Sports Performance Quick Tip: Whey Protein Isolate vs. Concentrate?

Sports Performance Recovery – Isolate Vs. Concentrate protein

 

The big debate, whey protein isolate or concentrate? The popular choice right now is isolate. Isolate proteins cut out all the excess fats, sugars etc. Leading to a higher percentage of protein. Sounds like the clear winner, right? Not exactly. Many Isolate proteins go through a high heat acid stripping process to isolate just the proteins. This acid stripping can actually denature the protein and strip out the good nutrients that are naturally present in whey protein.

Here’s the kicker, whey protein concentrate isn’t the clear winner either. You have to look at the type of cow the protein is coming from and what the process is to make the protein. There are two types of cows, A1 and A2. A1 cows are what most protein brands use, these proteins can be contaminated with hormones and antibiotics that are pumped into the cows. Our suggestion? Grass fed whey protein from A2 cows. These cows are fed a normal grass diet and clean of antibiotics, hormones and GMO’s. Also the protein will keep its nutritional value through a cold filtering process, unlike the acid stripping process used in many isolates.

Here are a few options to choose from.

Naked Grass Fed Whey Protein, a great product that has minimal ingredients.  https://nkdnutrition.com

Axe Nutrition Grass Fed Whey Protein, high quality protein with added probiotics for immune support. https://store.draxe.com

 The Training Aspects’ favorite Nutrology’s Grass Fed Whey Protein, great product and genuine owners and is packaged and shipped locally in West Berlin, Nj.  Use coupon code RJ20 and get 20% off your next online purchase. https://nutrologyonline.com/

Written By: Robert Jost

Fitness Specialist

ACE-cpt, NSCA-cpt

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I can eat pancakes on a low carb diet?!

You Love pancakes.. Crepes… but also want to lean out and your diet says you can’t have pancakes. What if I was to tell you you could still eat them? That would be false, however, you could eat a similar texture and taste. Check out the very easy and quick recipe below. Let us know your thoughts on the substitution.

 

Directions:

Start with 2 eggs and a banana.


  • Mash banana well.

    Crack 2 eggs into mix.

    Mix the ingredients.

    Warm nonstick or cast iron pan to medium, spray with Avocado or Coconut oil. Cook silver dollar size pancakes couple minute on each side and serve.Banana egg pancakeEnjoy!!…. A little honey or yogurt never hurt anyone.

    protein banana pancakes

Let us know your thoughts! Did you like it? Did you try it? Do you believe it?!


Nika White

Fitness specialist

 

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3 sports performance alternatives to your favorite exercises

3 sports performance alternatives to your favorite exercises

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Sports performance exercise of the week

Training Aspects Sports Performance exercise of the week!

Power row to lunging press is a multi movement exercise. Squat, row, lunge, press, all in one exercise. This is an advanced exercise and is not suggested for the average fitness enthusiast.

Great exercise to show power, stability, stability through a movement and control. If you are a high level athlete or have strong foundation in power exercises, this will be a great exercise to incorporate in your training program.

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Train movement not muscle 3 reasons

Looking to get in shape :  Train Movement, Not Muscle

“Monday: universal chest day with triceps, cardio core. Tuesday: about 30mins to an hour of cardio. Wednesday: back and biceps. Who knows? Maybe a little forearm action, too!”… If you’ve joined a gym or read a muscle magazine, looked at bodybuilder.com, talked to the average weight lifting enthusiast, you’ve probably heard a similar plan mentioned. Our body is one unit. However, that doesn’t mean that everything moves as one. It means everything moves as one. Confused? Let me clarify. Movement at a particular joint activates a set of muscles. The movement at our ankle activates our lower leg muscles, muscles at the knee activate the upper leg and our hips activate our pelvic region muscles. If you walk, run, skate and don’t activate all three joints (ankle, knee, hip- triple extension) you won’t complete the most efficient movement. Muscles are connected and work in unison, like dominoes… well at least they’re suppose to.

Stop isolating! Isolation exercises are meant for pre-habilitation/rehabilitation and depends on the level of professional physique/ bodybuilder models. Training muscles in isolation is like completing just the red side of a Rubiks cube, you have only completed one side of the puzzle!

Movement training will not only get you to look good as you wish but it will also help you move and feel as you’ve always desired ;-)!

3 Reasons to train movement:

1.When running from robots or needing to be competitive.

Training for movement allows you to feel confident in your abilities. If you have a doomsday personality, know you will be able to out run, out swim and out climb the majority of people. Remember, if you’re being chased you only need to be faster than the next person. Joking- but it is true ;)!

