How to save more when buying supplements with NutriFirst.

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How to get more from NutriFirst.

1. Try to spend at least a $100 each time to receive a $5 credit, free sample and a free delivery to your home!

2. Purchase in bulk together with your friends. Hitting $200 entitled you to a additional free gift and by hitting $500 you get to select a free gym bag!

3. Stay with NutriFirst! Loyalty member discount given to members who hit a certain total amount! $2000 – 2%, $5000 – 5% and $10,000 – 10%

4. Purchase Bundle deals at Nutrifirst.

Why NutriFirst?

1. NutriFirst Staff

NutriFirst Staff are all Fitness enthusiast, they go to the gym, take supplements and take care of their health. We always make sure that we know what we are selling.

Team NutriFirst

2. NutriFirst Showroom

NutriFirst open up a showroom specially to cater for customer who likes to hold and feel the products. Our Friendly staff will also provide free supplement consultation over at our showroom.

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NutriFirst Showroom

3. NutriFirst Care

We do reply to customer inquiries on fitness and supplements thru Facebook messages, phone calls (+65 67440600) and emails. Email is only replied by certified fitness instructors, so you can be sure that the answer you get is reliable.

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4. Shut Up and Train – by NutriFirst

Using Products from NutriFirst like MusclePharm shaker, Tshirt, Universal Tshirt, Animal series apparels and gasp makes us a community. I know when i see people using Better Bodies belt, Gasp Branch Warren Wrist Wraps, Shut up and train singlet and NutriFirst Shaker we are one family.

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5. NutriFirst Largest online supplement store

With the widest range of products, you will be able to get all the help you need to grow at NutriFirst. Always trying to bring in the latest and most popular products. Some New brand that NutriFirst recently gotten is Musclepharm, Universal, BPI, Jay cutler, Gasp and Better Bodies do check them out at www.nutrifirst.net

6. Next day delivery.

Place an order today and your supplement will arrive to you the next day! Order above $100 and get a free delivery. NutriFirst deliver anywhere in singapore, be it your office, your house, even construction site! 3 hour time slot available starting from 930am and ending at 7-10pm.

Cheers

heechai

Wholesales Manager at NutriFirst.net

For that burst, there is NutriFirst.

 

Are you a Skinny Fat?

http://www.acalltoaction.net/eat-to-gain-muscle-part-2-bulking-for-the-skinny-fat/
Although Singapore is not one of the country with the highest amount of obesity from the chart I have gotten.
http://www.infoplease.com/world/statistics/obesity.html
but if you looked around you. You will be able to find a lot of skinny fats around. Like the picture above (skinny arms and legs with a big tummy and some may have man boobs.)
Why is this happening? What causes us to stall so much fat at our tummy area?
Due to our lifestyle right now, we hardly used up all the energy in our body and at the same time we load in a lot of energy. Fats are stored energy, but how come we are not using them?
Our body actually forgets how to tap fats as energy because of our new eating habit. High Carbohydrates diet.  Your rice (yes brown rice included), bread, noodle, pasta, fries, cereals and sugary drink (processed fruit juice is also included)

I thought Pasta, Bread, Brown rice , cereal with milk and Packed fruit juice is healthy!

Carbohydrates if not use by the body will be stored as fats so you will be able to use the energy later. What happens now in our lifestyle is that we are having too much carbohydrate. A typical breakfast will be bread, lunch will normally have rice and dinner we may take in pizza or pasta. Even if we workout that day, the body will choose to use up the carbohydrate (glucose) in our body first (example : will you use the money in your wallet first or the money in your bank)
So how can we use fats as energy?
1.     Do fasted (no food) workout in the morning!
a.     When you just woke up and your blood glucose in the body has been depleted! In this way your body will try to use more fats as energy as there are no more glucose left!
2.     Consume low carbohydrates meals! Best if you only consume your carbohydrates meal after an intense workout!
So what kind of carbohydrates should we choose? Why are grains not good?
Let me introduce you to our Glycemic Index scale. It is use to track the blood glucose level in the body after consuming carbohydrate.
**A surge in blood glucose in the body will cause the insulin (insulin is like a police, glucose is like thief. Insulin job is to put the glucose to Jail) will be call upon to store them as fats.
http://www.glycemicindex.com/index.php

The higher the GI number (row 1) the more blood glucose there is.

