What is BSN Neuro FX and How Do I Take It?

One category of supplements that have certainly seen a growth in popularity is nootropics. These supplements did not used to be taken by many people. I think it is the change of pace that has led many to reach for a supplement to help them with their week. Nootropics are supplements that made to enhance the overall function of the brain. Many people working in the technology and students have helped to make these supplement grow in popularity. Now, thanks to BSN, weightlifters can get that brain aid that only nootropics can provide. Neuro FX is a preworkout made by BSN. BSN is a company known for their amazing supplements. If the name of this supplement sounds familiar, you could be confusing it with Hyper FX.

I still remember using Hyper FX and really enjoyed that preworkout. Neuro FX doesn’t skimp on ingredients that is for sure. You will find 400 mg of Aceytl L Carnitine within this supplement. I have found this ingredient in many supplements, for good reason. There is 100 mg of caffeine per serving of Neuro FX which I find a little low. However, Neuro FX isn’t a supplement that is all about energy. What many aspiring weightlifters don’t realize is that you need more than caffeine for a true mind and muscle connection.

BSN wasn’t content to use ingredients that are the next fad, only to be gone within a month. This company uses a majority of ingredients within Neuro FX that have been beneficial longer than we’ve been alive! You will find theanine, alpha GPC, and coffeeberry extract also within this supplement. The previously mentioned ingredients are beneficial to giving you that extra mental edge. I’ve been able to find this supplement in three different flavors which are citrus, cranberry orange, and fruit punch. I have tried the cranberry orange flavor and loved it.

The cranberry might have you thinking the drink will be tart but it is actually very sweet, I think the orange addition really helps. I took this supplement in the morning and felt energy lasting well into the afternoon. I don’t have much experience with taking nootropics but after trying Neuro FX I think that will change. I loved the feeling of being able to finish lifting and jump right into work later in the day. Most of the time, after a workout I find myself feeling very tired mentally. It is like a feeling that I used all of mental energy for the workout and have none left to spare. However, with Neuro FX I really felt like nothing could slow me down. Also, this supplement gave me no sleepy feeling after my weightlifting sessions which I loved. If you are looking for Neuro FX, it is widely available online.

I’ve seen many BSN supplement at stores across the country so I would imagine you can find it at many local supplement shops. The main aspects that Neuro FX is used for is to be both a pre workout and mind booster. I found the mental boosting aspects of this supplement were definitely there. If you are looking for a good pre workout you will find that in this supplement. I found that could focus much easier after using Neuro FX. The focus lasted throughout much of my day and didn’t taper off with me feeling sleepy.

An Overview of Evogen Lipocide IR

One of toughest things to try and do is reduce fat intake while still holding on to muscle. It is why the people that have massive muscles without any fat are usually on the cover of fitness magazines. You’ve probably heard endless ways to try and have that perfect balance to get great definition.

One supplement called Lipocide IR has been made to help this huge problems that we’ve all ran into. There has been quite a bit of research done to formulate Lipocide IR, including adding amazing ingredients. However, the most important thing to try and find out is how well Lipocide works. What I really loved about Lipocide is how you can adjust the servings.

Many supplements only allow you to try the dose that they create. However, this can cause problems because there are times when the minimum suggested amount could be too much. When looking at supplement with stimulants, you don’t want to go overboard with what you are taking.

Another cool feature of Lipocide is how fast it works. Have you ever experienced that awkward twenty to thirty minute wait, just waiting for your preworkout to kick in? I know that I have had experienced some awkward times walking around the weights like a weird person. However, Lipocide IR has kicked into a new gear because their supplement only takes about 10 minutes to kick in. I am so happy to see supplements being made that start working faster. I would say that the research done by Evogen has certainly gone very well!

We previously mentioned the ingredient research that went into coming up with this supplement. However, let’s see just what some of the most beneficial ingredients are in this product. Looking at this list will help to determine how well this supplement will work for you during training.

Caffeine Anhydrous – If you are going to lose weight, be prepared to lose a lot of energy. One thing that new dieters aren’t always ready for is the feeling of being tired. Those who are dieting might find that the lack of energy they are experiencing make a diet too much to handle. There are 200 milligrams of caffeine in this supplement which I feel is just about the perfect amount. Taking over 200 milligrams of caffeine at once is a little too much energy for my needs. I feel that the caffeine amount in Lipocide is great for what it aims to do .

