Future food: a revolutionary approach to bodybuilding nutrition

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It is common knowledge that when it comes to building a bigger, stronger, more muscular physique, the type of food you eat greatly affects your success. In fact, without proper nutrition, not even the latest muscle building supplement combinations or exotic training regimens can help you build a better body. What constitutes the perfect bodybuilding eating plan? Over the years, the “ideal” way to eat year round has been a topic of great debate. If you want to stay lean and hard yet still be able to effectively build muscle year round the answer is almost always the same. This may surprise you, but the most successful nutrition plan for bodybuilders who are “always in shape” is one that consists of roughly 40% protein, 40% low glycemic carbohydrates, 20% fat, and high fiber. Whether you believe it or not, without macronutrients in the right ratios, your efforts in the gym are destined to failure. You will never achieve the kind of physique you’re working so hard to create. As we all know, eating the ideal body building diet isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would be walking around with muscles bulging and 5% bodyfat. Who has time to cook the ideal foods and carry the mountain of grub around every day, let alone finding a place to heat it up? So where are all the wonderful supplements to help you achieve this ideal bodybuilding diet?

The Search For New Age, Designer Foods

For years dedicated bodybuilders, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone who is working hard to create a better body has been sold on the concept of custom engineered, designer foods. Contrary to the advertising hype, most spoils nutrition companies have only created convenient ways for bodybuilders to consume protein powders or “typical” meal replacement supplements (MRP’s). They took protein powders in jugs and put them into packets adding vitamins and minerals and sometimes a little bit of cheap sugary carbohydrate to improve the taste. This concoction, called the typical MRP, has quickly become “standard issue” supplementation for nearly every dedicated athlete. Is it because it is the “best” possible product of its kind? No, it is because it is convenient. Is it because it is the ideal way to eat? No, it has function, but it is not ideal. As you will soon see, none of the current “leading brand” MRP’s provide the right ratio of macronutrients and quality ingredients eaten by the best-built people on earth. To m ake our point just take a look at the past.

Meal Supplements of Yesteryear

Since the early 1990’s, meal replacement powders have centered around very limited macronutrient profiles such as high protein and very low carbs. As the following charts indicate, a true muscle-building diet of high protein, low-glycemic carbohydrates and healthy fats simply cannot be achieved with the “Leading Brand” or Leading “Low Carb” MRP. Here’s how the current products on the market attempt to deliver a “real bodybuilding meal”.

Typical “Leading Brand” MRP

Carb 34%

Fats 6%


* High protein blend

* High glycemic maltodextrin

* No essential fats

* Low fiber

Best Use:

* Additional protein in the diet

* Moderate or low carb diets

* Better than to junk food”

Note: Table made from pie chart

Now don’t take this the wrong way, we understand the need for extra protein in an athlete’s diet and the fact that short-term use of low-carb diets can help you get leaner. However, it has been shown that athletes on reduced levels of carbohydrates may be unable to train effectively, jeopardizing muscle tissue and overall muscle size fullness in the process. In fact, hard training athletes require a much greater energy reserve than sedentary folks.

“Typical “Low Carb” MRP

Carb 20%

Fats 8%

Protein 72%


* High protein blend

* Fat promoting maltodextrin

* No essential fats

* Low fiber

Best Use:

* Additional Protein in the diet

* Very low carb diets

* Alternative to protein powders in a jug

Note: Table made for pie chart

Muscle cells only receive this energy Through The consumption of carbohydrates. Weight training also makes great demands on the body’s amino acid pool, which must be replenished by consuming a higher than average protein intake. These learnings have led us to believe that it is possible to create something different.

A New Frontier in Bodybuilding Nutrition

Lean Mass Matrix[TM] was developed to allow athletes the ease and convenience of simulating whole foods without the prep, cooking and clean up. Our revolutionary formulation is based upon the fact many top athletes believe you have to eat meals with specific ratios of protein, carbs, fats and fiber to build lean muscle. The type of carbs you eat is just as important as the sources of protein you use. Bodybuilders generally avoid maltodextrin and other high-glycemic carbs unless they want the anabolic effect of elevated insulin levels immediately post-workout. The rest of the time they want high-quality, low-glycemic carbs that feed their muscles with glycogen and don’t convert easily to fat. Lean Mass Matrix[TM] contains carbs from very unique sources like oatmeal, barley, brown rice, and flax seed these are the carbs that bodybuilders eat all the time. By using grain carbs that are unrefined we drastically increased the fiber content while reducing the sugar content and glycemic response. Prolab’s totally un ique blend provides carbohydrate sources that real bodybuilders eat on a regular basis! Lean Mass Matrix[TM] makes getting the right types and precise amounts of carbs easier than ever. Imagine a tasty bowl of oatmeal, two scoops of protein, and some flax seed oil mixed in a shaker bottle to bring along in your gym bag – that’s Lean Mass Matrix[TM].

