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Building Muscle on a Budget- Cost Conscious Supplements and Food

Building Muscle on a Budget- Cost Conscious Supplements

It’s hard to build muscle, or diet when you are on a tight budget. The key is to learn the tricks of the trade, and if you do it correctly, you will actually save money by getting a better body. Let’s look at some of my suggestions.

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Budget Muscle- Food Edition:

Whether you are dieting or trying to add muscle, there are certain go to foods.

  • Chicken Breasts: Chicken breasts can be had for $1.99 a pound many times if you go directly to the butcher section at many grocery stores (Krogers), but if you buy the Tyson variety, you will be paying close to double.
  • Chicken Thighs: Fattier than chicken breasts, but much more economical, chicken thighs are a real value in the muscle department.
  • Eggs: I see our local ALDI advertising eggs for 59 cents a dozen all the time!
  • Yogurt and Cottage Cheese: Both very good sources of protein
  • Bulk almonds, peanuts, and cashews: Great healthy fats and proteins to snack on
  • 1st Phorm Level-1 Meal Replacement Shakes: Only 140 Calories, 24 grams of protein, and $1.66 for a complete meal, it is a must buy! Order here with free shipping!
  • Canned Tuna: Sometimes not the most appealing taste, but high quality protein for a low price!

 

Budget Muscle- Supplements Edition:

Whether you are dieting or trying to add muscle, there are certain go to supplements.

  • 1st Phorm Creatine: Creatine is safe for men and women and is one of the most researched and proven supplements ever. It builds muscle, helps in recovery, and is dirt cheap. Purchase 100 servings for less than 19 cents a serving with free shipping here! 
  • 1st Phorm Glutamine: Glutamine is another safe and proven supplement for men and women. Your muscles are full of glutamine and it is good for your immune system. Purchase today with free shipping for servings less than 32 cents a day!  
  • Hot Coffee (Black): Black coffee has antioxidants and caffeine that is great for weight loss. Especially if you don’t add the sweeteners. Try drinking this while fasting.
  • 1st Phorm M-Factor Multivitamins: M-Factor is dosed correctly with the right vitamins and minerals for women or men (you pick the men’s or the women’s version when ordering). They are tailor-made to help men and women who are active at working our or dieting that aren’t getting all the vitamins and minerals their body needs. Order M-Factor will free shipping here!

 

Summary:  

Quality foods and supplements don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, but they sure can make those arms and legs grow!

 

Questions and Comments?

 

Thank you for reading, share with your friends!

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

TeamNutritionTrain.com

2017 1st Phorm Transphormation Challenge

 

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The 2017 1st Phorm Transphormation Challenge is back, and so is the $250,000 contest looking for the greatest transformations, or “transphormations” as Andy Frisella likes to say. Last year had nearly 100,000 entries and the results were staggering. This year you have three ways to enter:

1st Go to: https://1stphorm.com/a/transphormation?a_aid=NutritionTrain 

  • Purchase the Results Stack (20% Off) which includes: Monthly access to the Mytransphormationstartstoday.com, the contest,  Full Mega, M-Factor (Goddess or Hero), and Royal 21 King or Royal 21 Queen (Brand New Fat Loss Stack)
  • or Purchase the Health Stack which includes: Monthly access to mytransphormationstartstoday.com, the contest, Full Mega, and M-Factor (Goddess or Hero).
  • or Monthly access to Mytransphormationstartstoday.com, the contest, no discounts on supplements but absolutely no costs! Thank you Andy Frisella for doing this!

Now you will be assigned a Legionnaire for entering the contest. Every entry will have a Legionnaire. Legionnaires are brand ambassadors for 1st Phorm. The select few who are chosen to represent 1st Phorm because of their knowledge of nutrition, personal training, etc.  Who better than the guy who was voted Most Valuable Legionnaire last year? (I won Most Valuable Legionnaire September 2016, got a free trip to the headquarters, got to be in some videos and advertisements). If you go to https://1stphorm.com/a/transphormation?a_aid=NutritionTrain you will be on my team. My wife and I, (my wife is also a Legionnaire) will add you to our Facebook group, will help you will meal planning, workouts, dieting, recipes, and so much more. We will help you get in the best shape of your life, and hopefully help you win this whole damn thing!

