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(Ultimate Performance Supplements) specialise in sports nutrition and dietary supplements.

UPS is fast becoming a leader in the supplement industry with its top end professional grade product range, without all the fillers, fancy binding agents, skim milk powders, anti foaming/anti caking agents and certainly no unproductive overmarketed useless ingredients.

We have a determined and passionate product development team.

The team consists of some of the top formulation engineers and flavourists in the country.

They have one objective in mind – "To make the best and purest products possible".

Combining all their skills, knowledge and contacts are able to negotiate direct with some of the worlds best raw material manufacturers and through persistence and relationships import ingredients of the highest grades and extracts to be used for the UPS product range.

In a short amount of time UPS has grown from just another of the many supplement companies on the market to a tried, tested and trusted business.

UPS products are available direct to public through our online sales webstore, delivered straight to your door!



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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Banana and Peanut Belgian - Exclusive Recipe by NoCheating!



If you're in need of a sugar-free, low carb dessert alternative then look no further. Absolutely decadent and indulgent - this recipe yields less than 9g of sugar for the whole cake.

Who says that eating clean had to be boring?


Ingredients:

1 scoop (1/2 serve) of Ultimate Slim in Belgian Chocolate
7 scoops (3.5 serves) of Ultimate Slim in Banana Twist
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
90g of natural, salt, preservative and sugar free peanut butter
2 egg yolks
500g low fat cottage cheese
1 tablespoon (18g) of organic coconut butter

Method:


Preheat the oven to a slow 150 degrees celcius.
Make the base by mixing together 80g of the peanut butter, the cocoa powder and the chocolate protein powder and adding just enough water to make a thick paste.

Lightly grease a spring form pan with a tiny bit of coconut butter before pressing the base into the pan with your fingertips. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until the base is only just
firmed up. Do not overcook as you want the base to be crumbly and not too hard.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool while you prepare the cheese filling by blending together the egg yolks, cottage cheese and banana protein. Once the base is cool spoon the banana mixture on top.

Prepare the brittle by melting the coconut butter and mixing the remaining (10g) peanut butter with a dash of Himalayan sea or rock salt. Add some stevia to taste if desired before evenly pouring the peanut mixture from a great height in a criss-cross pattern across the top of the banana cheese mixture. Use the handle of a teaspoon to gently swirl the peanut butter mixture, trying not to get the peanut butter down too "deep" into the cheese. This will ensure that the brittle top remains crisp and crunchy and sits atop the banana, giving a nice "crack" when you eat it.

Freeze for about 45 minutes before cutting the cheesecake into 8 even sized portions. (Leave it any later than this and you're going to have some serious trouble cutting the cake!)
Pop back into the freezer for at least another 30 minutes before serving.

Nutritional info:

Calories: 245
Fat: 11.4g
Protein: 29.2g
Carbs: 5.2g (4g Net)
Sugar: 1.2g
Fibre: 1.2g 



UPS sponsored athlete, Cory Freeman - Chest Workout

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chocolate Coated Macadamias




Those of you on ketogenic or low carb recipes will really appreciate this little treat. Although they're both delicious and calorie-dense (a dangerous combination!), if you make a small amount and ration them amongst friends and family, you'll escape unharmed. Serve with your favourite UPS protein shake to balance the fats with a little more proteins.  This recipe would suit any high-fat, very low carbohydrate and glycogen depletion style diet. 

Serves 4

Ingredients:

80g of unsalted, natural macadamia nuts
20g of melted coconut butter
2 tablespoons of organic, unprocessed cacao powder
1 serve of UPS Ultimate Slim in Belgian Chocolate
Stevia to taste (optional)

Method:

Melt the coconut butter and leave to cool slightly before stirring in the cacao powder, stevia and protein powder.
Mix very well so that no chunks remain and the mixture is glossy and smooth and slightly warm to the touch (but not hot! This will destroy the texture of your coating and make the protein powder chalky and unusable).

Prepare a "production line" by setting up the bowl of chocolate coating, the macadamias and a serving plate on your bench.
Take an even amount (about 1/2 tablespoon should do) and while the mixture is still slightly warm, place the macadamia onto the spoon with the chocolate mixture and carefully remove with your hands before rolling the chocolate around the nut with your palms, similar to if you were making protein balls.

