Falling Back Into Fitness

Summer’s over, school is back and the beach you worked so hard to get a body worthy of is back in vacation land. In other words: Back to the grind.

Fall can be a funny time of year for establishing or maintaining fitness goals, and if you’re a student (or a parent), that applies double. Between class, extracurricular activities, work, homework, and all the added stress and reduced time that come with them, squeezing in workouts and paying good attention to your diet can be tough. Plus, the weather cools down, the bathing suits get put away and the motivation for having a flaunt-worthy body isn’t as strong as it might be at the beginning of “beach season.”

fall, fitness, fall fitness, diet, workout, nutrition, goals, exerciseThis week, we’re focusing on how to set up and follow fitness goals in the fall — how to put together a workout plan that fits your schedule, a diet that maximizes your nutrition and supplements that make sure none of your hard work is going to waste. On top of that, we’ll go over some of the most common colder-weather goals and how this is actually a great time to perhaps change up your routine.

Bookmark this post, because we’ll be updating it all week. Just because the boat trips, bikinis and bathing suits are coming to an end for the year doesn’t mean your fitness has to!

ESTABLISHING GOALS

A popular choice for many who strive for leanness over the summer is to actually bulk during the colder months — why not? You’ll be hiding under sweatshirts and jeans anyway, right? Whether you do this, or want to keep your lean diet going is up to you; the important thing is that you maintain or establish SOME goal as fall approaches. It can be far too easy to just let your hard work fall by the wayside when the calendar turns to September. Make your goals a priority — yes, you have other obligations. But your health and fitness should be at the top of your list.

Get a calendar, or a planner, or write a schedule down and slap it on your fridge: Do something  to make sure you have clearly established windows of opportunity to get your workouts in, and then don’t miss them.

Decide what you want to do, NOW — write down the results you want to see by, say, New Year’s, or next spring or summer, and keep it in plain sight, then make sure you’re putting in the effort you’ll need to make those results reality. Be specific. Don’t just write down “bulk up”; write down, “Gain 8 pounds of muscle,” or “Drop 4 percent body fat.” Then visualize what your goals will look like. This will help you in your busiest times, when you are debating whether or not to go to the gym when you have that spare hour at lunch.

MAKING TIME TO EAT RIGHT

We sell supplements, but at the end of the day, our focus is what our name implies: nutrition. You’ve simply got to eat right if you want to achieve any level of fitness; it might be as big as about 75 percent of the battle when it comes to low body fat and a healthy physique. Professional bodybuilders and other pro athletes have the luxury of being able to dedicate most of their time to training and dieting. You don’t. So how do you get the right nutrition when you’re away from your kitchen all day long?

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Breakfast is a must.

1. Pre-cook your meals. Use a good chunk of spare time on the weekend to cook up a dozen chicken breasts and throw them in some Tupperware. Do the same with some hearty vegetables, like broccoli, or good, slow-burning carbs, like brown rice and sweet potatoes. The more healthy food you have on hand, the more likely you are to eat it.

2. Eat breakfast. Sleep is important, but you can sacrifice 20-30 minutes to make and eat a healthy meal that will be your metabolism-boosting, energy-sustaining fuel for the morning. Just do it. A few eggs, some oatmeal, a glass of real orange juice and coffee … why are we having to talk you into this, again?

3. Snack-pack. Or pack snacks. Whatever. The point is, you need some dry goods on hand with you, whether it’s cans of mixed nuts in your desk drawer, some packages of trail mix in the car, a protein shake or bar in your gym bag — be ready to fight off hunger with healthy foods at all times during your day. Do that, and the drive-through won’t have the same allure.

4. Get a meal plan. What to eat, of course, is the most important thing of all, and it’s specific to YOUR body and YOUR goals. Come in to NUTRISHOP and let us craft a meal plan for you, a FREE service we provide for all customers. No guesswork, no mistakes, no impeding your progress!

