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#ThumbsUpThursday Thumbs up to the “carb load” portion of my “Reach Your Peak” photo shoot prep guide. This is the time when I LOVE to enjoy my favorite high-carb foods – like these homemade Rice Krispy Treats. My muscles will fill up like balloons because I'm restocking my glycogen stores (after dropping carbs previously), and I’ll probably even drop some body fat, too. Your favorite sweets do NOT have to be off-limits. Just make sure you carb up wisely. Read my Reach Your Peak article here to find out how: https://www.jimstoppani.com/nutrition/jims-guidelines-to-getting-photo-sho (link in my bio)
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Now you tell me your FAVORITE sweets to reach for when it’s time to carb up, my favorite answer will win a #JYMsystem AND a @trainhylete T-shirt.
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#thumbsupthursday thumbs up to the “carb load” portion of my “reach your peak” photo shoot prep guide. this is the time when i love to enjoy my favorite high-carb foods – like these homemade rice krispy treats. my muscles will fill up like balloons because i'm restocking my glycogen stores (after dropping carbs previously), and i’ll probably even drop some body fat, too. your favorite sweets do not have to be off-limits. just make sure you carb up wisely. read my reach your peak article here to find out how: https://www.jimstoppani.com/nutrition/jims-guidelines-to-getting-photo-sho (link in my bio)
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now you tell me your favorite sweets to reach for when it’s time to carb up, my favorite answer will win a #jymsystem and a @trainhylete t-shirt.
1,727 85 15 hours ago
ORGANIC PROTEIN POWDER ISN’T WORTH IT!!
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✅Here’s the truth.
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❓If you're wondering when I'm going to come out with an
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Organic protein powder isn’t worth it!!
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✅here’s the truth.
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❓if you're wondering when i'm going to come out with an "organic" version of my pro jym blended protein powder, don't hold your breath. before i explain, let me first give you some background on the topic of organic dairy items.
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👉if we were talking about organic dairy products like milk, cottage cheese and greek yogurt (coming from organically raised, grass-fed cows), i would say yes, go organic. same goes for organic fruits and vegetables – definitely worth it due to more micronutrients being present and fewer pesticides.
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👉but in the case of organic whey protein powder… no, absolutely not.
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👎i can understand how some might find this “thumbs down” on organic whey contrary to my “thumbs up” on organic dairy products in general. since whey protein comes from milk, whey protein powder manufactured from milk that comes from organically-raised/grass-fed cows must be better than whey protein processed from milk that comes from conventionally-raised cows. right? nope, wrong. and here’s why…
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🧐first, you must consider where the benefits come from in milk sourced from organically-raised/grass-fed cows, as well as how whey protein is manufactured.
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☝️the main health benefits of milk that come from organically-raised/grass-fed cows are the higher amounts of essential omega-3 fats, cla and vitamin e (a fat-soluble vitamin). but whey is processed to isolate the protein from the carbs and the fat. in fact, a quality whey protein isolate has close to 100% of the f*t removed. this means that if a protein powder manufacturer is using whey protein from organic milk, just about all of the extra omega-3 fats, cla, and vitamin e have been removed during the manufacturing process anyway!
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🤦🏻‍♂️ so it actually makes zero sense for the manufacturer to pay more for whey protein from organic milk given the fact that all the additional health benefits are going to be completely removed in the manufacturing process.
1,148 35 17 hours ago
💪 FIRST WORKOUT, INSANE RESULT!
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✅ Who? #jymarmy member Catherine Sandler!
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✅ What? My SUPERMAN WORKOUT 👉 https://www.jimstoppani.com/home/featured-workouts/super-man
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✅Read her full story right here: http://jymsupplementscience.com/jym-army-profile-catherine-adams/
@jimstoppani Jim Stoppani, PhD
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💪 first workout, insane result!
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✅ who? #jymarmy member catherine sandler!
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✅ what? my superman workout 👉 https://www.jimstoppani.com/home/featured-workouts/super-man
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✅read her full story right here: http://jymsupplementscience.com/jym-army-profile-catherine-adams/
539 3 20 hours ago
BEWARE OF PROTEIN SPIKING!
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So how do you know how much of a protein powder that has added amino acids is true protein and how much is just amino acids? You'll NEVER know. That's why supplement companies only list the amount of total
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Beware of protein spiking!
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so how do you know how much of a protein powder that has added amino acids is true protein and how much is just amino acids? you'll never know. that's why supplement companies only list the amount of total "protein" on the label and not the amount of each type of protein and each type of amino acid added. but there are certainly some red flags to help you determine if your protein powder has been spiked.
