton of trial & error. Trained for strength & hypertrophy. Stayed super consistent and just ate. That’s it nothing special. bw:155
Tell me why I feel so much more confident to pose in gym clothes than regular clothes 😂
We all have our place, our thing that takes us away from the world and gives us that “refreshing” feeling in our minds. This is MY sane state of mind, my place to release stress, my mental break from the world. Not just a gym but what I get out of it. I started off not liking to go to the gym and I didn’t care about myself or my body and had so much build up and stress from always looking at the negative. I’m happy I got myself out of it with the help of fitness. Empower yourself through doing what you love ❤️
#transformationtuesday - I couldn’t find the best before picture but I wanted to share the change I have seen in my delts over the past few months especially ! It has become my FAVORITE muscle group to train & I can’t wait to see what they look like in another few months ! PS: I wanted to use an unflexed pic to show how they look naturally just me walking around on a day to day lol 👌🏼✨
Let me tell you something, I hear complaining literally on a daily basis. I've become almost numb to it! Complaints from those that see the workout and immediately cringe, complaints from those that don't want to use a heavier weight, that don't want to run, that don't want to do pull-ups, etc. Why? Because it's hard for them, harder than they want it to be, and it's a serious challenge. But I've never seen a person change that didn't first challenge themselves beyond what they thought they were capable of at the time. So, next time you want that bikini body but don't want to do the work, or don't want to diet, remember that. You haven't changed yet because you haven't challenged yourself yet.