The best method is to slightly cup one hand and apply pressure with the other. This will ensure the coating is even. If the nuts are not completely covered, add a little more mixture until none of the nut is showing. Repeat process until all nuts are coated and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.

Variations:

-
Use more than one type of nut to make a "TV Mix" of cashews, brazil nuts and almonds
- If your energy density needs are very high due to an endurance event, hiking etc, add some dried fruit such as cranberries, apricots and mango slices

- You can use any flavour of protein with this recipe to make the coating - think of mixing it up with a little berrylicious or banana-coated freeze dried strawberries to make a "yoghurt" style coating
- Coat some high protein, low carb balls with the chocolate mixture before setting to make a chocolate truffle
- Use the nuts, truffles or chocolate coated dried fruit as garnishes or toppings for a high protein, low carb gateaux or torte for an anabolic topping on your favourite bodybuilders' birthday cake 


Nutritional info:

Calories: 246
Protein: 10.8g
Carbs: 2.6g (1.4g net)
Fat: 21.3g
Fibre: 1.2g
Sugar: 1.0g





Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Choc-Mint self saucing pudding - Clean & delish!



A winter comfort food made clean! When cut in half and served warm, these double chocolate puddings will ooze a thick choc-mint fudge centre. 


Serve with a generous dollop of chocolate cream.  

Ingredients:


2 medium zucchini, grated
4 tablespoons of organic, unprocessed dark cocoa powder
1 whole egg
1 serve of UPS Ultimate Slim in Peppermint Twirl
1 serve of UPS Ultimate Slim in Belgian Chocolate
2 teaspoons of baking powder
500g low fat cottage cheese
30g coconut oil
Stevia (optional)


Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Blend together the egg, zucchini, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 whole egg and the choc-mint protein powder.

Bake in a silicon muffin tray for around 30 minutes or until the puddings have risen and are firm to the touch. Add some stevia to taste if desired.

Remove from the oven to cool before making the chocolate centre by heating the coconut oil until it's in liquid form. Leave to cool before adding 1 tablespoon of the cocoa powder and 1 scoop (1/2 serve) of the chocolate protein powder.

Mix together well until combined and pop in the fridge to set while leaving the puddings to cool. Do not remove the puddings from the silicone tray at this point.

Blend together the remaining protein powder, cocoa powder and some stevia to taste with the cottage cheese to make a thick chocolate cream.

Once the puddings and coconut butter mixture have cooled - break apart the coconut butter chocolate mixture and push equal portions into the centre of the puddings.

Serve warm by gently microwaving for about 20 minutes before spooning 1/6 of the cream mixture on top.

Nutritional info per pudding and 1/6 of the cream mixture:

Calories: 236
Protein: 28.7g
Carbs: 7.1g
Fat: 9.7g
Fibre: 0.9g

Friday, June 29, 2012

What is ROLFING® Structural Integration?



Rolfing® refers to a system of Structural Integration and manual themainrapy developed by Dr Ida Rolf over 50 years of study. It is an original and scientifically proven system of body restructuring and movement education, which releases the body from lifelong patterns of tension and bracing, and allows the force of gravity to realign the body's segments.

The Rolfing series is designed to uncover a structural ease and balance that is unique to each client. Rolfing cannot accurately be described as therapy or as a returning of the body to a "natural" state from which it has deteriorated. Rather, it is a process of education in which a Rolfer seeks to help a client discover the most efficient means of using his or her body, given the uniqueness of the individual.

What is the difference between Rolfing and Massage?

Rolfing Structural Integration is not a form of massage


One of the most common misconceptions about Rolfing SI is that it is a nothing more than a type of very deep massage. There are many varieties of massage, which are particularly effective for loosening tight tissue, reducing stress, detoxing the body and an increased feeling of relaxation and well-being. Since these benefits are also a byproduct of Rolfing SI, the general public experiences confusion as to the precise difference between our work and the proliferation of effective touch modalities currently available.

