MusclePharm News – Arnold Schwarzenegger Series

Latest news update from MusclePharm! They are working together with Arnold, the legend in bodybuilding to come out with a new series of products!
THE ARNOLD SERIES
These products will be mainly targeting the 4 fitness pillars, “performance, power, & strength, nutrient support and recovery”.
Here are the 8 items they created – For full article.
Iron Cre3 – a creatine product.
Iron Cuts – a fat burner said to ” support healthy estrogen balance and cortisol levels.”
Iron Dream – a sleep aid.
Iron Pack – a multivitamin product that includes liver.
Iron Pump – a creatine free formula based on the nitric oxide boosting action of arginine nitrate,
Iron Whey – a 100% whey protein product.
Iron Mass – a mixed protein, fats and carbohydrate formula.
My View
Arnold has always been someone I look up to, I read his book, watch his video. Learn from how he trains in the video. This is seriously is going be he next big thing!
Arnold who is the most respected figure in bodybuilding put his name on the line, together with MusclePharm the athlete company who promises science and banned free substance on their entire product. This seems like the best combination to shock the whole supplement industry!
Other Mr Olympia who came out with their own series
 
So which is your favorite? 
Thanks for reading!
Read my previous post on MusclePharm Assault #gamechanger

True Fitness Ang Mo Kio Opening Trial.

Was invited by Alex Javier to join him at the opening of True Fitness ang mo kio at Djitsun Mall.
True Fitness is located at the 4th floor of the Djitsun Mall in Ang Mo Kio. Location is pretty accessible with good dining location nearby(e.g. astons).
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The ambience of the place is very soothing, music playing will be more of a soft pop. With blue lighting with makes the place a really comfortable place to train.
As you can see here the gym free weights area is not very big. Only 4 benches. As compare to their cardio area which takes up a lot of space.
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1 incline , 1 flat bench , 1 decline leg press. That’s all for the free weights area.
bench, dumbbells, fitness, blogger, heechaiA better view of the free weights area.
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Heaviest dumbbell there is 32kg.
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Best part about the gym will be these hammer strength machine. 2 chest 2 back. Right at the end there is this pec deck flyes machine for your rear delts and chest flyes (*rare machine).
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Cable areas 2 lats pull down and 2 seated row. 2 smith machine and 1 squat rack.
The gym focuses more on cardios, machines and stretching. Excellent for those couple or young office ladies or men who is looking for a place to mingle and train.
Check it out if you are free! They give free 1 week trial pass! Just walk in and check it out with their friendly staff 🙂

 

MusclePharm Assault New Formula #Gamechanger

I just ordered this awesome pre-workout online.
Cant wait to get my hands on it!

Check out this post for my review on this #gamechanger

Finally MusclePharm Assault has arrived

Product Packaging

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The main difference in this new version is their Athlete Performance Blend – ArgiNitrate, Bcaa Nitrate, CreNitrate which is said to be more effective. Nitrate dilates the blood vessels so it will enhance and blood flow and helps with the distribution of the nutrients.

Next is their Purenergy –

Some information about purenergy

  • A sustained energy boost*
  •  A reduction in the amount of caffeine needed in a formulation to produce tangible results*
  • The creation of a more moderated and gradual finish, preventing the “crash” experienced with caffeine products*
  •  The optimization of natural appetite-suppressant properties*
  • Additional functional health benefits found in pTeroPure pterostilbene* 
  • made up of 43% Caffeine and 57% pTeroPure

As you can see the chart i have gotten from ChromaDex shows a big difference between caffeine(bottom bar) and purenergy(top bar). As you can see caffeine started off with a higher amount of concentration but after the first hour the caffeine dips rapidly but purenergy is still on the rise. Purenergy peaks at the 2nd hour and starts to drop graudually.

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inside assault

MusclePharm do it differently from other competitors, as you can see here they even added in the pillow pak to abouse humidity and odor. Awesome!

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quality of the powder

Drinking the Assault – Taste.

Great mixability, i prefer the taste of this version of Assault compared to the previous version.

In my opinion i can feel that the effect of this preworkout kicks in faster than the usual one that i took.

It doesn’t gives me the sudden spike in energy, i can feel focus thru out my workout.

