Q: How do I put on weight, gain strength and muscle size?
A: Train hard and eat hard! More to the point: train smart and eat smart. However, I believe the single most important factor is record keeping (and you thought I was going to say ‘protein’). You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
If your goal is to put on some muscle total caloric intake needs to be higher than maintenance levels. To find the macronutrient profile that best suits your goals, you need to start somewhere (eg. high protein, moderate carbs, moderate fat), measure the results make adjustments, and repeat the process. Protein intake for weight trainers is usually recommended at 1.5 – 2 grams of protein for every kilogram of bodyweight.
The same goes for training. There are many different approaches to training for muscle gain, maybe one is particularly suited to you. The only way you’re going to find out, is to start with one approach, measure the results and try again. The worst thing you can do is to stick with a routine that isn’t giving you the results you want. If you’re doing something that’s not working, stop doing it!
MyoPure protein powders offer a convenient and cost effective way to reach these levels without consuming excessive amounts of fat. Also, research has shown that protein hydrolysates in combination with other nutrients that increase blood insulin levels (eg. dextrose) increase recovery from intense workouts and boosts protein synthesis.
Q: How do I lose fat and get ripped?
A: Train smart and eat smart! Much the same goes for fat loss as goes for muscle gain (above) except that caloric intake should be below maintenance. Men seem to be able to tolerate a larger decrease in calories before metabolism slows than women. Also the larger amount of fat you’re carrying, the larger the calorie deficit you can tolerate without losing excessive muscle mass. Slow and steady fat loss should be the goal — women should go for a more modest calorie deficit than men and put a greater emphasis on exercise.
There seems to be a tendency for trainees to up their reps when dieting. If you have been using this approach, then here’s something different to try. Lift heavy for low reps (6-8) while dieting, try to maintain the weight you use and the total number of reps even if you need to add a set or two to keep total number of reps the same. The rational here is that heavy lifting will help preserve muscle mass! Use cardio after your workout or on non-workout days but don’t over do it. Remember to keep records, measure, compare and adjust. Take in adequate protein and don’t skimp on post workout nutrition such as MyoPure’s hydrolysed protein with dextrose and maltodextrin.
Q: Where does the protein powder come from?
A: All protein powders are manufactured in New Zealand, Australia or the USA. The New Zealand supplier has global sales in excess of US$3 billion dollar with over 10% of these sales representing speciality ingredient such as protein powders. The majority of these sales are to the US and find there way back to Australia in expensive US protein powder formulations. The country of manufacture can be found on each proteins information sheet.
Q: Can I buy MyoPure from my local health food store?
A: No. To give you, the customer, the best value for money MyoPure products are only available on-line.
Q: What is the best protein powder for fat loss?
A: The microfiltered whey protein isolate is probably the best all round protein powder to use during dieting. It provides quality protein and protein microfractions that help maintain muscle mass and boost immunity. For other suggestions, see recipes
Q: How many calories in …
A: Energy content in kilojoules and calories should be listed for most products. First energy in kilojoules is calculated:
Water 0 Kj
Alcohol 29Kj – fyi. Our product tend to be alcohol free 😉
The kilojoule total is then divided by 4.18 (number of calories per kilojoule) to give the energy in calories.
Q: I don’t have a credit card, can I pay by cheque?
A: If you don’t have a credit card (or don’t want to pay by credit card), there are two other payment options, direct debit or money order.
i) After placing your order, you will recieve an email confirming the total cost and giving banking details. Once you have made the transfer, notify MyoPure and your order will ship as soon as funds clear.
ii) Money order or postal note. Please confirm the order details, payee name and total amount before drawing the money order.
NB: For your convenience, we do not accept personal cheques as payment for orders. It just takes too long to receive and clear personal cheques.