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if your favorite protein powder has taurine and glycine listed in the ingredients list, you're better off throwing it out. that brand is simply lying to you about how little protein is actually in that protein powder. and if they're willing to go to the extent of nitrogen spiking to lie about protein content, then there's no telling where they're buying their protein from. so not only are you getting less protein than listed on the label, but you're likely also getting very low-quality protein to boot.
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if your favorite protein powder lists bcaas, glutamine, beta-alanine, betaine (trimethylglycine), and/or creatine, you might think it's a great product because in addition to protein you get all those key amino acids and amino-acid-derived nutrients. and yes, you're getting those additional key nutrients, but you're getting them at the expense of the protein, not in addition to the protein. all those ingredients are nitrogen-containing compounds that count toward the total protein amount listed on the label. you might be getting up to 10 grams less protein per serving than listed on the label thanks to these "bonus" ingredients.
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if you're looking to take extra bcaas, glutamine, beta-alanine or creatine, get them from a different product, not from your protein powder. when you buy a protein powder, you only want real protein and nothing else added. that includes f*t burning ingredients like green tea, carnitine, and cla. i won't go off here on a rant about the so-called "fat-burning" protein powders on the market today. but suffice it to say that they're just another way for supplement companies to s***w you with underdosed fat-burning ingredients in addition to less protein than is listed on the label.
1,202 59 Yesterday
Get ripped in just 6 weeks!
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With a new training style each week, my Ripped in 6 training program will get you excited about training again and deliver the fat loss and muscle gains you’ve always wanted.
Lesly Donahoe struggled in the aftermath of extreme dieting that left her frail and riddled with health issues.
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Get ripped in just 6 weeks!
if boredom is the biggest thing standing between you and your goals, you want a program that’s anything but routine.
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with a new training style each week, my ripped in 6 training program will get you excited about training again and deliver the f*t loss and muscle gains you’ve always wanted.
lesly donahoe struggled in the aftermath of extreme dieting that left her frail and riddled with health issues.
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she fought hard to bounce back but the boredom of training almost threw her off track. by using programs like ripped in 6 she discovered a passion for fitness that’s only grown since!
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read more about lesly’s journey and learn how the right meal plans, supplements, and programs can get you excited about training and help you finally reach your goals.
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https://www.jimstoppani.com/pathways/lesly-donahoe
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#womenwholift #girlswholift #fitwomen #jym #jymarmy #jymsupps #exercise #training #fitness #fit #fitlife #fitnesslifestyle #workout #weightlifting #cardio #weightloss #fatloss #muscle #strength #bodybuilding #gym #gymlife #gymaddict #nutrition #diet #dieting #health #healthy #wellness #results
1,637 14 Yesterday
Your path to real and lasting results begins at JimStoppani.com
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Most people think losing weight means cutting calories. Too often, they turn to extreme starvation diets that can wreck their metabolisms and deliver short-lived results. Worse, they can wreak havoc on your overall health.
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After 3 pregnancies left her 60 lbs overweight, Lesly Donahoe tried to lose it the way many people do: She ate less...a LOT less. The resulting weight loss left her weak, looking sickly, and feeling worse than ever before.
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For healthy and sustainable weight loss, you need a diet that fuels your efforts. Learn the fundamentals of healthy nutrition and discover customizable meal plans that won’t leave you feeling deprived. Then combine that with a training program that suits your goals to get results that will last.
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@jimstoppani Jim Stoppani, PhD
@jimstoppani
Your path to real and lasting results begins at jimstoppani.com
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most people think losing weight means cutting calories. too often, they turn to extreme starvation diets that can wreck their metabolisms and deliver short-lived results. worse, they can wreak havoc on your overall health.
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.
after 3 pregnancies left her 60 lbs overweight, lesly donahoe tried to lose it the way many people do: she ate less...a lot less. the resulting weight loss left her weak, looking sickly, and feeling worse than ever before.
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for healthy and sustainable weight loss, you need a diet that fuels your efforts. learn the fundamentals of healthy nutrition and discover customizable meal plans that won’t leave you feeling deprived. then combine that with a training program that suits your goals to get results that will last.
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.

