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Health & Fitness

Monday, 13 April 2015

Sometimes it's the lack of calories that's holding you back

We've all gotten so used to looking at all the food we eat and judging it on various levels - Does it fit my macro's, is it too high in fat, is it too many carbs, has it got the right level of protein in it? All the questions those in the fitness industry ask ourselves every day.

The interesting thing is, sometimes we can simply be underestimating the amount of calories we really need to be taking in versus what we are expending. If that starting point is inaccurate, then everything from that point forward is flawed.

While we plan our meals/calories/macros around an anticipated activity level, the reality can sometimes be quite different. It's not always possible to account for all the incidental activity that comes with living a full and active life. While we can know our maintenance calories required to maintain our weight assuming we do the same thing every day, as soon as that shifts in one direction or another, it's difficult to change our food intake as quickly to match.

A classic example of this is over Easter, where we stopped watching what we were eating and drinking, as we like to maintain a level of balance in our lives, and because we aren't professional fitness models or body builders, it's not like we have to be as strict as someone who is about to get on stage and compete, or needs to be photographed for a book cover next month.

Chris and I had been on a steady weight gaining mission since Mardi Gras, however it wasn't until we stopped counting the macros and watching our diet that we actually put on some solid muscle over the Easter period - and given we also celebrated the Greek Easter, it went on longer than most peoples break.

While our activity levels were much higher than normal, clearly we were underestimating the number of calories we needed to build muscle, and were being too strict with our diet, as we both managed to add on about 3 kgs without a huge increase in body fat, while consuming chocolates, deserts, roast potatoes (nightly) and more steak than you can possibly imagine.

So the key out take here, is while we often talk about reducing calories for fat loss, don't forget that sometimes you need quite a few more calories than you think to reverse the process and get into muscle building territory again!


Creating your ultimate physique remains a continual experiment and work in progress, as everytime you think you've created the ultimate plan, your body adapts and it's time to change it up again.

Life is all about evolution - and you continually need to be evolving not only what you do, but what you believe in, if you want to look the best you can. No-one person has the solution for everybody, you can seek their advice, but at the end of the day, you need to find what works for you - and that will change over time and as your goals change too.

It's not always the answer you want, but it's better to know the truth!

Lqd - Liquid Skin Care for Men's photo.

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Sunday, 22 March 2015

It's finally here!

From the day you guys started using our products, you've been asking when we would release an eye serum. But like all our products, we wouldn’t release one until we knew it was the best it could be and the best on the market. So I’m excited to say, that day has finally arrived.

Over 2 years in the making, today we finally launch our new Eye Serum – Lqd Eye Restore, which I can proudly claim is the strongest and most powerful eye serum for Men on the Australian market. In fact, we can’t find one anywhere that is stronger, so if you know of one, please let us know!

Lqd Eye Restore is packed full of the latest science in skin care research, containing 6 state of the art peptides at the highest concentrations that you will find in any product on the market.

For the full breakdown on what these peptides can do, you can check out the detailed section on our website, but for a quick run down keep reading…

When it comes to anti-ageing, we’ve included the latest in anti-wrinkle peptides, SNAP-8 and Argireline, which work as topical alternatives to botox, blocking the synapse receptors that cause the muscles around the eyes to move and contract.

You can also now skip the fillers, as we’ve also included Matrixyl and SYN-COLL, which are both peptides that stimulate the skins natural mechanism to produce more collagen. These two peptides combined will reduce the depth of crow’s feet around your eyes by 30 to 50%.

Of course everyone has heard of the claims of caffeine reducing bags around the eyes, so yes while we have it in our formulation as an antioxidant, we’ve also included a peptide that is 4 times stronger – Eyeliss, increases lymphatic circulation to really reduce the puffy bags under your eyes.

And what would an eye serum be if it didn’t remove the dark circles after a big night out? By adding Haloxyl, this peptide reduces any dark circles by increasing blood flow and re-enforcing firmness around the eye area.

Finally, you want the skin looking as plump as possible, so we added Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), which is found naturally in skin, but decreases with age and this ingredient increases the volume of cells which makes the skin look younger.

So, if you’re thinking now is the time to start improving or maintaining the skin around the eyes, then this is definitely the product for you!

And like all our products, Lqd Eye Restore comes with a100% satisfaction money back guarantee.

Now available for $95 from http://www.lqd.com.au/ and Sephora Australia

Lqd - Liquid Skin Care for Men
 
'It’s finally here!

From the day you guys started using our products, you've been asking when we would release an eye serum. But like all our products, we wouldn’t release one until we knew it was the best it could be and the best on the market. So I’m excited to say, that day has finally arrived.
 