 

Free Shipping on all 1st Phorm Supplements:

For considering us for being your coaches during the Transphormation Challenge, We are offering free shipping on all 1st Phorm Supplements, just go to 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain and you will automatically receive free shipping on your entire order!

 

Again, you can sign up for free for the Transphormation Challenge, or save some real $$$ by singing up for the Transphormation challenge by buying some reduced cost supplements. The choice is you. Just sign up at https://1stphorm.com/a/transphormation?a_aid=NutritionTrain

 

 

Lift Heavy My Friends,

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

TeamNutritionTrain.com

What are the Best Fat Burners for 2017?

Best Fat Burners 2017:

Best Overall Fat Burning Product:

Royal XXI King and Queen Systems (For Men and Women)

You get Royal XXI King(men) or Royal XXI Qyeen (women), T-21, and C-21. You get 24/7 Fat Burning through 3 products that target various processes of fat burning. You get hormone optimization, increased metabolism, appetite suppression, increased energy, thermogenics, fat burning, better rest, and more.  It is not uncommon for someone to lose 20 pounds through on cycle of either Pack.

 

Order the Royal XXI King System or Queen System through this link and save huge $$$ with combined savings and free super fast shipping! https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners?a_aid=nutritiontrain 

True Fat Burners w/Stimulants

Royal XXI King (Men) or Royal XXI Queen(Women):

1st Phorm created Royal XXI King and Royal XXI Queen to specialize in helping men and women lose weight fast. King is made for men because our bodies are different than women, and the same is true about Queen . Both these products will:

  1. Help you lose weight fast
  2. Keep muscle and shred fat
  3. Control appetite
  4. Feel better
  5. Increase energy while in calorie deficient state

Order these two potent fat burners now with super fast free shipping: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners?a_aid=nutritiontrain 

Thyroid Optimizing Fat Burners

T-21 (For Men and Women):

Not all fat burners need to have stimulants in them. T-21 helps regulate and optimize the fat burning organ, the thyroid, to help you shred fat fast. Many American’s have low thyroid output and T-21 has been proven to help kick it into high gear.

  1. Optimize Thyroid
  2. Increase Metabolism
  3. Increase t3 and t4 production

Order T-21 now with super fast free shipping: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners?a_aid=nutritiontrain 

Cortisol Control + Better Sleep Fat Burners

C-21 (For Men and Women):

Cortisol is bad. If you increase cortisol levels, you will have problems losing weight. Cortisol is caused by stress, both mental and physical. Reducing cortisol is hard, but helpful rest and C-21will do it. C-21 will help you get a good nights sleep and help reduce cortisol levels.

  1. Reduces Cortisol
  2. Helps you get a better sleep
  3. Increases metabolism with digestive enzymes

Order C-21 now with super fast free shipping: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners?a_aid=nutritiontrain 

 

Feel free to check out the rest of my blog where you will find tips on meal plans, diet information, free workout plans and more! Share with your friends!

 

 

Dustin Holston

Sports Nutritionist and Personal Trainer

Teamnutritiontrain.com

1st Phorm’s TransPHORMation Contest

 

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2017 1st Phorm Transphormation Challenge transphormation

The 2017 1st Phorm Transphormation Challenge is back, and so is the $250,000 contest looking for the greatest transformations, or “transphormations” as Andy Frisella likes to say. Last year had nearly 100,000 entries and the results were staggering. This year you have three ways to enter:

1st Go to: https://1stphorm.com/a/transphormation?a_aid=NutritionTrain 

  • Purchase the Results Stack (20% Off) which includes: Monthly access to the Mytransphormationstartstoday.com, the contest,  Full Mega, M-Factor (Goddess or Hero), and Royal 21 King or Royal 21 Queen (Brand New Fat Loss Stack)
  • or Purchase the Health Stack which includes: Monthly access to mytransphormationstartstoday.com, the contest, Full Mega, and M-Factor (Goddess or Hero).
  • or Monthly access to Mytransphormationstartstoday.com, the contest, no discounts on supplements but absolutely no costs! Thank you Andy Frisella for doing this!