MAKING TIME TO EXERCISE

One of the most common excuses to not train — in fact, it might even be No. 1 — is that “I don’t have the time.” To that, we offer you some figures: 24 hours in a day, 8 at work, 8 in bed. You’ve still got a third of the day left. One of those eight hours most likely can be spent in the gym, no? Over the course of a week, an athlete in great shape might work out 3-4 times — at the most, that’s 2 percent of your time. Did you watch an hour of TV? Then you can fit in exercise.

The key for most people is finding workouts that can be done quickly but that are still effective enough to make it worthh your while. Inefficient, two-hour long workouts do not fit most people’s schedules. Check out our Workouts section of the page — you’ll find tons of routines you can do in an hour or less, some even as brief as 30 minutes. Only want to do cardio? You can do major damage to those body fat stores in 15 minutes of high-intensity interval training, way more than you could in 30 or 40 minutes of paced running. We understand that time is money, and with exercise, it’s all about getting the most bang for your buck.

FILL IN THE BLANKS

A busy schedule will simply not give you all the time necessary to craft the perfect diet plan, 100 percent of the time. For those early mornings where you have to skip breakfast because the kids are running late, or that lunch period where you have to study instead of focusing on eating, you need quick and easy replacements that are going to benefit your nutrition without having you turning toward the vending machines or drive-thrus.

That’s where high-quality supplements come in. Having several protein shakes on hand throughout the day is a key! Whether it’s FORZA PRO or PRO7EIN SYNTHESIS (or even GAINER7 if you’re trying to add more calories), stash a couple scoops in Tupperware or NUTRISHOP’s own canisters and carry a shaker bottle with you. All you’ll need to get is water, which is much easier than needing to find a microwave or fridge. There used to be a time where protein shakes had to be forced down because of the taste when mixed with water — those days are gone, especially with the brands mentioned above. Now, many protein supplements tast more like dessert than nutritious meal replacements!

Remember, fall nutrition and fitness isn’t just about dedication, it’s about being wise with your time. Sure, during the summer months, when many of us have extra vacation time and some additional daylight hours, it’s easier to find an extra hour here and there to get a workout in, plus the great weather makes it more likely that you’ll get out and do some exercise. But the fall signals the start of shorter days, a busier schedule and, with it, a premium on quality food and workouts. On top of that, you really need to be protecting the muscle gains you ARE making during this time, and preventing body fat stores from coming back. This can be achieved by making sure you are consuming enough protein and BCAAs throughout the day — mix BCAAs in to a bottle of water and sip it continuously — and being diligent about having a shake or a pre-packed meal every few hours.

How Stacking 1-XD and the Anabolic Trifecta Stack Will Get You HUGE

ForzaOne’s 1-XD is an awesome supplement in its own right, just based off the research behind it alone: A 42-percent increase in testosterone in just 12 days, combined with the fact that it will suppress estrogen levels, means that this revolutionary product can provide a leaner, stronger you with harder, denser muscle mass.

Many NUTRISHOP customers already using pro-hormone supplements might wonder if this will replace, or live up to, the products they’re already taking. The answer: The Anabolic Trifecta Stack (Anitest, HGH-191, Arabol) will work WITH 1-XD for insane results. While 1-XD alone will likely be considered the premier way to go for testosterone production, its effects can be boosted by the Anabolic Trifecta because they work in different ways.

None of the products in the Trifecta focus on D-Aspartic Acid like 1-XD does; instead, they work in different ways. ANITEST works to unlock free testosterone in the system by unbinding it from a protein that makes it unavailable for use; ARABOL is centered around arachidonic acid (AA) which has a US patent for increasing muscle mass; HGH-191 relies mostly on Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) to signal the brain to release growth hormone.

Why does all that matter? Because each is unique in how it works, and every single one works in conjunction with the other. That means that those looking for accelerated gains in muscle mass and testosterone production can turn to 1-XD and stack it with the Anabolic Trifecta for even more insane gains! Think of each product as a delivery route for testosterone. Because each one is a different route, they can all be used at the same time, increasing your body’s ability to produce the crucial hormone testosterone.

1-XD has all the promise of a stand-alone, awesome supplement. But those who are serious about fast, noticeable results should consider stacking it with the NUTRISHOP customer favorite Anabolic Trifecta Stack.

NUTRISHOP’s New Product List!