Over 2 years in the making, today we finally launch our new Eye Serum – Lqd Eye Restore, which I can proudly claim is the strongest and most powerful eye serum for Men on the Australian market. In fact, we can’t find one anywhere that is stronger, so if you know of one, please let us know!

Lqd Eye Restore is packed full of the latest science in skin care research, containing 6 state of the art peptides at the highest concentrations that you will find in any product on the market.
For the full breakdown on what these peptides can do, you can check out the detailed section on our website, but for a quick run down keep reading…

When it comes to anti-ageing, we’ve included the latest in anti-wrinkle peptides, SNAP-8 and Argireline, which work as topical alternatives to botox, blocking the synapse receptors that cause the muscles around the eyes to move and contract.

You can also now skip the fillers, as we’ve also included Matrixyl and SYN-COLL, which are both peptides that stimulate the skins natural mechanism to produce more collagen. These two peptides combined will reduce the depth of crow’s feet around your eyes by 30 to 50%.

Of course everyone has heard of the claims of caffeine reducing bags around the eyes, so yes while we have it in our formulation as an antioxidant, we’ve also included a peptide that is 4 times stronger – Eyeliss, increases lymphatic circulation to really reduce the puffy bags under your eyes.

And what would an eye serum be if it didn’t remove the dark circles after a big night out? By adding Haloxyl, this peptide reduces any dark circles by increasing blood flow and re-enforcing firmness around the eye area.

Finally, you want the skin looking as plump as possible, so we added Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), which is found naturally in skin, but decreases with age and this ingredient increases the volume of cells which makes the skin look younger.

So, if you’re thinking now is the time to start improving or maintaining the skin around the eyes, then this is definitely the product for you!

And like all our products, Lqd Eye Restore comes with a100% satisfaction money back guarantee.

Now available for $95 from www.Lqd.com.au and @[784255701594458:274:Sephora Australia]

@[136012799854908:274:Lqd - Liquid Skin Care for Men]'

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Friday, 13 March 2015

Mardi Gras is Over – It’s now back to training!

Well after an amazing couple of weeks in Sydney, it’s now back to reality and focusing on our next goal, which is our work trip to the USA in July, where we will again shoot with some amazing photographers for our Lqd - Liquid Skin Care for Men brand.

As you know, Lqd stands for “look the best you can” and we want to show that it is possible to do that at any age.

There are always going to be people who see what we do as shallow and superficial, as we spend so much of our time focusing on how we look, but anyone who knows us, also knows that is only one small part of what we do.

We don’t do this to win medals, or stand on stage and hold a trophy, nor are we looking for sponsorships or to make money selling our workout techniques or diet plans. We do it because we want to encourage others to make the most of their bodies and lives and not think that because you are over 35 you can’t possible look as good as a 20 year old does – I think we’ve proven that you can do anything you put your mind to.
 

Yes, we are here to sell our skin care products, and we don’t shy away from that, but it’s not why we put so much of ourselves out there in social media. The real reason we do it and the things that keep us going are when we help someone accept who they are and what they want out of life.

Last week at Mardi Gras I had a young guy come up to me and tell me in quite a lot of detail how much we had helped him come out to his family and friends, and how seeing Chris & I so visibly in social media made him feel that he could be who he wanted to be and that at the end of the day means more to me than anything else we do on here.
 

So yes we might spend more time in our speedo’s on here than wearing clothes, but for those people who are prepared to read our posts and not just look at the pictures, maybe they will see a different view!
 

Have a great weekend Anthony & Chris

And to preempt questions about our swimwear they are from another amazing Australian Brand called Hunter & Crew Swimwear
 
 
'Mardi Gras is Over – It’s now back to training!
Well after an amazing couple of weeks in Sydney, it’s now back to reality and focusing on our next goal, which is our work trip to the USA in July, where we will again shoot with some amazing photographers for our @[136012799854908:274:Lqd - Liquid Skin Care for Men]for Men brand.
As you know, Lqd stands for “look the best you can” and we want to show that it is possible to do that at any age.
There are always going to be people who see what we do as shallow and superficial, as we spend so much of our time focusing on how we look, but anyone who knows us, also knows that is only one small part of what we do.
We don’t do this to win medals, or stand on stage and hold a trophy, nor are we looking for sponsorships or to make money selling our workout techniques or diet plans. We do it because we want to encourage others to make the most of their bodies and lives and not think that because you are over 35 you can’t possible look as good as a 20 year old does – I think we’ve proven that you can do anything you put your mind to.
Yes, we are here to sell our skin care products, and we don’t shy away from that, but it’s not why we put so much of ourselves out there in social media. The real reason we do it and the things that keep us going are when we help someone accept who they are and what they want out of life. 
Last week at Mardi Gras I had a young guy come up to me and tell me in quite a lot of detail how much we had helped him come out to his family and friends, and how seeing Chris & I so visibly in social media made him feel that he could be who he wanted to be and that at the end of the day means more to me than anything else we do on here.
So yes we might spend more time in our speedo’s on here than wearing clothes, but for those people who are prepared to read our posts and not just look at the pictures, maybe they will see a different view!
Have a great weekend @[719379487:2048:Anthony] & @[100002529032036:2048:Chris] 

