● Ready-to-eat cereal or oatmeal; banana; skim milk; orange juice.
● whole grain toast or English muffin with peanut butter or honey; banana or raisins; juice; skim milk or yogurt
● 1 hard-boiled or scrambled egg white or a string cheese for protein
● Fat-free chocolate pudding; 1 oz. peanuts, orange or other fresh fruit
● Include non-starchy vegetable and fruits with meals and snacks
● Whole-wheat pita stuffed with tuna, onions, cucumber, tomato, fresh spinach, light mayo, dill pickle; fresh fruit; lemonade
● Whole grain bread, lean roast beef, slice of reduced-fat cheese, lettuce, tomato and mustard; fresh seasonal fruit; yogurt with 2 tbsp. granola; lemonade…
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Lifting lighter loads may be just as advantageous,BY LAUREN DEL TURCO
If you want to grow big, you must lift big. At least that’s what gym-goers have always been told. But training with lighter weights may also help you build substantial muscle size and strength, found a recent meta-analysis of 13 studies published in Sports Medicine.
Why Heavy Weights Aren’t the Only Way to Build Size and Strength
Lifting lighter loads may be just as advantageous, researchers say http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/light-weights-build-muscle
Boost your workout
Fancy equipment doesn’t build muscle—you do. And a single dumbbell, along with a bit of floor space, is all you need to sculpt the body you want, says Robert dos Remedios, C.S.C.S., the author of Men’s Health Power Training. Try the workout below and see for yourself. “Not only will you simplify your training so you can better concentrate on form and activate more muscle fibers, but you’ll also save a lot of time,” dos Remedios says.
HOW TO DO IT: Perform these exercises as a circuit, doing as many reps of each as you can in 30 seconds, then resting 30 seconds and moving on to the next. Use a single dumbbell the entire time, choosing the heaviest weight that allows you to complete the workout while still maintaining perfect form. Complete 3 circuits total.
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It also surpassed his World Age (48) record of 71.07m set last May.
Remarkably, the throw could be enough to get him entry into the 2012 Aviva Trials and UK Championships – which will act as a selection stepping stone for London 2012 later that summer.
“That distance should qualify me now for my eighth trials when I will be 50 years old,” Bradstock told the Mercury. “I believe I’m the first person to do this.”
Bodybuilding.com steroids spiking guilty plea is a wake-up call for industry, says lab director
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News that Bodybuilding.com has pled guilty to selling dietary supplements spiked with steroids – and agreed to pay a $7m fine – proves the FDA is “not blowing smoke” when it says it will crack down on adulterated products, says one analytical testing expert.
US attorney Wendy Olson: “We are confident that Bodybuilding.com has put into place procedures to eliminate products with these ingredients from its product line.”
James Neal-Kababick, director at Oregon-based Flora Research Laboratories, was speaking to NutraIngredients-USA after Bodybuilding.com and former president Jeremy DeLuca pled guilty to introducing and delivering misbranded drugs into interstate commerce between March 2006 and September 2009 at a federal court in Boise, Idaho.
Large fines, but no custodial sentences expected
As part of the plea, Bodybuilding.com has agreed to pay a $7m fine and DeLuca $600,000. Chief executive Ryan DeLuca has already agreed to pay a $500,000 fine after pleading guilty to selling misbranded drugs in April.
Ryan DeLuca will be sentenced on June 20, while Jeremy DeLuca will be sentenced on August 1. Neither are expected to receive a custodial sentence.
There is no safe harbor
Neal-Kababick, who recently alerted the trade to the threat of dangerous stimulants in so-called ‘bath salts’ making their way into the supplements trade, said: “This shows the tide is not only turning but is turning into a tsunami.
“There is no safe harbor as science continues to shine a light in every dark corner where clandestine activity resides.
“This landmark case combined with the statements and guidelines for retailers show that FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations and the AG’s Office are not blowing smoke. They expect retailers to take on the responsibility of assuring that they are selling compliant products.
The Bodybuilding.com case should serve as a wake-up call to other retailers, he added: “I expect that a demand and drive for proof of quality laboratory testing will be pushed upstream from retailers to manufacturers to ensure that they are taking reasonable action.
“[But] I would not be surprised to see some retail companies establish direct relationships with testing laboratories or to put laboratories into their main facilities to do their own QC and compliance testing.”
Olson: Retailers, as well as manufacturers, have a clear responsibility…
US attorney Wendy Olson said the guilty pleas “signal that retailers, as well as manufacturers, of products sold as dietary supplements have a clear responsibility under the law to ensure that the products they are selling are indeed dietary supplements, and not synthetic steroids or steroid clones masquerading as dietary supplements.”
She added: “We are confident that Bodybuilding.com has put into place procedures to eliminate products with these ingredients from its product line.”
