This is a product we’ve been wanting to try at Gymtalk for quite some time.
Not just because it’s weird, but because of its crazy awesome nutritional profile, and the fact that it’s a protein powder made from beef.
Yes - beef.
I’m going to start this review by declaring some previous biases, in that I think testosterone products are mostly underdosed rubbish, but that I also have massive respect for the Animal brand in general, something my Animal Pak review certainly s [...]
We tried out the first iteration of the Huel product last year with good results, and in the name of ultimate convenience the company has now launched a bar alongside their powdered drink range.
Dropping a big part of your daily nutrition on a bar [...]
With the success of The Great British Bake Off and an ever-stiffening cultural hard-on for healthy eating and high protein foods, it won't be long before some TV exec puts two and two together and The Great British Protein Bake Off hits our screens. [...]
Another day another mass gainer.
This time round it's a new product from Optimum Nutrition: their Gold Standard Mass Gainer.
In my eyes Optimum have been releasing too many products recently - whether it's the lean women's range or three differ [...]
There is place, glimpsed only on social media, called "Fitness Land".
It is a gleaming, spotless kingdom, populated by rippling abs, avocados and neon leggings, where people communicate solely in motivational hashtags, always stay humble and are c [...]
Peanut butter has long been the emperor of the nut butter world.
In recent years, however, its monopoly has been lifted by a host of other nut butter spreads which have risen in popularity.
Cashew, almond, walnut, macadamia, hazelnut and Braz [...]
"When I was in the National Service, every morning would start at 5am when a bucket of cold water was thrown over your bed and a drill instructor spat in your face and called you a c**t."
This was the anecdote my dad would recount to me when I w [...]
Two things that go together perfectly:
Chocolate and orange.
Peanut butter and jelly.
Caffeine and kilos.
Unfortunately too much caffeine and late night workouts can be a bit of a nightmare.
My mind is already thinking of the endless m [...]
Peanut butter is one those foods where all restraint just goes out of the window.
Confronted with a tub of peanut butter and a spoon, I'll inevitably show the same level of self-control as a Premier League footballer on a stag weekend in Ibiz [...]
We often review individual supplements or a series of similar supplements at Gymtalk, so I thought we’d try something different and review some supplement ‘stacks’, starting with the ‘Rippedcore’ series by popular UK brand Sci-MX.
For th [...]
BCAAs are a staple of the committed lifter, becoming a go-to for providing an anti-catabolic environment in the body during hard training sessions, and often in-between too.
I’ve been drinking BCAAs all day in my gigantic Myprotein 1.9 litre wat [...]
I’ve actually gotten to the point where I see the word "amino acids" on a supplement and start to zone out.
BCAAs are a great product, sure, but as I’ve said before they aren’t really a supplement you need to take.
So many brands are pr [...]
Oh protein bars, how I’ve come to depend on you.
You’re always there when I need you, stopping me from eating inferior sugar-filled bullshit from the nearest corner shop.
But the protein bar market has become massively saturated in the past [...]
It's 2pm Monday, the first day of your new healthy eating regime.
That spinach and avocado chicken salad you had for lunch was nice enough but it didn't quite hit the spot, and after hearing Linda from HR refer to her stupid fucking children as he [...]
Beef jerky is without doubt the manliest of snacks available to humans on planet Earth.
It bloody stinks, yet tastes amazing, and it’s pure fucking beef which you can carry in your pocket.
What’s not to like?
It’s often hard, however, [...]
More and more, nutrition companies are eliminating any semblance of effort from our bid to stay fit and healthy.
I can envisage a future where we intravenously plug in to our smart phones and download macronutrients straight into our bloodstream, [...]
You’re probably wondering what the hell is Huel?
Well, Huel is nutritionally complete human fuel.
And by that I mean it differs from a supplement in that rather than supplementing your diet it can completely replace food.
Here at Gymtalk we've tried a number of hit-or-miss protein foods recently, ranging from the good, the bad, to the frankly ridiculous.
In fact, some recent protein creations (garlic protein grasshoppers?) sound as if they were commissioned by a t [...]
Having spent the summer in the south of France eating baguettes, drinking wine, taking a two hour lunch, not cancelling my signal after changing lanes, working 37.5 hours a week, not wearing a veil, driving a shit French car, striking regularly, drin [...]
Summer has come and gone, and many lads all over the country have returned from booze-infused Magaluf holidays (hashtag Chundergeddon) with the abs they worked so hard for (for a maximum of three weeks prior) now coated in full-board hotel breakfast [...]
Everyone has a weakness.
For Achilles it was his gammy heel, for Superman it was Kryptonite, and for Michael Jackson it was a drunk Macaulay Culkin passed out on a bed shaped like a formula one car.
For me, like many others trying to maintain [...]
I’m going to go ahead and start this review by being completely honest.
I've always thought that the brand Multipower were a bit... well, shit.
Back in the day, when I first started lifting, Multipower were notorious for producing ‘workout [...]
Here we are again with yet another protein-infused food review.
Like I said in my recent protein pancakes review, I’m still waiting for protein Haribo, but for now it seems that Myprotein have the perfect solution: protein muffins.
Yeah, muff [...]