Muscle and Fitness Carnivor

Muscle & Fitness : Carnivor protein is perfect for athletes and gym rats!

Muscle and Fitness Carnivor

HARD TRAINING requires optimal recovery—and that’s exactly why you need a quality protein powder like Carnivor. Developed by Gerard Dente, CEO of MuscleMeds, Carnivor protein is packed with 100% beef protein, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and creatine (2.5 grams). What sets it apart from other proteins, however, isn’t what’s in it—but what’s not.

“In the development of Carnivor, my objective was to create a high-quality musclebuilding beef protein without fat, cholesterol, lactose, and other allergens,” Dente explains. While beef protein isn’t a new development, there is a new audience for it—carnivore dieters. As the name implies, followers of this diet eat foods from animals only, with more extreme adherents sticking with mainly red meats. Also known as the zero-carb diet, the carnivore diet calls for consuming only fat and protein. While research on the diet is inconclusive, anecdotal evidence suggests that followers can lose fat quickly and increase strength.

Though whey protein is technically carnivore-friendly, it still contains allergens and carbohydrates, making Carnivor the ideal choice. In addition to the standard powder, which has 23 grams of protein, there are two other ways to get your protein fix. The Carnivor 4-ounce shot is a quick solution with 30 grams of protein, and the Carnivor RTD (ready-to-drink) packs 40 grams of the good stuff and is perfect for busy athletes who need to time their protein intake perfectly. “Because Carnivor is so clean and pure, it has an amazingly good taste, and athletes love it,” Dente adds.

 

SHAWN SMITH

Shawn Smith

Height: 5’ 8”

Stage Weight: 248lbs

Off-season Weight: 290lbs

Born: February 7, 1987

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Contest History:

  • 2015 Tricky Jackson Heavyweight and Overall Champion
  • 2016 North American Championships – 2nd Heavyweight Class
  • 2017 North American Champioinships – 4th Superheavyweight Class
  • 2018 Arnold Amateur-  4th Superheavyweight Class
  • 2018 NPC Nationals – 2nd Superheavyweight Class – Turned IFBB PRO

I began bodybuilding when I was 16 just to get bigger and stronger. I was the stereotypical small, weak introverted kid in high school that got picked on. After 1 year of eating and lifting weights my body completely transformed and I was hooked! I continued to bodybuild as a hobby and while working as a personal trainer and helping others transform as well. Eventually, I decided to ask one of the local pros if they would help me prep for a local bodybuilding show. He agreed to help me and I ended up winning my very first show and continued on to place 2nd at my very first national show! I knew I had something special going so I have been chasing my pro card ever since. I’ve made somewhat of a name for myself for my “freaky” type bodyparts – my back and shoulders and chest in particular. I’m known for training really hard and heavy and giving it all in the gym! I’m truly thankful to be able to help motivate others to do the same!
To support Shawn, follow him on his instagram @shawnssmith87

MuscleMeds Nathan DeAsha

The Prophecy, Book 2:
Nathan De asha

BY RON HARRIS, PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON BREEZE
Nathan De asha
Nathan De asha–MD Photo shoot with Jason Breeze

ONE CHAPTER ENDS, THE NEXT BEGINS

Oxygen Gym in Kuwait has taken on an almost mythic status in the bodybuilding world in recent years. Just mention “Kuwait,” and eyes glaze over with livid fantasies of the ideal bodybuilding lifestyle. Far away in that wealthy desert oasis, there are none of the worries, concerns, distractions— or even expenses— of your normal life. You are free to do nothing else but train hard at the best gym in the world under the guidance of elite trainers and coaches, eat bountiful amounts of the best and purest food (there is even a running joke about their “anabolic chicken”) and make the gains that have always eluded you. Oxygen is a muscle growth factory, with success stories that border on miraculous. Big Ramy went from 200 to 300 pounds in just one year there. Brandon Curry spent four months there over the winter of 2016-2017, added 25 pounds of lean muscle tissue, and won the New Zealand Pro and Arnold Classic. Nathan De asha had made similarly stunning progress in the two and a half years in Kuwait since he first made the pilgrimage in November of 2016, taking his stage weight from 222 to 264 pounds. That’s why it shocked us all when he broke the news on my MD show “The Ronline Report” in mid-March that he had decided to no longer stay and train in Kuwait. Here he explains why:

“It was an amazing two and a half years. I can’t thank Bader Boodai and my coach Ahmad Askar enough. It was the best couple of years of my bodybuilding supplement company where I didn’t have to do anything but cash a paycheck every month. But in the meantime, my brand as an athlete wasn’t doing anything. I got a chance to sign with MuscleMeds just recently. I’ve always used their products. You can see posts and photos I made back in 2015 that show it. The president of the company, Gerard Dente, has big things planned for me. He wants me to be the face of the company, as Kai Greene used to be. We’ve all seen Kai’s progress in both his competitive career and how he made his own brand so valuable and recognizable.