Now you will be assigned a Legionnaire for entering the contest. Every entry will have a Legionnaire. Legionnaires are brand ambassadors for 1st Phorm. The select few who are chosen to represent 1st Phorm because of their knowledge of nutrition, personal training, etc.  Who better than the guy who was voted Most Valuable Legionnaire last year? (I won Most Valuable Legionnaire September 2016, got a free trip to the headquarters, got to be in some videos and advertisements). If you go to https://1stphorm.com/a/transphormation?a_aid=NutritionTrain you will be on my team. My wife and I, (my wife is also a Legionnaire) will add you to our Facebook group, will help you will meal planning, workouts, dieting, recipes, and so much more. We will help you get in the best shape of your life, and hopefully help you win this whole damn thing!

 

Free Shipping on all 1st Phorm Supplements:

For considering us for being your coaches during the Transphormation Challenge, We are offering free shipping on all 1st Phorm Supplements, just go to 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain and you will automatically receive free shipping on your entire order!

 

Again, you can sign up for free for the Transphormation Challenge, or save some real $$$ by singing up for the Transphormation challenge by buying some reduced cost supplements. The choice is you. Just sign up at https://1stphorm.com/a/transphormation?a_aid=NutritionTrain

 

 

Lift Heavy My Friends,

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

TeamNutritionTrain.com

 

How to Diet- A Comprehensive Guide

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How to Diet- A Comprehensive Guide

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Dieting isn’t as hard, or as expensive as people make it out to be.

The Weight Loss Formula

As mentioned in the linked article the weight loss formula is simple.

(BMR) > (Calories Consumed)-(Calories Burned)

Or quite simply: Eat less calories than  your body needs. 

Step #1. Figure out how many calories your body needs to maintain current weight (BMR).

Before you can start dieting, you really should figure out how many calories your body needs to maintain your current weight . I like to use this calculator to calculate my BMR. Currently my BMR is approximately 1900 calories (I’m 5’8, 192, 32 years old). BMR is the calculation of how many calories your body needs to maintain current weight if you were just sitting and breathing all day. This doesn’t include what your body needs if you workout, work, etc.

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Step #2. How many pounds of fat do I want to burn each week?

Of the thousands of people who will read this article, I’m sure 95% of you will say “as much as possible”. Although this sounds like a good idea, it is not. Losing weight too fast can be detrimental to your health. You should want to lose weight safely and effectively while leaving as much muscle as possible.  The old adage is that cutting calories by 500 a day will help you burn 1 pound of fat a week. Although there are multiple studies confirming and denying the 500 calorie figure, I like to use it in my cheat sheet.

There are three ways to “cut calories”. The first way is to eat fewer calories. The second way is to burn those calories. The most effective way to diet is to do both. Burning calories through weight training and cardio will help you grow muscle and burn fat. Changing your diet will further help your weight loss journey. The third way to burn calories is through supplements such as The Bliss Go Pack or Commander Go Pack from 1st Phorm. These help speed up your metabolism to help you shred fat faster.

How many pounds should I shoot for losing each week? In most cases I don’t suggest trying to lose more than 1-3 pounds per week. This is equates to 4-12 pounds per month. Keep in mind that we are talking about “Fat” and not clearly just pounds. If you were normally eating a high sodium diet, you will lose a ton of water weight the first few weeks on top of the fat.

Equation:

To Lose 1 pound per week- Cut/burn 500 additional calories than your body needs each day.

To Lose 2 pounds per week- Cut/burn 1000 additional calories than your body needs each day.

To lose 3 pounds per week- Cut/burn 1500 additional calories than your body needs each day.

Step #3. How am I going to burn these calories?

Part A. Plan a Diet

I suggest starting out to try to eat your BMR. The BMR is the amount of calories your body needs at rest to maintain current body weight. Since you will be active and in the gym, your body is going to be burning much more calories than normal, so eating your BMR should be 500-1000 calories less than your body will actually need to maintain current body weight.

This means I need to shoot for around 1900 calories per day.

Sample Meal Plan

Breakfast- Level-1 Shake + Banana= 230 calories

Snack #1- 1 servings of almonds= 160 calories

Lunch- Broccoli and Chicken Breast (6 oz)- 330 calories

Snack #2- 1 servings of almonds- 160 calories

Dinner-2 fillets of Tilapia, 2 servings of brown rice (200 grams), Cauliflower- 500 calories

Post-Workout Snack- 2 servings of Phormula-1 + 1 serving of Ignition= 360 calories

Before Bed Snack- Peanut butter with apples- 200 calories

Total Calories= 1940

Part B. Workout Plan

When I’m cutting, I want to be in the gym at least 5 days a week. I like to hit specific muscle groups on specific days. I will then finish the workout by doing cardio.

Monday- Biceps/Triceps + 20 minutes HIIT

Tuesday- Chest + 20 minutes of HIIT

Wednesday- Legs + 20 minute jog

Thursday- Back + 20 minute jog

Friday- Shoulders + Calves + 20 minute HIIT.

Weekends- I may go for a jog or play basketball. I try to give my muscles the weekend off.

Part C. Supplement Plan

Supplements help supplement your diet and exercise. If you are a gym rat, you will need to supplement your diet more because you lose many vitamins and minerals through sweat. We also miss out on a lot of vitamins and minerals because of our diet. Many American’s don’t eat enough fish.

Here is my supplement plan:

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Commander + Thyro-Drive with Breakfast– Commander is my favorite fat burner on the market. Commander gives me energy, reduces cravings, and burns fat.

Commander  with Lunch– Commander is my favorite fat burner on the market. Commander gives me energy, reduces cravings, and burns fat.

M-Factor Hero before bed– A great multivitamin that isn’t pixie dusted. It works by giving you essential vitamin and minerals your body needs in a capsule, much more proven way to inject vitamins.

Thyro-Drive before bed– Thyro-Drive helps maintain optimal thyroid performance to maxmize weight loss.

Opti-Core before bed– Stress makes you gain weight, lack of sleep helps prevent gains. Opti-Core helps reduce stress and increase sleep.

Full Mega before bed– We don’t eat enough fish. Fish Oil is great for your heart, is an anti-inflammatory, and studies have shown weight loss with fish oil.

Creatine Post Workout-  I mix creatine with Ignition and Phormula-1 Protein post workout to help with muscle growth and recovery.

 

Summary:

Losing weight isn’t difficult, but keep consistent with it can be. Plan everything from your workouts, to your diet, to you supplements to ensure that you maximize the weight loss. After each month I take a look back to see if I achieved the results I wanted. I then make tweaks.

 

If you need further advice on diet, training, or other goals, feel free to email me: nutritionandpersonaltraining@yahoo.com. Also feel free to click on any of the links through the page to receive the lowest price and free shipping on your 1st Phorm orders.

 

Thank you,

 

Dustin Holston

Certified Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain

 

My Favorite Fat Loss Tips Volume #1

My Favorite Fat Loss Tips: Volume #1

I get asked all the time for hacks and secrets to fat loss. There really isn’t any miracles that will make you skinny tomorrow, but there are some tips and tricks I give my clients that I am going to share with you for free today! Some of these are tips and tricks that I came up with through my health journey, and some are ones that I picked up from articles and other trainers.

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#1. Chew bubble gum for appetite suppression. Whenever you are dieting and hungry, chew some sugar free bubble gum!

Weight Loss Benefits of Chewing Gum. Research from the University of Rhode Island showed that people who chewed gum consumed 68 fewer calories at lunch and did not compensate by eating more later in the day. Chewing gum also helped the study participants satisfy their cravings and resist fattening treats.

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#2. Drink water for appetite suppression. Whenever you are dieting and hungry, drink a glass of water!

“We are presenting results of the first randomized controlled intervention trial demonstrating that increased water consumption is an effective weight loss strategy,” said Brenda Davy, Ph.D., senior author on the study. “We found in earlier studies that middle aged and older people who drank two cups of water right before eating a meal ate between 75 and 90 fewer calories during that meal. In this recent study, we found that over the course of 12 weeks, dieters who drank water before meals, three times per day, lost about 5 pounds more than dieters who did not increase their water intake.”

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#3. Spicy foods burn fat. Feel the Burn!

You’ve tried every other weight loss supplement. Now try capsaicin. A recent study presented at the Biophysical Society’s Annual Meeting suggests consuming chili peppers can aid in weight loss by way of thermogenics, the process of creating heat from burning fat. After adding capsaicin to the high-fat diet of mice, researchers from the University of Wyoming found that capsaicin prevented weight gain by turning on thermogenesis in the body. 1st Phorm uses capsicin in their Bliss and Commander supplements!

