Celebration! We’ve made it "half way" through 2008. If you are one of the lucky ones that made a goal and stuck to it, make another one! You proved that you can do it! But, if you are still looking at your middle in the middle of the year, well, I say you better get moving! (and I don’t mean belly dancing) How about that!!! I heard of a great place that offers "Bed and Barbells"!! What a concept! Located in Gilbert AZ, Charles Staley’s (aka "The Secret Weapon") Bed & Barbell is all about extremely personalized training with Coach Staley himself. You basically live and eat where you train. It’s one-on-one attention with one of the world’s top strength coaches. Call 800-519-2492.
Dan Burke, aka the Fitness Coach, offers some easy to follow advice for males and females in his new book, Fast Fat Loss Plan. Warning on the cover says, "This product can cause serious fat loss!" We also recommend Dan’s work with the Figure Coach video series. Check it out.
Brian Calkins, owner of HealthStyle Fitness in Fairfax, OH offers a great No-Bake Protein Bar recipe. It seems like every week someone asks us at Beverly when are we going to come out with a protein bar. Up to this point, we have not been able to make a bar that holds up to our high specs. However, you can make this one for yourself and it just may be the on-the-go solution you are looking for.
No-Bake Protein Bar
5 tbsp natural peanut butter (chunky or smooth) or almond or cashew butter
½ cup dry oat meal
½ cup oat flour (or double the dry oats)
6 scoops Muscle Provider Chocolate
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp flax seeds (optional)
1 cup non-fat dry milk
½ cup water
Spray an 8-by-8 baking dish with Pam. Mix dry ingredients, then add peanut butter and mix. Add water and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, mix until sticky dough forms. Spread into pan and refrigerate a few hours (or freeze for 1 hour) Cut into 9 or more squares. Wrap bars individually or store in covered container between sheets of wax paper. Keep refrigerated. Makes 9 bars, each 197 calories.
This bar is really good. I give it at least a 3.5 out of 4 rating. (As compared to the best commercially available bar which gets a 2.75 rating.) I’ve added honey, vanilla MP and nuts. I have always doubled the dry oats and dropped the oat flour (mainly because I don’t have oat flour in my cupboard). If you experiment and find a better way, let me know! I am sure we all would enjoy bar options! I told Brian Wiefering about this and the other night Roger and I were in his kitchen and he pulls out the pan of bars! He said he as been living on them!
Every morning like most people, I make a pot of coffee. I found a company that has really great tasting quality coffee. The owner is a Beverly client and I thought you might visit his coffee website. browncountycoffee.com It is called Brown County Coffee. I ordered a variety selection and it was wonderful. Try it out!
Ok, now I have to get down to work. I’ve touched on some options for you to give you renewed direction. The following information is a real world, real people supplement schedule. You always seem to get what people do in contest mode; well here are two different personal supplement programs from Roger and myself.
Let’s highlight Roger first!
Upon arising: 16 Muscle Synergy, 5 Energy Reserve I’m taking Muscle Synergy at this dosage because at my age I need all the help I can get to build muscle and attain a positive nitrogen balance and favorable hormonal environment. I’m taking Energy Reserve primarily to improve testosterone receptors as well as for its heart healthy and fat loss properties.
With each meal (4 times daily): 5 Density, 3 Lean Out, and 3 Joint Care.
Super Pak with breakfast and 6 EFA Gold with breakfast and dinner.
Pre-workout: 16 Muscle Synergy about one hour before training and 2 scoops Up-Lift about 15 minutes before training. About 30 minutes into the workout (especially if I am going to do some cardio afterwards) I take one more scoop of Up-Lift. Up-Lift hybrid training formula that we have been working on for more than a year.
Post training: 2 scoops Glutamine Select plus BCAAs and 5 Density
Now for Sandy: (yea, I have been checkin’ out my mid section too...)
My goal is to lose 5-10 more pounds of fat. My goal weight is 140-145. I’ll give myself 6 months to do this. Yea, I am In no hurry folks. I usually tally up around 1800 calories or so to stay in a fat burning mode. When I stay around 2200- 2400 for a while, my weight starts to creep back up. The numbers don’t lie.
