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September 23, 2011

"Well begun is half done.” Aristotle

Rant and Tip for September 23, 2011

Quote: “Well begun is half done.” Aristotle

Well there you have it even the philosphers knew what they were talking about. We begun is half done. I was reading a post from someone just the other day and they had stated that they just went through their cupboard and threw out all the foods that were not on her diet. I thought to myself there is someone who is going to be successful. She had started her journey on the right foot with a no turning back attitude. Well begun young lady you are half way their to the knew you.

I thought I would talk about one of the supplements I take. Casein Protein, I like Optimum Nutrition’s Casein Protein. If you purchase it through GNC you may pay as much as $40.00 for a container. Get it through my site and save a few bucks.  It has a nice flavor and whips up nicely as a pudding. That is how I eat it. You may want to add more water and have it as a shake. One of the amazing qualities of casein is its ability to make a clot or gel in the stomach. The clot is able to provide a sustained slow release of amino acids into the blood stream, sometimes lasting for several hours. Thus keeping the body in an anabolic state and provides better nitrogen retention for use by your body. Since it is a slow digesting protein I like to take it before bed. Again this keeps my body from going into a catabolic state. I have tried the vanilla, chocolate and blueberry flavors. They were all good even though the blueberry looked like gruel. LOL OK one more thing.  It contains 3 carbs per serving and two of them is dietary fiber. This gives you one net carb per serving. While packing 24 grams of protein per serving. It also contains the amino acids Luecine Isoluecine and Valine, building blocks for muscle protein. It also contains arginine. Arginine is another amino acid and it is a vasulator, which helps the blood flow through the muscles. It has also been know to help control blood pressure.

I worked my shoulders yesterday and they felt great. Many people will tend to neglect their shoulders. This will negatively affect your physique and you have a muscle imbalance if you do not spend some time focusing on them. There are several exercises you can do to hit the shoulders. The to main exercises are the shoulder press or military press and lateral raises. The shoulder press will build strength and size while the lateral raise tends to shape the deltoid and give it that cut up look.

Have a great workout!
Tip:  DRINK you water. Ok to be honest I put this on out here for myself. I have not been drinking my water again. I have no excuse. I just need to do it. My day today will be “Well begun so I can be half done”

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