Advantra – This ingredient isn’t going to be one you’ve probably seen before. However, Evogen is extremely excited about this stimulant. Luckily, there is also a ton of research that has been already done on this ingredient. This ingredient has been shown to really help in both weight loss and muscle gain. This stimulant ingredient is sure to have you losing fat with plenty of energy to spare.

Overall, I was very impressed with Lipocide IR. I feel that this supplement could easily help anyone who is wanting to lose fat and gain mass at the same time. This supplement is in powder form which makes it very easy to use. You don’t have to worry about having to take a bunch of tablets. Best of all, this supplement actually tastes really good. I hate having to drink those nasty preworkout drinks, you won’t have to worry about that here.

 

What is the Perfect Amount of Weightlifting Sets for Me?

There are some aspects of weightlifting that those new to it may feel aren’t explained well. While you might not which lifts to try and how many reps, many forget the importance of sets. The first thing that new lifters might not know is that you will need to adjust your sets as time goes on. For example, those three sets of deadlifts you did when you started out were likely very grueling. However, if you fast forward to a year or six months later and you’re still doing three sets, it can wreak havoc on your gains. On the flipside, starting out with too many sets is dangerous.

I’ll share with you a little trick that I’ve used after missing some time away from the gym. For my first workout, I call it an assessment day. One of the worst things you can do is to, after missing workouts, jump back where you left off. Depending on how long you have been out of action, your strength may have drastically reduced. I like to only do one set of each exercise (ranging from 6-8) to see where my numbers are currently. If, in this beginning phase, you pick up something too heavy or light, make quick adjustments. Don’t sit around fine tuning the weights, it can be really to overthink this part. Once you’ve found a weight that works for you, see how many repetitions you can get out.

I would recommend having strength assessment days for the first week, it’s safer and provides you with base numbers. During this beginning phase, do not get discouraged if you can curl a maximum of 10 pounds, we’ve all been there. After you have undergone the strength assessment week, I’ll add another set onto each lift for the next week. If you’ve made it to this point you should be doing two sets per exercise or roughly about 6-12 total sets, depending on how many lifts you plan on doing per day. This second week is what I call the prove it week. After having a few days off to eat and prepare myself, I should be able to perform two sets of what I could only do one of the week before. In this upcoming stage, you don’t want to add more weight, although it could be tempting. The second week of two sets is to ensure that you keep this number and prove that you can lift the weight for an additional set.

It is perfectly normal to find that a few lifts will be ones that you can’t match last week’s strength with. After these two weeks, you are free to find out which amount of sets works best for you. Most people will jump up to three sets and stay there for a while. The best indicator I’ve found for knowing when to step it up is how you feel. I know that previous advice sounds a bit weak but believe me you will start to develop a sense of your weightlifting limits. Another important aspect of weightlifting to do properly is wait times between sets. Many want to get their workouts done quickly, without giving themselves enough time to rest. Signs that you aren’t resting enough is that your workouts are finished faster but your numbers are really bad. If you find that you are losing strength or are plateauing, think about adding thirty seconds of rest between sets.

Airport Offers New Way to Train

One of the many burdens of airports is that there is no place to workout. Likely, most people won’t be upset that their airport doesn’t have a gym. However, for the rest of us, a workout could be the perfect stress reliever. Also, how much time would we save if we could knock out our weightlifting while waiting through an agonizing layover? Regardless of their reason, Baltimore has decided to build a place to workout, within their airport. I’d imagine that the traveling bodybuilders will adore being able to finish their lifting while waiting on a flight.

Of course, you will need to make it past the security checkpoints but once you’ve beat that, you are ready to lift! Having opened on January 9th, the facilities are brand new and include quite a few different areas of importance. If you think that a workout before your flight will only make you a sweaty mess, think again. One of the most talked about benefits of exercise is how good it is for coping with stress. If the thought of that airplane starting to ascend has you shaking, exercise before your flight. The release of the brain’s stress fighting chemicals will make you feel much better. After all, being able to workout sure beats twiddling your thumbs in those gigantic lobbies, right? If you don’t plan on finding yourself anywhere near Baltimore, fear not, there will be more airports with fully-functional gyms very soon.