We’re always getting great new merchandise in at NUTRISHOP at both Chico locations. Be sure to check back here to see the new additions we’re getting in to the store so you can keep your supplement cabinet up-to-date and continue your results with us!

NEW PRODUCTS

Check out the newest supplements at NUTRISHOP Chico:

HYDROPRO by EVOCHEM

  • Pure Whey Isolates for Rapid Absorption
  • Zero Fat
  • Zero Sugar
  • Gluten Free
  • Enhanced with Aminogen

ANX-P3 by FORZAONE

ANX-P3

 

  •  Arginine nitrate for insane pumps
  • Increased blood flow and nutrient delivery
  •  Longer-lasting pump effects to last the whole workout
  •  Stimulant-free
  •  Stackable with other nitric oxide products for best pump possible

 

 

 

BCAA SPORT by FORZAONE

BCAA Sport

  • Increase lean muscle mass
  • Decrease body fat
  • Improve muscular endurance
  • Increase strength
  • Improve recovery

RESTART-AST by pHLabs

RESTART-AST

  • Restore adrenal function
  • Revive energy levels
  • Improve sense of well-being
  • Stimulant-free

 

 

 

 

 

1-XD by ForzaOne 

  • Increase testosterone levels fast
  • Boost LH levels to signal testosterone production
  • Contains D-Aspartic acid — proven clinically to increase T production

Hemovex

HEMOVEX by EVOchem Nutrition

  • Explosive workouts from a special Nitric Oxide formula
  • Increased vascularity, muscular volume, and strength and endurance of strength
  • Creatine magnapower for a boost to power output
  • PEAs to enhance mood and balance energy — no tweaking

 

THERMOVEX by EVOchem Nutrition


  • Advanced metabolic formula for weight loss
  • 3 grams of CLA per serving
  • Increase in Energy, definition, performance and mood

NOX-P3

NOX-P3 by FORZAONE

  • Patented Pump Blend increases vasodilation to improve blood flow
  • Power Blend produces incredible in-gym strength gains
  • Performance Blend improves workout endurance and focus
  • Recovery Blend helps tissues rebuild DURING the workout
  • Electrolyte Blend keeps cells hydrated for performance support

 

Phenadren

PHENADREN by EVOchem Nutrition

  • 6-Phase, thermo-stimulant fat loss supplement
  • Improves mood to help reduce fat-promoting stress
  • Includes antioxidant and pain-relief formulas
  • Helps suppress appetite
  • Rids body of excess water that causes bloating
  • Limits body’s ability to absorb harmful fats

LIPOCOR by Katalyst Nutraceuticals

Lipocor

 

  • New powerful CLA/EFA blend in a toning gel
  • Balanced blend of fatty acid types — EPA, DHA, ALA and LA
  • L-Carnitine for muscle support to help speed metabolism

 

 

 OMEGA-3 by PNR (Performance Nutrition Research)

Omega-3

 

  • New comprehensive supplement
  • High dose of Omega-3 Fish Oil
  • Improved skin, hair and organ function
  • Decreased levels of body fat and bad cholesterol
  • Decreased risk of heart attack, heart disease and other cardiac issues, including high blood pressure
  • Reduced swelling and pain in joints and tendons

 

CODE-3 by PNR (Performance Nutrition Research)

Code-3

 

  • Concentrated new pre-workout product
  • For those who want more “kick” out of their products
  • Fruit Punch flavor or Apple flavor
  • PEAs for “clean” energy with no jitters
  • Fast digestion for quick results
  • Micronized creatine for increased workout power

 

LIVER THERAPEUTICS by Katalyst Nutraceuticals

Liver Therapeutics

 

  • For optimal liver health and function
  • Superior product
  • Beneficial for anyone
  • “Hangover” helper
  • Optimizes body’s ability to process fats and synthesize proteins

 

FORZA PRO

  • Eight premium protein sources

    Forza Pro

  • Superior absorption
  • Increase lean muscle
  • Decrease body fat
  • With AMINOGEN

