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Working Out In The Kitchen

5 Oct

Sure the kitchen is not the first place you think of when it comes to working out, however most times leaps and gains are made in the cook room in addition to the weight room.

A great workout needs to be complimented by what you put into your body. Running one mile to McDonalds so you can order a Big Mac is counterproductive. Don’t get me wrong, Big Macs are delicious- fortunately so are many other foods and drinks that would be better options.

There are MANY products on the market and it can be overwhelming to find a launching point. There seems to be a supplement for everything, priced anywhere from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars.  The question is what is best for you? Luckily in South Jersey there are many options.

When it comes to buying products in South Jersey for fitness, the best option is Pro Source. Not only do they offer the cheapest prices, but in all my times ordering from there it has never taken more than two days to receive an order (most days one.) The reason being is the headquarters is located locally in Manasquan, New Jersey.

If you would rather see the products in person before ordering, I recommend visiting a GNC. They are sprinkled all over the Garden State. If you want to find one close to you, use their store locator.

Now the real question…what do buy? Well, depending on what you’re looking for there are a lot of different options. Most people either want to gain size or lose weight, so here is a quick run down of my favorites depending on your motive.


Protein is very important to consume after a workout, whether it is a run or a high intensity lift. When you lift or run you are essentially breaking down your muscles. What the protein does is help repair the muscles by pumping amino acides into your body. Some people take the protein before, some people take it after, and some people split it and take half before and half after. There is no right way but the rule of thumb is to take 20-25 grams. It is easy to be taken aback when trying to chose one, so here is my recommendation.

1. Muscle Pharm Combat Powder:  This is the product I take now and I am absolutely in love with it. There is a multitude of delicious flavors (banana cream being my poison of choice) and it offers very beneficial results. It also has an advanced time-release system that lasts for eight hours, a whey protein isolate, and a whey protein concentrate. You cannot beat the value either: four pounds for less than thirty dollars on Pro Source.  One user named Jose on Pro Source reviewed Combat Powder.

“I highly recommend this product due to the nutritional value of it. High in protein, low carbs and sugar and not to mention it taste phenomenal! I have the Vanilla and it literally taste like vanilla ice cream melted down!”

Taken by Tyler Mulvey

Dietary Supplement 

Diet pills main ingredient tends to be caffeine, so it is important to be careful while taking them. The purpose is to give you energy at the gym, raise your metabolism, and help burn fat. The best one on the market currently is a product called BSN Hyper Shred. I personally have never taken the product before. On www.bodybuilding.com, a reputable and well-known site for health and fitness ranks it a 9.5 out of 1o and is the most recommended dietary supplement on the site. User “jayrussel” reviewed the product:

“This isn’t just a lose-fat-now gimmick, it has helped me slowly lose excess fat, and after 4 months, I am starting to become more tone. It’s a slow-but-steady process, and I am feeling great.”

The same website also offers the product at a much cheaper price than retail.

These are just two out of the MANY categories you can chose from and these are just one product out of each category. There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of products but these are good starting points. Just like anything else, when choosing a product you want to feel connected to it. Read reviews, check results and make educated decisions. If you have a question or would like more suggestions drop a comment below and I will be happy to discuss things further! Happy lifting!