As a matter of fact, Charlotte Douglass International Airport is planned to be the next building that will feature a brand new workout spot. Roam Fitness is the company behind these amazing gyms, what a great idea to add them to airports. Perhaps, we could one day see more gyms pop up in places where they normally aren’t. Could you imagine knocking out a session on the treadmill while waiting at the DMV? The world is heeding the call to become fit and I welcome that! Another great benefit of the gyms that Roam Fitness has setup is that you don’t have to pay first-class prices to enjoy their facilities. A day pass to this new Baltimore gym is only $40 and it covers the cost of clothing. Yes, you can rent clothing to wear at their gym, why don’t other places treat their customers this good? If I didn’t have the right clothes at my gym, they would kindly show me the door and I would have to leave! However, if you do plan ahead and bring your own clothes, there is an additional perk to the day pass.

At no extra cost, the staff will actually vacuum seal your sweaty workout clothes, before you have to head onto your flight. Roam Fitness has done an amazing job of catering to a wide variety of fitness needs with both cardio and strength training machines. Something I wasn’t sure would be included, free weights, are also going to be included in these airport gyms, sign me up! I can count enough times that I could have used a good lifting session at an airport. Whether or not it was the sass of a TSA officer, a delayed flight, or a layover, all are good reasons to take that aggression out on a set of weights. If you don’t live in the Charlotte or Baltimore area, don’t worry, Roam Fitness is planning to roll out these gyms in many airports.

Body Combat is Defeating Stress, One Person at a Time

Is that stationary class having you wanted to fall asleep? Are you looking for more of an adrenaline rush, in the fight to keep your body firm? There is a new class being offered called Body Combat and it won’t have you stepping into a cage but it will train you like you are about to go into one! While you won’t be fighting any other fellow classmates for a belt, or shot at the champion, you will need to prepare to start sweating. Focusing on the same training style of some of the most influential fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, you will be trading in sit ups and push ups for punches and kicks.

If you think that there is no real base to this form of training, take a second look at most of the fighters out there right now. Known for some the leanest body fat percentages, fighters don’t want to waste time on a training program that wouldn’t deliver. Some see fighters as nothing but human punching bags but that wouldn’t drive home all of the intense conditioning that allows them to even step foot into a cage. Where Body Combat is different from other training programs is pretty much evident when learning about it, I think it is a welcome change.

For many years, we’ve all been victim to the boring classes that our gym offers, with no new changes to the class, making one wonder if they are even missing out. I guarantee you, if my gym had started getting the gear in place for Body Combat workouts, I would have waited all day to step into that class. In my opinion, the greatest training classes teach you lessons that can be applied in other places. For instance, I remember going to a relaxation class that my local gym was offering, I had never been much for learning new ways to relax but I had some time to kill. To this day, I am still so happy with myself that I decided to stop by a relaxation class, thank goodness for not having any plans that night.

What I learned about allowing myself to calm down and not let stress get to me has paid off so much, I wish I could back and see that teacher again to thank him! You’ll notice that Body Combat does offer differing exercise times, meaning that you jump into a class that fits the time that you have left for the day. One annoying aspect of many classes that I have taken is the indifference at how long a class went. Sometimes, it seemed that only the fellow classmates were the only ones paying attention to how long a class was supposed to run, which was weird. Our gym has been able to hire on some really great trainers, as well as other staff, I haven’t had a bad experience there since the change in staff started happening. However, before those very important changes, were teachers giving classes that I don’t think were fully qualified, but we will save that story for another time. Getting back to Body Combat, you will only find knowledgeable professionals leading these courses. Being able to learn real deal combat techniques, from a wide variety of disciplines, along with staying skinny is a win-win for everyone.

Burt’s Bees Entering the Protein Market?

In what has to be the wildest thing that I’ve read in a while, it looks like the biggest protein powder makers around may have a new contender, waiting in the wings, and they have a huge brand following. Burt’s Bees is the company that is now releasing a new kind of protein powder. Coming way out of left field, the Burt’s Bees company is most well known for their lip balms and skin creams. Having had an ex who loved the stuff, I can tell you that the Burt’s Bees lip balm is the only one that I will use. In the wintertime, my lips become more susceptible to being chapped than at any other time of the year, and I crave that kind of lip balm. Per serving of the Burt Bee’s Protein and Gut Health powder, there are fifteen grams of protein.

