There is an old adage that bodies aren’t just sculpted in the gym. In fact, most research will point to the fact that a big part of gains (to use a less scientific word) are achieved out of the gym; honed through the adaptation of a well-balanced diet, with the right amount (and type) of proteins. For most people that means spending more time in the kitchen but, if like me you struggle with a hectic diary and a very small kitchen, this can be a daunting task. Instead, it is important to find more convenient ways to complement your diet; shortcuts without the shortcuts.
Herbalife have a long standing reputation in the fitness industry and with good reason. Where other protein manufacturers may come and go, Herbalife have history that stretched back to the early 1980s; an era when fitness greats like Arnold Schwarzenegger were posing on stage and inspiring the next generation of athletes. That’s not to say that protein rich products should just be limited to the bodybuilding community; they are vital in post-exercise recovery within any sport.
Recovery is probably the most immediate concern of anyone who regularly exercises or visits the gym. Essential for rebuilding muscle fibres and stimulating growth, a good protein blend needs to be convenient and taste good. With 25 g of whey and casein proteins, Herbalife24 Rebuild Strength is a great powder to have in your gym bag. The unique blend of proteins and amino acids help rebuild muscle and speed up recovery, promoting growth and helping your body prepare for that next gym session or game of football. More importantly, it mixes well and it tastes good. There is no compromise here and it’s genuinely refreshing to have the best of both worlds.
If, like me, you sweat buckets when you work out there is also a real importance in staying hydrated when hitting the gym or your favourite sport. Herbalife’s CR7 Drive, developed in conjunction with Cristiano Ronaldo himself, contains an excellent blend of electrolytes and carbohydrates to keep your hydration levels in check. It tastes a lot better than just water and, coming in at less than 100 calories per serve, you won’t be putting too much back into your body. It recently won the Energy Drink of the Year Award with Men’s Fitness and, with a lovely acai berry flavouring to top it all off, it’s not hard to see why.
There are a number of other products in the Herbalife range than can definitely help with your fitness goals but I suggest you start with the basics. Ensuring you’re well-nourished before you work-out, the CR7 Drive during your workout and the Rebuild Strength post workout is a good foundation to build from. As with your exercise regime, your nutrition regime should build up steadily and become habit rather than a hard change. When it all tastes this good there really is no excuse not be getting that little bit extra from your diet.
Find out more about the Herbalife H24 Sports Nutrition range here: www.herbalife24.co.uk
In this instance, I used the following products to compliment my workout and diet: