Monthly Archives: August 2015

Can’t sleep won’t sleep – well maybe you can and get healthier too

The amount of sleep you get every night is important, but what’s even more important is that the sleep you’re getting is good sleep. If you have aches, pains, indigestion, or tend to snore, these are the positions that can help cure what ails you.
 This helpful graphic from The Wall Street Journal points out some common trouble spots and how you can adjust the way you sleep to make sure you have sweet dreams. Back pain? Try a pillow between your knees. Acid Reflux or indigestion? Elevate your head with some more comfy pillows or a few bricks under your bed’s legs. Don’t waste your precious sleeping hours by forcing yourself to sleep uncomfortably. For more information on how your sleeping position can affect you, check out the complete Wall Street Journal article at the link below. 

Perfect sleeping position Wall Street journal
This article was taken from lifehacker.com blog (thank you).

Men in Leather at Evolution Gym

it can mean only one thing……. Sunday is bike day.

Making the most of the remnants of summertime of our Team Evo men met in the car park today for the obligatory Sunday bike ride. A trio of sexy machines accompanied by three men clad head to toe  in black leather.

 

Mid life crisis or just cool ? I’ll leave you to decide…..

A workout with us and some lifestyle planning means you can get in your leathers year after year. Come and join in and you too might end up with a motorbike, muscles  and sweaty bits šŸ˜œšŸ‘šŸ½
   
 

Extreme Nutrition Whey review by Rachael Hayes (DFAC Pro)

When doing any review firstly we need to establish what is the reason for using a product and what are the criteria we want it to meet. It’s only when we’ve done this that we can assess a product against it.

So whey protein powder, what am I looking for ?

Personally, I’m looking for an easy source of about 20gm of good protein, easily utilised, versatile options for mixing into other foodstuffs or easily mixed on its own and a pleasant taste. My main uses are in my in between meals especially if at work and in a meeting and/or when travelling, 

Carbs are usually quite work or travelling friendly but a smelly piece of fish or eggs can ruin the atmosphere at any meeting or in a confined train carriage.

So against my criteria how does extreme whey square up?

  
  
Protein

One scoop of extreme nutrition Whey provides 26.4 per 35gm serving

It also gives 2.02gm of fat and 2.78gm carbs (this is the milk chocolate others may vary). 

This means. Don’t have to worry too much as long as I almost fill the scoop

  
Versatility

Extreme whey mixes well into cereal,  protein cake mixtures (to follow) and on its own.

Mixability

I like the mix ability of this whey you don’t need a blender to make it drinkable it can be blended in a shaker  although in smoothie maker with ice and fruit it’s extra yum, strawberry is really fresh and light whereas milk chocolate is lush and a treat at any time.

  

All in all this product gives me just what I am looking for. I can also mix it with Extreme carbs for my post workout. 

Team Evo at the BNBF Midlands

The Team Evo and the BNBF Yorkshire crew combined took the BNBF Midlands by Storm.

The Team Evo babes bring glamour and pizazz to the gym on a daily basis and shone bright on show day.

  
  So proud of you guys, Lauren in her first show just 7 months after giving birth to he incredible Angel Rose is a beacon to all new mums showing what can be achieved; Emma in just her second year of competing has moved up to the next level, a self employed professional she inspires others to achieve; and Nicky moving from Figure to Physique shows that progression is available for all.
The whole team had a buzz from the last BNBF Yorkshire club to the stage. Some wobbles were had along the way but the triumph for everyone was that they made it and all looked amazing. The respective journeys were completed and solid performances given all round.

Take a look 

   Miss Physique – Nicky Rodgers 1st

  
  

Masters Figure

Jess Centro 1st, Debbie McLean 2nd

  

Novice

Rebako Rasul 4th

  

 Lightweights

Marcus Lee, 1st

  
Middleweights

Phil Dean 3rd

  
   
Heavyweights

Louis Smith 1st, Stephen McLean 2nd

  
 
Figure

Emma Ryder 3rd, Lauren Walker

   
 
Louis Smith, Best wheels

With Amie and Sinead representing the BNBF backstage crew

  
All ladies class winners and Louis with his Overall Men’s trophy

 
Well done to all the ladies and gents, the journey continues.