Detoxin

Key Benefits

  • Flatten the midsection & reduce the waistline†
  • Assist in weight loss†
  • Detoxify, cleanse and rejuvenate your body’s filtration system-liver, gallbaldder, colon & kidneys†
  • Relief from temporary bloating†
  • Improve immune function†
  • Improve natural energy levels & feeling of well-being†

DETOXIN™ is the strongest, most complete, all natural detox formula available. Detoxin is designed to detoxify, cleanse and rejuvenate the body’s filtration system (Liver, Gallbladder, Colon and Kidneys) so that various toxins, waste and toxic build-up can be safely and effectively eliminated from the body resulting in improved overall health and metabolism. DETOXIN™ was also designed with weight loss goals in mind for an improved metabolism, flattened midsection and enhanced immune system for an overall feeling of wellbeing when used in conjunction with proper nutrition and a regular exercise program. DETOXIN™ contains Synergistic Ultra Support Technology™ to ensure a complete, high quality, effective detox supplement.† Regardless of how effective the weight loss supplement or other dietary supplements you are currently taking are touted to be; if you have not done a proper Liver, Gallbladder, Kidney and Colon cleanse, your supplement uptake will be hindered and your results WILL be compromised. DETOXIN™ was designed to be used in conjunction with most diet and weight loss regimens. DETOXIN™ will allow your body to effectively absorb, utilize and maximize nutrients as well as your dietary supplements, allowing you to achieve maximum results.†

Why the LiverDetox & Support Blend?™ The Liver is your body’s detoxifying organ. It also helps maintain the balance in your body of many essential nutrients including vitamins, proteins and hormones. In addition, the liver maintains your body’s ability to metabolize fat so it can also be considered a “fat burning” organ. When your liver is congested with toxins (additives used in processed food and fast food, refined sugar, white flour, artificial sweeteners, prescription and non-prescription over-the-counter drugs, cholesterol reducing drugs, alcohol, chlorine and fluoride in the water, environmental toxins, monosodiumglutamate and preservatives just to name a few), your ability to burn and eliminate body fat will be severely hindered and potentially result in weight gain, bloating and distention of your mid-section. One co-factor of a “congested” liver is the toxic backup of waste in the intestinal tract. The average person is said to be holding up to 20lbs. of waste, which creates a constant stress on the liver. The bottom line is that if you have a sluggish liver, you are guaranteeing yourself a slow metabolism as well as potential illness and disease. †

Why the Gallbladder Detox & Support Blend? The Gallbladder is a unique organ that works in conjunction with the liver. The liver secretes bile and the gallbladder acts as its reservoir. The gallbladder concentrates the bile and uses it to digest fats. If the liver is overloaded with toxins and saturated fats, the bile (which carries toxins and fats) can eventually inflame the gallbladder. When enough cholesterol deposits (from saturated fats) have formed, they can crystallize with the bile to form gallstones. This is why in addition to properly decongesting the liver, detoxifying the gallbladder is also a crucial step.†

Why the Kidney Detox & Support Blend? Although the kidneys are small organs by weight, they receive a huge amount (approximately 20 percent) of the blood pumped by your heart. Every day, a person’s kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water. The large blood supply to your kidneys enables them to regulate the composition of your blood, keep the volume of water in your body constant, remove waste from your body (urea, ammonia, drugs, toxic substances), keep the acid/base concentration of your blood constant, help regulate your blood pressure, stimulate the making of red blood cells and maintain your body’s calcium levels. Your kidneys receive the blood from the renal artery, process it, return the processed blood to the body through the renal vein and remove the waste and other unwanted substances in the urine. The Kidney Detox & Support blend found only in DETOXIN™ was designed to help strengthen, detoxify and protect the kidneys, flush toxins and excess salts from the kidneys, build immunity, stimulate bile production, energize and detoxify the body, eliminate waste from the blood and tissues of the kidneys and address general water retention.†