Rolfing SI balances the body in gravity


Ray McCall, a Certified Advanced Rolfer in Boulder and former student of Dr. Rolf, once said that what Rolfers™ do can be summed up in three words: palpation, discrimination and integration.
  • We palpate, or touch the tissue, feeling for imbalances in tissue texture, quality and temperature to determine where we need to work.
  • We discriminate, or separate fascial layers that adhere and muscles that have been pulled out of position by strain or injury.
  • Finally, we integrate the body, relating its segments in an improved relationship, bringing physical balance in the gravitational field.
Other soft-tissue manipulation methods, including massage, are quite good at the first two, but do not balance the body in gravity.

To schedule an appointment with Nicholas: 0400 001 477 or email: info@rolfingmelbourne.com.au

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Chocolate Ice-Cream with Double Chocolate 'Ice Magic'

Exclusive Recipe for UPS customers


Chocolate lovers rejoice, there's now a way to satisfy your cravings for ice cream without deviating from your diet! Anyone who's ever been a fan of the "Ice Magic" topping will absolutely love this recipe and it's a staple meal in my house that I will never tire of.


Made from cottage cheese, whey protein, nut butter and cocoa and nothing else, it's clean, lean and mean. There's also infinite numbers of variations and modifications you can make to keep you coming back for more. The cottage cheese is a source of casein and the butter of natural fats, which in tandem deliver a steady drip feed of amino acids to preserve your muscles overnight while you sleep. Whether bulking or 'shredding,' muscle retention and growth should be the aim of your diet and exercise plans as it retains your metabolic rate and makes fat burning easier to accomplish.

Not that you needed another reason to eat this, right?

Ingredients:

500g of low fat cottage cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut butter
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
2.5 servings of Ultimate Slim in Bavarian Chocolate

Method:

To make the ice cream, blend together the cottage cheese and 2 servings (4 scoops) of the protein powder.
Add 1 tablespoon of the cocoa powder to the mix and blend until smooth.

To make the "ice magic" fudge, melt the coconut butter and leave to cool for 1 minute. Mix through the remaining cocoa and protein powder to make a thick fudge. Portion the ice cream into five separate servings before drizzling equal portions of the fudge on each. Leave in the freezer to set for about 30 minutes before eating.

This recipe lasts days/weeks in the freezer so you can make as much as you want in bulk. Before eating, microwave for about 10 seconds or leave to defrost on the bench for 20. 
Serves 5
Nutritional info:

Calories: 234
Protein: 31.3g
Fat: 9.0g
Carbs: 6.1g (Sugars: 0.4g)

Variations:


For muscle growth, use Ultimate Sustain in place of Ultimate Slim and increase the portion size according to your macronutrient needs for that meal.
  • Have a chocolate topping with a different flavoured ice cream - choc berry, choc banana, choc mint, mocha with double chocolate topping etc
  • Have a different flavoured topping with chocolate ice cream, berry works beautifully for this one!
  • Try playing around with essences - rum or brandy works very well, as does a tablespoon of orange rind to the ice cream to make jaffa

See 'NoCheating! Clean but induldgent recipes for fitness buffs' for more tips and recipes




Friday, June 1, 2012

I want to gain weight and build quality muscle!

While some people are trying desperate to ‘lose weight’, others find it difficult to ‘gain weight’. We are often asked what types of foods one should be eating and how often. The answer to each individual is unique. It all depends on what you weigh in the first place and how much of that is fat, how much you want to ‘stack on’, what you do for work, your sleeping patterns and so on.
But one thing we do pay attention to and find is common among all that want to gain weight….. Is that not enough calories are consumed and generally the calories consumed are not from nutritious sources. Our tips and suggestions:
·         Focus on healthy foods to gain weight, because even though you have more leeway with calories, good nutrition still rules. 
·         Weight gain requires eating calorie-rich but also nutrient-rich foods -- not just high-calorie foods with lots of fat, sugar, or empty calories

Eat Often to Gain Weight
Regardless of why you want to gain weight, eating meals or substantial snacks (think mini-meals) more often is the way to pack more calories into the day. 
Try to eat six - eight times a day, with each meal (or at least 5 of them) containing protein, carbohydrate, vegetables, and fats. A typical meal for example would be, a chicken breast with avocado, rice and veggies .

·         Eat every 2-3 hours, ensuring you have a slow digesting meal one hour before bed time
·         If you find it difficult to consume more meals, introduce a quality supplement for calories
·         Note: You will struggle to begin with, but consistency is the key

I struggle with 5 meals, isn’t there another way?

UPS has formulated a product specific to the needs of those wanting to increase, maintain and build muscle tissue, packed with important nutrients. Ultimate Pro-Form (Pr= Protein, O= Oats, Form = Formula) is especially for those  who understand nutrition can be used as a PERFORMANCE PRODUCT supplying much need nutrients especially for endurance type activity.
Ultimate Pro-Form comprises of our unique blend of three differing digestion rate proteins for a "Sustained" release of muscle building amino acids to help your body repair/regenerate damaged muscle fibers, plus a steady supply of carbohydrates from milled oats.

Additional Performance nutrients are added:


- waxy maize starch and Alpha Lapoic acid to spike insulin to help uptake nutrients
- Creatine for cell volumisation, explosive power and endurance
- peptide bonded Glutamine and ZMA(zinc, magnessium, vit b6) for hormone repair and immune system enhancement.
- LSA(linseed, sunflower, almonds) omega 3 & 6 essential fats for optimal health, repair/recovery
- Legal "Natural" Testosterone enhancers Tongkat Ali, Tribulus and DAA to optimise muscular growth

***Ultimate Pro-Form can be used in between of main meals as meal substitute, on top of regular meals to increase protein/carbohydrate content, used immediately before or immediately after intense physical exertion, or before bed/rest***

For general advice forward your questions to info@ultimateperformance.net.au OR to order Ultimate Pro-Form go to www.ultimateperformance.net.au

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Boosting your metabolism tips

We receive a lot of e-mails on the topic of metabolism. What is it? Why is it important? How can I increase it? Metabolism is a fairly complicated subject.


Metabolism is the amount of energy (calories) your body burns to maintain itself. Whether you are eating, drinking, sleeping, cleaning etc... your body is constantly burning calories to keep you going. Metabolism is affected by your body composition. By body composition, this means the amount of muscle you have versus the amount of fat. Muscle uses more calories to maintain itself than fat. People who are more muscular (and have a lower percentage of body fat) are said to have a higher metabolism than others that are less muscular.


For example, let's say you have two people who are the exact same height and weight. One exercises on a regular basis with weights, in addition to aerobic exercise, and has a low percentage of body fat. The other never exercises and has a higher percentage of body fat. The first person who exercises will have a higher metabolism than the second person.


Start exercising! If you've never exercised before, make sure you see a doctor before beginning a new exercise. You can increase your muscle mass by doing some type of resistance work (i.e. lifting weights, rubber bands, hand weights etc...). You can also decrease your level of body fat by doing some type of aerobic exercise at least 4 days a week for longer than 40 minutes.


You also need to eat! - Do not 'diet', just watch the types of foods you eat. Consume foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which regulate levels of leptin in the body, such as fish. According to researchers, this hormone is responsible for the speed of metabolism in the body, as well as for your body making a decision, whether to burn fat at the point, or to store it.


Foods that speed up metabolism also include meats. The body spends more time to digest meat (proteins) in comparison to easily digested carbohydrates and fats. According to many nutritionists, digesting proteins accelerates burning of calories almost twice. Danish researchers provide even more optimistic numbers. According to them, adding 20% of protein supplements in your daily diet will increase burning of calories by more than 5%.


Vegetables! Consuming 3-4 serves daily of low G.I veggies will keep your calories burning, as it works to break down and digest these. Low G.I veggies are also called 'negative' calories, as they don't contain nasties that the body can store as fat. Once you have added your chicken, fish o meat to your plate, fill the remaining plate with salads/veggies!


Lemons increase immunity and accelerate metabolism. Lemons are often used for various metabolic disorders. Tea with lemon or water with lemon will speed up your metabolism and fat burning processes. Start by cleansing your digestive track; Kick off your morning with a luke-warm glass of water with added lemon juice.


DON'T-


If you eat a very low-calorie diet, your metabolism will slow down in order for your body to survive (your body thinks it is starving). Don't be fooled by the belief that the less you eat, you'll look weight. What will happen is that you will actually begin to lose muscle!