2. Stop feeling 68 and start feeling like an athlete: 

The days of poor technique, high pressure on joints, loss of movement (Because it is true! If you don’t use it, you lose it!), all will take a toll on your body. If you’re in your mid 30’s, you shouldn’t move like you’re twice your age. When you leave the gym, your knees shouldn’t hurt, back shouldn’t be tight, shoulder shouldn’t be sore. That is your body sending you signals for help. “Help Me!! We need to change something!”

Work on body weight exercises. If you can’t perform a proper technique push up, a non-arching  squat or  pull ups, why are you using weights? Yes, Weights are fun. Use them but use them with the proper movement of the joints. Don’t use a bar and do pull downs behind your head. Our bodies are meant to move as a team of power! Not just a bunch of individual muscles.

3. Perform

Carrying grocery bags, playing a sport, picking up a small child, getting off the floor are some daily activities. There isn’t one single movement in the example where only one body part is specifically activated during the movement. Soo… Why would you train your body that way?

Allow yourself the ability to enjoy life, not just get through it. If your friends are going on a ski trip, it’s ok if you don’t want to go. What isn’t ok, is if you do want to go but are afraid that you won’t be able to physically keep up.

If you focus on training movement, you will burn more calories, activate more muscles at one time, and allow your body to work well as a unit.movement training allows for the greatest mobility which in turn will get rid of back pain, knee pain and all those “arthritis” problems. Training movement is the way to not only solve the red side of the training Rubik’s Cube but all of the sides of the training Rubik’s Cube.

 

Written By: Kirill Vaks

Fitness Specialist

BA,CSCS,ACSM-cpt,NFPT-sns

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Training Aspects’  personal trainers and sports performance coaches want you to accomplish your goals. You, as the personal training client, are a reflection of our personal training and group training methods! We are here to help you accomplish all of your personal training goals!  Our main training focus are people looking to increase performance, lose weight , lose body fat and increase lean muscle. Whether you live in Cherry HillHaddonfield,Marlton, or any of the other surrounding areas we are here to help you Move, Look and feel as you’ve always desired…

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910 Haddonfield-Berlin rd.

Voorhees, NJ 08043

Miss New Jersey 2014 is here

Miss New Jersey 2014 is Here!

Training Aspects Personal Trainers Miss New Jersey Voorhees Cherry Hill

It has almost been a year since last year’s Miss New Jersey crowning of Cara Mccollum. The girls have been training, prepping and making appearances for various and numerous charities. The preparation , that these girls, put in between school, work and their personal lives into the community is amazing.  Anna Negron and Brenna Weick, have put in countless personal training  hours with us, Kettlebell swings and  snatches, vacu fit, sprint intervals, partner carries, battle ropes. They worked hard, they look great and we are proud of them!  We will be in attendance this weekend and want to give them a special shout out! Too all the girls of Miss New Jersey Training Aspects family wishes you luck and we look forward to meeting the new Miss New Jersey 2014!

Stay tuned for updates, pictures and videos of all the Miss New Jersey contestants!

The First Night (6/12/14)

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First Night Thursday 6/12/2014:  The Opening for Miss New Jersey 2014 

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First Night Thursday 6/12/2014: Brenna (left) talent, Anna (right) Lifestyle and fitness portion.

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The Second Night (6/13/14)

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Brenna making everyone laugh in her on stage interview for the Top 5

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Brenna and Cierra as the final two contestants!

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Cierra is crowned Miss New Jersey 2014 and Brenna is awarded first runner up!

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Can a genetic test help you lose weight?

Lose weight and get fitA proven weight loss system?

No more guessing! Take a simple DNA test, swab your cheek and find the diet for you! Dieters can buy a test for $170, the test will give you a diet blue print for your genetic make up.  A study conducted by the company “Interleukin Genetics” and presented at the 2010 meeting of the American Heart Association found women whose diets matched their genetic test results lost two to three times more weight than those whose diets were supposedly incompatible with their genes.

Sounds promising?

You won’t find many people who will argue against genetic testing, to find a specific diet that will keep you healthier, greater energy and overall take the guess work out of the process. However, not yet!

Scientists are only beginning to uncover the genes involved in obesity and weight loss. We are far from the time when this information will be useful to everyone, said Dr. Lee Kaplan, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center in Boston.

Interleukin Genetics, started selling their weight-management genetic test in 2009.  it has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

The company says it reviewed scientific studies and identified four genes related to body weight, body mass index or body fat that had also been implicated in how people responded to diet and exercise. These genes are involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates and the absorption or metabolism of fat in the body.

