leanMuscle-IsaPro-IsaFYI-600x400 copyAre you interested in losing weight? You’re not the only one! Many people have the idea that if they just eat salads all day the weight will vanish. However, for longer-lasting results, you need much better fuel than that! A combination of healthy eating and regular exercise will give you the best results.

When combined with resistance training, IsaPro™ helps you build – and maintain – lean muscle, which is vital for healthy ageing, athletic performance and weight loss. We have a few pointers on when to take this protein-rich whey powder that will help you release weight and gain muscle for a leaner you.

Key 1: When to take IsaPro

As the science of sports nutrition has advanced, research consistently shows that the benefits of consuming pure whey protein are better when taken soon after exercise.

After exercise, you want to get the right kind of protein – in the right amount – as soon as possible. For a period of time after a workout, the body is unusually sensitive to nutrients; muscle is hungry for protein that will stimulate its growth and repair.

With 27 grams of protein per serve, the best part about IsaPro is that it is a protein-rich powder designed to be added to IsaLean™ Shakes, oatmeal, or any other food. This allows users to benefit from the fat-burning and muscle-building powers of quality whey protein.

Adding 1 scoop of IsaPro to 1 or 1 ½ scoops of IsaLean Shake can be helpful for optimising your metabolism. The boost to protein can make a huge difference to anyone with a sluggish metabolism. Extra protein also keeps your appetite satisfied longer and promotes muscle maintenance, a key element for plateau-busting after losing weight.

Key 2: Work it out!

In order to burn that fat, you’re going to need to build muscle! Our Isagenix Corporate Wellness Coach in the U.S., Blake Shaver, holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness from Arizona State University and is a certified personal trainer. Blake is known for incorporating IsaPro into his daily routine post-workout.

“Using IsaPro post-workout helps fuel my muscles with the proper nutrition for a faster and more effective recovery,” says Blake.

Here are his top three workout recommendations to help you develop lean muscle and blast fat!

Move 1:

IsaPro bosu-pushUp 1

Directions: Flip the ball over onto its dome. Grip the sides of the platform or place your hands on top of it and perform a pushup while engaging your core for a proper spine angle – hold your body in a straight line from your head to your feet. Perform three sets of 10 to 12 repetitions to the best of your ability.

Move 2:

IsaPro goblet-squat 2

Directions: Start with feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Hold the kettlebell at the centre of your chest with your arms relaxed. Perform a squat while maintaining a flat back; squat until your legs are close to a 90-degree angle. Push through your heels to return to your starting position. Perform three sets of 12 to the best of your ability.

Move 3:

IsaPro split-squat 3

Directions: Start with a split stance – one leg in front of another at roughly shoulder width a part. Lower your body while maintaining a flat back. Be sure not to allow your knee to go over your toes. Relax your back leg while bringing your knee to the floor (your knees should not touch the floor). Push through the heel of your lead leg to return to your starting position. Switch legs and repeat. Perform three sets of 12 to the best of your ability.

Key 3: Set goals

We’re big believers in planning ahead and setting goals. Since taking IsaPro is recommended after workouts, we suggest that you not only plan a food budget to stay on track but also an exercise budget as well. We suggest creating a seven-day plan to track your workouts and help ensure success. Set a realistic plan for the week that makes sense for you and won’t leave you ready to quit after one workout.

The best way to build muscle and burn fat is a combination of cardio and resistance trainings. Plan the days when you’re hitting the gym for weight lifting or taking a bike ride outside – and don’t forget to take rest days!

On rest days, you’ll want to know when you’re working out so that you can take IsaPro soon after your workout to build muscle which in turn helps blast that fat away!

Key 4: Forget the scale – measure up!

If your pants feel loose, but the number on the scale has gone up – there’s no reason to fret! Muscle weighs more than fat, but the cool part? Muscle helps burn fat.

The whey protein in IsaPro can be useful for triggering muscle growth because it contains branched-chain amino acids such as leucine and is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream for delivery to muscle.

So consider the number on the scale as a simple and infrequent indicator of body mass –  not as the only weight-loss tool for success.

When you order the 30-Day Nutritional Cleansing Program, it is accompanied with an Isagenix measuring tape, so you can evenly measure the key parts of your body for total body loss – your arms, your thighs, your waist and your stomach, which are the main areas to measure.

Our tip? Don’t get obsessive about it. Measure about once a week and then you’ll start getting a true understanding of what you’re losing.

Have fun building muscle and losing weight by fuelling yourself with IsaPro! Add IsaPro in delicious Vanilla in your Back Office today.