"I am really excited to be joining the GI Nutrition Team. I have been using their products for the past few months and now my morning isn’t complete unless I wake up and eat a Focus Food bar. Not only do I love the taste of it all, but I can feel the difference in my performance on the field and in the weight room."
- Max Seibald, TEAM USA Lacrosse
"GI Nutrition products are my go to products to better performance in the gym and on the mound. They are NSF Certified, taste great, and the results speak for themselves!"
- Casey Kelly, San Diego Padres
"Grecian Ideal Nutrition products have been a critical part of my training and preparation for America's Strongest Man. There is no better combination of proven, effective products than the ingredients in these supplements."
- Vince Urbank, Pro Strongman
"Focus Food is just... wow. I can't explain how overwhelming they are and the energy and feeling I get is beastly. Can't believe it's 100% natural ingredients that make this up. Should've ordered six boxes in the first place. GREAT JOB!" (Chris T. - Scotland)
"Ideal Pump + Blue Gatorade = Glory. It tastes like a fruit roll-up that gets you jacked." (Evan D. - Virginia)
"Whats going on guys, just ordered some focus food and whey protein for PrimeTime World Headquarters. We are waiting on about 7 other packages from other people so I was a little surprised today when the GI Nutrition box was the first to arrive about 20 hours after we placed the order. Keep up the good work!" (Tyler L. - Massachusetts)
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Ideal Pump is a healthier alternative to DMAA-laden sports supplements and other nutritional products in the market today. It is the ultimate source of pre-training fuel and power, enabling athletes to experience elevated levels of strength, endurance, drive and concentration. With a powerful combination of Creapure® pure creatine monohydrate for enhanced muscle output, CarnoSyn® beta-alanine for increased endurance, L-Tyrosine and taurine for intensified mental focus, caffeine and B vitamins for increased energy and metabolism, and L-Arginine and L-Citrulline for amplified source of nitric oxide, Ideal Pump delivers intense training, high boost of energy, and resistance to burnout and fatigue.
“It is dangerous and irresponsible for companies to put out products in the market that pose health risks to consumers,” warn Alex and Chris Karsos, founders of GI Nutrition. “Because DMAA is banned by the World Anti-Doping agency, those taking nutrition products that carry DMAA as part of their training regimen might see an end to their sports career too early, too soon.”
The Karsos brothers developed Ideal Pump not only with optimal sports performance among athletes in mind but to also provide them with safe and precise amounts of nutrients necessary to carry out intensive training at any level. “Ideal Pump provides full dosages of all its active ingredients. We are not trying to hide our blend in fillers. With Ideal Pump there is no guessing of whether or not you are getting the right amount of nutrients,” says Alex Karsos, CEO of GI Nutrition. “Our formula ensures each athlete is getting all the amino acids and nutrients needed before a workout. Our nutrient servings are in a higher quantity and delivered in a more efficient manner than our competitors.” Prominent sports athletes agree, with Miami Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler, Team USA lacrosse midfielder Max Siebald, San Diego Padres pitcher Casey Kelley, and weightlifting champion Vince Urbank to name a few – all taking Ideal Pump and GI Nutrition products as part of their sports training regimen.
Ideal Pump is 100% guaranteed free of any contaminants and banned substances that pose danger and risk to one’s performance and health. So go ahead, unleash the scary beast within… safely and naturally with GI Nutrition.
About GI Nutrition
GI Nutrition is a fast-growing health and nutrition company that develops and manufactures NSF certified for sport nutritional supplements used by professional and non-professional athletes for the purposes of athletic training and improved conditioning.
GI Nutrition currently has four custom formulated products: Ideal Pump (pre-workout), Ideal Recovery (post-workout amino acid blend), Ideal Whey (all natural whey protein), and Focus Food (all natural energy-packed protein bar). The entire GI Nutrition product line is 100% free of any banned substances and can be utilized by any athlete to improve their athletic performance. GI Nutrition products are sold in leading performance stores across the country and on its website at www.ginutrition.net. Follow GI Nutrition on twitter @GInutrition.
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For more information on Ideal Pump and GI Nutrition, or to schedule an interview with its founders Alex and Chris Karsos, contact Rajan De Los Santos at Christie Communications at (805) 969-3744 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question from Tim S.:
Dr. Tom –
So what’s all the hype about creatine? Bodybuilders swear by it, athletes take it, but others tell me to stay away from it because, “it’s going to make me bloated and all bulked up”. Would love to hear your thoughts on creatine and if you recommend it to you athletes. Thanks!