To buy or not to buy?

If you feel like you’ve tried everything and you don’t know where to turn, sure try it. There is also the metabolic typing diet you can look into.

However,

As Dr. Kaplan stated, there isn’t enough information. The best way to lose weight and get fit is to find the proper guidance. Do your research and locate a personal trainer who has experience, the updated knowledge and most importantly cares about your goal as much if not more than you do! Begin personal training, learn the fundamentals and make it a lifestyle change!

So you are saying I shouldn’t buy?

Not yet! Give the researchers a little more time to find, analyze and connect the pieces together. We live in such a fast paced world, that we put more value on convenience than, our health. Focus in and though any weigh loss journey or getting fit adventure takes work. To achieve the things you want and the things you may need, working hard is just a part of the journey. The journey is the reward!

-Kirill Vaks
BA, CSCS, ACSM-cpt, NFPT-sns

 Performance and Fitness specialist

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Training Aspects New Web Page!

The New Training Aspects Web Page! We are still under construction but with this new site we will be able to offer a number of new services. We are very excited and are looking forward to providing you with the finished product in the coming weeks!

Boot camp Update!

Voorhees Nj boot camp update!

This weeks Boot camp is scheduled for 9am on saturday and Sunday at 12pm at 1150 White horse rd. Voorhees,NJ 08043 in the Smoothie king parking lot. Please bring workout gloves, a towel and a water bottle!

The best Personal trainers and exercise specialist in Voorhees – Cherry hill – Marlton – Haddonfield area!
– Lose weight
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Training Aspects’  personal trainers and sports performance coaches want you to accomplish your goals. You, as the personal training client, are a reflection of our personal training and group training methods! We are here to help you accomplish all of your personal training goals!  Our main training focus are people looking to increase performance, lose weight , lose body fat and increase lean muscle. Whether you live in Cherry HillHaddonfield,Marlton, or any of the other surrounding areas we are here to help you Move, Look and feel as you’ve always desired…

Diet soda the healthy choice?

Healthy choice, Diet soda?

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I was looking over various diet articles on the internet when I came across this one: New study is a wake up call for soda drinkers. The first study has many holes in it, such as their point that a person who drinks two cans of soda gains more weight than a person who doesn’t.  Our bodies, with age, will increase body fat automatically, especially if we’re not health-conscious.  To compare a soda drinker to someone who doesn’t drink soda takes nothing into consideration regarding lifestyle.

The second part of this article talks about artificial sweeteners/aspartame.  I have beenLose weight, lose body fat, increase lean muscle telling my clients to stay away from these products for a very long time!  There are controversial studies on both sides for these products, but staying away from them is common knowledge. Commonly known reasons include the effects of caffeine, the fact that soda cleans pavements, and the effects of aspartame. Let’s go a little deeper into the issue of soda. Let’s break down some basic ingredients in soda.

Personal trainer analysis #1

Increased phosphorus levels– too much phosphorus in your body leads to a reduction in calcium and magnesium, which are vital for a normal heart rate, nerve and muscle function, blood clotting, good bones and teeth.  It can lead to tooth loss, damage your gums, cause osteoarthritis in adults and bone fractures in adolescents.  Additionaly, caffeine may also aid in loss of calcium.

Personal trainer analysis #2

Sodium benzoat – this is used in many brands of soda pop as a preservative. Although it is not considered to be harmful, it causes hyperactivity in children. The main concern with sodium benzoate is when it combines with citric or ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to form benzene. Benzene is a known carcinogen which increases the risk of leukemia and other cancers. The reaction to form benzene is increased in the presence of heat or light.

Personal trainer analysis #3

Artificial coloring – there have been connections with cancer-causing chemicals. I realize this statement could be made for almost any product, so let’s look at it from a different view. Why add extra chemicals into the system which are unneeded?

There are many studies which will send you on a wild goose chase trying to figure out what is true and what is not with certain chemicals.  The jury may still be out on the effects of Aspartame but keep in mind that besides weight gain, soda has certain ingredients which will affect your body on the smallest level.  You are only as strong as your weakest link.
 Limit the amount of soda you drink in a week and increase the amount of water and teas you consume. Add fresh pieces of fruit into your water, and make your tea the night before and put it in the refrigerator. Create the habit and feel the difference.

By: Kirill Vaks
Fitness and exercise specialist
BA, CSCS, ACSM-cpt, NFPT-sns 
 

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