This summer shape-up supplement stack combines the three most important elements needed for physique perfection.
Boost fat loss and get results
The most potent fat burners available on the market are undoubtedly thermogenic products. These supplements contain potent ingredients, including stimulants and other thermogenic compounds such as caffeine, synephrine or green tea extract, or a synergistic combination of these and other fat-loss aids, which stimulate the body to produce heat through the metabolism of body fat as a source of energy.
Boost your metabolism
The combination of these compounds raise your metabolic rate, even while at rest, effectively increasing the amount of calories and fat you burn throughout the day. It is important that you only use these products periodically to give your body and central nervous system time to reset and to ensure you don’t build up any tolerances to the compounds, as this can reduce the effectiveness of these products.
Smart nutrition for the best results
Modern life is hectic, so always be prepared for those times when you can’t get to a healthy meal with a suitable Meal Replacement Powder (MRP). These functional supplements have generally been formulated for those striving to achieve fat loss and maintain lean muscle. They are therefore rich in bioavailable proteins, and are generally low in carbs, or contain low glycaemic index (GI) carbs. They also tend to have fewer calories than other protein shakes, and are normally rich in fibre to boost satiety.
Additional fat-loss support is often provided in the form of added ingredients such as L-carnitine, chromium picolinate or green tea extract, among others. To prepare a tasty MRP shake for a snack, or to replace one of your daily meals as part of calorie-controlled weight-loss diet plan, simply mix the powder with water or fat-free milk in your fave shaker.
Power through your workouts
Pre-workout supplements have been formulated to deliver a boost to both body and mind when you need it most – before an intense weight training session. These products contain a mix of ingredients, from energy-boosting stimulants to help increase workout intensity, focus and endurance, to other workout potentiators that enhance performance and aid the muscle-building process.
Boost your performance
The most effective pre-workout supplements contain substances that help to dilate blood vessels, which results in increased blood flow to working muscles. This improves the delivery of oxygen-rich blood and the other vital nutrients contained in the product, such as amino acids, glucose, creatine and electrolytes, to where they are needed most. This improves physical performance during training, and also helps to effectively and rapidly remove metabolic waste from working muscle tissue, for improved endurance and optimal recovery.
No comprehensive training and diet plan is complete without the right supplement strategy.
Prices valid 16 November – 9 December at all Dis-Chem Pharmacies
Author: Tanja Schmitz
Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.