Colon Cleanse & Detox Blend: The Colon, which is the bottom portion of the large intestines, stores waste, absorbs water and minerals as well as helps maintain electrolyte and hydration balance. The colon contains nearly 60 varieties of mircoflora or bacteria to aid in digestion, promote nutrient production, maintain pH balance and prevent prolife ration of harmful bacteria. A healthy, fully functional colon should produce 2 to 3 bowel movements each day, shortly after each meal is consumed. Irregular or infrequent bowel movements can allow toxic residue from the by-products of undigested foods to remain in the colon. This undigested food has been estimated to total up to 20 lbs. of build-up in the colon in the average person and can continue to accumulate over the years if not properly addressed. Improper nutrition, lifestyle choices and environmental pollutants can all lead to toxic build up in the colon causing it to under-perform and ignite a “chain reaction”. This is why the colon cleansing properties found only in DETOXIN™ are absolutely critical for maximum effectiveness. If you are overweight or storing mid-section body fat it is quite possible that your digestive system may be slow and sluggish. Unless you are having 2 to 3 bowel movements per day, you are “technically” constipated. This build-up can distend the abdomen and waistline and cause bloating. So as you can see, properly cleansing the colon may dramatically increase your metabolism, help eliminate the embedded toxins in your intestinal tract and help flatten your midsection. The colon must function properly for the liver to perform at optimal levels and the liver must function properly for the gall bladder and kidneys to perform at optimal levels.†

Why DETOXIN™ The comprehensive formula and precise ratios of quality ingredients found in DETOXIN™ was formulated for maximum effectiveness yet gentle enough to not interfere with your normal daily activities. This along with its 4 comprehensive blends is what separates DETOXIN™ from the plethora of inferior, laxative based detox type supplements currently available. Do not be fooled by these inferior products flooding the market today as the majority will fail to address the root of the problem and act only as a “band-aid” with a temporary solution at best.†

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. CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING ANY DIETARY SUPPLEMENT.

Hypercor

Key Benefits

  • Increase the Primary Fat Burning Hormone & Target Stubborn Body Fat†
  • Increase Resting Metabolic Rate†
  • Smooth, All-Day Energy†
  • Enhance Mental Focus & Clarity†
  • Increase Acute Sense of Well-Being†

With Katalyst Nutraceuticals™ on the forefront of nutrition technology, several years ago we realized there was a void in the selection and effectiveness of weight loss supplements available on the market today. What you currently had to choose from was an abundance of “like” weight loss products carrying different labels. For this reason Katalyst Nutraceuticals™ set out to fill this void and develop the most complete and effective fat loss system to date, ADICOR™. This innovation superseded any fat loss product or weight management system that most individuals had ever tried as this was no ordinary weight-loss supplement. ADICOR™ was engineered specifically to help metabolize fatty acids from adipose tissue, target problem areas, maximize calorie burning, eliminate excess water retention and bloating, control appetite and supply all-day energy. With its 8 unique proprietary blends, it was the strongest, most complete formula available, until now! With the extreme popularity and effectiveness of ADICOR™ came the demand from users for Katalyst Nutraceuticals™ to bring this category of dietary supplements to new heights. The answer is HYPERCOR™! HYPERCOR™ is the strongest, most complete thermophoric fat loss formula available, designed to burn body fat and help you lose weight through multiple pathways. HYPERCOR™ contains Hyper-Thermophoric Complex™ designed to maximize thermogenic activity, sustain energy levels, elevate mood, control appetite, optimize thyroid function and suppress cortisol to target those problem areas when used in conjunction with proper nutrition and a regular exercise program.†

Multi-Phase Hyper-Thermophoric Technology™

Thermo-Lipolysis Blend™: Designed to produce a powerful metabolic effect by increasing norepinephrine induced lipolysis and assist in modulating one of the most widely recognized intercellular messenger systems in the body, adenyl cyclase, which converts directly to cAMP (cyclic AMP). cAMP enhances the action of epinephrine on glycogen stores in the liver and muscle cells and enhances the action of the enzyme lipase which breaks down fatty acids. It also encourages increased oxygen intake and availability. Increasing the available oxygen allows the body to break down more fats and carbohydrates for energy for weight loss.†

Neuro-Phoric Blend™: Designed to elicit fast-acting and longlasting positive effects on several key physiological elements, including energy levels, alertness, mood, mental performance, physical productivity, weight management, calorie burning, appetite control, thermogenesis, and feeling of well-being.†

