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How To Maximise Your Shred This Month

How To Maximise Your Shred This Month

Are you planning beach season early or just keen to get shredded? We spoke with BSN athlete Zac Fotheringham to get some advice from the pros on how to maximise your shred this month.

  1. Avoid fad diets – they don’t work! Crash diets are missing key nutrients that your body needs.
  2. Planning - Take control of your environment and plan your meals in advance; meal prep on a Sunday evening will set you up for the week.
  3. Sleep – getting enough sleep is paramount for your body to function to a high level and to support your recovery goals. This will ensure your performance is at its highest level each time you hit the gym allowing you to max out those reps to burn fat. A lack of sleep has been linked to a reduction in fat loss.
  4. Stress – the more you stress the more cortisol builds up in your system, which may have a negative effect on your body’s functioning. Work on techniques and habits that reduce stress for you.
  5. Training programme - your training programme you choose needs to challenge you every session. Personally i'm a believer in the y3t training system. It forces me out of my comfort zone with rep range and tempo changing weekly
  6. Be realistic -: Give yourself enough time. Aim for anything between 1-3lbs of weight loss per week to ensure that muscle tissue isn’t being compromised.
  7. Take measurements - While your weight may not have changed massively, you may have trimmed your waist or added to your arms. Measurements from day one will allow you to monitor these gains.


BSN have created Hypershred EDGE, our most intense fat metabolising* formula to help you shred the competition. Hypershred EDGE has a powerful combination of ingredients including maxitherm, (which includes cayenne black pepper extract), caffeine and yerba mate to enable you to get the energy and mental edge you need along with fat metabolism. image
*Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism. Vitamin B5 contributes to normal mental performance. Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids.