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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

The Royal 21 Queen System Review- How It Works

Answers to Popular Questions:

  • Where can I order the Bliss Go Pack?
    • The Bliss Go Pack has been replaced by the Royal 21 Queen System, a more powerful 1st Phorm Diet System. You can order it from many places, however, if you order it at 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain, you will get free shipping!
  • Does Royal 21 Queen System help me lose weight?
    • YES! Royal 21 Queen System has proven fat burners through three different supplements: Royal 21 Queen, T-21, and C-21
  • How Does It Work?
    • Royal 21 Queen System is three separate fat fighting supplements. Royal 21 Queen will help you shred fat through potent fat burners, T-21 will optimize thyroid output (your fat fighting organ), and C-21 will lower cortisol levels and help you sleep like a baby.
  • What can I take with Royal 21 Queen System?
    • Level-1, Phormula-1, Ignition, M-Factor Goddess, AlphaCreHD, Full Mega, and pretty much any other 1st Phorm product. I would suggest not taking MegaWatt V2 while on Royal 21 Queen System until you can test your tolerance to caffeine. I would switch to ALPHACreHD while on Bliss Go Pack for pre workout.
  • How much weight will I lose?
    • Again, The Royal 21 Queen System will help you lose weight fast, however you need to make sure that your diet is in check prior to starting the Royal 21 Queen System. I have had clients lose 10-15 pounds in 30 days on the Bliss Go Pack, however if you don’t eat right and train right, your results will suffer.
  • I am sensitive to caffeine, should I take the Royal 21 Queen System?
    • I would suggest investing in the T-21/C-21 pack instead of the Royal 21 Queen System. Although there isn’t as much caffeine in Royal 21 Queen System as some energy drinks, if you are sensitive to caffeine I’d suggest T-21 and C-21
  • I have cravings, will Royal 21 Queen System help?
    • YES! One of the best things about the Royal 21 Queen System is that it will eliminate cravings.
  • What should I do on the Royal 21 Queen System?
    • You should eat healthy, drink plenty of water (64 ounces +), workout, and get adequate rest.
  • If the Royal 21 Queen System isn’t right for me after taking it, what should I do?
    • 1st Phorm has a 110% money back guarantee. Contact 1st Phorm and they will refund.
  • If I should need help about meal planning or workout plans, who should I contact?
    • You can contact 1st Phorm, or you can contact me @ nutritionandpersonaltraining@yahoo.com

 

Royal 21 Queen System:

“A comprehensive fat burning matrix that is designed to optimize the female body for fat burning while helping control stress, increase energy, improve mood, and control appetite.”

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Where to Buy? 1stPhorm.com for Free Shipping

T-21 INFO

Metabolism Catalyst

The powerful formula in T-21 is designed to help deliver the raw materials your body uses to produce thyroid hormone. Bringing this into balance can help raise your body’s metabolic rate as well as core body temperature, leading to an increase in daily caloric expenditure.

On top of the increase in metabolism is T-21’s ability to enhance your body’s natural energy levels without fear of jitters. Because of this, it is ideal for people with sensitivity issues to caffeine or other stimulants. More importantly though, is the ability to stack T-21 with a powerful stimulant-based product such as Royal XXI King™ or Royal XXI Queen™ to maximize results. For maximum results use T-21 as a part of the Royal XXI King or Royal XXI Queen Weight Loss Results Systems to optimize your system around the clock!*

*These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

ROYAL 21 QUEEN INFO

Advanced Female Thermogenic Formula

It’s no secret that as women we have additional obstacles to hurdle when it comes to losing weight. That is why Royal XXI Queen is specifically formulated for women like us in mind, and is like nothing you have ever tried.

No longer do you have to be frustrated from food cravings, sluggishness, monthly hormone fluctuations, and everything else mother nature throws at you that derails your progress. Royal XXI Queen is the newest generation of weight loss supplements and will be your new favorite weapon to help rule your weight loss results.

We all know there is no magic pill for losing weight. It takes regular exercise and healthy eating habits to melt off the extra stored body fat in those not-so-kind places…but that’s where Royal XXI Queen comes to the rescue. Royal XXI Queen is going to help control your appetite and manage the cravings for salty and sweets foods, so you can stick to that healthier eating plan. The focused energy boost will have you feeling great and motivated to be active…even after a long, stressful day.