“Gerard wants to help do the same for me. But to do that, I really can’t be off in Kuwait. I need to be in the USA, visiting stores, gyms and going to the shows. Besides the MuscleMeds contract, another important consideration was being able to spend more time with my family. My daughter just turned 3, and this was the first birthday of hers I’ve been there for. I was in Kuwait for the first two. My heart wanted to stay in Kuwait, but my head has to put my family first.”

It was not an easy decision, because the crew in Kuwait had essentially become like a second family to him. But all good things must come to an end. “I can’t live in Kuwait forever,” he says. “It was a stepping-stone, and an amazing experience. My coach and training partners became like family. These people looked after me for over two years, after all.”

Training with that type of support and no distractions certainly took Nathan to another level as a competitor, but eventually he realized he couldn’t stay there any longer. “Even though Bader was very generous in having me there as part of the team, at the same time, I was losing money,” he explains. “I wasn’t doing any personal training, and almost no guest posing. For myself and more so for my family, I need to be in America. I’ve seen what Flex Lewis has done there with his businesses and his brand, and I want to emulate that success. It’s all about giving my girls a better life.”

THE OXYGEN GYM EXPERIENCE

Though Nathan is saying goodbye to Oxygen Gym as his adopted home, he attributes most of his success to his time there. “Nobody knew who I was before I went to Kuwait,” he states. “They had that gym and the reputation for creating champions before I came along. I went from a British champion to taking second in my first pro show in my first four months there, then went on a few weeks later to my first pro win.” From the moment he first walked into Oxygen Gym, De asha had a lofty goal. “They have this wall with all the photos of the champions who train there, and I wanted to be on that wall. Not only that, but I wanted to be the second-best bodybuilder at that gym after Big Ramy. Some people I told that to in the gym thought I was being arrogant, but to me it was just confidence in myself and what I knew I could accomplish.”

There is no doubt that Nathan knew what he was doing in terms of training before he came to Kuwait, but he was also stuck in a rut. “I had a very old-school mentality over in the U.K.,” he tells us. “I would always train heavy, as in four sets of seven to eight reps, and I almost never used machines. I thought free weights were the only way to build a champion physique.” Once he arrived in Kuwait, his coach Askar and his training partner Kemo soon showed him a whole new world of training. “For one thing, I have to explain that of all the gyms I have been to in the world, and this includes Gold’s in Venice and City Athletic Club in Las Vegas, none of them can compare to the amount and quality of the equipment at Oxygen. The equipment is just that varied and advanced.” Askar and Kemo pushed Nathan through many hundreds of intense workouts that did indeed feature plenty of machine work and a mix of rep ranges and intensity techniques.

“I saw how the machines were able to target a muscle directly, instead of always involving other muscle groups as well,” he says.

It was an amazing two and a half years. I can’t thank Bader Boodai and my coach Ahmad Askar enough. It was the best couple of years of my bodybuilding career.”

“Machines can also give you greater training longevity.” Interestingly, Dexter Jackson has made that same observation on many occasions. Finally, it was the atmosphere itself at Oxygen that lent itself to success. “Firstly, it’s pretty dark in there, and everything is black and red. That alone gets you in the right frame of mind.” And unlike at most gyms, training is all business at Oxygen. “At home in the U.K., I might chat with my mates for two or three minutes between sets, and the workout will go for an hour and a half or maybe longer. At Oxygen, you do your set, you breathe while the other guy does his set, and then you go again. The workout is over in 35 or 40 minutes, but you killed that body part.”

PART OF A TEAM

What Nathan will probably miss most about Oxygen Gym was being part of a team that supported and encouraged each other in a sport that’s not only a solitary endeavor, but selfish by nature as well. “In Kuwait, there was always someone next to you pushing you and wanting you to do better. It was all about succeeding as a team. Over in the U.K., bodybuilders aren’t always so polite. They might be nice to your face, and then talk rubbish about you behind your back.”

The one thing I had to ask was something that’s been on my mind for years. If the workouts are so short, and these guys are off in a desert away from their family and friends for months— what the hell do they do the rest of the time? “I played a load of Call of Duty and watched every single series on Netflix,” he laughs.

“ I stand next to guys like Bonac, Dexter and Roelly all the time. I believe I can beat them.”

Nathan De Asha

Height – 5’11″

Stage Weight – 265 lbs

Off-season Weight – 295 lbs

Born – 1988

Hometown – Liverpool, UK

Accomplishments – 1st Place NY Pro 2018/1st Place CALI Pro 2018

Nathan De Asha is an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder from Liverpool, England. The 31-year-old has made quite the name for himself in his young bodybuilding career. Nathan burst onto the scene in 2016 after winning his pro card at the 2014 British Championships, winning both the Lou Ferrigno Legacy and Toronto Pro and has since competed at the Mr. Olympia twice, placing 12th in 2016 and 7th in 2017. With his 7th place finish, he became only the 2nd person in the last 25 years to finish in the top 7 at the Olympia in his 2nd competition year.

Nathan brings the perfect combination of mass, shape and aesthetics with crazy conditioning and full muscle bellies that not many other competitors can bring to the stage. He’s got his eyes set on multiple top 5 finishes at the Mr. Olympia with 1st being his ultimate goal. To support Nathan, follow him on his instagram @nathandeasha.

Carnivor Beef PRotein - 2 Lbs

Carnivor Beef Protein
Builds Muscle!

Research Shows Beef Increases Muscle Mass & Strength

In a blinded placebo control study, hard training athletes supplementing with Beef Protein Isolate (BPI) like that found in Carnivor gained an average of 4.6 lbs. of muscle mass, while significantly increasing weight lifting strength.+ Researchers gave test subjects BPI daily for 8 weeks while they exercised 5 days weekly. Athletes taking BPI added an impressive 5.7% average increase in lean body mass. In contrast, the placebo group did not significantly improve their lean body mass from baseline. Finally, there were no symptoms of stomach distress with daily BPI supplementation, and no changes in health or blood parameters.

The Science Of Beef: A Rich Source of Anabolic Nutrients

Beef provides a potent source of protein, with 22 grams of protein coming from just four ounces of lean roast beef. But beef protein is also highly digestible and naturally supplies a rich source of essential amino acids and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) that are important for “triggering” muscle protein synthesis (muscle growth).

Beef also supplies unique ergogenic nutrients including creatine. Creatine is a tri-peptide compound used in skeletal muscle to regenerate our muscles chief energy source adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) and super-hydrate muscles. As you may be aware, creatine is possibly the most researched ergogenic aid and has been shown to increase muscle mass, strength, power, endurance, muscle cell swelling and volume. Beef is also high in the amino acid carnitine, which is essential for burning fat. Lastly, new research shows that beef may contain growth factors and immunoglobins that increase anabolic hormones such as GH and IGF-1, thereby supporting muscle growth.

Easy on the Stomach and No Cholesterol

Beef protein isolate (BPI) allows athletes to get the anabolic benefits of beef protein in a delicious tasting, fast digesting and convenient protein shake – without the excess amounts of fat and cholesterol. It’s also lactose free and gluten-free making it easier on the stomach.

Exploring Beef Protein Supplements

MuscleMeds Carnivor shakes offer an amazing alternative to athletes looking to benefit from the muscle building power of beef, without the unwanted calories that come from steak, or the allergens that come from milk proteins. Using advanced extraction, clarification, hydrolysis and isolation technologies, Carnivor BPI has greater amino acid concentrations than milk, soy or egg. Carnivor BPI is even 350% more concentrated in anabolic muscle building amino acids than a prime sirloin steak! Better yet, when it comes to purity and potency, Carnivor is unmatched with 23 grams of beef protein, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, 0 sugar, 0 lactose and 0 gluten per serving.

Carnivor is also fortified with a unique Anabolic Nitrogen Retention Technology (ANRT). To elaborate, when you consume amino acids, not all of them are used to support muscle building. A large portion are broken down and degraded, producing byproducts such as ammonia that can impair your exercise performance. ANRT solves this dilemma by literally recycling nitrogen from ammonia back into anabolic amino acids that then can be used to support additional muscle growth! In addition, because CARNIVOR is a BPI, it is also very fast digesting and highly digestible. Essentially, CARNIVOR allows athletes to get the power of beef at the speed of a protein isolate.

For athletes seeking to gain weight, MuscleMeds developed Carnivor Mass. This weight gainer boasts 720 calories, 50 grams of rapidly digesting hydrolyzed Beef Protein Isolate, the innovative ANRT technology, creatine and BCAAs. To optimize energy stores, it also has a iSPIKE technology that consists of 125 grams of high impact carbohydrates from micronized waxy maize, maltodextrin and amylase, which can promote superior insulin response compared to eating protein alone. Insulin amplifiers from Chromium, 4-hydroxyleucine and d-initol are also added to improve muscle insulin sensitivity and anabolic signaling.

For athletes looking for a research supported, low allergen, clean and pure protein, Beef Protein Isolate offers a superior protein choice. MuscleMeds Carnivor continues to be the world’s #1 selling beef protein line and offers a variety of delicious flavors. With 0 grams of sugar, fat, cholesterol, lactose and gluten per serving, this offers an amazing alternative to athletes allergic to milk proteins.

Dr. Gabriel Wilson has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is currently the Sr. Director of R&D and Innovation for MuscleMeds.

++Sharp, et al., 2015 ISSN International Conference [Poster]. Weight and strength gains compared to baseline. Based on 46 grams of protein daily.