DO-


Speeding up metabolism can be achieved by eating 5 small meals throughout the day, instead of eating 2-3 large meals. Food (especially in many small portions) accelerates metabolism. In fact, 10% of calories that you burn each day go to metabolizing the consumed nutrients. For best results, split your meals into 5 small portions and be sure to have a breakfast, as it results in speeding up metabolism in your body.

This is where nutritional supplements can add multiple benefits. The average person who has been struggling to burn that stubborn fat does not consume enough and find it's difficult to get into the routine of 5 meals to speed up metabolism. Our Ultimate Slim shake was designed to be added as a snack replacement to provide extra protein to fuel your muscles and has added fat burning enhancers to keep you energized throughout the day, resulting in burning extra calories.'

Example:

A typical day for someone on a 'weight loss' program will only consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Using Ultimate Slim will see the above 3 square meals increase to 5 by adding the shake for a morning tea snack and afternoon tea snack. (UPS does not recommend using Ultimate Slim as a meal replacement; only snacks)

NOTES-


When you are exercising aerobically, your focus should be on burning calories and working your cardiovascular system. Because it takes more calories to exercise, your metabolism is sped up during the activity. Also exercising first thing on an emtpy stomach will assist in reducing stored fat cells.

*** If you are feeling sluggish in the mornings, try our Ultimate Thermo8or fat burner/ pre workout. This is formulated to give you that extra kick to work up a sweat and burn that fat in your workouts, and keep you feeling energized all day****


When you are lifting weights or doing other resistance work, focus on the activity itself which not only burns calories but increases muscle strength, tone and endurance. (don't just throw the weights around and think the faster you do this, the faster you bur fat - false. Keep it controlled and be sure you feel your muscles fatigue)


The combination of aerobic activity and weight training will result in a body that has more muscle and less fat - so the end result will be a higher metabolism.

To order Ultimate Slim  or Ultimate Thermo8or go to www.ultimateperformance.net.au

High protein shake with added fat burning enhancers for fat loss

Fat burner pre workout energy drink for boosting fat loss



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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Choc-berry Bavarian topped with a crunchy choc-nut crumble



This recipe is designed for pre-bed, containing plenty of good quality proteins, casein and
slow-digesting fats. It also features a cameo from a green vegetable to add bulk, nutrients and moisture but don't worry,
you can't taste it!
Ingredients:

1 serve of Ultimate Performance Supplements Ultimate Slim in Belgian Chocolate
1 serve of Ultimate Performance Supplements Ultimate Slim in Berrylicious
1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons of organic coconut butter
1 medium zucchini
1/4 cup of organic, unprocessed dark cocoa powder
400g of cottage cheese
Baking powder

Method:

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.

Make the chocolate cake base first by grating the zucchini and then blending with 1/2 the Belgian Chocolate protein, 1 tablespoon of the butter and the baking powder until smooth. Pour into a small rectangular baking dish and bake in the hot oven for roughly 15-20 minutes, or until the mixture is cooked through and slightly springy to the touch.

Leave to cool while preparing the choc-nut crumble and berry ice cream centre. To make the crunchy topping, melt the remaining coconut butter and combine well with the other 1/2 of the chocolate protein. Microwave for about 30 seconds or until the mixture becomes firm. Leave to cool before breaking it apart with clean hands and making the cookie mixture into smaller pieces. Make the berry ice cream by blending together the berry protein with the raspberries and cottage cheese until smooth.
Spoon/pour the mixture onto the cake base before topping with the crumble mixture and freeze for roughly 30 minutes or until well-cooled and set.

This recipe makes four serves.

Nutritional info:  

Calories: 285
Fat: 13g
Protein: 32.2g
Carbs: 8.2g
Sugar: 2.2
Fibre: 1.5g

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Our girl Penny Lomas - Lululemon's Newest Ambassador


Ultimate Performance Supplements sponsored Athlete Penny Lomas has been warmly welcomed into the Lululemon Athletica culture as their newest Ambassador.

Founded in Canada in 1998, Lululemon is a Yoga inspired clothing company taking Australia by storm.

Lululemon ambassadors are local athletes, instructors and role models in the lululemon store communities who embody the lululemon lifestyle. New lululemon ambassadors are chosen every year. Ambassadors test Lululemon clothing to its limits!