The Case for Improved Size, Muscularity and Strength

Most bodybuilders make the connection of higher protein intake with increases in the protein containing elements of individual muscles. However, this is only part of the muscle building equation. The main storage compound inside skeletal muscle is glycogen, which is partly responsible for holding water in the muscle, as well as providing the energy needed to train heavy and hard. Current science has uncovered some very revealing fact regarding glycogen stores that may explain why the best built bodies on earth eat roughly 40% protein, 40% low glycemic carbohydrates, 20% fat and high fiber year round. In fact, changing your macronutrient ratio from low carbohydrate MRP’s (green, yellow, and blue bars) to Lean Mass Matrix[TM] (red bar) will help resynthesize glycogen stores in muscles to potentially double or triple your overall muscle cell volume making you look bigger, harder, and more muscular! How can we claim such dramatic improvements? Let’s look at the data.

As you can see from the preceding information, if you are currently using a reduced-carb or low-carb MRP, your decision to switch to a Moderate Protein & Carb MRP should be a “No Brainer”!

The Future Is NOW!

Now that you understand why Prolab’s revolutionary MRP was designed to feed bodybuilders and other fitness enthusiasts a true meal, let’s take a closer look at the precise and powerful list of ingredients.

Lean Mass Matrix[TM]

Carb 40%

Fats 20%

Protein 40%


* Moderate Protein

* Low glycemic, glycogen friendly carb matrix

* Essential fats

* Naturally high in fiber

Best Use:

* Scientifically engineered balanced food

* Year round bodybuilding nutrition

* Alternative to cooking “clean” bodybuilding foods

Note: Table made from pie chart

From what you have learned already, the macronutrient ratios in Lean Mass Matrix[TM] look good right? But the story gets even better when you look at the ingredients.

The Power Of Quality Raw Materials

Lean Mass Matrix[TM] is designed for the top end of the MRP market. Our consumer for this revolutionary food source will be familiar with the hard work and dedication that the lifestyle requires. To that end, we have spared no expense when it comes to sourcing, testing and validating the overall quality and efficacy of every key ingredient in Lean Mass Matrix[TM]. The product is truly worthy of the term “Cutting Edge”.

Lean Mass Matrix[TM], A Closer Look

40g of Sustained Release Bioactive Proteins:

– Native Milk Proteins

– Undenatured Micellar Casein

– Whey Protein High in Beneficial Growth and Peptide Fractions

– Whey Protein Isolate

– 2 Grams of Free Form L-Glutamine

* 40g of Unrefined Low Glycemic Carbohydrates:

– Oatrim Specially Processed Oat Fiber Complex

– Brown Rice/Oatmeal/Barley

* 5g of High Fiber:

– From Natural Sources

* 8g of Essential Fatty Acids:

– From Natural Grain Sources

* Does Not Contain:

– Aspartame or Acesulfame K

– Fructose – Sugar that Converts to Fatty Acids

– Sucrose, Corn Syrup Solids or Hydrogenated Oils

– Fat-Promoting High Glycemic Index Maltodextrins

– Soy or Other Old-School Proteins

Benefits of Using Lean Mass Matrix[TM]

* For Building Muscle Size, Fullness and Strength

* Providing Timely “True Bodybuilding Meals” Throughout the Day

* Promoting a Muscle Building, not Fat Accumulating Environment

* Replenishing Lost Glycogen Stores Without Over Stimulating Insulin

* Providing Essential Fats to Your Body Used in Building New Cellular Components

* Maximizing Intestinal Health with Natural Fiber Improving Digestion

* Provides Exceptional Anti-Catabolic Protection by Maintaining Stable Blood Glucose Levels to Limit Cortisol Release

* Delivering Vital Nutrients, Vitamins and Minerals to your Muscles and Supporting Tissues

* Easy Way to Get the Nutrition You Need to Build the Body You Want Without the Boredom and Time Consuming

* Task of Prep, Cooking, and Cleaning Your Kitchen

In Conclusion

As you can see, Prolab has pioneered a new age of meal replacements. The gap between primitive protein powders and MRP’s has been closed with the development of Lean Mass Matrix[TM]. This new breed of “True Meal Supplementation” will surely be the talk of the bodybuilding world and usher in an era of Revolutionary Bodybuilding Foods with the needs of the bodybuilder in mind. Just another reason why when it comes to advanced bodybuilding

– Nobody Beats Prolab.

Typical Glycogen Levels With Varied Diets

Long Term Low carb 15% Bar A

Medium Term Low Crab 30% Bar B

Short Term Low Carb 65% Bar C

Year Round Moderate Protein and Carb 100% Bar D

Note: Table made from bar graph

Lona Term Low Carb Diet (Bar A):

* Dieting 12 – 16 weeks or more

* Muscles depleted of glycogen and water

* Workouts are less effective, no pump, lack of energy

* Reduces ability to train hard, build muscle, recover, and burn fuel

* Muscles are flat, small, and do not look their best

Medium Term Low Carb Diet (Bar B):

* Dieting 4 – 8 weeks

* Muscles start depleting glycogen and water

* Workouts become more difficult

* Increased recovery times and less muscle growth

* Muscles start getting flat and lack fullness

Short Term Low Carb Diet (Bar C):

* Dieting 1 – 3 weeks

* Muscles are relatively full of glycogen and water

* Workouts are still going okay

* Losing body fat and looking and feeling okay

* Negative effect on muscle growth and appearance is on the horizon

Moderate Protein & Carb Diet (Bar D):

* Year round nutrition for maximum benefits

* Muscles replete with vital glycogen, amino acids, and water

* Training is excellent with plenty of energy and a good pump

* Recovery is rapid due to optimal nutrient supply

* Muscles are full, hard and big

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