Every morning I am reminded of my past as my body cracks when my hands reach to the ceiling letting out a big sigh. 26 years old and 20 of that have been spent training, 15 at a level I often can’t comprehend how I did it. The adage, “You don’t know what you got until it’s gone,” is forever a reminder of the physical condition my body once was at the peak of my athletic career.
With the recent injury of a torn ulnar collateral ligament being the latest addition to the list of setbacks, I want to bring light to a topic I feel many of you can resonate with.
I’ve heard it all, “He’s injury prone. He can’t handle the training. He’s not cut out for this level of physical abuse.” From age 15 I have been in chronic physical pain. In the 8th grade I endured a football injury tearing my lateral meniscus as well as a rare condition called osteochondritis dissecans, known as OCD, a joint disorder in which cracks form in the articular cartilage and the underlying subchrondral bone. In layman’s terms, OCD is a deep bone bruise that literally kills the bone and no longer is blood supplied to the area, resulting in pain, flaking of the bone, swelling, and catching and locking during movement. After a meniscal repair surgery of 5 pins and two screws and a drill hole into my bone marrow to resupply the area with blood, I crutched around for a few months on a high school campus not gimp friendly.
Beyond the hype and high of shotgunning a dry scoop of Blood Rounds, smelling salts, jamming to loud music, and yelling “light weight baby” is a much more important key to your success. Mental preparation might possibly be the most overlooked and under talked about aspect of exercise. Sure, pre-workout is great for added motivation, essential amino acids will aide in muscle repair and recovery, thermogenic fat burners got you covered in assisted weight loss, but, what are you doing for your mind?
How do you pre-workout your brain? What mental exercises are you doing to optimize your physical potential?
If your pregame workout only involves a heaping scoop of caffeine and some rap music, listen up.
The brain is the body’s strongest and most important muscle. It’s literally a computer system safe guarded by a barrier of bone. Within this system you contain more knowledge, power, and information than any hard drive can compute. Your brain is the most powerful tool in the universe if utilized and treated as such. The mind has the ability to elevate your physical potential beyond what is often comprehendible. Knowing this, why would we often ignore this muscle when it comes to exercise?
The answer, most of us have never been taught or shown how to correctly use our brain as a tool for success. Maybe you have been on some sort of sports team and have had a coach preach about visualization, going through the activity through your mind, but just never understood the concept as most young athletes don’t. It’s time to change such understanding and allow you to access the full, unbound potential of your mind to connect to your body resulting in maximized output.
Since we are on the topic of pre-workout, let’s start there.
Thoughts alone have the power to manifest both negative and positive realities. Maybe you have heard the saying, “If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand.” The unconscious and conscious thinking patterns of the mind will develop a set of feelings attached to past, present, and future events. If you feel you continually attract the same feelings of anxiety, fear, doubt, rejection, abandonment, anger, resentment, and chaos, continually finding yourself trying to control what is keeping you out of control, you are not alone.
From birth to now, events have shaped the feelings you are addicted to creating the same patterns your mind finds comfort with, releasing a neurochemical high to fulfill those set of feelings that keep you suppressed, anxious, and in an energy space to find what is familiar. Years of suppression and repression have hard wired your mind to bring about the same feelings over and over again, because, that is what is familiar.
Past trauma that goes unresolved will be pushed down into the subconscious mind. The often result is poor eating habits, unfulfilled relationships, closure to romantic partners, codependency, money problems, debt, weight gain or loss, self sabotage, and a multitude of outcomes which fulfill the brain high keeping you disappointed, broke, out of shape, and in the same place year after year.
Over time, unresolved feelings will lead to gastro intestinal problems as feeling of stress and anxiety strip the intestinal lining of the healthy gut flora that aide in digestion, and play a role in the breakdown of enzymes. Heart burn, acid reflux, colitis, and other GI ailments often can be traced back to the root of the cause being stress and unresolved feelings.
So, you’re saying that feelings can cause health problems in the body?
Keto. Whole 30. Intermittent fasting. Going vegan. Cottage cheese only. Atkins. Weight watchers.
When will it ever end? How come we have become so infatuated with making releasing weight such a science project? Why does nutrition have to be so complicated? There has to be an easier way, right?
First, we feel the diet trends listed are short term solutions to a long term problem. Sure, you lose 30 pounds with any one of the programs, then what? Most of the quick fix diet tricks are not sustainable. You will see results then often slowly gain back the weight as motivation to follow the program becomes less and less. If this is you, listen up.
What is weight loss?
Simply put, weight loss is being in a caloric deficit long enough to burn fat. In order to lose 1 pound of fat per week you must be in a caloric deficit of around 500 calories per day for a total of 3500 total calories per week. You can achieve this deficit by eating less, working out more, or a combination of both. If you scale these numbers, losing 1 pound of actual fat per week by following this protocol will lead to 4 pounds per month, and 48 pounds of total fat loss per year. Now, most of you reading this do not have 48 pounds of fat to lose, but, can you begin to understand the long game of nutrition and weight loss by breaking down these numbers?