As a Lululemon ambassador, Penny will be apart of the Lululemon chapel street community by being involved in cultural events, team building, goal setting and cross connecting her business with Lululemon and their followers.

“I am super excited to be apart of my favorite sportswear company and to proudly represent them and their core values” Says Penny.

Penny has her first Lululemon photoshoot in a few weeks and is really looking forward to showing off their new clothing range!

For more info on Penny and Lululemon



Friday, March 23, 2012

UPS: Chai Tea and Banana Muffins - Exclusive Recipe for...

UPS: Chai Tea and Banana Muffins - Exclusive Recipe for...: Chai tea is an ancient Indian tea blend which is made by combining black tea with spices such as black pepper, cinnamon, cardammon, clove...

Chai Tea and Banana Muffins - Exclusive Recipe for UPS cutomers


Chai tea is an ancient Indian tea blend which is made by combining black tea with spices such as black pepper, cinnamon, cardammon, cloves and nutmeg. Cinnamon is a well-known fat burning spice as it has the ability to increase insulin sensitivity - meaning that your body becomes more effective at utilising food as energy and ensuring that your blood sugar is kept steady for a longer period following a meal.


In addition you're getting a nice dose of chromium from the rolled oats (which also helps to keep your blood sugar low), high biologically-available proteins from the eggs and the UPS whey protein as well as natural energy and minerals from the banana.  I used organic chai tea bags however if you don't have these on hand, the spice mix below or Chinese Five Spice will suffice.
These make a great balanced snack or pre-workout meal for people on the go - they don't require refrigeration once cooked and will last for two days when stored in an airtight container
in a cool, dry place.


Ingredients:
1/2 cup of strong black chai tea (or 1/2 teaspoon each of ground cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice mixed into 1/2 cup water)
2 serves of Ultimate Slim in Banana Twist
1 medium banana
2/3 cup of oats
2 whole eggs
1 teaspoon of baking powder

Method:

Add the chai tea, UPS Banana Twist, oats, eggs and baking powder to a food processor and mix until the oats have lost their shape and the mixture is smooth.
Chop the banana into thin slices before pouring the chai-banana mixture into 6 muffin trays (medium to large size) and placing the banana slices
on top of each of the muffin mixes.

Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for twenty minutes or until the muffins have puffed up and are firm to the touch.


Nutritional info per muffin:

Calories: 134
Protein: 14.6g
Fat: 3.4g
Carbs: 10.4g
Fibre: 1.4g

Sunday, March 18, 2012

FitX Results - UPS sponsored Athlete wins his IFBB Pro Card

Abe Elzaibak 3 days out!

Just a few days ago, the talk was about Abe Elzaibak UPS sponsored athlete and super freak making his IFBB mark. To date Abe has stepped in to bodybuilding cleaning up the NABBA federation for the past two years.

This year, Abe was taking one step closer to his dream of making his IFBB debut March 17th at the FitX Expo.... Abe in usual style, blew up the stage and proved to be too good yet again. Not only winning his category but going on to take out the IFBB Pro qualifier, taking home what he has always dreamt of....his IFBB Pro Card.

Ultimate Performance Supplements and Abe Elzaibak's guru trainer Eyad Moleab from Next Level Fitness in Noble Park both said, "This was a well deserved result. Abe has dreamt of this day since the age of 15 and was not going to stop until he reached his first goal... winning his IFBB pro card. Now he's next goal is to train even harder to be top 6 with the big boys".

Overall, the day was packed of excitement, awesome entertainment and fun. UPS would like to congratulate Abe Elzaibak and Stacey McMahon on their hard work and dedication. Although our Stacey did not place yesterday, we know she is an upcoming super star and will too make her mark on the IFBB stage in the future!

Stay tuned for new posts  on www.facebook.com/ultimateperformancesupplements of photos and videos taken from FitX 2012.

UPS TEAM

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Snap, Crackle... POP? Post workout pop corn recipe






Post-workout choc-coconut popcorn



Ingredients:

75g (about 1/2 cup) of unpopped corn kernels
1 serve of UPS Ultimate Slim (Belgian Chocolate)
1 dash of coconut essence

Method:

Mix the whey protein, coconut essence and a dash of water together in a large bowl.
Add enough water so that the mixture is not runny but resembles icing or a really thick sauce.