Bodybuilding.com said it was pleased the investigation had been brought to a close, adding: “Industry leading regulatory compliance and world class customer service continue to be top priorities for the company.”
Heavy metals threaten to taint supplements
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The plea agreements state that between March 2006 and September 2009, Bodybuilding.com sold five products misbranded as dietary supplements, when they were in fact drugs.
They were: I Force Methadrol, Nutra Costal D-Stianozol, I Force Dymethazine, Rage RV5, and GeneticEdge Technologies (GET) SUS500.
The products were drugs because they contained synthetic anabolic steroids or synthetic chemical clones of anabolic steroids that were not dietary supplements and because they were labeled and promoted as products intended to affect the structure and function of the human body by building muscle mass.
The plea agreement also says that from 2007 to 2009, the FDA compliance officer at Bodybuilding.com told the firm’s bosses that some pro-hormone products sold on its website contained ingredients that did not qualify as dietary supplements.
The broader investigation
As for the manufacturers of the supplements, several have already been fined, said Olson.
In May 2011, California-based Tribravus Enterprises (doing business as IForce Nutrition) was sentenced in Idaho for distributing the products 17aPheraFLEX, Dymethazine and Methadrol as dietary supplements when they were in fact misbranded drugs.
In January 2012, California-based R&D Holdings LLC (doing business as Culver Concepts, Bradley Asgard, and Bjorklund) and Nevada-registered DCD LLC and subsidiary Advanced Muscle Science were fined for selling “synthetic steroids masquerading as dietary supplements”.
The supplements in question were Microdrol, Methyldrostanolone and Orafinadrol 50 from R&D Holdings, and Dienedrone and Liquidrone from Advanced Muscle Science (DCD LLC).
The above products were all sold via Bodybuilding.com, which is based in Meridian, Idaho.
The largest online sports nutrition company in the world?
Ryan DeLuca sold most of the company to Liberty Media, which owns the QVC home-shopping cable network, in 2008.
Today Bodybuilding.com markets itself as the “largest online sports nutrition company in the world”.
The Food and Drug Administration warned marketers of dietary supplements this week that certain popular “workout boosters” could increase people’s blood pressure, potentially causingshortness of breath or heart attacks.
With names like Jack3d and OxyElite Pro, these products have been popular with athletes because they contain an ingredient, known as dimethylamylamine or DMAA, advertised to increase energy, concentration and metabolism. Marketed as dietary supplements, the products have been best sellers among fitness buffs at stores like GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe, as well as on Web sites likebodybuilding.com.
But in warning letters sent on Tuesday to 10 firms that make or distribute such items, federal health regulators deemed the products adulterated because, the agency said, the firms had failed to demonstrate the safety of the crucial ingredient. DMAA, agency officials wrote in the letters, “narrows the blood vessels and arteries,” frequently leading to elevated blood pressure.
“Before marketing products containing DMAA, manufacturers and distributors have a responsibility under the law to provide evidence of the safety of their products,” Daniel Fabricant, director of the F.D.A.’s dietary supplement program, said in a statement on Friday afternoon. “They haven’t done that, and that makes the products adulterated.” The firms have 15 business days to tell the F.D.A. what actions they plan to take to address the issues cited in the letters.
Marketers say the ingredient is safe.
Greg Miller, a spokesman for GNC, said the company was “unaware of any scientific or medical evidence which calls the safety of DMAA into question” and disagreed with the F.D.A.’s action.
Peter B. Hutt, a lawyer at Covington & Burling who represents USPlabs, the marketer of Jack3d and OxyElite Pro, said: “The company is convinced that DMAA is lawfully marketed as a dietary ingredient under federal law and the company will present a full defense of the ingredient.”
Other firms that received the agency’s warning letters include Muscle Warfare, which markets a DMAA product called Napalm; MuscleMeds Performance Technologies, the marketer of Code Red; and Farenheit Nutrition, which markets a product called Lean-Efx.
The agency’s warning follows an announcement earlier this year by the United States Defense Department that it was investigating whether products containing DMAA played a role in the deaths of two soldiers last year.
DMAA was originally developed in the 1940s by Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical company, as a nasal decongestant called Forthane, but the drug maker stopped making the medicine.
In Canada, the government health agency has classified DMAA as an amphetaminelike drug, prohibiting companies there from selling the ingredient as a dietary supplement.
Steve Mister, the chief executive of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a dietary supplement trade group, said that DMAA had been the subject of controversy in the industry.
“Some companies have been critical,” Mr. Mister said, “but some companies that make it say that they have the data to show that it is both safe and a legitimate dietary supplement ingredient.”
Still, Mr. Mister added, “I am not defending this ingredient because none of my member companies make it.”