Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hiking for Cardio!

How do I stay lean and muscular? Hiking?

Yep! Every morning I start my day with an hour uphill hike. I must first stop the fasting process after getting my 8 hours of sleep needed to rest and recover from intense weight training.

First this first, I don't recommend doing cardiovascular on an empty stomach. You don't lift weights on an empty stomach do you? What about sports that you participate in, do you fast before a sport?!!! NO!

Stop the fast with a medium size drink of protein and carbohydrates. Now you are training your metabolism to start sooner and have a more intense workout!

Start your cardiovascular activity early but don't forget to fuel your muscles!
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vegan Supplement Review

I ran out of my super inexpensive Muscle Milk protein from Costco, I had to go with what was around because I sure as hell wasn't going to hike 4 miles UPHILL on an empty stomach without any protein in my blood stream after an 8 hour fast......called SLEEP! So the answer is NO I don't believe in fasted cardio, cardiovascular activity is a strenuous activity that needs fuel like any other activity! You don't fast before you workout do you? I hope not, that would be like draining the gas tank in your car before going to the race track!

So here's the scoop ( no pun intended ), the protein is made by a company called NutraFusion Nutritionals, its a mixture of Pea protein...yeah PEA the vegtable, brown rice protein concentrate and artichoke protein....who would have thought!

This vegan protein powder mixes very well, taste exceptional and has a very comparable amino acid profile to whey protein. Here are the stats everyone..


  • Calories 136
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbohydrates 5g
  • Protein 25g
If you are looking for a tasty soy free, dairy free and animal free protein powder this is an amazing choice with a total of 4 grams of glutamine per serving! There is alot of talk these days about protein from dairy products being directly related to cancer increase, why take the risk?!