Thursday, March 17, 2016

Betancourt Nutrition's Pure-Amino - Fortify You Muscles With Betancourt's BCAA


Betancourt's Pure-Amino is the most advanced all-natural BCAA endurance and recovery drink mix available. It improves upon the typical 2:1:1 ratio of BCAA’s by providing a 4:1:1 ratio (Leucine 4g, Isoleucine 1g, Valine 1g) based on the fact that L-Leucine is the most important Amino acid when it comes to anabolic signalling for muscle growth and tissue repair.

You can get your Betancourt's Pure-Amino with Elite Pro Nutrition (EPN) today and use discount code ZY 10 for 10% discount on all non-promotional items! Elite Pro Nutrition (EPN) is a to-go sports nutrition portal for the bona fide fitness enthusiasts and professionals.

Pure-Amino also features the muscle anti-oxidant N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) which has been shown in research to aid the protection of muscle cells during exertion by promoting Glutathione. This is also what is believed to be responsible for NAC’s ability to boost aerobic endurance in some athletes. To further promote Glutathione, Selenium is used as well; these two muscle protecting ingredients (NAC and Selenium) have been shown to boost endurance and possibly hormone levels as well.

In other words, BCAA supplementation fortifies your muscles by retaining and building them while you lose fats, without losing muscle mass during your exercises. While its benefits include helping you to sustain your exercises longer and harder, it eliminates muscle soreness which could hamper motivation and progress in your next workout. For me, it has expedited my progress which could have been slower without Betancourt Nutrition products.

Betancourt's Pure-Amino endurance and recovery drink has been contributory to my training. It is a known fact that I am skinny and the one reason I was confused whenever I go to them gym was because I was never sure if what I was losing were fats or muscles because I used to not eat much. As a result, if my fats were all burnt, my muscles would be next in line to burn!

Hence, it makes everything contradicting because the reason for most skinny men go to the gym is to get some gains too!

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Now, with Betancourt's Pure-Amino, I can be confident that what I am losing are my fats while sustaining my muscles. Additionally, it picks up all the protein as a building block for my muscle growth.

While some attention for my small gains were flattering, I am actually more satisfied to see that my workout is actually functional and finally useful. Hence, giving me one less worry to whether I am losing fats or muscles. It also helps me big time for endurance. I just started taking amino and its results are still quite new to be hailed. Let's give it some time and let's hope it gets better!

I tried the watermelon and grape flavour. I have my preference for grape flavour over watermelon. I am not sure if it is because of my favour for grapes to watermelon. Watermelon is as nice, a little bit sour like sour candy as compared to grape which tastes as sweet as syrup. I usually drink the watermelon flavour as an intra-workout because I am not a fan of the taste so it make me keep drinking so much for each break I take. I consume the grape flavour usually on days I would like to do some maintenance or during travel because of the lack of time to gym. On other days where I do not workout, I take them to promote anabolism - namely the biological process of building muscles.

For preparation, all you need is one scoop given in the bottle and eight ounces of water. Usually, I will purposely add an ounce more for hydration.

Some other vitamins and nutrients included in Betancourt's BCAA are potassium that helps in enhance muscle strength, vitamin B12 that helps in keeping your nerve healthy, and zinc that is essential for the recovery of torn muscles after workout.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Melbourne 2016 - Eureka Skydeck

We went to Melbourne Central before heading to Eureka Skydeck. The T2 Australian teas are assorted with so many flavours I became undecided on which one to pick! It started all fine until we reached the Eureka Skydeck.


I have been to so many viewing towers and decks and this was probably one of the most terrible one. What's with the multi-coloured tinted windows?

Eureka means "I found it" and I found it irritating that in a stretch of glass panels I see two tinted tones; warm and cold. I am all for variety but when it comes to a great view, there should be nothing that compensates the quality of the view. I just could not make out the true colours from the panels. The blue sky did not look blue and the grass did not look green. Where's the consistency? For that kind of view, the entrance price is a rip off.

For an atrraction that claims "Eureka Skydeck 88 has awe inspiring views of Melbourne from the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere.", it is not exactly inspiring. I feel more inspired standing by the river that did not torture my eyes.

Even the open terrace was obscenely caged. This is 2016, open air sky terraces should be professionally barricaded with glass. Just look at Dubai's At The Top and Singapore's SkyPark. You enjoy the breeze and the view is simply unobstructed.

Is Eureka Skydeck as must-go place? Personally, it was an AUD20/- lesson I would never want to take again.

Melbourne 2016 - 12 Apostles

We rented a car and spent the morning finding good donut and got some from Shortstop Donut. They were really good. Not only the donuts, the service was fine!


Drove all the way to 12 Apostle thanks to my bestie for knowing the way! Why attractions like 12 Apostles do not have a regular shuttle bus or something?

The drive was worth it as we got to enjoy sight seeing along the way! Summer is a pretty good time to go albeit there will be flies  everywhere but the sun is perfect for photo taking. The golden rays simply make you look radiant in photos, but look very, very tan after. I have never been so tanned from one season of dragon boat training as compared to a few hours out in the Australian sun.

The sun was really game strong!


Any car with a sun roof is a great car especially for long travel. I love natural light for easy photo taking and what not. Like for me I need good lighting for reading and checking details of my itinerary. Handling all the bookings is not as easy as it seems! We got to agree, not everybody could do it. Or maybe, chose not to do it.

Because some are just in for the ride.

Anyway, my only fear at the 12 Apostles were snakes and fortunately I saw none.

If you are a nature lover just as me, I recommend you to visit them before they are gone eaten up by weathering! I would have gone down to the beach around but the boys were not down for it. Enjoy the photos!


These amazing photos were taking by Amin Ayub.