Don’t agree or like what i just said? Prove me wrong!

  1. Take measurement of your
    1. Weight
    2. Body fat percentage (can be taken at the gym)
    3. *Best if you can have measurement of your arms, chest, waist, hips and thigh.
  2. Do fasted workout in the morning. 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) – Any kind of workout for 45min every morning!
  3. Change your eating habit. (Example below)
    1. Breakfast – (4-5 eggs (with 2 yolks)) plus apple
    2. Lunch – Chicken Chop (sides Veggie)
    3. Dinner – Grilled Fish (sides veggie and potato)
  4. Follow for 30 days!
  5. Drop me an email so I can keep you motivated, answer your question and complete the 30 days together! heechaiong@gmail.com – subject : 30 day challenge!
Some other Important Facts
** High carbohydrates (e.g. ice cream) spike blood glucose which in turn raises your “Serotonin” happy feeling for a while and the body sends out a large amount of insulin as the sudden rush of sugar causes the body to go into emergency. Then you will have a dip in blood sugar and your body feels that it is out of energy, you feel tired and restless because your blood glucose level is low and natural reaction when you feel that you are out of energy you will go for second round of food!
**How diabetes happens?
If beta cells don’t produce enough insulin, or the body doesn’t respond to the insulin that is present, glucose builds up in the blood instead of being absorbed by cells in the body, leading to prediabetes or diabetes. http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/causes/
**So if you spike your insulin everyday slowly it will get less sensitive and need to produce more insulin to bring down the glucose in your blood stream. Eventually the system breaks down and you are unable to clear the glucose and you get your diabetes.

RockTape Workshop at TMP Novena.

I want to start the post by asking you to watch this video on how a normal tape can affect the movement of a cat. Animal cant lie if something affects them. – shared by www.rocktape.com.sg

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What is Rocktape?
Rocktape is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex. When we manufacture Rocktape, we introduce a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other.
How it works? How can it help?
Rocktapes creates what we call a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism which lifts the skin away from the soft tissue. This allows blood to move into an injured area which accelerates healing and recovery. Rocktape is also great for correcting tracking issues in knees, shoulders or elbows. It can also be used to correct posture problems including those associated with pregnancy.
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www.rocktape.com.sg

Why RockTape?
Rocktape gives a 180% elongation ( which means a 10 cm tape can be stretch to 18cm)
Tighter weave compared to other tapes
Longer lasting adhesive (personally I tried it on for 2 days and it still sticks nicely)
Method of taping which I learn from the course! (sharing for free!)
 
1.     Muscle Injury/ Strain
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hands on!
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taping!
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taping the quads
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every one paying attention!
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my quads
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a.     First we must understand that if the muscle injury/strains/tear is too much rocktape will not work.
b.     Applying the tape will helps to facilitate painfree movement, reduce swelling/bruising and help to sense body position if we are in a bad body posture.
c.      3 steps to tape!
                                               i.     Stretch the body part
                                              ii.     Stabilization tape (stretch tape 50%)
                                            iii.     Decompression tape (stretch tape 80%)
2.     Swelling Reduction Taping
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for more blood flow!

 

a.     Good for Grade 3 muscle tear *application of rocktape on after 48 hours of RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, elevate)
3.     Body sense and Postural Control Taping

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being tape by the doctor
a.     Helps to place the body back into the right posture. The tape basically act as a reminder when you over stretch your muscle and you have to use your own muscle strength to pull back to the right position.
4.     Power Taping
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Power taping
a.     Helps with varies kind of sports to improve the power output, didn’t get to touch on this topic much this time round as they have a separate course for that! Would love to join that! www.rocktape.com.sg
Photo during the event!
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free book and tape

Of course there are more usage for Rocktape like how to help with “shin splints” and “plantar fasciitis” attend their course to learn more!

