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Why Herbalife Nutrition After Exercise

January 5th, 2013

After exercise

“Have you had your shake after your dance class, circuits or 24Fit Workout ? ! “

Important! Don’t skip your protein shake after you exercise and think that you’ll save calories! A protein shake after training accelerates lean muscle growth, which in turn revs your metabolism and burns more fat. Ideally aim for at least 20g of protein that includes Leucine (an amino acid that boosts muscle growth – found in Herbalife 24’s REBUILD range!” .

Or if your using the standard range, then a combination of Formula 1 and Formula 3.

Email jan@24fitdvdreview.co.uk for details of where to buy standard Formula 1 and Formula 3.

The optimum time for taking the shake is within 30 mins of exercise. Also avoids you eating something unhealthy on the way home, as you’re starving hungry!  

Click here to listen to Susan Bowerman, registered Dietician and Nutrition Consultant to Herbalife who explains why you should eat after a workout.

Buy Herbalife24Fit Dvd or Herbalife Sports Nutrition

 

 

 

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24FIT now available in UK

November 19th, 2012

24FIT dvd series, the home workout program is now available in the UK. Preview the program below:

Why not train with 24FIT in the comfort of your own home, no need to worry about the weather or gym membership fees ! 

You’ll get 24 weeks of training with the fitness experts Robert Forster, Tom Holland and Samantha Clayton.

The 24FIT program if you didn’t already know is about increasing your stability, strength and power to make your body better and stronger.

Here are the Phases:

STABILITY – phase 1
Stability prepares your body with low-intensity,light-impact training specifically designed to strengthen the muscles that keep joints in their correct, natural positions.
WEEKS 1–8
Spine and Pelvis Stabilization
Shoulder Stabilization
Total Body Integration
Metabolic 1

STRENGTH – phase 2
Strength takes your now properly aligned body and focuses on building muscle with variable low- to high-intensity exercises.
WEEKS 9–16
Spine and Pelvis Strength
Upper Body Strength
Total Body Strength
Metabolic 2

POWER – phase 3
Power introduces high-intensity exercises to refine your new strength and increase your stamina, speed and efficiency.
WEEKS 17–24
Core Power
Upper Body Power
Total Body Power
Metabolic 3

When will I see results from using Herbalife24FIT ?

Phase 1 will give you the stability to improve posture and joint health and at the end of this phase your body will be properly prepared for the more challenging workouts to come in Phase 2 and Phase 3.

In Phase 2 the results will be more muscle, better tone and a more efficient metabolism.

The Power workouts in Phase 3 turns up the intensity, which results in a faster, more efficient body.  Phase 3 will give you the ultimate fitness results.

The Herbalife24FIT workout program is designed to be completed in order.

Combine Herbalife24FIT program with Herbalife Sports Nutrition for even better results.  Click here for details.

e.g Herbalife24 Hydrate can be used at anytime during your workout for great hydration. Herbalife24 Formula 1 Sport can be taken before or after your workout.

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Samantha from Herbalife24FIT is Welcomed by Dr Luigi Gratton

September 11th, 2012

Samantha Clayton from the Herbalife24FIT home workout program, gives her reasons for officially joining the Herbalife Team in a chat with Dr Luigi Gratton.

Samantha will also be featuring and giving her expert fitness advice every month in the discover nutrition and fitness blog 

Samantha has had great Herbalife product results and if you’d like more information on the Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition Range click here  

 

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Samantha Clayton from Herbalife24FIT gives Fitness Tips

August 15th, 2012

Samantha Clayton from the Herbalife24FIT Dvd Series gives fitness tips in an interview with Michelle Madison on MiamiNowTV.

Samantha, Olympian and Fitness Trainer advises that people should set really realistic fitness goals, start off with 10 minutes a day of smart working out, increasing to 15 minutes a day with an optimum goal of 30 minutes a day. 

Samantha gained 70lbs when she became pregnant with triplets but soon got her body back in shape, listen how, she’s simply amazing !!

Samantha is one of the fitness trainers on the Herbalife24FIT DVD series.

The dvd is available to order from www.24-hourathlete.co.uk/  simply click on the “Members Tab” and register.

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 2 Strength – Day 3

August 11th, 2012

 

Phase 2 – Strength Weeks 9-11 Upper Body Strength My review – day 3 

Sam introduces this session with a good 5 minutes of stretches.

The whole of the workout was performed using resistance bands, which you can alter the tension on, depending on your fitness level, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or an advanced exerciser.

  • Shoulder extensions: We began in the ¼ lunge position, with the resistance band under one foot, you need to ensure you have enough tension on the band without it being too tough. Leaning forward, hinging at the hips you then pull the resistance band backwards and forwards in a controlled movement, your back needs to be flat and everything in line. We did one side and then the other.
     

  • Reverse Flys: Then using the resistance bands under two feet, we did a ¼ squat, crossing our hands over (with the bands), then lift the resistance bands up and then down. With this exercise the chest needs to be facing the floor and then you know you are in the correct position, using the correct muscles.  If you find too difficult you can just place the resistance bands under one foot !
     