You are probably saying, yes, I understand what is means to lose weight, but, you haven’t told me how.
For starters, you will need to calculate your BMR (basal metabolic rate) : Rate at which your body burns energy at rest. The best way to calculate your BMR is an online calculator or doing an InBody assessment. For the purpose of this article, we will not over complicate this by giving you a math equation. Consult a health coach or professional if you require additional assistance.
Once you have determined your BMR, you will know the number of calories your body burns daily through metabolism. This is how you will determine how to achieve a caloric deficit of 500 calories daily.
Next, instead of crash dieting, limiting yourself to only eating certain foods, and making losing weight seem like a chore instead of something natural, make a plan. It’s rather easy. Make a list of the healthy protein, carb, fat, and micronutrient sources you like to eat. Figure out how many times per day you will be eating. Measure out your macronutrient sources (protein, carbs, fats) to fit your daily caloric goal total. Stick to your regiment. Be consistent. Buy into the process. And begin to develop a lifestyle of eating, not a fad trend of unsustainable tricks.
If you have any questions or would like to work with a coach to assist you in creating healthy eating habits that are sustainable, please inquire by click the link below.
What does it do?
We know what you may be thinking when you read, "Advanced Nitric Oxide Complex." For the veteran supplement shoppers, you're pumped for this addition to the Fueled Supplements line. For those who may be slightly newer to the realm of supplements, let us help explain what our Advanced Nitric Oxide Complex formula, Fueled Veinz, can do for you.
First, Fueled Veinz is specially designed to increase nitric oxide (oxygen) and silicon blood levels in order to achieve maximum blood flow. Trademarked and Patented ingredient, Nitrosigine, goes to work by elevating NO levels. When oxygen levels in the blood is increased, the veins begin to enlarge, which is called vasodilation. By definition, vasodilation is the dilatation of blood vessels. Increased blood flow due to an increase in nitric oxide levels causing vasodilation means an increased workload output, endurance, improved cardiovascular performance, and optimized muscle strength.
Fueled Veinz is unique by the way all ingredients work synergistically to achieve one goal, blood flow. Example: Agmatine Sulfate is a metabolite (necessary for metabolism) of l-arginine. L-arginine is an amino acid that is converted in the body into nitric oxide. Woah, there's that NO we have been talking about! So, consuming agmatine sulfate you're also increasing nitric oxide levels by the conversion of arginine. Science is cool, man.
There's a slight problem though, like anything else, there are antagonists that want to limit the amount of nitric oxide levels in the blood. This is where l-norvaline comes into play. L-Norvaline is a amino acid derivative of the branched chained amino acid, valine. Norvaline has been found to be a mixed arginase inhibitor. Arginase is the enzyme that inhibits arginine - substance found to generate nitric oxide, increase blood flow, and boost muscle pumps. L-norvaline limits the actions of arginase allowing for unrestricted nitric oxide levels for long lasting, all-day muscle pumps.
Fueled Veinz is topped off with Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and another Trademarked and Patented ingredient called, AstraGin. ASTRAGIN™ is the missing link when it comes to absorption of ingredients. Created 100% naturally by Nuliv Science composed of highly purified and fractionated Panax notoginsengand Astragalus membranaceus produced by a proprietary pharmaceutical extraction and processing technology. ASTRAGIN™ is clinically shown to improve the absorption of amino acids, folate, glucosamine, as well as increase protein synthesis.
With all variables into the equation, we strongly feel we developed one of the most advanced Nitric Oxide formulas on the market boasting a clinically dosed ingredient profile unmatched by the masses.
Who is Fueled Veinz for?
Contrary to what you may believe, Fueled Veinz is suitable for both men and women. Who doesn't like an awesome pump when they workout?
Fueled Veinz is non-hormonal and non-stim. It does not affect hormones in any way nor does it ramp the central nervous with the use of stimulants.
We suggest Fueled Veinz to be most effective during resistant training workouts such as lifting weights, but, is not limited to only weight training workouts. We must say, we do not suggest for cardio workouts as the purpose of the product is to promote as much muscle pump as possible and too much pump during cardio could potentially slow you down.
How/What is the best way to take fueled veinz?
Fueled Veinz is stimulant free and in a capsule form, which offers a variety of ways to enhance its ingredient formula. If you are stimulant sensitive or you like training at night time, Fueled Veinz can be taken as a stand alone product by itself for your workouts. If you currently use one of our advanced preworkout formulas, you can stack Fueled Veinz with any of our products for insane workouts.
We suggest playing around with different ways of taking Fueled Veinz and figure out what best suits you and your training methods.
