"A Pre-Workout worthy of the Gold Standard name"
After completing six weeks following a personalised intense training and nutrition programme, the Optimum Nutrition Meet the Experts winners have plenty to share on their experiences.
Right now Crossfit fans all over the world are busy working their way through 17.2...
Now that our Meet the Expert winners are over halfway through their 6-week nutrition and training programme, we took some time to find out how they are getting on.
Congratulations to Brad Taylor, Richard Wharton, and Morgan Tattershall who have all received a personalised Training and Nutrition programme from Team On athlete Dom Heap to help them develop their size and strength.
Congratulations to Jason Comley, Emma Rawlinson, and Stephen Grigg; winners of the Meet the Expert Physique category. They each receive a personalised training and nutrition plan from Team ON athlete Daire Curley to help them set the gold standard.
Congratulations to Matt Gunnell, Sam Montieri, and Matthew Chappell who have each won a personalised training and nutrition programme with Team ON athlete and former rugby professional Ian Kirke.
Congratulations to Eve Daeche, James Stringer, and Nathan Prout who have each won a personalised training and nutrition programme with Team ON athlete Tim Chase.
ON's three Meet the Expert: Crossfit competition winners Kimie Johnstone, Mitchell Barnes, and Joe Readman have been assigned to coach Claire McGlynn. Working with Claire they will each follow a personalised Nutrition and Exercise program for six weeks.
Emilia Thompson wins the ON Gold Standard PT of the Yeat: Nutritionist Award.
Great news! The winners of Optimum Nutrition's Meet the Expert competition have been chosen.
Team ON athlete Linda shares weight loss tips based on her personal experience.
Macros: 508 kcal, 56 g carbs, 30 g protein, 20 g fat
Sample meal plan for a 5'4”, 65 kg female who exercises 4 times weekly and wants to lose 1 lb per week.
Macros: 1100 kcal, 32.7 g carbs, 69 g protein, 78 g fat
Macros: 645 kcal, 87 g carbs, 49 g protein, 14.3 g fat (makes two portions)
Macros: 266 kcal, 25.8 g carbs, 42 g protein, 0.5 g fat
Nutrition, training, and consistency. Team ON athlete and bikini competitor Linda Illerstam on approaching a weight loss programme.
Linda works hard to help her clients get in the best shape possible by creating tailored nutrition and fitness plans. As an ambassador for the new Optimum Nutrition OPTI-LEAN range here are her top tips for following a weight loss programme.
When it comes to weight loss there are three key elements they require attention. Firstly though, be aware of the difference between losing weight and losing fat. Attaining a firm and fit body does not necessarily equal losing weight. Muscle development and growth can mean people witness big changes in their physique while maintaining or even gaining weight. Personally I use both scales and body fat percentage measurements to get a more accurate insight into my changing physique. If I lose weight but do not lower my fat percentage it means I am losing muscle mass. This is actually counter-productive as it can slow down my metabolism and make it more difficult for me to burn fat. We’ve all heard it before and it is true: muscle weighs more than fat. So don’t get too preoccupied with the numbers on the scale. If your clothes start to feel loose and your body feels tighter – it’s WORKING!
Take a look at the ON blog for my top 3 factors to address when targeting weight loss, plus 5 quick tips for getting started, a 7-day workout schedule for both beginners and advanced stages, and a sample meal plan provided by ON nutritionist Dr Críonna Tobin.
You work hard to look good because it makes you feel good. Watching what you eat and exercising can be a lifestyle balancing act. The new OPTI-LEAN range of products by Optimum Nutrition is designed to help reduce body weight, maintain lean muscle mass or help support your metabolism*.
OPTI-LEAN™ Meal Replacement Shake with 25 grams of fast and slow digesting proteins mixes easily and tastes great. OPTI-LEAN™ Whey Powder combines 20 grams of protein with CLA, L-carnitine and green tea. Need on-the-go options? OPTI-LEAN™ Meal Replacement Bars provide 20 grams of protein, and our low-sugar OPTI-LEAN™ Whey Bar contains CLA, L-carnitine and green tea. There’s also OPTI-LEAN™ Fat Metaboliser, an easy-to-swallow caffeine-containing capsule.
There’s something for everyone working at getting lean and fit.
*OPTI-LEAN Meal Replacement Powder and Bar helps reduce bodyweight. OPTI-LEAN™ Whey Powder and Bar help grow lean muscle. OPTI-LEAN Fat Metaboliser helps support your metabolism.