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#4. Don’t eliminate carbs, eat them around your activities to lose weight! Eat carbs when you wake up and before/after training!

Read more: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-nutrient-timing 

#5.  High protein diets retain muscle and help you look better faster! High protein diets help you retain muscle while losing fat. Muscle is sexy.

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#6. Save money and eat healthier by replacing one unhealthy meal with a protein shake! 1st Phorm’s Level-1 Protein has less than 140 calories and 24 grams of high octane protein!  Only $1.67 a meal!

#7. Meal planning saves you money and keeps your diet in check! Plan your meals a week in advance. Grilled chicken and a salad will cost you less than $2.50 a day if you make it yourself. Healthy crock pot meals will help you save money also!

#8. Coffee will help you lose weight and is a great pre-workout! Many studies have shown coffee to help suppress the appetite, increase thermogenesis, and increase energy!

In addition to its appetite-controlling effect, coffee may increase your rate of calorie burn. According to a study from a 2006 edition of the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” coffee’s caffeine content may elicit a slight boost in thermogenesis and fat oxidation.

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#9. Walking good, jogging better, running best! Studies have shown that for maximum weight loss, a mixture of sprints, jogging, and walking will show the most results!

If you’re trying to lose fat, it’s pretty clear that HIIT is a more effective tool than long-distance cardio,” Robertson says.

#10. Weight Lifting + Cardio increases weight loss! Lifting weights 3-5 times a week with cardio will increase weight loss!

Other studies, with a more intense exercise protocol, have shown that weight training before cardio training enhances fat burning during the session2, and that overall resting energy expenditure is increased following weight training.3 These studies indicate that fat-burning is indeed elevated when it comes to resistance training, especially when the workouts are intense enough. (http://www.builtlean.com/2013/01/08/cardio-vs-weight-training/)

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Like, Love, or Hate my ideas? Sound off below!

Feel free to check out www.1stphorm.com/nutritiontrainand receive free shipping and the lowest prices on your 1st Phorm supplements!

Lift Heavy My Friends,
Dustin Holston
Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

Free Meal Plan and Supplement Support Guide For Women

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Here is a great meal plan that is cost effective and help you burn the fat and maintain muscle mass!

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On Workout Days:

Before Breakfast:

Breakfast:

Before Lunch:

Lunch:

Afternoon Snack:

  • 2 ounces of raw almonds: 162 calories, 14 fat, 6 carbs, 6 protein
  • Total Snack: 162 Calories, 14 fat, 6 carbs, 6 protein

Dinner:

  • 4 ounces grilled chicken: 186 calories, 4 fat, 0 carbs, 36 protein
  • 1 cup whole grain rice: 216 calories, 2 fat, 45 carbs, 5 protein
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli: 52 calories, 0 fat, 10 carbs, 6 protein
  • Total Dinner:  454 Calories, 6 fat, 55 carbs, 47 protein

Post Workout Nutrition:

Post Workout Snack:

Before Bed:

Grand Total Nutrition: 1334 Calories, 22 fat, 150 carbs, 142 Protein

15% Fat, 45% Carbs, 40% Protein

On Non-Workout Days:

Before Breakfast:

Breakfast:

Before Lunch:

Lunch:

Afternoon Snack:

  • 2 ounces of raw almonds: 162 calories, 14 fat, 6 carbs, 6 protein
  • Total Snack: 162 Calories, 14 fat, 6 carbs, 6 protein

Dinner:

  • 4 ounces grilled chicken: 186 calories, 4 fat, 0 carbs, 36 protein
  • .5  cup whole grain rice: 108 calories, 1 fat, 23 carbs, 2 protein
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli: 52 calories, 0 fat, 10 carbs, 6 protein
  • Total Dinner:  346 Calories, 5 fat, 33 carbs, 44 protein

Night Snack:

Before Bed:

Grand Total Nutrition: 1105 Calories, 21 fat, 91 carbs, 138 Protein

17% Fat, 33% Carbs, 50% Protein

Summary: This meal plan should help you gain lean muscle while burning fat. Make sure to eat the majority of your carbs before and after you workout and upon waking up. You can tweak this diet to fit your needs. Next week I will show the diet I use to gain muscle and maintain a low body fat!
Dustin Holston
1st Phorm
Personal Trainer/Nutritionist