Minimum crash afterworkout as well, but some how i feel that it suppresses my appetite as i feel full after a meal (which dont normally happen).

Took the product about 6 hours before bed time and i have no problem sleeping.

Overall i think that this is a new breakthrough for preworkout in the industry and it is worth a try.

Thanks for reading!

Check out my previous post review on MusclePharm T-Shirt

Dive with Fishermen Scuba at Pulau Dayang

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Fishermen Scuba Logo

 

Fishermen Scuba is one of the oldest dive school around, they are very strict with their standard and always watch for safety. You can be sure that you are in good hands when you dive with fishermen team!
Located next to paya lebar mrt station. Take exit C once you arrive, less than 5 mins walk you will be able to reach them.

My second time diving with them, overall it was a pretty good experience.

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Our Bus to Mercing

We left fishermen at about 8pm and arrived woodlands checkpoint at about 9pm, huge jam there and it took quite some time for us to go in. *take note they will ask each of the diver to pay $10 ringgit so we can keep our equipments and bag on the bus. They use this to clear the customs.

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Dive Gear and my bag pack for me and my buddy

There will be one stop before reaching Mercing, so better go to the toilet at woodlands checkpoint or at the stop(petrol kiosk). We arrived at Mercing about 150am.

Took a 4 hours boat ride to arrive at Dayang, there is a aircon cabin below but i choose to sleep at the 2nd deck as i get motion sickness easily in air conditioned room.

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Fishermen own the boat!

Check in to our room at Dayang, air conditioned room 2 king size bed for 4 person, the only bad thing was that there was no water heater for the shower. Electricity will be off for a certain time slot around 9-5pm.

Woke up at 730am to get prepared for our first dive! You wont have much time to sleep, try to sleep as much as possible on the boat and on the bus!

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My Magic Pill

Pop a Zyrtec-D (you can get it at your guardian pharmacy.) This will help with my sinus as it dries up the mucus and helps me to equalize better during the dive. Take 1 tablet every morning 3 days before the dive then take 1 tablet every morning before the dive!

Here is the schedule for the Dives.

Day
Time
Activity
1
8:00pm
Depart Johor Bahru for Mersing
11:00pm
Arrive Mersing and depart for Pulau Dayang
2
3:00am
Arrive Pulau Dayang and check in to Dayang Resort
8:00am
Breakfast at Dayang Resort
9:30am
First Dive
11:30am
Second Dive
1:00pm
Lunch
3:00pm
Third Dive
6:00pm
Dinner
7:30pm
Fouth Dive (Night Dive)
3
8:00am
Breakfast
9:30am
Fifth Dive
11:30am
Sixth Dive
1:00pm
Lunch
3:00pm
Check out of Dayang Resort and depart for Mersing
7:00pm
Arrive Mersing and depart for Johor Bahru
10:00pm
Arrive Johor Bahru

*You will only be allowed to do the night dive if you are certified.

 

 

Food – For this trip

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Our dinning area by the beach!

Buffet style food –

  • Drinks
    • Water, tea, coffee, syrup drinks
  • Breakfast
    • Egg, bread, beans, hotdogs, nuggets, fruits.
  • Lunch
    •  Noodles, chicken, fish, egg, fruit (spicy)
  • Dinner
    •  Rice, fried chicken, Lamp Chop, Satay and fruits.

As a Health and Fitness Blogger, the food is still quite clean to me, i ate like 10 eggs, quite a lot of chicken wings, satay and plenty of fruits in that 2 days! Even thou i told myself to junk as it is a holiday! Some how my mind doesn’t allow it, i guess i am just too used to the junk-less diet.

Here are some of the dive photo!

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Fish
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NEMO (clown fish)
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Nudibranch
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Bat Fish (couple)
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Lion Fish (poisonous)
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Cutterfish
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Dive Buddy 🙂
Thanks for the wonderful memories. Will be back in the sea real soon!

Fear of Drowning while Diving?
Diving is a safe sports, if you follow the dive master instructions, know your equipment well and stay in a group. The risk of drowning is very low.

Do you need to know how to swim to dive?
Nope, you just need to be comfortable in water to dive.

Thanks for reading!
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