EVL BCAA Energy

Evolution Nutrition BCAA Energy

About EVL;

Our mission is to be your most trusted nutrition partner to achieve your fitness goals. We’re built on a passion for nutrition, health and sport, and committed to constantly evolving our products to ensure they are the most innovative, highest quality and effective nutritional supplements available.

When to use EVL BCAA:

EVL BCAA is primarily a Intra workout but is also sold as a post workout recovery drink as ingredients prove to be the building blocks of muscle recovery and protein synthesis, as well as the metabolism of glucose within the body.

EVL BCAA states the product can be used as “Any time energy” because if this, EVL BCAA is a great alternative to sugary energy drinks, and from what we can tell and we use this a lot there are no apparent downsides.

No jitters no shakes just pure energy when its needed the most.

What EVL BCAA Contains:

  • L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine & L-Valine. BCAA complex that is used for the biosynthesis of protein within the body.
  • Beta-Alanine 500mg – Improves Endurance.
  • L-Alanine 500mg – rapid release of glucose into the blood stream, providing rapid energy delivery to muscles.
  • Taurine 500mg – decreases perceived fatigue and increases mental focus when used in conjunction with caffeine
  • Green tea & green coffee 110mg – central nervous system stimulant

Muscle Guild summary:

We found EVL BCAA Energy to be a go to Intra workout drink during a challenging workout routine.

The taste, is one of the better BCAA drinks we have tried, so much so it could easily replace the sugary snacks & energy drinks we opt for when feeling low.

The price of EVL BCAA is reasonable, with many retailers selling below £20.

The effects, as mentioned before are easily noticeable, with energy levels increasing after around 20 minutes.

We have not experienced any side effects with EVL BCAA and found the effects to last around 2 to 3 hours.

A good all round Intra / Post workout drink.

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Chicken & Cashew Stir Fry

Chicken and cashew stir fry recipe.

Home made cooking couldn’t be easier with our chicken and cashew stir fry recipe! Give it a go and tell us what you think on Instagram & Twitter.

MACROS Information

  • CARBS 45% | 80G
  • PROTEIN 26% | 45G
  • FAT 13% | 22G
  • SUGAR 16% | 29G

Total Calories: 664

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast – (1 Fillet diced)
  • Cashews – Cashews (0.25 cup)
  • Egg noodles – Egg Noodles (1 Half pack)
  • Spring Onion – Spring Onion (1 trimmed & cut into chunks 2cm)
  • Sweet and Sour Cooking Sauce (1 Packet)
  • Red Chilli (1 Raw sliced)
  • Ginger root (1 Raw sliced)
  • Garlic Clove ( 2 Cloves sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Soy sauce (1 tablespoon)

Method:

  1. Fry the cashews in the tbsp of oil untill brown, then remove and set to one side.
  2. Add chicken to the frying pan and fry untill cooked through.
  3. Add the spring onion, garlic, ginger, red chilli and soy sauce. Cook for a further 5 minutes at a medium heat.
  4. Add the egg noodles and sweet & sour sauce and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  5. Re-add the cashews and mix together.

 

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REDCON1 Stack Review

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REDCON1’s Claim

Today’s supplement landscape has become somewhat of a wasteland, one that is filled with flailing giants of the past still trying to hold on, as well as small, bathtub brands just out to make a quick buck. This situation leaves the consumer with less than efficacious products and less than desirable results. Enter REDCON1.

Founded by supplement industry entrepreneur Aaron Singerman, REDCON1 was created to ensure end consumers get real, hardcore products that deliver real results. Our motto isn’t THE HIGHEST STATE OF READINESS just to be some catchy tagline, it is the mantra that we live and breathe at REDCON1.

From the highest caliber bodybuilder, to the most grueling obstacle course, all the way to elite military forces, how your body performs is paramount to your success and survival. Achieving your own greatness is a forging process, one that requires you are always ready to perform, for the highest state of readiness, choose REDCON1.

 

… We couldn’t agree more!

 

REDCON1 Total War

This pre workpout packs one hell of a punch! Although heavy on stimulants, this gives you all the focus and clarity you need to get you through a tough workout without unwanted jitters or decrease in energy post workout.

What Total War Contains:

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  • Citrulline Malate – Enhances strength, & Power.
  • Beta Alanine – Beta Alanine is one of two amino acids responsible for increasing intramuscular Carnosine levels,& fast acting lactic acid removal.
  • Caffeine (Anhydrous + Citrate) – Combining two types of caffeine stimulates the release of the catecholamine’s Adrenaline and Noradrenaline, which provide mental energy.
  • AMPiberry – Balanced energy release and water retention removal.
  • Naringin – Improves blood glucose control &  insulin regulation.