https://www.jimstoppani.com/pathways/lesly-donahoe

#womenwholift #girlswholift #fitwomen #jym #jymarmy #jymsupps #exercise #training #fitness #fit #fitlife #fitnesslifestyle #workout #weightlifting #cardio #weightloss #fatloss #muscle #strength #bodybuilding #gym #gymlife #gymaddict #nutrition #diet #dieting #health #healthy #wellness #results
923 18 2 days ago
Here’s how to properly mix your #ProJYM
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✅ How much water you mix with Pro JYM isn’t as crucial as it is with Pre JYM and Post JYM. It’s really a matter of personal preference. If you like a thicker protein shake, go with 4-6 ounces of water. But feel free to mix it with more than that (12 ounces or so) if you like. Just remember, if you’re having more than one scoop of Pro JYM at a time, you’ll probably want to add more water to keep the taste consistent. So 8-12 ounces of water with two scoops of Pro JYM would give you a nice thick shake.
. ✅ There’s no need to let Pro JYM sit for a while after mixing or sip on it slowly (as with Pre JYM and Post JYM). Feel free to shake your bottle up vigorously so it all mixes well, then slam it. That said, simply for taste and texture purposes, I recommend mixing your Pro JYM shake and letting it sit in your refrigerator for 30 minutes or more. This thickens it up a bit and it tastes amazing!
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✅ As for timing pre-workout, have your Pro JYM shake before workouts in the same time window as you’re having your Pre JYM. Personally, I like to mix up a big batch of Pro JYM (2 scoops or so, or 50-60 grams worth of protein) and start sipping on it about 15 minutes before my workout. And then I’ll continue sipping it through my workout and into my post-workout window. But feel free to down your Pro JYM shortly before your workout, either right after or just as you’re finishing your Pre JYM. Or, drink your Pro JYM 30-45 minutes before your workout, then start sipping on your Pre JYM. You can also mix Pre JYM and Pro JYM together. This is one of the main reasons I developed orange mango Pre JYM; it tastes amazing when mixed with vanilla Pro JYM.
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✅ As I mentioned above in the Post JYM section, after workouts you can either drink your Pro JYM immediately following your training session and then sip on your Post JYM after that, or vice versa. Whatever you prefer.
You don’t have to mix Pro JYM in water. It also mixes well in milk, including almond milk and other types.
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✅ Because Pro JYM provides a good dose of calcium (400 mg), it's a good idea to take vitamin D3 with it, which enhances the uptake and utilization of calcium
@jimstoppani Jim Stoppani, PhD
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Here’s how to properly mix your #projym .
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✅ how much water you mix with pro jym isn’t as crucial as it is with pre jym and post jym. it’s really a matter of personal preference. if you like a thicker protein shake, go with 4-6 ounces of water. but feel free to mix it with more than that (12 ounces or so) if you like. just remember, if you’re having more than one scoop of pro jym at a time, you’ll probably want to add more water to keep the taste consistent. so 8-12 ounces of water with two scoops of pro jym would give you a nice thick shake.
. ✅ there’s no need to let pro jym sit for a while after mixing or sip on it slowly (as with pre jym and post jym). feel free to shake your bottle up vigorously so it all mixes well, then slam it. that said, simply for taste and texture purposes, i recommend mixing your pro jym shake and letting it sit in your refrigerator for 30 minutes or more. this thickens it up a bit and it tastes amazing!
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✅ as for timing pre-workout, have your pro jym shake before workouts in the same time window as you’re having your pre jym. personally, i like to mix up a big batch of pro jym (2 scoops or so, or 50-60 grams worth of protein) and start sipping on it about 15 minutes before my workout. and then i’ll continue sipping it through my workout and into my post-workout window. but feel free to down your pro jym shortly before your workout, either right after or just as you’re finishing your pre jym. or, drink your pro jym 30-45 minutes before your workout, then start sipping on your pre jym. you can also mix pre jym and pro jym together. this is one of the main reasons i developed orange mango pre jym; it tastes amazing when mixed with vanilla pro jym.
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✅ as i mentioned above in the post jym section, after workouts you can either drink your pro jym immediately following your training session and then sip on your post jym after that, or vice versa. whatever you prefer.
you don’t have to mix pro jym in water. it also mixes well in milk, including almond milk and other types.
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✅ because pro jym provides a good dose of calcium (400 mg), it's a good idea to take vitamin d3 with it, which enhances the uptake and utilization of calcium
776 18 2 days ago
#StoppanisBreakdown Want to increase your EXPLOSIVENESS and POWER? Add Jump Squats to your training.
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Stand in an open area with your feet hip-shoulder-width apart in a
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#stoppanisbreakdown want to increase your explosiveness and power? add jump squats to your training.
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stand in an open area with your feet hip-shoulder-width apart in a "ready" athletic stance.