For those who are interested to join the course you can always go to www.rocktape.com.sg or contact Arvin at 91903505.
For $250 you will get a Book, 1* rocktape 5cm * 5meter and you will be getting a certificate from rcoktape sg as well! Most importantly is the sports knowledge that you get! It is totally worth it i would highly recommend you to try!

Thanks Dr Darek Lam
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Thanks Rocktape Sg

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ROCKTAPE SG

Thanks for reading!

Read my other post on True Fitness Ang Mo Kio Opening!

MusclePharm T-Shirt Review

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Beastmode Heechai

Introduction of the product

MusclePharmT-shirtsuper soft poly-cotton tee is key for looking unrelenting in the gym and the streets. Made with the comfort and style only MusclePharm Sportswear can provide.
My view
I am so happy that I am able to review this awesome T-Shirt by Musclepharm.  First of all the design of the T-shirt really caught my eye, “BEAST MODE”, WEAK END HERE and many more!
The cotton is slightly stretchable; Material is not too thick suitable for Asian country like us in Singapore. Good to use for bodybuilding, running, cross fit or any kind of sports! It can also be worn when you are out as it is fashionable as well! Best of all It doesn’t stinks up after you a hard sweaty workout!
After a few wash the shape of the t-shirt still remains. Not much expanding of the t-shirt. *2 thumbs up!
Rating
9/10 flashy design, good quality material, doesn’t stinks up.
Where to buy
Grab yours at NutriFirst
Favorite asked question.
How much is the MusclePharm T-Shirt?
$30 each at NutriFirst.
Can we try the size?
You can head down to NutriFirst Showroom at blk 1015 geylang east ave 3 #04-139 S389730 to try and purchase your product.
Who is MusclePharm?
MusclePharm is the upcoming supplement brand around the world. Recently they just sign with Arnold and MusclePharm Arnold Series product will becoming out soon!
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musclepharm t-shirts!
Thanks for reading.

read my recent review on Toa Payoh Safra Gym!

Review On Toa Payoh Safra Gym.

On my way to Toa Payoh Safra (293 Lorong 6, Toa PayohSingapore 319387), heard a lot of good comment about that place! Nowadays Safra is dominated by MacDonald, Yishun Safra also have one! *How to get Cutting like this!*fitness blogger, singapore, toa payoh, gym, review

While walking to the gym, i saw the best musclebuilding restaurant! My Postworkout meal is readily available! Double Up Chicken with garden veggie and mash potato! Don’t even need to think i know what i want already 🙂

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Aston! Double up chicken! show your safra card to get discount!

Clean and new gym! Spacious! They have this cross fit corner for those people to do chins, ball throw, TRX! You can even train your IPPT here, with standing broad jump mat and shuttle run track! HUGE mirror everywhere, *which is very necessary for US to Flex*.

2 Power Rack, sited leg press, sited calf raises, 1 smith machine, 1 incline 1 decline and 1 flat bench, dumbbell weight up to 50kg, a few cable cross machine and most importantly they have sited chest press and as you can see below, they have a sited shoulder press as well! This is Heaven!

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shuttle run track at toa payoh safra
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you hardly can find a seated press in free weights! this is awesome!
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leg press!
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seated chest press, most of your common gym wouldnt have this as well.
To Level 2!
Lots of Cardio machine with a nice view facing the pool and warm sun rays shinning in 🙂
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lots of cardio machines
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some more cardio machine!

They have another weights area for people who want to train arms or lighter weight selection! Awesome! Lots of Machines for you to hit all the different muscle group! No more excuses! *oh i cannot train because they dont have this machine*

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Everything is good, only thing is the entry payment!

Per Entry Type Fees Usage Timing
#Off Peak
Hour Usage
SAFRA
Member
$5 Weekdays: 7am to 5pm

Saturdays: 7am to 1pm

Sundays/PH: 1pm to 7pmGuests$8Peak Hour
UsageSAFRA
Member$10#Weekdays: 5pm to 10pm

#Saturdays: 1pm to 8pm

Sundays/PH: 9am to 1pmGuests$15

 http://www.safra.sg/en/Enjoy/EnergyOne-Gyms/Memberships-Fees.aspx#.UeqKXlPBfR0

Walkable distance from Toa Payoh Mrt, about 10-15min walk a good warm up to the gym!