 Big Noise contains:

  • Glycerol Monostearate – Aids in the breakdown of fats and transportation of nutrients around the body
  • BetaPowder – Increasing intramuscular Carnosine levels and speeds up lactic acid removal
  • Astragalus Sulfate – Boosts immune system function
  • Agmatine Sulfate – Known to assist central nervous system
  • L-Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine – Boosts brain function and muscle growth
  • CDP Choline – Increases focus  & is linked to increase in testosterone levels & low levels of Growth Hormone
  • Rhodiola resea – enhanced mental & physical endurance
  • Huperzine A linked to increase in cognitive function & acetylcholine breakdown.Image result for total war and big noise png

REDCON1 Stack Summary:

A great pre workout stack, though caffeine tolerance needs to be assessed by the user. Good list of ingredients with reasearch and studies to back up the claims, and not to forget.. Instant energy, Insane pumps and no crash.

 

 

Alcohol & The Body

The Effects of long term alcohol use.

lets face it, we all love a drink at the weekend or after a hard day at the office, but when training, alcohol can have a number of negative side effects on teh body & mind.

Studies do suggest that, one pint of beer a day is good for heart function, and drinking in the RDA will not have too much of a damaging effect on the body, although when we drink to access or binge on the weekend, we are doing untold damage, that is unchecked can lead to liver & kidney problems, dependency and not to forget, an ever-expanding waist line.

Muscle Effects of alcohol.

Drinking alcohol may also lead to muscle weakness, due in part to the inflammatory and dehydration effects of alcohol consumption.

On average a pint of beer contains 180 calories, these calories are also known as empty calories as they contain little to no nutritional value and the body will convert to body fat.

Alcohol reduces blood flow to the muscles, causing weakness and deterioration, but also causes imbalances to hormones that can lead to a reduction in testosterone and increase estrogen levels in the blood (Pal Ale is especially bad for this)

Digestive System & Liver damage.

excessive alcohol consumption can cause abnormalities of the digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas. Buildup of these enzymes can lead to inflammation known as pancreatitis, another serious side effect of alcohol on the digestive system is inflamed Gallbladder (Cholecystitis)  then the gallbladder ceases to function correctly, the liver goes into overdrive and rapidly expands to deal with the demand of alcohol consumption.

Long-term alcohol use interferes with the normal running functions of the liver It also increases your risk for chronic liver inflammation and liver disease. The scarring caused by this inflammation is known as cirrhosis.

Liver disease is life-threatening if untreated and leads to toxins and waste buildup in your body, putting straight on other vital organs.

Further reading:

Case study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257708/

Mass Gainer Shake

Home Made Mass Gainer Recipe

Bulking on a budget? Try our home-made mass Gainer recipe!

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MACROS Information

  • Total Calories 829
  • Fat 29% | 43G
  • Protein 17% | 26g
  • Carbohydrates 38% | 58g
  • Total Sugar 16% | 24g

Ingredients:

  •  0.5 Cup of Oats
  • 2 Tablespoons of Peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 0.5 Cup of Whole milk
  • 1 serving of Whey Protein

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients together in a blender and blend!
  2. Enjoy
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THE DEADLIFT

The simple short version.

The deadlift is a compound movement that works a variety of muscles groups:

  • The grip strength (finger flexors) and the lower back (erector spinae) work isometrically to keep the bar held in the hands and to keep the spine from rounding.
  • The gluteus maximus and hamstrings work to extend the hip joint.
  • The quadriceps work to extend the knee joint.
  • The adductor magnus works to keep the legs stable
  • Core musculature remains braced to keep the spine stable

Although the deadlift is a compound movement, it is traditionally worked as a back exercise.

DeadLift Technique

The basic technique for the conventional Deadlift is as follows:

Your feet should be spaced hip-width apart with your grip just outside your legs.

Use an overhand grip, or if grip strength is not fully developed, use the under over grip.

The back should be flat neutral spine from start to finish. Rounding the back is a common mistake that can cause potential lower back injuries.

Your shoulders should be back and down.

The bar should remain in contact with your legs for the entire range of motion.

Your hips and knees should move together in a upwards push motion to complete a repetition.

Based on your goal, the deadlift can be used it the below ways;

Power lift to strengthen the density of the muscle fibers and gain overall strength. Generally 4 sets of 10, 6, 4 and a final set to failure

Endurance lift to increase the endurance of the muscle groups mentioned above. Generally 4 sets in high repetition range

Muscle volume training. Generally this lift will be performed to build strength and appearance. Generally 4 sets of 8 to 10 repetitions at 75% of your one rep max (1RM)

DeadLift Accessories

The deadlift requires grip strength in order to perform volume and strength training. When first starting out, most people find that they are able to lift the weight but the grip fails when completing the repition.

A simple but affective way to combat this is to use the over under grip, but if theis fails, there are other gadgets to assist with the deadlift.

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  1. Wrist Straps to avoid barbell slipping from grip.
  2. Wrist hooks to isolate lift area and use wrist support.
  3. Bar grips better grip and protection from calluses.

In addition to grip accessories, some bodybuilders use weightlifting belts to eleviate pressure on the lower back, although this will help with form for beginners and heavy sets, using weight lifting belts can restrict development of the lower back so prelonges use is not suggested.