My goal is to add one pound of lean muscle and lose three pounds of fat this month
(I’ve used that UP-Lift when Roger feels he has enough to share with me. I feel it will be a great additive to our line. You can tell it is working within 15 – 20 minutes.)
There are times when I add in other items, but for the most part, this is everyday. Sometimes I add in enzymes, acidophilus, extra B vitamins, Kelp, ZMA, and CoQ10 but not regularly. Sometimes I even have Mass Maker when my blood sugar drops thru the floor (about 4:00 pm) at work. Basically, what we are saying here is, we have a schedule. It is practical and doable. We know it works and it is proven. So we stick with it.
As for knowing what works, Thurman Campbell won the HW class at the NPA Nationals to win his drug-free pro card on June 28, 2008! He also placed second in the master’s division in the NPA Universe – look for Thurman to compete in his first pro show on November 29th!..
Congrats to Beth Peshia for placing 4th out of 16 tall figure in the NPC IL State Championships in May. She loves Muscle Provider mixed to a paste-like consistency, then warmed in the microwave... Congrats to Vince Shirey for his first in lightweight class at the Canton NABBA event... Tracy King landed a second place in the masters 40 + at the Gold’s Classic in Wilmington NC. Her favorite proteins go without saying, Ump Vanilla and MP Choc hands down...
Linda Reho made bodybuilding.com’s Fitness Competitor of the Week! She put in her supplements from Beverly and wo!wo! what photos she had to offer! She looks awesome..
Jeremiah Forster, you know him, placed 3rd in a tough light heavy class at the NPC Indianapolis show. Jeremiah and Jenn are expecting a new baby right now!!! He is doing website design if anyone needs that service... Kyra Lewis placed first in the Emerald Coast SNBF Classic. She used our Beverly workbook to prepare and prepare she did. She got her BF down to 9% (the lowest it’s ever been) and won her pro card. She loves Density and Energy Reserve! ( me too).. Not only did the workbook prove successful for Kyra, but Tammy Churchman a trainer for competitors, uses it to help her clients get into the best shape of their lives. She says that she has complete faith in the Beverly methods and plans to use them with all her competitors! She says that Beverly is crucial to their success!
An email came over my desk... I am the 198 lb UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPION! William Beckett totaled unofficially 975 lb in bench and deadlift combined. He won the outstanding lifter lb for lb award. His favorite Bev supps are Muscle Provider, Density and Ultra 40’s! He had to drop some weight, but his lean mass went up along with his strength. That is a good thing!... John Barnhill of Better Bodies, Nebraska, placed first in his over 40 pro Qualifier and first in the Men’s open tall along with an overall in the Midwest Championship in Des Moines. He now holds a pro status! He uses all of Beverly’s products, but his favorites are UMP, Creatine Select, Glutamine Select and Synergy! (that sounds like my husband Roger!)
Here’s a note we received from Marge Candy, David’s mother, Just to update you on the latest with David after he got his IFBB Pro Card. He has another professional accomplishment – graduating from Pitt the end of April with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is working at Good Samaritan’s Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center in Dayton. Congratulations, Dave!
Here is some info for you... Jose Antonia decrees... The International Society of Sports Nutrition now has a textbook. The Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements which brings credible information, research-based education, and validated sports nutrition protocols to the sports nutrition professional and academician. It is the single best resource for anyone interested in the field. This text contains information from the thought leaders in the field and provides the latest scientific (based and applied) findings. This book is the culmination of thousands of hours of work as well as the genesis of an academic society dedicated to sports nutrition. The Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements is hands down, the single most important academic book in this category... And, we sponsored the project. One of the core values of our company is EDUCATION and what better way to add to the body of knowledge out there than to allow the true experts in the field to research and write up their finding in a textbook. It’s now available at Amazon.com.
I should be receiving my personal copy any day now and I’m making certain that each of my staff has one as well.
We had a wedding at Beverly. Son Casey was married in May and staff member Greg W. is now engaged to be married around the same time next year! If you are looking for info on KY events, go to kentuckymuscle.com.
In closing, keep your heart in Spring and Summer. Stay far away from a Heart in Winter. Cold, frozen, not able to grow, closed and dark. Keep yourself open for new things. Let your heart blossom. Enjoy the love that you have to share with others. Keep it simple and happy.