*** BREAKING NEWS ***
Look Like Jean-Claude Van Damme …Without Going To The Gym!
Just Use Protein - Kim Jong-Un Style
(Source: Kim Jong-Un)
Yes, we were also skeptical initially… until we saw the before and after pics! Granted, we have a sneaking suspicion they may have manipulated the lighting somewhat, but still pretty impressive don’t you think?
Through simply buying protein powder, and not even necessarily consuming it, Kim Jong-Un reportedly went from looking like…well, Kim Jong-Un, to the thoroughbred that is Jean-Claude Van Damme! If only we all had Kim’s genetics…what a beast!
Kim has clearly been stocking up on his supplements midst reports that he has been ‘buying gym kit and protein shakes to be like Jean-Claude Van Damme’. Now we commend anyone embarking on a new health and fitness drive, and as the largest multi- brand supplement retailer in the UK, we can cater to all of your needs. With this in mind then, naturally Kim found our company first, but before we had the chance to send him packing, we received an order for 10,000 units of Grenade Thermo Detonator! Innocent enough you might say, but we suspected he may have got his wires crossed somehow, especially when we later received an email asking if we also sold a ‘Nuclear’ version of Grenade Thermo Detonator – when probed, he became very secretive and unwilling to elaborate!
The thing is this, Kim Jong-Un is not the first person to look upon protein supplements as a magic bullet for gaining that lean, defined, dense muscle look seen in film stars and athletes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sly Stallone or indeed Jean-Claude Van Damme. There is this fallacy that a protein shake will add mass to your muscles, in isolation it won’t, all you stand to do is form more adipose tissue (stored lipid and protein) which manifests itself as that visible layer of mass you might see around your gut or neck in sayyy…well, Kim Jong-Un’s ‘Before’ pic for example! Protein has calories (4kcal per gram to be exact), and if these calories aren't utilised by the body, then you'll be left with an excess.
Here’s how to get it right
Far be it from us to override the ‘Beast’ that is Kim-Jong, but we feel there is a little bit of propaganda and indoctrination surrounding his amazing Protein epiphany! The facts are this:
- Protein should be consumed alongside a nutritionally balanced, calorie controlled diet if lean muscle mass is the goal
- Aim to consume your protein shake first thing in the morning, ideally before you do anything else, then within 30mins after training whenever that may be (known as the anabolic window)
- Consume approx 1.5-2.5g protein per kg bodyweight per day from both diet and supplements
- The amino acids in protein (particularly the branched chain variety) can both stave off catabolism (muscle breakdown) as well as promote muscle anabolism (growth), in turn supporting the development of lean muscle mass
An ideal source of readily absorbed protein would be a 70-80% whey which delivers approx 21-24g protein per 30-40g scoop. For a highly cost effective option try XL Nutrition Xtra Whey Protein or for the current market leader, give Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey a go.
So if you aren't blessed with the genome of a God, but would like to look like one none the less, then either do a Dennis Rodman and go for tea and protein in North Korea with good ol’ Kim…
or commence a fitness routine that is fueled by a balanced diet, and yes…a structured protein supplement regimen!
Original Source : The Mail Online