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bend at the knees and hips, letting your glutes track backward to lower yourself. at the point where your thighs are parallel to the floor, reverse direction, driving up explosively through your heels and the balls of your feet to lift your body off the floor as high as possible. land with soft knees and immediately lower into the next rep.
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1,944 25 2 days ago
Want to look ABSOLUTELY SLICED AND DICED for your final #SupermanRemasteredChallenge pics? Or a special occasion? Or for that special someone? 😜 Tune in to my live tutorial at 4:30pm PDT as I break down my Reach Your Peak article: https://www.jimstoppani.com/nutrition/jims-guidelines-to-getting-photo-shoot link in my bio.
@jimstoppani Jim Stoppani, PhD
@jimstoppani
Want to look absolutely sliced and diced for your final #supermanremasteredchallenge pics? or a special occasion? or for that special someone? 😜 tune in to my live tutorial at 4:30pm pdt as i break down my reach your peak article: https://www.jimstoppani.com/nutrition/jims-guidelines-to-getting-photo-shoot link in my bio.
797 20 3 days ago
Before drinking your #PostJYM, you had BETTER be following these crucial mixing steps.
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✅ Shake up the container of Post JYM active matrix (making sure the cap is on tight!) before use to make sure all 13 ingredients are mixed up, stay in their intended ratios and none have settled at the bottom. I recommend taking the scoop out before you do this so it doesn’t get buried in the powder!
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✅ Mix Post JYM in plenty of water. I recommend at least 20 ounces, and up to 32.
If you’re having Post JYM fast carbs/dextrose, throw that in the shaker cup too.
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✅ Mix/shake Post JYM vigorously with water and then let it sit for awhile – at least 10-15 minutes while continuing to shake it up periodically – before sipping on it. If possible, have your Post JYM already mixed before your workout so it’s waiting for you when you finish training (preferably in a cooler or refrigerator so it stays cold for the best taste). Shake it up again, then starting sipping. Just don’t let mixed up Post JYM sit for more than around eight hours refrigerated – if you do, the creatine will start to break down.
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✅ Again, sip on Post JYM slowly over the next 20+ minutes for maximal absorption and to avoid any stomach discomfort.
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✅ If you have Post JYM dextrose mixed in, your post-workout carbs are taken care of. If not, chomp on your fast carbs (gummy bears, pixy sticks, white bread, etc.) as you’re drinking your Post JYM active matrix.
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✅ I’m not overly particular about whether you take Post JYM or Pro JYM first after your workout. I typically finish my Pro JYM before I start sipping on Post JYM, but many other people start sipping on their Post JYM immediately after working out and then chug their Pro JYM when they’re finished with that. Either way is fine.
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✅ Post JYM may cause a mild tingling sensation in your skin. Again, it's just the beta-alanine. Don’t be concerned.
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✅ Enjoy maximizing your recovery!
@jimstoppani Jim Stoppani, PhD
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Before drinking your #postjym, you had better be following these crucial mixing steps.
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✅ shake up the container of post jym active matrix (making sure the cap is on tight!) before use to make sure all 13 ingredients are mixed up, stay in their intended ratios and none have settled at the bottom. i recommend taking the scoop out before you do this so it doesn’t get buried in the powder!
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✅ mix post jym in plenty of water. i recommend at least 20 ounces, and up to 32.
if you’re having post jym fast carbs/dextrose, throw that in the shaker cup too.
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✅ mix/shake post jym vigorously with water and then let it sit for awhile – at least 10-15 minutes while continuing to shake it up periodically – before sipping on it. if possible, have your post jym already mixed before your workout so it’s waiting for you when you finish training (preferably in a cooler or refrigerator so it stays cold for the best taste). shake it up again, then starting sipping. just don’t let mixed up post jym sit for more than around eight hours refrigerated – if you do, the creatine will start to break down.
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✅ again, sip on post jym slowly over the next 20+ minutes for maximal absorption and to avoid any stomach discomfort.
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✅ if you have post jym dextrose mixed in, your post-workout carbs are taken care of. if not, chomp on your fast carbs (gummy bears, pixy sticks, white bread, etc.) as you’re drinking your post jym active matrix.
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✅ i’m not overly particular about whether you take post jym or pro jym first after your workout. i typically finish my pro jym before i start sipping on post jym, but many other people start sipping on their post jym immediately after working out and then chug their pro jym when they’re finished with that. either way is fine.
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✅ post jym may cause a mild tingling sensation in your skin. again, it's just the beta-alanine. don’t be concerned.
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✅ enjoy maximizing your recovery!
