WHAT’S IN YOUR CUP?
Whether you’re a competitive weightlifter seeking gains or a cardio junkie after a lean physique, pre and post workout supplements are vital to decreasing recovery times and increasing fat loss & muscle growth.
But how can your regimen get the biggest boost? A quick shake might be all you need...
One of the keys to a great workout is an explosive pump. Pre workout gives you an explosive burst of energy needed to get up that last rep. An essential tool to making the most of your training session, pre workout ingredients such as L-Citrulline and Beta-Alanine are proven to promote intense pumps and growth while combating muscle fatigue.
Prolong your gym time and increase intensity with a simple scoop and a shake, and let the results do their magic.
Our favorite must-try pre workout: AMPED-AF by Steel Supplements. This stuff is insane!
According to Jim Stoppani, Ph.D., for BodyBuilding.com, supplementing your diet with protein powder is key for two main reasons.
- Protein powder is easier and faster for your body to digest than protein sources from whole foods, such as meat or beans. Soon after entering your body, the amino acids found in the powder are quickly absorbed into your bloodstream, where they can make their way to your muscles.
- Protein increases the rate of blood flow to your muscles. Upon ingestion of protein, vital nutrients, oxygen, and of course, amino acids, will pick up the pace in flowing to your workout exhausted tissues.
To sum it all up -- protein powder helps you decrease recovery times while also increasing muscle mass.
Our favorite must-try protein: ISO 100 by Dymatize
WHY SHAKER CUPS?
Chalky, chunky, gritty... words we’ve heard used to describe pre and post workout shakes. If you’ve been a protein guzzler since day one, then you know what we’re talking about. Thankfully, the shaker cup revolution arrived, and now there’s an easy and straightforward way to make smooth and tasty shakes. Enter, shaker cups.
Research has shown that results are best when you consume protein powder in the 15 to 30 minutes before your workout, and again within 30 minutes post-routine. Given these time constraints, it’s clear that you need to have your shakes on hand when both heading to and leaving the gym. Since no one wants to carry a blender around with them, shaker cups are a godsend.
There are many different cups on the market, but most utilize an agitator, strainer in the lid, or even a small motorized blade to evenly blend protein powders, nut butters, etc.
The result: portable, smooth shakes. And if it settles, just shake. BOOM.
The newest and baddest on the block, Helimix is a force to be reckoned with! Helimix blends its ingredients to perfection with its patented design. The hexagonal design of the bottle creates a vortex when it’s simultaneously swirled and shook. Instead of having all the extra agitators to clean, Helimix is comprised of only two parts: bottle and lid.
The bottle is fully American-made and produced with BPA-Free Tritan™ plastic. Guaranteed no break, scratch, or smell.
If you’re already thinking that a superior shaker cup is what your workouts are missing, give Helimix a try. Let it convince you that you’re right.
By Chloe Karavidas