With Summer and Contest just around the corner, the topic of Fat burning and getting maximally peeled shape is quite poignant. When all is said and done most of your results will come down to diet and training, however Fat Burners can accelerate or maintain the process of dropping body fat.

Fat Burning Products Increase fat burning by stimulating the nervous system, maximizing thyroid output or providing the necessary ingredients the body needs to process fat for energy production. When taken before exercise they can help to increase exercise performance and calorie expenditure. 

Fat burners are just one tool to be used appropriately and sparingly, they are not magic pills. Having said that let us see how they can be that valuable tool to gets us to our goals a little quicker.

Whey Protein Powder: this is not everyone’s obvious first pick as a fat burner but bear with me on this one, it’s my number one pick for those aiming to lean up. The body burns a lot of calories repairing itself from intense exercise. If you don’t supply the protein the muscles need to repair, they simply wait, and guess how many calories waiting burns? Not many. Buy consuming a serve of whey protein directly after exercise, then periodically having small portions of protein from solid food throughout the day you are in a constant state of repair. This translates to a healthy metabolism and creating the perfect environment to burn fat. Protein Powder is a great protein for post workout, smoothies and protein pancakes.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine: Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a non-stimulant fat-burner that aids the transport of fats into the machinery of the muscle cells where it's burned for fuel. Research shows it improves fat loss during exercise and low-carb dieting. Carnitine also appears to enhance muscle recovery following intense lifting as well as possibly increase the number of testosterone receptors in muscle cells, thereby aiding muscle growth. DOSE: 1,000 to 2,000 mg in the form of L-carnitine, Acetyl-L -carnitine or L-carnitine- L-tartrate usually taken before cardio or weight training.

CLA:  Conjugated Linoleic Acid is naturally occurring and abundant in grass fed animal products including organic milk, butter, eggs, kangaroo, lamb, beef and in the more convenient capsule form. CLA promotes positive changes in body composition, less fat and a slight increase in muscle over a 3-6month period. Even though results are slow with CLA it is a stimulant free option that can be safely stacked with other fat burners for greater effect. 3-6 grams daily is enough to produce a measurable change in body composition.

Fat-burning Capsules/Powders: These are the most popular fat-burning products on the market and are usually taken just before weights or cardio to increase the amount of fat burned during your session. A good fat-burning powder or capsules (not much difference between them other than some people prefer capsules, others powder) will contain a variety of different ingredients that give you more energy to exercise, help release stored fat and help the body to process the newly release fat for energy. These products come in a variety of strength so be sure to ask our staff on which are better suited to beginners ranging up to those designed for the more Stimulant tolerant trainer. BPM LABS ANNIHILATE has been a PLANETMAX favourite for over 10 years now.

Thyroid Rx: usually what happens when most people start dieting is the Thyroid hormone that governs half your metabolism gets downgraded and your ability to burn fat is diminished. This is a survival mechanism built in to keep the species alive during famine. It kept your ancestors alive however it will also hamper your personal efforts to reduce fat. ATP SCIENCE THYROID RX is designed to keep your thyroid hormone functioning optimally and will complement the other types of fat-burners listed above.

All the supplements above work equally well for Men or Women, the only difference being some larger men (extra muscle mass) may require a higher dose than a smaller female (less muscle mass). Ask your coach if you aren’t currently using these supplements, you may need a boost to keep the fat coming off

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