940 37 3 days ago
“My name is Michael McCarthy. I’m a father of a beautiful baby boy, the soon-to-be husband to the woman of my dreams, a supervisor, and a recovering drug addict.” Michael's story and transformation have been incredible, and I’m proud to be a part of it. Read his full story right here: http://jymsupplementscience.com/jym-army-profile-michael-mccarthy/
@jimstoppani Jim Stoppani, PhD
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“my name is michael mccarthy. i’m a father of a beautiful baby boy, the soon-to-be husband to the woman of my dreams, a supervisor, and a recovering drug addict.” michael's story and transformation have been incredible, and i’m proud to be a part of it. read his full story right here: http://jymsupplementscience.com/jym-army-profile-michael-mccarthy/
1,382 12 3 days ago
These steps for mixing your #PreJYM are CRITICAL to follow.
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✅ Shake up the container of Pre JYM (making sure the cap is on tight!) before use to make sure all 13 ingredients are mixed up, remain in their intended ratios and none have settled at the bottom. I recommend taking the scoop out before you do this so it doesn’t get buried in the powder! Mix Pre JYM in plenty of water.
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✅ The label instructs 14 ounces of water, so use that much at the very least. Personally, I use 20-24 ounces. You want to make sure all ingredients dissolve (creatine in particular) to ensure they’re getting into your system gradually as you sip on the solution, and this requires a sufficient amount of water. You don’t want the creatine sitting at the bottom and taking all of it in with your last gulp of Pre JYM; this could cause digestive discomfort (not to mention explosive diarrhea) for those sensitive to creatine.
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✅ Be sure the water isn't too cold. Warmer water will allow the ingredients to go into solution quicker. Watch my Daily Video Tip on my YouTube channel regarding making ice-cold Pre JYM and Post JYM after the ingredients go into solution.
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✅ Mix/shake Pre JYM vigorously with water, then let it sit for at least 10-15 minutes (while frequently shakingit) before starting to sip on it to make sure all ingredients are dissolved into solution. Don’t just mix Pre JYM and then immediately start drinking it. That said, don’t let mixed up Pre JYM sit for more than around eight hours if kept in the fridge or three hours at room temperature – if you do, the creatine will start to break down.
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✅ Don’t chug Pre JYM. Sip on it over the course of the 20-45 minutes leading up to your workout to ensure maximal absorption of all ingredients in your body. And during that time, keep shaking your bottle periodically. Personally, I like to give it a shake before every sip just to make sure it’s all getting dissolved and mixed properly.
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✅ Pre JYM may cause a mild tingling sensation in your skin. This is known as paresthesia. Don’t be concerned. This is due to the beta-alanine and is perfectly normal and safe.
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✅ Enjoy maximizing your results!
@jimstoppani Jim Stoppani, PhD
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These steps for mixing your #prejym are critical to follow.
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✅ shake up the container of pre jym (making sure the cap is on tight!) before use to make sure all 13 ingredients are mixed up, remain in their intended ratios and none have settled at the bottom. i recommend taking the scoop out before you do this so it doesn’t get buried in the powder! mix pre jym in plenty of water.
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✅ the label instructs 14 ounces of water, so use that much at the very least. personally, i use 20-24 ounces. you want to make sure all ingredients dissolve (creatine in particular) to ensure they’re getting into your system gradually as you sip on the solution, and this requires a sufficient amount of water. you don’t want the creatine sitting at the bottom and taking all of it in with your last gulp of pre jym; this could cause digestive discomfort (not to mention explosive diarrhea) for those sensitive to creatine.
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✅ be sure the water isn't too cold. warmer water will allow the ingredients to go into solution quicker. watch my daily video tip on my youtube channel regarding making ice-cold pre jym and post jym after the ingredients go into solution.
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✅ mix/shake pre jym vigorously with water, then let it sit for at least 10-15 minutes (while frequently shakingit) before starting to sip on it to make sure all ingredients are dissolved into solution. don’t just mix pre jym and then immediately start drinking it. that said, don’t let mixed up pre jym sit for more than around eight hours if kept in the fridge or three hours at room temperature – if you do, the creatine will start to break down.
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✅ don’t chug pre jym. sip on it over the course of the 20-45 minutes leading up to your workout to ensure maximal absorption of all ingredients in your body. and during that time, keep shaking your bottle periodically. personally, i like to give it a shake before every sip just to make sure it’s all getting dissolved and mixed properly.
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✅ pre jym may cause a mild tingling sensation in your skin. this is known as paresthesia. don’t be concerned. this is due to the beta-alanine and is perfectly normal and safe.
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✅ enjoy maximizing your results!
2,681 107 4 days ago