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Dave’s Heavy Hittin’ MASS GAINING Nutrition Plan: Daily Blueprint

Posted by VPX Sports on Oct 12, 2014 10:01:00 AM


** I eat 4000-5000 calories per day before a big race adding fuel and gaining size, 3000-4000 calories per day on normal (non-race prep) days. I weigh 235lbs now. The following Meals & Snacks are spaced out 2-3 hours all day from waking to bedtime.

** To GAIN muscle MASS you need to at least be eating 10 calories per pound of desired body weight at the minimum so if you want to be 210lbs ripped, and that’s fair and logical for your bodytype and frame, then you need to eat at least 200x10 = 2100 calories daily spread out throughout all 7 meals/snacks below.

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Topics: diet, food tips, protein, nutrition, diet tips, muscle building, muscle

Mashed Potatoes without the Guilt! | Recipe

Posted by VPX Sports on Aug 17, 2014 10:36:00 AM

I like to get creative with my food. Because, let's face it, food is awesome! I will probably eat almost anything, and I'm not going to lie I love pizza, froyo, and nut butters probably a little too much lol. But, it IS possible to make healthier versions of your favorite foods and here is an example of doing just that!

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Topics: cooking tips, nutrition, recipes, cooking

Strawberry Delight! Delicious Guilt Free Pancakes

Posted by VPX Sports on Aug 10, 2014 9:45:00 AM

Tired of the same old eggs or oatmeal protein pancakes for breakfast? Craving something slightly sweet for breakfast but are watching your carbohydrate intake? If either of these two are you than you need to give this zero carb strawberry pancake recipe a try! These delicious pancakes curb your cravings for a tasty breakfast while dieting, taste amazing reheated so they are perfect to make the day before, and pack some serious protein! So you could head on down to iHop for their Strawberry pancakes but that will set you back 600 calories, over 100 grams of carbs, and only give you half the protein of this recipe, or in the time it takes you to drive there you can whip up this delicious physique friendly breakfast!

*Information from iHop’s website for Strawberry Banana Pancakes.

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Topics: protein, nutrition, recipes, cooking, muscle chef

Pack Your Snacks - 10 Snacks Perfect for OCR

Posted by VPX Sports on May 4, 2014 10:01:00 AM

When I’m obstacle racing, the fuel I put in my body is just as important as the training that got me there. Whether a local event or in another state, I never like leaving my pre-race food to chance. Sure, the hotel has a buffet, the city has grocery stores, the airport has restaurants and the venue has food trucks, but it can be expensive and a bit of a gamble whether or not they will have exactly what I want. Not to mention it’s those kinds of little things that add up to big nerves on race day – or possibly even hinder performance!  

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Topics: food tips, training tips, nutrition, OCR, obstacle course racing

High Protein Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Posted by VPX Sports on Apr 13, 2014 9:46:00 AM

Typical chocolate cheesecake slices will run you over 1,000 calories with minimal protein, these mini chocolate cheesecakes however are only 127 calories and pack 16 grams of protein all while maintaining an authentic cheesecake flavor! As an added boost the cheesecakes have a delicious crust with 14% of your daily fiber needs!

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Topics: cooking tips, protein, nutrition, recipes, cooking, muscle chef

Gluten Free Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe

Posted by VPX Sports on Dec 9, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Pizza is generally considered a "cheat meal" because let's face it… most of the time you order a pie, you open up the cardboard box, and low and behold there's a shiny grease laden pizza.  But, it doesn't have to be that way!  Save yourself the calories, fat, and carbohydrates by making your own, healthier pizza at home. Trust me, it's much easier than you might think to make your own pizza! You'll thank me after you try this recipe :)

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Topics: fitness diet, nutrition, recipes, cooking


Posted by VPX Sports on Dec 2, 2013 10:21:00 AM

All too often people are intimidated to step into their own kitchens, fearful of where to start.  With a little knowledge however, that fear will subside into confidence and your skills will grow from there.  This article is designed to give you several basic starting points to help get you into the kitchen and start creating your own delicious healthy meals. 

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Topics: cooking tips, nutrition, cooking

Pumpkin Protein Shake Recipe

Posted by VPX Sports on Nov 25, 2013 10:30:00 AM

In the mood for a healthy, low calorie meal replacement? Try a deliciously fulfilling Pumpkin Protein Shake! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this treat will complement your spread - Perfectly! At just 188 calories with zero cholesterol or saturated fats, it’s rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals and other vitamins; suitable any time of day!

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Topics: vpx, protein, nutrition, recipes, VIVO 360

The Importance of High Protein Diets in Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease on Dialysis

Posted by Team Xtreme on Oct 28, 2013 9:07:00 AM

In 2009 more than 871,000 people in the United States were being treated for End Stage Kidney Disease (ESRD).  Patients with ESRD have a few options; they can try to get a kidney transplant, go on dialysis, or choose to not be treated.  Dialysis is a method of filtering toxins in the body either using a dialysis machine, or using the body’s own peritoneal cavity.  Without dialysis or a transplant, the outcome for ESRD patients is very poor, so when faced with the decision, most choose dialysis.  

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Topics: health, diet, protein, nutrition, supplements

Cinnamon & Nutmeg Spiced Plantain Slices Recipe (Paleo)

Posted by VPX Sports on Sep 9, 2013 8:57:00 AM

Nutritional Facts About Plantains

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Topics: nutrition, recipes

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