Quite a lot of customer is there but there are so many machines around, so the waiting time is not that bad!

Toilet is clean and neat as well. steam room and jacuzzi is available!

A must try! I will definitely go back again!

Thanks for reading!

Subway eat fresh? Is Subway really fresh?

I always loved the subway chicken breast foot long. Ordering it without the cookies and drinks thinking that it was the healthiest meal ever that will help get me lean and shredded.  What can go wrong with bread, vegetables (cucumber, tomato, and olive) and chicken breast?
Only until one day, where I got the frozen chicken breast that was taken out fresh from freezer. They had to defrost it in the oven and it looks the same white chicken and everything, until I chew on it. Some of the part wasn’t normal, it was chewy, it feels like I just put some eraser into my mouth. I knew that something was not right. So here is my research for the FRESH SUBWAY.
First of all, SUBWAY EAT FRESH according to SUBWAY is define as the sandwich is made fresh on the spot and that doesn’t mean the ingredient is fresh.
In its defence, Subway says by ‘fresh’ it means that the sandwiches are freshly made in front of customer, not that the ingredients are fresh. It also says that, where possible, it sources meat from the UK. Not that its meat is 100 per cent meat: Subway told me its ham contains pork rear-leg meat, water, salt, stabilisers, dextrose (sugar), lactose, smoke flavouring, preservative and antioxidant. What goes into the flavouring, it did not divulge.
I will only be touching on the chicken breast for this post, but subway is still a fastfood chain stall so we cant really expect much. Here it goes …
CHICKEN BREAST PATTY
Chicken breast with rib meat, water, seasoning (corn syrup solids, vinegar
powder [maltodextrin, modified corn starch and tapioca starch, dried vinegar], brown sugar, salt, dextrose, garlic powder, onion powder, chicken type flavor [hydrolyzed corn gluten, autolyzed yeast extract, thiamine hydrochloride, disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate]), sodium phosphates.
Your chicken breast is not really your chicken. It is a mixture of corn syrup, maltodextrin, corn starch, tapioca all the bad carbohydrates. And some corn gluten and your chicken taste comes from chicken type flavor. All I can say is what did I just ate!?
Anyway it’s a fast food chain, don’t be cheated by the eat fresh and thinking that eating subway is healthy.

Rob Riches on Steroid?

Rob Riches Fail a drug test.

http://www.robrichesfitness.com/did-rob-riches-fail-a-drug-test/

Rob riches on food.


Rob Riches state that he is natural and given us a goal, a dream for us to chase. What if the report is true? Our dream of that ripped physique, working to hard thinking that one day if we really work hard it will be achievable becomes impossible.
Will we start binging and give up on fitness?
But to me what really matter is not if they are on roids or on other stuff, hard work is needed still to achieve that physique. It’s a state of mind that we achieve from fitness that really matters. That moment when you finish the workout everyday, your mind becomes stronger. The positive attitude to believe that you can and you will. Every day waking up and look into the mirror telling yourself you earn that every piece of muscle.
Aesthetic mind builds, aesthetic body.

Review – Vibram Five Fingers – Bikila

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My first barefoot shoe, So far this shoe has been with me for quite some time already and i must say the quality of the shoe is really good.
i ran a 42km with it, quite a number of 10km and 20km as well for about 2 years and i am still using it now.
You may find it hard to put on in the beginning, as your toes are not that flexible yet. After a few times it will get better. I used this for Lifting, running even doing strongman training i am using this!

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Overall I must say this shoe is really durable and easy to bring around any one who is interested to try barefoot running. Please give it a try!
I would really like to review more barefoot shoes in the future!