Tim, I am asked this question countless times from athletes, coaches, and parents. Whether it is how and when to properly take creatine or all the false rumors that have surfaced over time, creatine has become a controversial topic for all athletes.
I want to clear the air about creatine and let you know the real truth to why creatine is one of the most useful and important supplements for athletes.
This video will break down why you need creatine, when you need to take creatine, and what is the importance of creatine. Throughout this educational video, I will be referencing the Bible of Sports Nutrition, Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements.
To recap this video:
• Creatine is our source of energy for high intensity, short duration excercies, usually in the 0-6 second range. This includes weight weight lifting and sprinting.
• Helps keep glycogen in the muscles, which entails less fatigue and more energy, making your performance in the gym and on the field more productive and effective.
• Weight gain associated with creatine is not water weight, but increase lean body mass. This helps increase performance and training, because of having more available muscles.
• Cycling? There are conflicting reports on the effectiveness of it. I personally believe doubling your daily dose for 3 days will help load creatine into your muscle cells.
Recommended Creatine Products:
• Ideal Recovery – A great post workout product that contains creatine. What makes this product unique and so great is that it also contains glutamine and a bunch of essential amino acids, including branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). The synergistic effect of taking all these amino acids together provides a metabolic and recovery advantage.
• Ideal Pump – A great pre workout product that contains creatine. Preloads your body with creatine to help improve muscular endurance and strength before training. Want to load up on your creatine levels for 2-3 days? Add 1 serving of Ideal Recovery to your Ideal Pump for a few days (Note: this is in addition to the 1-2 servings you will take post workout).
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One of the most overlooked aspects of training is correctly utilizing nutrient timing in order to provide your body with the proper nutrients before, during, and after a workout. I have put together four short videos that breakdown the importance of nutrient timing and how it will make you a better athlete. During these videos, I will be referencing one of my favorite books, Nutrient Timing, by Dr. John Ivy and Dr. Robert Portman. I highly recommend it to all athlete, strength coach, or nutritionist.
Nutrient Timing: Overview
My first video is the Basic Theory of Nutrient Timing. Here I explain what the basic principles of nutrient timing are and their importance to you.
Nutrient Timing: Pre-Workout
The first step of nutrient timing is preparing your body with the proper amount of fuel before a workout. In this video I breakdown the key components of the pre-workout stage of nutrient timing and how GI Nutrition’s Focus Food and Ideal Pump can fit into your training program.
Nutrient Timing: During Workout – Energy Phase
This next video breaks down my trick to a faster recovery and how to spare muscle glycogen during your workout. GI Nutrition’s Ideal Whey, as well as dextrose, can be utilized during this phase.
Nutrient Timing: Post Workout – Anabolic Phase
Finally, your workout is over…now what? This is a critical time to provide your muscle with quality amino acids and carbohydrates. To continue this anabolic process, you want to feed your muscles with whey protein and some quality carbohydrates, such as dextrose.
How to use GI Nutrition Products for Proper Nutrient Timing:
75-90 minutes before workout: Focus Food
15-30 minutes before workout: Ideal Pump
During Workout: Ideal Whey & Dextrose
Immediately After Workout: Ideal Recovery
15-40 minutes after workout: Ideal Whey & Dextrose
Implementing the proper timing of nutrients will undoubtedly provide you with immediate results in performing at a higher level with faster recovery and building muscle faster.
Do no overlook the importance of keeping your body fueled with proper nutrients. An easy way to understand the importance of proper nutrient timing is to compare your body to a sports car. To ensure that your car runs smoothly and for a long period of time, you provide regular maintenance, oil changes, gas fill-ups, and new tires on a continued basis to minimize the chances of it ever breaking down or performing below its ability. The same goes with your body. Providing your muscles with the proper nutrients on a continued and regular basis will minimize the chances of breaking down and performing less than your potential. Implementing these simple steps to proper timing of nutrients will undoubtedly provide you with immediate results in performing at a higher level with faster recovery and better results.
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We recently asked Lawyer/Fitness model and recent Bodybuilding.coms Female Transformation of the week Rachel Mac to let us know her take on training as a female.
I leg press 400 pounds. I bench press 80 pounds. I curl 20 pound
I'm also a size 2.
Lots of women think that lifting weights is going to make them bulky.
That's not true for lots of reasons. But to demonstrate that, I'll share
I wanted to get into fitness modeling, so I knew I would
have to have a little bit of muscle tone and definition. I had to put on
about ten pounds of muscle. It took me six months of hard, heavy lifting
every single day in the gym, a protein intake over 200 grams a day
(that's the equivalent of about nine chicken breasts a day!), and
carefully targeted supplementation. Putting on muscle as a woman is a
struggle, and a long-term commitment, but those ten pounds of added
muscle look great, have increased my metabolism, and have relieved a lot
of the joint pain I was suffering.