With precise ratios of powerful ingredients, Royal XXI Queen will also stack the deck in your favor when it comes to managing weight loss issues that only women like us face; such as depression, mood swings, hot flashes, excess water weight and even menopause. The natural ingredients will also put you in a clear, more focused state of mind to help you push through the most trying days.

In combination with exercise, proper water intake, and a healthy meal plan Royal XXI Queen will lift your weight loss goals to new heights. For maximum results use Royal XXI as part of the Royal XXI Queen Weight Loss Results System to help boost your metabolism by naturally balancing thyroid hormone production and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

C-21 INFO

Quality sleep is one of the most important factors in pursuing and achieving a fat loss goal, but it is commonly overlooked. Just one night of poor sleep has been shown to cause an increase in the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin, elevated cortisol levels, and decreased glucose tolerance; ultimately leading to very poor metabolism.

In today’s society stress is everywhere and whether it’s mental, physical, or emotional it increases your cortisol levels. When your cortisol levels remain elevated it signals your body to hold onto fat in your midsection as well as cause lethargy.

Taking a nighttime supplement like C-21 will support deep, restful sleep and lower stress levels. It has been shown that this naturally balances cortisol levels, leading to your body fully recovering to its full potential. Unwinding and getting a relaxing night of sleep will promote optimal metabolism throughout the night and the rest of the day.

C-21 also attacks another important nighttime fat loss issue by aiding the body in digestion and nutrient assimilation while you are asleep. The blend of key digestive enzymes keeps your body working as efficiently as possible to allow for even better recovery and an overall positive impact throughout the day.

For maximum results use C-21 as part of the Royal XXI King or Royal XXI Queen Weight Loss Results Systems to help boost your metabolism all day long.

Results?

I have had many of my clients on the Bliss Go Pack, and many of them are losing 10-20 pounds during the 1st two months. Many of these clients were stuck at a plateau weight and the Bliss Go Pack gave them the motivation, energy, focus, and results needed. Royal 21 Queen System is a more powerful version of Bliss Go Pack.

Use this link for free shipping on Royal 21 Queen System and everything else 1st Phorm!

 

Stay Healthy My Friends,

Dustin Holston

Certified Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain

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

 

What is more important for losing fat around your waist, Nutrition or Exercise?

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You have probably heard “Six-packs are made in the kitchen?” and you have probably saw people in the gym with tiny waists doing thousands of crunches. But when it comes to the size of your waist, what is going to reduce that fat more, nutrition or exercise?

Nutrition vs. Exercise? Which is better for losing fat around the belly?

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(Note: There are countless studies out there that cite different results, I am using only one of them to show how important Nutrition is.)

In a study by Barbara J Nicklas, Xuewen Wang, Tongjian You, Mary F Lyles, Jamehl Demons, Linda Easter, Michael J Berry, Leon Lenchik, and J Jeffrey Carr, the researchers wanted to see changes in adipose fat around the waist by testing obese middle-aged women. The women were split into 3 groups. Group one focused on diet only, Group two focused on diet + moderate cardio, Group three focused on diet + high intensity cardio. By the end of the study, all three groups lost approximately the same amount of weight and fat around their waist. 

I tell my clients constantly that your diet is 90% of the equation to fat loss (Fat loss = Nutrition + Training). This study confirms that when it comes to actual fat around the stomach, watching what you eat is more important than just training.

So I shouldn’t train?

Of course you should train. The health of the patients in the controlled study were healthier and retained more muscle when they worked out.  This study is an example to show how important it is to focus on nutrition when trying to look better in the mirror!

What are some tips on focusing on nutrition?

Lean protein, healthy complex carbs, healthy fats, and plenty of water will go a long ways! I suggest finding your BMR, and when trying to cut weight, try to eat around that number or less. I like to use Phormula-1 and Level-1 proteins as meal replacements and for post workout meals to maximize my training. They have a great balance of high quality protein, with low fat and carbs. The Commander Go Pack and the Bliss Go Pack can help you eat less, burn more fat, and feel better while dieting.

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Questions? Comments? Concerns? Let me know! I offer free advice! Check out www.teamnutritiontrain.com! 

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