Body Check after different diet

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From left to right 68kg, 72kg, 70kg, 72kg, 71kg
First photo was taken around last year march. I just started working at NutriFirst and I wanted to get a better body.
2 months later I bulk up to 72kg and subsequently i continued bulking to 74kg by eating like 3000 calories everyday with the help of pass gainers and a lot of food. I don’t really watch my diet but i try to avoid deep fried food, high sugar (canned drinks) or processed food (hotdog, MacDonald)
3rd photo was after the standard chartered marathon in 2012. That time i drop my weight all the way to 68 kg for the run. It was pretty easy for me to lose muscle weight, i stop eating high amount of calories and totally stop lifting weights for one month and I drop about 6kg. After the marathon i started doing my usual bulking but this time, i did not use a mass gainer as i am able get my calories from food alone. 4th photo is around MAY.
The last photo is the most recent one for 2 July 2013. Where i started my intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting -Week2- Vascularity

Recently i am really addicted to getting more vascular.

How can you get more veins to show?

  1. high protein low carb diet
  • it will help your body to use more fats as energy instead of using carbs. This is especially helpful is you workout fasted in the morning, working fasted in the morning is said to be able to increase fat burn by 20% more than normal workout timing!
  • shred more fats
    • the main reason why your veins is showing is because your fats is thinning out. you hardly see fat people with veins right.
  • take some Nitric Oxide supplement like arginine product
    • Arginine is a vasodilator. it helps to relax the blood vessel and increase blood flow.
    • http://www.nutrifirst.net/view_products.asp?catid=39&categoryname=NO2-NitricOxide
  • Lift heavy ass weight with proper form
    • if you are lifting heavy with proper form you will be putting the muscle under a more stressful environment in turn tearing more muscle fiber. To recover yourself during workout the body will call more blood to flow to that particular muscle group (the pump). therefore it creates more vascularity.

    3rd week intermittent fasting

    Doing intermittent fasting for 16(fasted)/8(feast) hour or sometimes 18/6 hour. I dont have a fix plan it really depends on how hungry i feel each day.

    i really do feel more vascular now and more definition is coming out. weight did increase by a bit.
    but normally we dont only go by how much weight you increased, it is not that accurate become what we want now is only muscle gain.

    muscle gain and fat lost so weight will be hover around the same. if my prediction is right, after dropping a few more percentage of body fat, we weight should start to rise. Shall see how it goes!

    All the best people.

    Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey

    Gold standards whey – Double rich chocolate flavor 10lbs bag

    This is one of the highest rated brand in the supplement industry.
    First of all taste and mix-ability. I taste more like dark chocolate to me. Not that artificial and not so sweet. Mixes well with just a few shake and it is a light blend very easy to drink.
    Protein content.
    This is a high isolate and low concentrate protein powder. Which is a higher grade compare to most other brands. Percentage of protein per scoop is also above 80%.
    If you are just looking for a post workout shake this may be the right one for you. If you want something better, can go for pure isolate protein like optimum nutrition hydrowhey

    Get yours at NutriFirst

    Should you replace your meals with protein shake/mass gainer

    Should you replace your meal with mass gainer or protein shake? The answer is no, you still need to get your vitamins and minerals from the food that you take in. Protein powder and mass gainer is a supplement it is suppose to be an addition to help with your diet and not to replace it! Same as meal replacement powder it will be good to use it on a 2 day on 1 day off basis and only use it to replace your dinner.

    Review – BPI – Pump HD

    BPI – Pump HD blue ice lemonade. 
    So far the best tasting Pre workout I have taken. 
    Very mixable. Sweet taste follow by a sour after taste. 
    Definitely a very strong Pre workout.
    This one is slightly different from the rest of the BPI Pre Workout as it contains some Leucine some electrolyte something different from rush and 1mr. 

    I tried sipping thru the workout, the focus was great but I think the caffeine content is a little too strong. 
    For those who never try Pre workout before might want to consider using half a scoop. Per serving contains 11g of powder. Overall awesome Pre must try! 

    Bring your container to NutriFirst and ask me for a free serving if you want!

    universal – animal pak

    a multi vitamin supplement amino acid,vitamins, digestive support and body detoxing

    a total of 11 pills to swallow.
    the pill are actually pretty huge, if you cannot swallow normal pills do not try this.

    question : is it normal to get yellow piss from animal pak
    yes, its because of the excessive amount of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

    is it harmful?

    no, unless you really overdose it too much if not it will just excrete through the unrine.