I'm also smaller than I was before I added those ten pounds of muscle.
You've probably heard that muscle weighs more than fat. That's not
really the whole picture. For a given volume, muscle is much denser (and
therefore much heavier) than fat. So, say you had exactly five pounds of
fat and exactly five pounds of muscle and you could compare them. The
pound of muscle would be much smaller. So by adding muscle (and also
decreasing fat), you actually end up smaller at the same weight when
compared to your "before" body.
When I added 10 lbs of muscle, I also lost fat, which made me end up
smaller than before even though I'm nearly ten pounds heavier. We women
just have to break out of the idea that "building muscle" is for
bodybuilders. Building muscle makes you smaller, tighter, more toned,
and better looking in your clothes, your underwear, and--what really
matters in the upcoming months!--your bikini.
So how do you do it?
First, you have to hit the weights. My general rule is, if I can do ten
reps, the weight is too light. And I use heavier weight with each set
(these are called "add sets"). Say goodbye to the days of 12-20 rep sets
and start making every single rep count. Fight hard in the gym every
day, and you'll get results. Anything less just won't work your muscles
enough for you to see results.
Next, clean up your diet. This means avoiding processed junk and
anything with the words "calorie," "fat," "protein," or "carb" in the
name. Eat single-ingredient foods as much as possible: chicken, eggs,
fish, broccoli, garlic, butter, you get the idea. Artificial sweeteners,
preservatives, and other chemicals found in processed food will get in
your way--and many things (including diet soda) contribute directly to
the dreaded cellulite we're all targeting.
Finally, take care of yourself. Your muscles develop while you're at
rest, so get as much sleep as you can (even though this can be a
challenge). Drink plenty of water so you're always hydrated; this helps
with digestion (makes it quicker!), skin quality (makes it better!), and
appetite (makes it smaller!). Monitor your progress in a way that's
productive--forget the scale, take progress pictures, front and back, in
a bikini (and heels!) once a week. This will keep you motivated and
encourage you to look for the good in your body instead of always
picking yourself apart. Stress gets in the way of fat loss, and the
scale is not a good measure of progress when you're building muscle and
losing fat, but wouldn't you rather be smaller, tighter, and better
looking than just see a smaller number on the scale (that nobody else
but you can see?)
You'll start feeling and looking better really quickly once you take
these three steps. And because muscle burns fat, you won't have to spend
as much time doing cardio. In fact, if your diet is really clean, you
may not need to do cardio at all. In fact, when I started lifting, I
took my body fat from 24% to 18% in just five weeks. So relax, enjoy the
process, and you'll be on your way to looking better, feeling better,
burning more fat, and being more confident in no time at all.
If you'd like to see the plan I followed to get from 24% to 18% body
fat in less than a month and a half, check it out here:
I am Dr. Tom Bilella, and welcome to my blog, “Dr. Tom’s Corner”. I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself to all of you and give you some insight of what to expect from my blog.
Right now there are hundreds, possibly thousands of online websites and blogs that claim they are experts in nutrition and know everything there is to know about it. Then you take a look at the credentials of the people writing these blogs and they have little to no experience in the industry. This is outrageous! Don’t get me wrong, not everything out there is garbage, but unfortunately the good is far outnumbered by the bad.
By no means am I saying that I know everything there is to know about nutrition, but I have seen and experienced a lot over the past 22 years. It has been my life’s purpose to help as many people as I can live a healthier and more productive lifestyle. I hold 5 degrees in nutritional sciences including a Master’s degree and being a Certified Sports Nutritionist. I have consulted over 75,000 clients throughout my professional career and I am an accomplished Natural Bodybuilder (1995 Mr. N.J Overall) and strength athlete (Bench Press). Also, I serve as the team nutritionist for the New York Jets.
I am going to do my best to have an educational video accompany every post I make allowing for an easy to follow explanation of everything I write. So over the next few weeks I will be posting articles and educational videos in regards to some of the most commonly asked questions about better nutrition and smarter supplementation. After that, I am looking to answer your questions! I will be updating my blog a few times a month and if there is something that you may want me to answer, ask it, and I may just feature it in one of my blogs. You can submit all you questions to email@example.com.
Lastly, I want to leave you with two videos to get you started with. The first is a quick background on me and the second is an introduction to nutrition.
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