  • Internal/External Rotation: Next in a kneeling position (on one knee) with the other leg out to the side with the resistance band under the foot, rotate the arm closest to your outstretched leg. Move your arm in front of your body then back (internal rotation) one set of these then still on same knee work the resistance band the opposite way (external rotation). We repeated these exercises on both sides, alternate legs – difficult to describe, need to watch the dvd, I got a bit lost here but then eventually got it right, just remember practice makes perfect !
     

  • Shoulder Flexion: Standing back up we did a ¼ squat with the resistance band under one foot, with arms extended, keeping them straight at shoulder height lifting the resistance band up and then back down, thumbs upward.  Switch resistance band to other foot and repeat exercise on other leg and arm (2 sets).
     

  • Chest Flys: Again in ¼ squat position, we shortened the band to increase resistance, hinging at the hips we then put the band behind the back, bringing arms forward and out like chest flys (2 sets).

  • Shoulder Abduction: With both feet on the resistance band in a ¼ squat position, start off with hands pointing downwards, next move your arms straight out to the sides, thumbs pointing up, move up and back down to starting position (2 sets).
     

  • Bicep Curls: We did 2 sets of bicep curls, standing with your two feet apart, hands down to start, then did alternated curls with arms moving up and down.
     

  • Tricep Extensions: Last were tricep exercises, starting in ¼ lunge position, resistance band under one foot, elbows at the side, pull the band backward to be in line with the rest of your body, then return back to starting position.  Do this exercise on both sides switching legs.

We finished the workout with quick stretches.  Before my workout I drank Herbalife 24 Formula 1 Sport, during my workout I drank Herbalife 24 Hydrate. Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition products are available UK, Ireland and USA.

Great exercises for me as I’ve not much upper body strength. Felt the burn, good workout although arms tired at the end of the session.  If you are finding my reviews difficult to follow, apologies as there’s a lot of detail to try to remember, these are upper body strength moves which I’ve not done before. 

Click here for more information about Herbalife 24 Sports Products

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 2 Strength – Day 2

July 29th, 2012

Phase 2 – Strength Weeks 9-11 Metabolic My review – day 2

 

We began this sesssion with stretches then quickly moved onto the metabolic workout. Sam explained that we weren’t going to go flat out on this workout, as we were going to save this for Phase 3. The metabolic workout is to build our fitness and fat burning metabolisms,working 30 seconds on (at moderate intensity)and then 30 seconds off (increased intensity).

We did:

  • jogging on the spot for 30 seconds, then quick sprints for 30 seconds

  • speed skater moves from side to side for 30 seconds, then speed skater moves with a hop and tapping back (my favourite exercise)

  • punches high and low with squats, 4 punches 30 seconds, 2 punches 30 seconds – all with squats (lost a bit of coordination on this one)

  • side steps 30 seconds then hopping for 30 seconds

  • High knees 30 seconds, adding in a chop for 30 seconds

  • Power knee lifts with pivots 30 seconds, with a hop for 30 seconds

  • Heel digs 30 seconds, then heel digs fast for 30 seconds

  • Shuffle forward and then back for 30 seconds,then jump forward and shuffle back for 30 seconds

  • Leg drives with knee up and then behind for 30 seconds, then adding in a hop for 30 seconds (we did two sets one on each leg)

  • Jacks with baby squats 30 seconds, with hop 30 seconds

  • Butt kicks with arms 30 seconds, then butt kicks with an arm reach for 30 seconds

  • Plank exercises lifting one elbow for 30 seconds, pushups for 30 seconds (can do this exercise on knees until you’re more advanced – I did this)  Bit hard to describe this one need to be doing it!

  • Squats with isometric hold 30 seconds and then squats with knee lifts for 30 seconds

  • Back exercise, reaching back with elbows for 30 seconds then same again adding in a jump and punch forward for 30 seconds

At the end of the metabolic workout I felt like I’d had a good exercise session and really enjoyed it. I could feel my heart rate up during the exercises which I’m sure must mean that I’m doing a bit of fat burning. The exercises felt good as bringing in lots of different body parts, exercising arms, abs, quads, hammys, backs and shoulders.  I needed to have a few drinks in between sets of exercise, so I had my Herbalife 24 Hydrate, also a good idea to have some Herbalife 24 Prolong which gives you extra carbohydrates for intense activity.

Click here for more information about Herbalife 24 Sports Products

 

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

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Herbalife24 FIT DVD Review Phase 2 Strength weeks 9 to 11

July 17th, 2012

Phase 2-Strength-Disc 1 Spine and Pelvis Strength-my review day 1

I watched the introduction video presented by Bob Forster, Physical Therapist, Performance Specialist and Developer of Herbalife24 FIT.  Bob said in Phase 2 strength we were going to concentrate on the load bearing muscles in the back of our bodies starting with resistance training with rubber tubing and then we would slowly add in more weights. We would be incorporating exercises to increase balance and complex diagonal moves to challenge the body further.  So this phase is all about building our physiques whilst speeding up our metabolisms.  As we get stonger with Phase 2, we will improve our muscle mass and our metabolisms will become more efficient and burn calories ALL day.  Sounds good to me !