Lipo-Adrenaline Blend™: Designed to provide energy, suppress appetite, increase the metabolic rate and release adrenaline and noradrenaline only in the beta-3 receptor sites (mostly adipose tissue). The stimulation of the beta-3 receptor sites elicits the breakdown of lipolysis (fat) and leads to the burning of more calories.†

Adrenal-Cortical Suppression Blend™: Daily stress such as work, deadlines, family demands, bills, relationships, lack of sleep and even exercise and dieting triggers a hormone in the body called cortisol. Elevated cortisol levels can increase appetite, decrease lean muscle tissue and increase the rate at which body fat is stored in those troubled areas, especially the accumulation of abdominal fat. Clearly we would like for our cortisol levels to be normal. This blend was designed to work with your body’s metabolism to help control cortisol levels.†

P57 Appetite Suppression Blend: Designed to suppress the appetite, increase energy levels, assist in weight loss and reduce cravings by promoting glycogen synthesis and reducing serotonin absorption. When glycogen is increased and stored, and serotonin absorption is reduced, the hypothalamus in the brain is signaled and the body is fooled into thinking enough food has been consumed.†

Bioavailability & Delivery Blend: A supplement’s effectiveness is only as effective as its bioavailability and ability to deliver the active ingredients efficiently. This blend is designed to do just that and contains a primary compound with a patented status for its ability to increase the bioavailability of nutritional compounds.†

For maximum effectiveness, combine HYPERCOR™ with SOMNILEAN™ and DETOXIN.™

†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. CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING ANY DIETARY SUPPLEMENT.

We are re-naming “Tax Day” to “Taxed Enough Already” Weekend! Join our T.E.A. Party and stick it to the “MAN”!

The “MAN” takes our enough of our money! That is why we are re-naming “Tax Day” to “Taxed Enough Already” Weekend! No Sales Tax AND Discounts on your favorite products!
April 15th, 16th and 17th, we will pay the sales tax on all purchases!! In addition to that 8.25% savings, VIP members will save 15% and everyone else will save 10% on all regularly priced fat burners, detox products, testosterone boosters, pre-workouts and creatine.


Black Friday Sale 11/26/10

Black Friday Sale

HUGE Black Friday Sale at NUTRISHOP Chico!!

DID YOU KNOW… The average person gains about 5 lbs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s!?!

The good news is that the average person who takes supplements and exercises gains LESS than 1 pound over the holidays!

Don’t let the Holidays “WEIGH” you down! To help you beat the “battle of the bulge” this season, NUTRISHOP Chico is cutting the price on EVERYTHING in the store!

Both locations in Chico open at 10am, so get in early to get the biggest discounts . From 10am to 12pm, save 30% ; from 12pm to 3pm, save 25% and from 3pm to closing at 7pm, save 20% off!! Even better, all proteins are 15% off all day long! Use this sale to stock up on all your favorite fat burners, meal replacements, vitamins, testosterone boosters and more!

And remember, there is NOTHING better than the gift of health! That’s why NUTRISHOP offers Gift Certificates for your friends and family!

Show them you care by giving them a gift that will improve their lives. Health is the gift that keeps on giving, and even our gift certificates are on sale on Black Friday! Get a 10% discount on every gift certificate over $50!!

NUTRISHOP Chico has 2 convenient locations to serve you! The original store is located on Forest Ave and the 32, by Great Harvest Bread and the 7-11 gas station. The Forest Ave phone number is (530)898-1600.

The new East Ave location is located on East Ave and Cohassett, between Jamba Juice and Ben & Jerry’s. The East Ave phone number is (530)893-1100.

To recap, this is a ONE DAY ONLY Sale. Sale will be going on all day, and the store hours are from 10am to 7pm.

Save 30% from 10am to 12pm
Save 25% from 12pm to 3pm
Save 20% from 3pm to 7pm
The earlier you get here, the more you save!

The sale will be good on all non-sale products, except proteins. Protein will be 15% off all day.

HUGE Black Friday Sale at NUTRISHOP 11-26-10!

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