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5 Ways to Rapidly Burn Fat This Summer

Posted By ProjectAD on May 19, 2015

Summer is imminent. Tops are about to come off, flesh is about to be exposed. The moment of truth will soon be upon us: just how hard have you trained in the last 8 months?

For many of us, this will be question will be a met with a collective “gulp” as our throats try to muster out a feeble excuse for why we weren’t ready.

Forget that. Visual aesthetics and your physical appearance are the subject of instant judgement on the beach; there’s no time to grab a megaphone and start announcing why you’re on an extended bulk . You know as well as we do, that ain’t gonna cut it!

Don’t worry, we get it: you’re playing catch-up already. You don’t have to give us the sob story as to why you’re not ready. We hold many powers at AD, but unfortunately, the ability to push the summer back a few months is not one of those.

Without further ado, here are 5 ways to rapidly get shredded this summer.

1: Go KetoKeto isn’t perfect for everybody, but it’s an excellent way of rapidly burning fat if you’re overweight.A ketogenic is one that forces the body to start using ketones for energy. By removing carbohydrates from your diet, your body switches up the energy source and goes directly to fatty acids to be mobilised for regular activities and brain function.Is it difficult to follow? Yes. But does it produce almost instantaneous results for most individuals? Hell yes.2: Intermittent FastingIF, like keto, is not optimal for everyone, but what do you care, right? You’re already on borrowed time, so a radical change may be exactly what you need right about now.

Implementing intermittent fasting is an excellent way of adhering to a really low calorie diet, as it forces you to make your meals more calorie dense. You’ll be more satiated as a result, and adherent to the overall diet you’re following.

A good starting point for IF is a 16 hour fast followed by an 8 hour eating period.

3: Carb-Backloading

This one is all the hot goss around town right now, and for good reason: it’s damn effective.

Carb Backloading is focused on the principle of eating all your carbs late in the evening post-training, allowing for unprecedented fat mobilisation during the day, in addition to maximising that anabolic splurge late at night.

Many people who like the “If It Fits Your Macros” approach have taken to carb-backloading due to its familiarity with ice cream, doughnuts and other treats post-workout. Maybe there is a way for you to hold onto your excuses and get results after all – with Carb-Backloading.

4: The Meat & Nuts Breakfast

Popularised by renowned guru Charles Poliquin, this one is an excellent way to enhance fat mobilisation during the morning, in addition to stabilising blood sugar levels for the remainder of the day, along with increasing your overall adherence and removing cravings for carbs.

The thing about the meat and nuts breakfast is, it sounds obscene until you actually try it. Then it actually becomes an awesome reality due to how effective it is.

 5: ShredaBull

Come on, you couldn’t let us give you 4 awesome protocols without a shamless plug, could you?shredabull-500x500

If you’re looking for a quality fat burner that covers fat loss from every conceivable angle, from cortisol control to ramping up thermogenesis, then ShredaBull has to be your product of choice.

Combine 2-3 caps of ShredaBull in your diet for just one month, and if you come back to us in one month having noticed no change, well… let’s just say it ain’t going to happen!

As a side-note, ShredaBull also works magnificiently in conjunction with the outlined protocols in this article, and you’ll notice some real synergy when it comes to fat burning in the morning and enhancing your overall energy in particular.

Start realising you’re in a rush to save your summer, and get Shredabull into the equation as a blast-gasp blast to incinerate your remaining body fat.

How Many Carbs Should I Eat?

Posted By ProjectAD on January 29, 2015

1621871_594426957313020_763729263_nThe war on carbohydrates is relentless.

For years now, the media, the scientists, and even the gym rats have all at some stage attempted to discredit and tarnish carbohydrates.

We shouldn’t be too surprised. The same treatment was once bestowed upon high protein diets, as well as how the macronutrient fat was the root of all evil and diseases.


Luckily, times changed, and we got better educated on those two macronutrients in order to properly assess how we can plan them into our diets and utilise their benefits. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about carbohydrates: they’re well and truly the victims of an unwarranted, merciless beating that shows no sign of stopping any time soon. That’s about to change, however.

Why Carbs are Important

Love ’em or hate ’em, your physique needs carbohydrates if it is to build muscle at a substantial rate and optimise performance levels. The biological facts remain as plane as daylight: anaerobic, high-intensity activity requires carbohydrates (glucose) as fuel. Whether you provide them directly or indirectly (gluconeogenesis) is your choice. But if you side with the latter, then muscle breakdown (catabolism) is a very real risk.

It’s also poor for maximising muscular gains. Insulin, probably the most juxtaposed and misinterpreted hormone in the world, is at its core anabolic and necessary for muscular gains. Without insulin being secreted, your gains are going to be the equivalent of trying to drive a car at 100mph in first gear. Frankly speaking, we need it to shift gears.

But this is where the problem starts. Consume too little, and you’ll fail to build muscle. Consume too many, and you’ll get fat. While insulin sensitivity generally determines the effectiveness of how you partition nutrients to various cells and construct new muscle tissue (which is why we created Matador, to enhance this sensitivity), body type also plays a prevalent role in your physiological disposition.

So, here are the recommendations:

matador-500x500Ectomorphs (naturally skinny dudes) & Highly active individuals: Eat between 3-4 grams of carbohydrates per lb of bodyweight. Take 2 capsules of Matador post-workout with a high carb meal, and 2 capsules along with another calorie dense meal during the day.

Mesomorphs (naturally muscular guys): Eat between 2.5-3grams of carbohydrates per lb of bodyweight. If you’re also regularly active and work a demanding job, then move towards the upper spectrum of carb intake. Take 2 capsules of Matador post-workout with a high carb meal, as well as 2 caps with another calorie dense meal during the day.

Endomorphs (naturally bulky dudes) and inactive individuals: Eating carbs are definitely more problematic if you fall into this category. There’s also the issue of insulin sensitivity, which makes supplementing with Matador all the more imperative to partition nutrients away from fat cells, and to maximise a slow rate of muscular development, utilising all the precious nutrients we intake as opposed to directing them towards fat storage. If you’re really adamant you need more carbs for muscular gain, then you should implement a strategy of two capsules of Matador with each calorie dense / high carb meal in order to shut off fat gain and direct nutrients towards muscular building (protein synthesis).

Endomorphs or inactive individuals looking to build muscle, yet concerned with fat gain, also need to worry about the potential of a flagging performance. To reverse this, integrate Raging Full into your arsenal as your intra-workout, which will provide rapidly digested carbohydrates able to act as workout fuel and to amplify your intensity in the gym and ensure you’re not missing out on anything.



Be sensible with your carbohydrate intake, and most importantly, if you’re concerned with the way your nutrients are being partitioned (i.e. too much fat gain / not enough muscle), then double up on the Matador in your calorie dense meals – it’ll make the world of difference in positively influencing your insulin sensitivity and maximising your rate of muscular gains.

Lastly, for those of you who want to scale back on your carb intake, and maybe work a desk-bound job and are fearful of carbs, the inclusion of Raging Full as a deterrent to flagging workout intensity is imperative and a fully-fledged solution to committing to powerful, progressive workouts.

Leave nothing to chance and keep Project AD in your corner at all times in this constant war on muscle and fat.