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HERC’s Welland Grand Re-opening

HERC’s Welland is proud to announce new owners to join the Herc’s Family.  The grand re-opening will take place Oct 28 at 10am! As part of the grand re-opening, Herc’s Welland is excited to have Zane Watson, IFBB Pro attending to answer any questions about SmartFit Nutrition. Here are some other great offers ?Free loaded Herc’s String Bag for the first 75 customers* ?20% off the ENTIRE store ?Taste testing of some of our latest…

HERC’s Heartland Centre Opening Sept 30!

Herc’s Nutrition is coming to Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga!  Herc’s Heartland is having their Grand Opening September 30th with a special appearance by Zane Watson IFBB Pro.  Owners BJ and Sapna Munden are proud to open their second Herc’s location and are excited to expand into the ever growing Mississauga community. Grand opening specials include Free swag bag for the first 100 customers* Special Offers Storewide Protein Shakes for only $4 Taste testing of…

How BCAAs Affect Your Overall Performance

Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). These amino acids are highly prominent in muscle, and account for 14-18% of its total amino acid content. BCAAs play such an integral role in human function and performance they are much more than just components for building muscle proteins. These amino acids appear to directly influence metabolism, both by stimulating protein synthesis and inhibiting protein degradation. They also play roles in strengthening the immune system, prevention…

Klean Chickpea Noodle Soup

Klean Chick Pea Noodle Soup Very Simple! Carrots Celery… Onions Garlic Chick Peas Chicken or Vegetable Broth Whole Wheat Noodle Salt & Pepper Heat up to a temperature you prefer and enjoy!! Courtesy of kleanhealthyliving.com

Herc’s Kinesiologist Derek Moore: Knee Pain

  Patellar Tendinopathy is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting both recreational and elite athletes. It is characterized by tenderness or pain of the patellar tendon before, during or after activity. The onset of the injury is typically classified as “tendinitis”, where there is inflammation at the tendon. If swift therapy is taken you can expect to restore full function in 2 weeks. If left untreated, it …can progress to “tendinosis”. This causes degenerative changes in…

BCAA’s: Essential for becoming better. Faster.

Branch Chain Amino Acids or BCAA’s have always been on the list of recommended products by  Athletic Trainers, Physiotherapists, and Experienced Bodybuilders. Yet, BCAA’s have traditionally been over shadowed by other, fancier products or products marketed with much more pizazz. But, when it comes down to getting the most for your money when buying supplements few offer as much value for your money as BCAA’s. WHAT ARE BCAA’s? Branch Chain Amino Acids refers to 3…

Fibre! Not just for Senior Citizens!!

Science and competitive sports have proven the need for higher protein intake in order to recover. It has proven the need for an abundance of amino acids in the blood helps maintain and build lean muscle tissue. For decades, fitness enthusiasts have counted and monitored their macronutrient intake: Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein. Over the past couple years, through clinical research, evidence has mounted to support the importance of adding a proper blend of soluble and insoluble fiber to your daily…

Benefits of a Slow Digesting Protein

In the last post about proteins we had a simple breakdown of why some people should choose Whey Protein. You can read that post here As we covered in the previous post Whey Protein is superior to the other types of protein in that it digests extremely fast. For post workout recovery it is an easy choice to make. But what about supplying the body through the day or over night? When the body is not in…

Klean Brunch Bowl

A quick and easy morning solution. It is a well balanced bowl of food that can help get your day off to a great start! 1/3 – 1/2 Cup Cooked Quinoa 1 Cup Sautéed Broccoli (with Coconut Oil) 2 Whole Eggs Over Easy 1/2 Avocado Sprinkle in your favorite spices or herbs And that’s it! ​Enjoy. Recipe courtesy of kleanhealthyliving.com

Why Whey Protein?

Every January many people choose to begin, or get back to, going to the gym. For many the first couple weeks are crucial to develop patterns and habits that are key to success. Consistency is king in the world of fitness. The fitness world has exploded over the last few years. As a result so has the marketing machine associated with a popular industry. Here are the facts of additional protein on training performance: “For…

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