Ah, January. The days are short and the nights are long. If you live anywhere above Southern California or Florida, they're probably cold, too. The days of bathing suits and snug summer polos, bikinis and tank tops, seem a long way away. For many people, January is a month of winter hibernation.
But it shouldn't be. Not for you. Instead, January should be the month for laying a firm foundation for the physique you want in the spring and summer months. These are the days of making -- and keeping -- a promise to yourself that this year you're going to build your greatest physique ever. Rock-hard and ripped for the guys, fit and firm for the ladies.
The road will be long and hard.But the rewards at the end will make all that winter effort worth it. When your determination flags, think of ProSource's 2015 Transformation of the Year, Roger Romance. Every major change, every great journey, begins with a first step, and continues when you keep your eyes on the prize.
So now you've made a New Year's resolution for 2015. Or maybe you just know that a head start is a good start. Either way, you'll be logging plenty of hours in the gym. (Check out some of ProSource's terrific training articles, written by some of the foremost experts in the business.) You'll be watching what you eat. And you'll certainly be looking for some help from some of the most powerful and most effective supplements ever designed for letting lean, adding muscle, losing fat, and supporting a fit, active lifestyle.
That's where we're here to help. Provided here are the Top 10 Supplements to help you attain your ideal New Year's 2015 transformation and physique. With their assistance, you'll be drawing praise and turning heads in the months to come.
The first few weeks of a new regimen that targets dramatic transformation are pivotal. Nothing is more discouraging than overhauling your lifestyle only to see little or no visible changes. That is why adding a powerful fat-loss/energizing agent like BetaStax Elite to your regimen is so important. The first thing you need to know about BetaStax is that its key active ingredient, PureWay-Slim, has delivered clinically validated and significant reductions in body weight, waist, and hip circumferences in as little as two weeks. Yes, two weeks. Even better, in a comparison of clinical studies, BetaStax Elite's PureWay-Slim blend achieved more weight-loss in those two weeks than other leading weight-loss compounds delivered in eight weeks. That's called getting your transformation off to a high-flying start. BetaStax Elite also contains a number of other cutting-edge fat-loss agents in its formula (including a green coffee bean extract rich in chlorogenic acid content and raspberry ketones) which ensure that you're attacking body fact via every viable physiological pathway. In the first few weeks of your new program, you'll often feel fatigued and sluggish, especially if you're cutting back on caloric intake in an effort to get leaner. BetaStax Elite can help you here as well, with its unique matrix of premium-grade energy factors. These energy catalysts will help you avoid the late-afternoon slump synonymous with the early phases of dieting, while also giving you energy to burn in support of truly productive workouts.
Protein is an ideal thermogenic super-food. It takes more energy to digest and assimilate, and it supports the muscle tissue that, in turn, burns fat for energy. Of course, not all proteins are created equal. Vectron from ProSource gives you all the fat-fighting power of protein, and does so in the contest of its key main ingredient, a weight management system called Prolibra. Prolibra is a unique fractionated protein complex that combines a specialized bioactive peptide matrix with a whey mineral complex to target both fat loss and muscle support. This is especially important for beginning dieters because your body, when faced with the twin stressors of reduced caloric intake and increased activity in the form of extensive workouts, will seek to preserve fat and cannibalize muscle tissue. To achieve your goals, you must reverse this outcome. Vectron is ideal for this, as illustrated in the results of an independent, randomized, double-blind, 12-week clinical test of Prolibra, in which test subjects taking Prolibra retained twice as much lean muscle, while at the same time experiencing 79% fat loss compared to a control group at 51% fat loss. That's a firm foundation for real transformational progress!
Now that we understand the thermogenic impact of protein, let's address the primary purpose of this all-important nutrient, which is muscle growth. As part of your transformation, you're going to be supplementing with plenty of protein, and you need to make sure that that protein is generating maximum anabolism with every scoop you take. READ YOUR INGREDIENT LABELS. Keep an eye out for useless whey concentrates, soy, caseinates, and inert fillers. That stuff won't help, and you won't find one millogram of it in NytroWhey Ultra Elite, the gold standard of premium proteins. What you WILL find is a matrix of protein technologies designed to exponentially up-regulate protein synthesis, trigger anabolism, and drive significant growth. The ultra-premium-grade, cold-processed CFM whey protein isolate in NytroWhey Ultra Elite is loaded with critical growth catalysts primed for rapid-action muscle support. For even faster uptake, advanced whey protein hydrolysates yield extremely low-molecular-weight di- and tri-peptides for super-swift absorption into muscle tissue. Add in a state-of-the-art leucine peptide technology designed to trigger extreme anabolism, and you've got a muscle-building powerhouse of unprecedented power and productivity. If you want to make your physique goals a reality, you owe it to yourself to go first class. And that's NytroWhey Ultra Elite.
Here's one strictly for the men. If you've made physique transformation your #1 priority for 2015, then you are most likely coming to this task from a physical and mental space you'd rather not be in. You may be feeling sluggish, slow, uninspired. Your workouts are off; your endurance is down. So many of these negative outcomes are tied to suppressed or inadequate hormone production, specifically that of testosterone.
If this is the case with you, then your timing is impeccable, because the science of natural testosterone support is advancing by leaps and bounds recently, most excitingly in the form of AndroTest, the first true clinical-grade natural test booster. AndroTest contains a key, full-spectrum, protodioscin-rich botanical super compound designed to help potentiate the release of luteinizing hormone, which in turn can help support testosterone production (into the normal range). Maximized testosterone levels mean everything to a man, as you'll discover as soon as you start taking AndroTest. Men who are taking AndroTest right now are reporting enhanced power and performance in and out of the gym and an overall improved quality of life. That's what transformation is all about.
