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Anyone who is serious about their training knows that you have to provide your body with the proper nutrients to ultimately showcase your hard work in the gym. If you want to see results, you have to feed your body consistently, and with real food. Many of us turn to meal replacements because they are so convenient and save time with food prep, but the problem is, some supplements are full of non-food junk that will not support your physique-enhancement goals. Redcon1 has come to the rescue with the launch of the ready-to-drink (RTD) version of their popular MRE® meal replacement, available in a convenient MRE® Protein Shake that can really make the difference in your training.

Similar to Redcon1’s best-selling MRE powders, the MRE® Protein Shake features an ingredient profile of whole food protein sources, never any whey or lactose, and the rich, delicious flavor profiles consistent with the entire MRE® line.

Made From Real Food

Real food is always best, no matter what your physique goals are; any nutritionist worth his salt will tell you that. The researchers at Redcon1 have taken the MRE® Protein Shakes to an entirely new level by giving you healthier, real whole food choices to power your workouts and recovery. The ingredients give MRE® Protein Shakes an amazing taste, unmatched flavor and the nutrition that gives you sustained energy throughout the day. And like powdered MRE®, the shakes won’t upset your stomach, cause cramping or give you unwanted gas.

Delicious Taste

Our staff was blown away by the taste of MRE® Protein Shakes. Redcon1 has achieved the peak of flavor and satisfaction, with mouth-watering flavors that include Strawberry Shortcake, Milk Chocolate, Vanilla Milkshake and Blueberry Cobbler.

Protein On the Go

MRE® Protein Shakes are your anytime protein source that can easily be consumed on the go, during post-workout for recovery (the shakes contain multiple protein sources, loaded with amino acids) or pre-workout when you need fuel and calories, for serious and delicious protein nutrition.

MRE® Ready to Drink

• 40 Grams of Protein Per Carton

• No Whey Protein

• Zero Grams of Sugar

• Whole Food Sources

For more information, visit redcon1.com

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HIIT for Heart Health

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We’ve been told that high-intensity workouts offer more cardiovascular benefits than moderate exercise. Norwegian researchers now believe they know why.

“Our research on rats with heart failure shows that exercise reduces the severity of the disease, improves heart function, and increases work capacity,” says Tomas Stølen, PhD, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. “And the intensity of the training is really important to achieve this effect.”

Reporting in the Journal of ­Mole­cular and Cellular Cardiology, the researchers describe the intri­cate mechanisms required to pro­duce a healthy heartbeat. When any one of these actions falters, it limits the heart’s ability to pump oxygenated blood throughout the body.

In the lab rats raised to develop heart failure, for instance, only about 20 percent of the available blood — known as the ejection fraction — exited the heart with each contraction. A healthy rat will push 75 percent of the blood out into its body with each beat.

After six to eight weeks of daily high-intensity interval training (HIIT), the ailing rats increased their ejection fraction to 35 percent. Stolen points specifically to improvements in the transfer of calcium in the heart’s cell membranes to explain the change.

“We found that interval training improves a number of the mechanisms that allow calcium to be pumped out of the cells and stored more efficiently inside the cells,” he explains.

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How to Test Your Power

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In fitness, “power” refers to explosiveness — the ability to move weight with speed. The box jump is a great way to test and train lower-body power. It requires the ability to use power from your legs to jump up; to achieve triple-extension of your hips, knees, and ankles; and to land softly and with control.

How to Test: Stand with your feet at hip width about a foot behind a sturdy elevated surface, such as a weight plate or plyo box. Hinge your hips and lower into a mini squat.

Explosively reverse the motion — swing your arms forward for added momentum to jump up and forward with a powerful hip drive. Land gently with knees soft, then straighten your legs and drive through your hips to stand tall.

Step down and repeat for as many controlled, great-form reps as possible in one minute. If you feel your form eroding — or miss a rep — before the minute is complete, stop there.

How to Assess: Record the height of the platform — whether it’s 4 inches, 12 inches, or 36 inches. As with elevating your hands in a pushup (see “How to Test Your Muscular Endurance“), selecting an appropriate height ensures safety and the opportunity to measure progress.

Additionally, record how many reps you completed. Over time, you likely will be able to complete more repetitions, jump to a higher platform, or both.

How to Improve: Practice box jumps a couple of times a week, performing two or three sets of eight reps. Pay particular attention to fully extending the hips as you jump and to landing with control on each repetition.

Other ways to improve lower-body power include powerful step-ups, kettlebell swings, and the Olympic lifts — snatches and clean-and-jerks.

For more tips on improving box-jump prowess, including alternatives to the move, visit “BREAK IT DOWN: The Box Jump“.

This was excerpted from “Fitness Testing 2.0” which was published in the June 2021 issue of Experience Life magazine.

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