Since Burt’s Bees want to promote a more all-natural way of creating products, their protein powder is created from different sources, not just the same old boring whey that we’re used to. From plants, fruits, and many more sources, you can be sure that you are going to get a wide array of healthy sources of protein, not just filler! I am looking forward to getting to try some of this protein powder, as I am sure that many loyal followers of Burt’s Bees are waiting to do the same. There is even a daily protein powder, with a vanilla flavor, that is less intense on the ingredient side.

What I love about the Burt’s Bees kind of protein is the care taken to select their ingredients. So many protein powders are so worried about you gaining muscle, that they don’t really concentrate on other vitamins and minerals that we all need. Not with Daily Protein, there are actually two entire servings of fruits and vegetables in a serving of the protein powder. Also, for anyone out there will allergies, you’ll be glad to know that the Daily Protein made by Burt’s Bees is both gluten and soy-free! Great for those people who have issues with other protein powders being too harsh on their stomach, I think that the Daily Protein is going to really take off. You’ve likely used their other products on your lips and skin, now you can drink a protein made Burt’s Bees, I imagine that it is going to taste great.

What I remember about applying the Burt’s Bees lip balm was how tough it was to not to lick my lips and remove the balm off of them. The makers of this product know that is isn’t best suited for those outrageous bodybuilders that need upwards of thirty or more grams of protein per scoop. Better yet, the Burt’s Bees Daily Protein is more suited for everyday people with normal physiques that just want to take better care of what they consume. I am still stunned that Burt’s Bees is making a protein product of their own, not because I’m worried about the final product, but because of the departure that it is for the company. After looking through the detailed pictures of the container and hearing about initial impressions of the powder, I have little doubt that we won’t be seeing Daily Protein showing up just about everywhere soon and I, for one, am really looking forward to it.

Apps that Offer Extra Incentive to Slim

Sounding more like something out of a dream, than an actual technology, we now live in a time where you can be paid to work out. If there is an incentive that drives some of us more than money, I don’t know what that would be. If your mind is wanting to desperately lose weight or gain muscle, we don’t always have bodies that want that same goal. If I hadn’t already started my path a long time ago, I would have definitely signed up for some of these amazing apps. I wouldn’t go out and quit my job for these apps, as the paydays will vary and most aren’t something you could live in but extra money isn’t a thing I would turn down, no matter how little it was.

I’m still looking into this technology, as I had honestly only learned these sort of apps were possible a few days ago. If you’re looking to earn while you burn calories, here are two of the applications that I had some time to spend with. The first app is known as Pact, which will pay users for achieving their fitness goals, with a fun little twist. When you sign up for Pact, the process is fairly simple, you make your own pacts, which will be your goals going forward. Whether it is that you want to clean up how you eat or you just want to clock in an extra minute on the treadmill, Pact lets you choose the goals that you want to do.

Where the fun twist comes in, is that you get paid by users who didn’t achieve their pact. With most fitness apps, if you don’t complete your goal, you don’t really lose out on much but feeling disappointed with yourself. Pact changes how much incentive we have to complete our goals, because if you don’t, you’ll likely be paying someone else that did. If losing your own personal money is not an incentive enough for you to change your life, I don’t know what would be. The second application is called Healthy Wage and is designed more with weight loss in mind, than setting other goals. As long as you don’t expect to become a millionaire off of them, take these apps for what they are, a new way to force you to stick with your fitness goals. As the New Year approaches, I believe that there will be more than one or two people reading this who have their resolution, the most popular one which is losing weight.

Don’t go into this year with a goal that has no real reason for you to want to carry on with it. Some will have their fitness goals in place for family, spouse, or because they just want to feel better about how they look. If you are at a loss, regarding what your reason will be, as we head into 2017, to become a new you, the apps I have talked about could be a great new adventure for you! I don’t suggest that any cheapskates sign up for these applications, as they do say numerous times that you could end up losing money. How much success you find with these cool fitness apps will be up to you and your level of willpower. Prices will range for these apps, like they will in any other category!