Using a popcorn maker, place the bowl underneath and stir the popped corn through the protein
mixture as it cooks.

Serve and eat immediately.

Nutritional info:

Calories: 433
Protein: 42.1g
Carbs: 44g
Fat: 5.7g




Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Check out our latest UPS promo on YouTube



This UPS clip features some of our sponsored athletes:

Mike Holton
Aaron Curtis
Penny Lomas
Adam Browner
Georgia Holton
James Quinton
Jim Kotantonis
Anthony Cincotta

Stay tuned for more clips on YouTube- By UltimateAnimals

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Has your clever medical practitioner told you to avoid Salt?







Processed Salt
 
Unrefined Organic Salt
 















Has your clever medical practitioner told you to avoid Salt? Nothing could be further from the truth. Salt plays a very important role in the body’s biological patterns and digestion. Have you ever heard the saying "are you worth your grain of Salt"? This saying was common many years ago during world wars when scientists realized the importance of this valuable nutrient especially during times of famine and hardship as it helped body’s process nutrients more effectively.

Back then Salt was a very rare commodity. Soldiers actually lined up for their daily dose and workers where often payed with a grain of Salt, hence the saying... Today’s daily fast throw away life maybe much different, however our bodies have not changed that much. We all still require this valuable nutrient, however for many, it comes supplied in an overly processed, bleached, deodorized a bio unusable form.


Today’s highly processed packaged foods contain an abundant amount of a white substance labeled as Salt. The paddocks which grow our fresh fruits and vegetables are sown over and over and over again continually churning out fresh produce minus the important trace minerals supposed to of been retained in the soil and in the fresh produce. So next time you hear someone suggest you should avoid Salt, this isn’t technically correct.

What is correct is that we should avoid highly processed foods containing large amounts of this inorganic substance, try to buy your fresh produce from organic farms where they rotate the crops from paddock to paddock to give the soil time to regenerate or even better grow your own... Shop for unrefined, unprocessed Salt often pink or grey in colour and get sprinkling on your eggs and meats...


Mike Holton
Owner/Founder UPS

Friday, January 27, 2012

UPS exclusive recipe- Red Velvet Fairy Cakes

This recipe is so simple to make but packed fullof nutrients and protein.



Traditional red velvet cake recipes simply add red food dye, however I've chosen a more natural route to achieve the same result - by adding beetroot. The addition of beetroot may seem strange - but it's taste is dulled by the addition of chocolate whey protein and the cakes are given some delicious texture and softness by adding half an avocado.

The cupcakes make a great 1hr pre-workout snack as beetroot has plenty of nitrates which have been shown to reduce blood pressure and allow the body to utilise oxygen more efficiently, enhancing performance for both endurance and strength training activities (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/160082.php). Beetroot also contains high levels of phytonutrients, antioxidants and a compound named betaine which supports healthy liver function, it also contains a decent amount of carnitine which encourages greater fat metabolism and detoxification. Adding avocados provides a nutrient, unsaturated fat and antioxidant dense source of fibre Vitamin B, C & E.
Red velvet cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 medium beetroot - peeled and grated
3 serves UPS WPI in Belgian Chocolate
1/2 small avocado
1/2 tablespoon of baking powder

Berrylicious cream cheese
1 serve UPS SLIM in Berrylicious
1/2 cup of cottage cheese

Method:
Combine all red velvet cupcake ingredients together in a food processor and blend very well.

Pour the batter into six lightly greased muffin trays before baking at 160 degrees for 20 minutes.

Once the cakes are baked leave to cool while making the cream cheese by placing the Berrylicious protein
and cottage cheese in a processor and blending until it has a smooth, creamy texture.

Slice off the top of the cupcakes before spooning about 1 tablespoon of the cream mixture on the top. Cut the slice of the cupcake in half before arranging into fairy cakes.