Next onto the training part of the disc – Tom Holland the elite endurance athlete and physiologist took us through the stretching exercises explaining that we were going to add more resistance to make the exercises more challenging. Really good stretches !

For the actual exercises you can use ankle weights and dumbbells I didn’t use ankle weights but carried on using dumbbells. But you can do these exercise with no weights if you wish.

We started with the dead bug, which was working the core on the diagonal, then partial sit-ups with rotation, which had us sitting up and moving from side to side and then back to the middle. This exercise was good for the abdominals.

Next came the exercise that I really liked and is good for coordination as well as strength.  On all fours we worked opposite arms and legs. Arms with dumbbells and legs doing a hamstring curl, so working on the shoulder girdle and the hamstrings. I found this quite hard work but enjoyable.

We did what Tom called a bridge with single knee extension, found this easy, then the last exercises were using resistant bands – working our hips in 4 different ways, inside, outside, front to back. When using the resistant bands make sure you attach to something stable.

Good exercise routine, enjoyed doing something different, but that’s what it’s all about, changing the routine every 8 weeks, building on stability, strength and then power.

Nutrition – I am using Formula 1 Sport which is an easily digestible and a nutritious pre -workout meal and Hydrate the low calorie electrolyte drink I’m taking during the workout. I will be taking recovery drinks like Rebuild Endurance or Rebuild Strength depending on whether I am doing a strength or a metabolic workout. 

Are you tracking your progress with the Herbalife24 FIT dvd ? A body composition test is the best way to do this as it works out your body fat percentage, visceral fat,muscle mass and hydration levels, wheras an ordinary scales will just give your weight. 

Tanita Body Composition Monitor 

Personalised programs are available if you want to know how much protein you need to take daily and your active /metabolic rates. Email jan@24fitdvdreview.co.uk

More about Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 1 Stability Weeks 5 to 7

June 8th, 2012


Phase 1 – Stability weeks 5 -7 using discs 1,2,3 & 4

Throughout weeks 5 – 7 the exercise routines are repeated, but in a good way and I can feel improvements in my posture, my coordination and stability.  I also feel more toned and my clothes seem not as tight.

When I started out I was a bit wobbly in some of the workout positions but now my lower body feels a lot more stable. The lunges and squats have always been ok for me because I’m used to doing these in the gym. 

I know my weakest parts of my body are my shoulders and arms as I’ve never really exercised these (being a marathon runner) but I do feel a bit stronger doing push-ups and planks. 

The low intensity metabolic workout (for fat burning) is very easy to remember and is intended for everyone, of all abilities. Sam says this is a great workout to do with your family, get the kids involved, or husband or  wife.  I totally agree as it’s a fun workout !

End of the each week is two days of rest or a recreational activity, you choose.

Nutrition –  I am using Formula 1 Sport which is an easily digestible and a nutritious pre -workout meal and Hydrate the low calorie electrolyte drink I’m taking during  the workout.  I will be using recovery drinks like Rebuild Endurance or Rebuild Strength later on in the program, when I’m sure things will get tougher.

More about Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

Onto week 8 which uses the same discs again, will publish next review when I’m into week 9 which is Phase 2 Strength.

 

 

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 1 Stability Week 4

May 29th, 2012

Phase 1 – Stability –  My review – week 4 

Looking at the workout schedule this is an easy week as there are three rest days as well as one recreational activity day. 

I began the week with a rest day on day 1  

Day 2 was back to Metabolic  1 disc 4 which was a great way to start the week and to get energised. 

Day 3 focussed again on the stability workout using either disc 1, 2 or 3.  You get to pick the disc that suits your needs, so I decided to do spine and pelvis stabilization, you’ll need to scroll down the post to see my original review.

Day 4 Rest day

Day 5 same as day 3.  This time I picked shoulder stabilization, disc 2

Day 6 Rest day but as I wanted to complete the workout, I very naughtily did the total body integration, disc 3.  Not really supposed to alter the routine !

Day 7 recreational day – do something sporty like bike riding, running, hill walking or swimming.  I went bike riding.

The Stability phase is all about fixing your bodies imbalances, working the small muscle groups, the effects are not visible but you will feel a lot better.

By week 4 I feel as though I’ve had some great workouts but not overly tired, but I’m sure the routine will get harder as I get into Phase 2 Strength and Phase 3 Power.

I’m using Herbalife 24 Hydrate before, after and during the Herbalife24FIT workout.

More information about the Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition Range

Here is the promotional Herbalife24FIT video

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

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What to eat after a workout

May 20th, 2012

Susan Bowerman registered dietician and nutrition consultant to Herbalife, explains what to eat after a workout.

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