You want to really change and grow? Then get the maximum benefit from each and every workout you undertake. We'll consider pre-workout preparation in a moment, but for now let's focus entirely on the your bodily environment in the first hour or so after an intense workout. Your glycogen stores are wiped out, so your insulin activity is low. Your muscles are damaged and screaming for fuel to carry out critical repair and recovery. If they're not finding it in sufficient amounts they're simply going to tear down existing muscle tissue to find it. That's called catabolism. If you let that happen, you've just wasted an hour on the gym floor, because growth is impossible in this scenario.
Instead, you need to turn to a mass builder that addresses growth from every vector. BioQuest's MyoZene is your ultimate transformational tool. It contains an ultra-hydrolyzed, rapid-action whey protein that's absorbed directly into the bloodstream for immediate utilization and unsurpassed muscle synthesis. It also provides Creapure creatine monohydrate for muscle cell volumization, key anabolic aminos to fuel recovery, and the exact amount of high-glycemic carbs to potentiate insulin secretion. Finally, Leuvon 590 Leucine Peptides are at work, providing maximally bioactive leucine (up to four times the amount of this essential amino found in other mass builders) to jumpstart anabolism. Take MyoZene immediately after your workout and, by the time you hit the shower, you feel growth happening at levels you've never experienced before. Feel that? That's your transformation, right on schedule.
Of course, you're not going to get that growth if you've just completed a lackluster workout. You want to hit that floor ready to rock, with a skin-stretching muscle pump, plus endurance and intensity to spare. For the men, some targeted testosterone support goes a long way toward achieving maximized productivity as well. Men will find all of these key performance optimizers In BioQuest AndroFury, the first ultra-potent, testosterone-charged pre-workout formula. AndroFury unleashes a perfect storm of power, strength, and aggression via its complex of sophisticated muscle-pump agents, energy catalysts, and most especially, its key ingredient – a full-spectrum, protodioscin-rich botanical super compound designed to optimize testosterone levels. To further support this activity, AndroFury also contains an advanced mechanism precision-targeted to increase androgen receptor levels, further increasing the effectiveness of circulating testosterone. If testosterone enhancement isn't your goal (hello, ladies!), BioQuest's AlphaFury offers all the endurance support, muscle pump, focus and intensity without the hormonal support.
If you're taking some or most of the Top 6 Essential Supplements we've already discussed, your New Year's 2015 Transformation should be well on its way. The remaining products in our Top 10 are meant to complement those technologies in synergistic ways. Conjugated linoleic acid, for instance, is ideal for those who are already taking a stimulant-based thermogenic (such as BetaStax Elite) for fat loss. Non-stimulant CLA, a form of fatty acid derived from some meat and dairy sources, has the added benefit of being a true body partitioning agent, as it both supports fat loss and helps maintain muscle tissue simultaneously. Indeed, this body-toning lipid has been the subject of intense scientific scrutiny for its ability to affect repartitioning (reduction of the abdominal area while enhancing muscle tone) while also supporting good (HDL) cholesterol. When looking for a CLA supplement, always look for the world-class Tonalin brand, as found in ProSource Tonalin CLA.
Here's another key supplement well-suited for providing non-stimulant diet support. It should be noted here that not all people tolerate stimulant-containing supplements well. If you're one of those people, or if you're just looking for supplemental diet support late in the day, green coffee bean extract is a good way to go. The key active ingredient in green coffee bean extract is chlorogenic acid, a compound that has been shown to slow the release of glucose in the bloodstream after a meal, thereby helping to support the maximum utilization of fat as energy. This is an emerging technology that has shown great promise in recent years, and is well worth investigating as part of your fat-loss program. ProSource's Green Coffee Bean Extract contains the dosage of chlorogenic acid commonly used in clinical studies and is derived from the highest-quality sources.
Whenever people think of the elements that go into radically reshaping a physique, they think of nutrition and exercise. This makes perfect sense, but try to keep in mind, though, that the ideal strategy for achieving success in your transformation can be seen as a three-legged stool: nutrition, exercise, and proper rest. ZMA has long been associated with support of better sleep (which is why it is most often taken at night, before sleep). It is also a highly versatile supplement in that it has been linked to strength increases and muscle recovery as well. Indeed, in a landmark clinical study involving college athletes, test subjects supplementing with ZMA experienced a remarkable 11.6% average increase in strength compared to a placebo group (4.6% increase). Not only is ZMA a unique double-duty supplement, it's also one of the greatest values in sports nutrition, particularly if its SNAC Systems ZMA, the industry gold standard, as found in ProSource ZMA.
We've addressed virtually every aspect of a successful New Year's Transformation Resolution except one. Mood is the key to maintaining your progress day-to-day over the long haul. There will be days when you're tempted to backslide into bad habits, skip a workout, succumb to crashing blood-sugar levels or cratering serotonin levels, and lose ground. A good mood will get you past those "trap days." Mucuna pruriens extract, standardzed for its key L-Dopa ingredient, has been shown to support endogenous levodopa, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels in the brain, which will help keep you on an even keel, mentally and emotionally. A good day starts with a good outlook, and ProSource's DopaTech-HGH will put some spring in your step!
And there you have it, a perfect nutritional-supplement recipe for the attainment of the ideal physique. As always, we here at ProSource take a keen interest in the physique achievements of everyone in our extended ProSource family. If you succeed in your attaining your New Year's Resolution of a new, leaner, harder, healthier body, contact us and let us know about it. You could find yourself, like Roger Romance, featured on our website or in our catalogs. In the meantime, good luck in making 2015 your best physique year ever!