Nutritional info per cupcake:

Calories: 173
Protein: 28.8g
Fat: 4.4g
Carbs: 4.2g (3.4g net)
Fibre: 0.7g
Sugar: 1.2g



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

MELBOURNE CITY WRESTLING SUPPORTS THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF VICTORIA




JANUARY SHOW ANNOUNCED

Melbourne City Wrestling (MCW) has continued to go from strength to strength featuring the best pro-wrestlers from across Australia in a list that includes such established names as KrackerJak, Carlo 'Cash Money' Cannon, Dowie James, Matt Silva and current MCW Champion Slex.

In 2011 limits were pushed, bones were crushed and battles were won as MCW entertained crowds across Melbourne further defining its stature as of one of the premier professional wrestling promotions in the country today.

2012 is shaping up to be even bigger than 2011 says MCW Management – “So much action and drama took place in 2011, and we can't think of a better way to kick off the year then to bring Vendetta 2012 to the Thornbury Theatre on January 28” says MCW Official Michael James.

“We plan to be bigger and even better this year, new talent that has never been featured in MCW before will appear, we will see more action, more drama and plenty of crazy stunts”.

MCW's first show of the year is “Vendetta” a show to support to the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria. MCW and the Thornbury Theatre will be donating money from every ticket sold directly to the cause.

Head of the Collingwood Cheer Squad - Jeff 'Joffa' Corfe joins us once again on the team in 2012. Joffa (an Epilepsy Foundation ambassador) has gone all out for the cause previously taking part in a grueling bike ride from Melbourne to Adelaide to raise awareness. “As painful as that bike ride was is nothing compared to what these wrestlers put themselves though show after show! It's a very exciting time to be involved in two fantastic organisations - MCW and The Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria. It's even more exciting to see them come together for Vendetta”.

On a sadder note young MCW wrestler “B.J Hudson” sadly lost his sister to Epilepsy when she passed away in her sleep late last year and MCW has come together by holding this show in his sister’s memory. “It was a terrible loss for B.J and his family, and for all the boys to come together united to support him and his family is a testament to the dedication the team has to each other” commented Michael James. “MCW hope to raise as much money as possible and increase awareness. We already have a large prize raffle donated by wwedvd.com.au amongst some other great prizes for fans who attend”.

It is being billed as “the hottest grudge match of the summer” when Melbourne City Wrestling Champion “Slex” puts the championship title on the line against the number one contender Matt 'The Juggernaut' Silva. Slex has shown time after time he is prepare to do whatever it takes to hold on to the title, even though MCW fans constantly greet Slex with jeers, there is no denying his talent.

Matt Silva has been in the title picture before but always seems to fall short, but since splitting from his former manager Joffa, Matt Silva has been on a red hot run defeating everyone that has stood in his way. These two Superstars will lock horns for the very first time in a dream-match of epic proportions.

Vendetta will also feature a Tag Team bout between former MCW Champion Danny Psycho and Adam Brooks, who face the controversial team of Carlo Cannon and Ryan Rollins.

Danny Psycho tags with Adam Brooks who has reformed his ways after leaving Joffa last year. But their opponents have never been shy of the spotlight and making sure everyone knows they are in the building. They will do whatever it takes to get the victory on January 28 in this special feature match-up.

We are pleased to announce International Wrestling star “Sonjay Dutt” will be travelling to Australia as an exclusive feature to Melbourne City Wrestling. Sonjay will be featured on the April 21st show at the Thornbury Theatre however his opponent for that event will be announced at Vendetta.

When asked about competing for MCW, Sonjay responded – “I have worked for major wrestling companies all over the USA and Japan, I am only interested in competing with the absolute best! Stayed tuned because at Vendetta I will put my challenge forth”.

Tension, Drama, Action, Suspense! MCW is the hottest ticket this summer, so whatever your age or background MCW has it all and always delivers.

We invite you to join us on our 2012 journey that all starts on January 28 at Vendetta!

Tickets are now on sale via the Thornbury Theatre Box Office, Online or via Phone.
Date : Saturday 28th January 2012. Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm Venue : Thornbury Theatre - 859 High Street. Thornbury VIC 3071

Tickets :

Tickets via the venue or online at www.melbournecitywrestling.com

Prices : Adults : $20, Children : $15, Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) : $55 More

Information : Email promotions.mcw@gmail.com or phone (03) 9484 9831