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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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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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