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products to stack with fueled veinz
If you are someone who is like I once was, you wake up late, hit the snooze button ten times before finally rolling out of bed the last minutes from the point of no return, to then be rushed, in a frantic, you skip breakfast, get ready as fast as possible, snag a coffee on your way to work and have no time to set your intention for the day. On the way to work you are edgy, in a hurry, often accompanied by road rage. You are stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, and always trying to catch up. Your body is tired, unresponsive, and greatly lacks motivation. You go to work, drink more caffeine, watch the clock, count down the hours, daydream about a nap, to finish the day doing just enough to get through. On your way home your eyes are heavy, your stomach growls for salty or sweet foods, and there are minimal chances you have any energy to go to the gym or workout.
If this is you, or, you are someone who is seeking to improve the quality of your days, be more productive, live mindfully, relaxed, focused, and committed, keep reading.
We are excited to introduce to you our ALL NEW look!
As we continue to forge ahead in the supplement world, we have decided to make the next step in making Fueled Supplements even more family friendly and a brand you want to see on your kitchen counter, gym bag, and work desk. We have been working quietly behind the scenes to bring you a revamped aesthetic, yet, keeping the integrity of the brand with the same quality formulas.
New look. Same amazing ingredients. F stands for Future. The Future is now.
First look at the new label
The old look was a great start. We feel the label layout and aesthetic was good enough to get the ball rolling and sufficient in being attractive to the consumer. If you have followed us for a day, month, or since the beginning, you know "good enough" is not our style. We have continually transformed our formulas to improve quality and performance. Fueled products boast some of the highest quality ingredient profiles on the market using the most pure raw ingredients that have been proven to deliver results. The product on the inside delivers, so, why not match such quality on the outside? With so many changes being made on the label, we were in a total skittles blizzard in terms of branding. Some containers are white with black lids, others white with white lids, and some even black containers with black lids. We are now in the process of streamlining our look to create uniformity making our products ones you want to proudly display on your counter tops.
Let's note a few key items on the new label that we are pretty excited about.
On the left side of the label you can now clearly see our signature F. This was something we wanted to continue to incorporate as we feel it's a staple in our brand. On the lower right side of the label in the background is an outline of the state of Montana. Being a Montana made company, we will never forget our roots. We take great pride in being Montana Made and Montana residents. There is something special about the 406 that a lot of other states don't possess. Lastly, above the L & E of Fueled you can see a half circle in the background. This symbolizes a wrestling ring, center circle for basketball, soccer, football, the pitchers mound, catchers box, and all fields and sports platforms alike.
things to look for
We proudly utilize All American Pharmaceutical as one of our product manufacturers. For products produced by All American, look out for these logos on the label. All products produced from All American Pharmaceutical are manufactured under these certification guidelines.
Trademarks mean quality GUARANTEED
Look for these trademarked logos on our products. All trademarked ingredients are clinically tested for efficiency and quality. When you see a trademark logo please feel free to look them up, they are all backed by scientific research showing the affects they have on the body and body processes.
Below is a list of trademarked ingredients to look for in Fueled Supplement formulas.
Approaching two years in business come October 2019, we feel we are always evolving to suit your needs over making profits. Fueled formulas have continually improved and will continue to do so as we progress into year three. Oh, we can't forget flavors... all new flavors will be added to the products throughout the rebranding phase so be sure to lookout for your favorites.
As a small company fighting for attention in what seems to be a crowded marketplace, we are here to stand out by providing the absolute best products money can buy with the backing of accredited manufacturing companies. We take great pride in what we do and will never cut corners for profit. People always come before profits, and we are here to assist you in achieving the goals you have set to accomplish.
We thank you for being the driving force behind our brand. Your loyalty and support is second to none. Thank you.
Breaking through muscle, strength, and competitive plateaus naturally are a thing of the past. Whether you are an athlete, bodybuilding competitor, exercise enthusiast, or simply someone seeking to enhance your performance, Anabolic Gold is the product you have been looking for.
We understand how hard it can be to build muscle and achieve next level strength gains without the use of steroids.In a modern day world where science and technology are improving at speeds we often cannot keep up with, it's only a matter of time before an all natural muscle building formula was created to achieve "steroid" like results without hormones, illegal drugs, liver toxicity, or harmful and unwanted side effects.
When formulating Anabolic Gold, Fueled Supplements CEO and head formulator, Wayne Morin, wanted one thing... A anabolic muscle building product unmatched by the market. Anabolic Gold is exactly that. Utilizing three trademarked ingredients backed by clinical studies to ensure effectiveness and purity to the highest extent, full label disclosure with no proprietary blends, and clinical doses unseen anywhere in the supplement market space, Anabolic Gold is built to deliver.
This is not your generic muscle building product with false promises and low quality raw ingredients. Find out more on the main ingredients used in Anabolic Gold that contribute to its greatness.
Plant derivative known for promoting an anabolic environment for optimal lean muscle growth by greatly enhancing protein synthesis. 5-a-Hydroxy laxogenin is contained within the plant, Smilex Sieboldiiis, in which laxogenin contributes to the plant's anabolic nature.
All natural, yet highly potent and effective. LAXOSTERONE® is a trademark of 5-a-Hydroxy Laxogenin.
Laxogenin has been scientifically shown to produce natural muscle and strength gains. The key to these results is laxogenin increases protein synthesis by over 200%. Protein synthesis is the process in which cells make proteins, allowing the body to build muscle.
With amplified protein synthesis, you will be able to build muscle faster, decrease recovery time, and balance cortisol response for optimal training and performance.
LAXOSTERONE® is tested for quality and purity with over 90% laxogenin. Generic forms of laxogenin sometimes contain less than 50%.
200MG 20 BETA-HYDROXYECDYSTERONE
Naturally occurring compound found in herbs that increases lean muscle mass, decrease fat, and improve overall performance. Ecdysterone has been scientifically shown to be safe and effective to improve bodily functions without side effects. Although known for its potent muscle building properties, ecdysterone has also been found to increase endurance, stimulate metabolism, lower blood sugar, promote the growth of muscle fibers, and improve nearly every bodily function.
All this is achieved with zero side effects, no liver toxicity, no high blood pressure, and no hormonal changes.
200MG EPICATECHIN 90% (FROM COCOA)
Plant based photochemical found in cocoa powder and chocolate. Epicatechin has been shown to increase levels of follistatin, a muscle protein, that inhibits the presence of myostatin. Myostatin is a protein that limits muscle growth. Therefore, epicatechin increases follistatin leading to less myostatin in order to build muscle mass. Physiological benefits of this powerful compound includes increasing nitric oxide levels for improve vascularity, skeletal muscle blood flow, endurance, regulating blood sugar levels, stimulating protein synthesis, improving brain and heart health, and acting as an antioxidant.
Studies suggest 150-200mg of epicatechin for serious athletes that want to experience its full benefits in terms of non-hormonal performance.
1000MG KSM-66® ASHWAGANDHA
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote human performance. KSM-66® Ashwagandha is the highest concentration, full spectrum root extract available. Backed by clinical studies, KSM-66® utilizes the root off the plant and not the leaves like most generic brands. The root has been shown to provide an elevated enhancement for lowering cortisol levels, diminishing stress and stress related food cravings, increase athletic performance, improve cognition, build and repair muscle, and reduce recovery times.
Possibly the most undercooked part of products is absorption. Yes, it's great to have clinical doses, but, ensuring the body is using these ingredients to their full potential is key.
ASTRAGIN™ is the missing link when it comes to absorption of ingredients. Created 100% naturally by Nuliv Science composed of highly purified and fractionated Panax notoginsengand Astragalus membranaceus produced by a proprietary pharmaceutical extraction and processing technology. ASTRAGIN™ is clinically shown to improve the absorption of amino acids, folate, glucosamine, as well as increase protein synthesis.
Anabolic GOld is for everybody
Who is Anabolic Gold for?
Those serious about achieving muscle gains the all natural way. From bodybuilders, fitness competitors, combative athletes, or everyday gym goers seeking a performance edge to become bigger, faster, and stronger. With no side effects, all plant based ingredients, and no label guessing, there comes a peace of mind when taking Anabolic Gold.
Summertime is in full swing with fall right around the corner. The best way to close out the remaining months of 2019 is by taking charge of your lifestyle, exercise, nutrition, and supplementation.
Let the Fueled Family assist you in reaching your goals, add Anabolic Gold to your arsenal.
Answer: The way that best suits your specific goals and body type.
The question is asked all the time and our answer always resorts back to this. No two bodies are the same. Just because your friend is a CrossFit fanatic, or your cousin smashes the heavy weights, it does not mean that is the type of training you should be doing.
First step: Set goals
What are you specifically seeking to accomplish through your exercise regiment? Build muscle? Strength? Endurance? Improve flexibility?
These are all questions you should answer before starting any sort of program. Having a clear intention and focus as to what you are wanting to achieve is required for long term success. Please understand though, there are many approaches to exercise and not just any single one is the "best."
Summer is right around the corner and I'm sure you've heard the words "bikini season" or "shredding season" in abundance from your fitness friends. With the amount of information out there, I know it can be confusing, and often difficult to understand which method or program works best for you. This will be the first of 3 blogs that will help you dial in what is best for you and your journey.
Calories in VS. Calories Out
Whether you are seeking to gain or lose weight, it all comes down to the amount of calories you are consuming per day. Yes, macronutrients, protein, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and water all play a role but we will touch on this at another time.
My name is Josh Morin and my mission here is solely to be the light to help you find your north star.