And to preempt questions about our swimwear they are from another amazing Australian Brand called @[1540135132881576:274:Hunter & Crew Swimwear]'

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Sometimes it's the lack of calories that's holding you back

We've all gotten so used to looking at all the food we eat and judging it on various levels - Does it fit my macro's, is it too high in fat, is it too many carbs, has it got the right level of protein in it? All the questions those in the fitness industry ask ourselves every day.

The interesting thing is, sometimes we can simply be underestimating the amount of calories we really need to be taking in versus what we are expending. If that starting point is inaccurate, then everything from that point forward is flawed.

While we plan our meals/calories/macros around an anticipated activity level, the reality can sometimes be quite different. It's not always possible to account for all the incidental activity that comes with living a full and active life. While we can know our maintenance calories required to maintain our weight assuming we do the same thing every day, as soon as that shifts in one direction or another, it's difficult to change our food intake as quickly to match.

A classic example of this is over Easter, where we stopped watching what we were eating and drinking, as we like to maintain a level of balance in our lives, and because we aren't professional fitness models or body builders, it's not like we have to be as strict as someone who is about to get on stage and compete, or needs to be photographed for a book cover next month.

Chris and I had been on a steady weight gaining mission since Mardi Gras, however it wasn't until we stopped counting the macros and watching our diet that we actually put on some solid muscle over the Easter period - and given we also celebrated the Greek Easter, it went on longer than most peoples break.

While our activity levels were much higher than normal, clearly we were underestimating the number of calories we needed to build muscle, and were being too strict with our diet, as we both managed to add on about 3 kgs without a huge increase in body fat, while consuming chocolates, deserts, roast potatoes (nightly) and more steak than you can possibly imagine.

So the key out take here, is while we often talk about reducing calories for fat loss, don't forget that sometimes you need quite a few more calories than you think to reverse the process and get into muscle building territory again!


Creating your ultimate physique remains a continual experiment and work in progress, as everytime you think you've created the ultimate plan, your body adapts and it's time to change it up again.

Life is all about evolution - and you continually need to be evolving not only what you do, but what you believe in, if you want to look the best you can. No-one person has the solution for everybody, you can seek their advice, but at the end of the day, you need to find what works for you - and that will change over time and as your goals change too.

It's not always the answer you want, but it's better to know the truth!

Lqd - Liquid Skin Care for Men's photo.

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Sunday, 22 March 2015

It's finally here!

From the day you guys started using our products, you've been asking when we would release an eye serum. But like all our products, we wouldn’t release one until we knew it was the best it could be and the best on the market. So I’m excited to say, that day has finally arrived.

Over 2 years in the making, today we finally launch our new Eye Serum – Lqd Eye Restore, which I can proudly claim is the strongest and most powerful eye serum for Men on the Australian market. In fact, we can’t find one anywhere that is stronger, so if you know of one, please let us know!

Lqd Eye Restore is packed full of the latest science in skin care research, containing 6 state of the art peptides at the highest concentrations that you will find in any product on the market.

For the full breakdown on what these peptides can do, you can check out the detailed section on our website, but for a quick run down keep reading…

When it comes to anti-ageing, we’ve included the latest in anti-wrinkle peptides, SNAP-8 and Argireline, which work as topical alternatives to botox, blocking the synapse receptors that cause the muscles around the eyes to move and contract.

You can also now skip the fillers, as we’ve also included Matrixyl and SYN-COLL, which are both peptides that stimulate the skins natural mechanism to produce more collagen. These two peptides combined will reduce the depth of crow’s feet around your eyes by 30 to 50%.

Of course everyone has heard of the claims of caffeine reducing bags around the eyes, so yes while we have it in our formulation as an antioxidant, we’ve also included a peptide that is 4 times stronger – Eyeliss, increases lymphatic circulation to really reduce the puffy bags under your eyes.

And what would an eye serum be if it didn’t remove the dark circles after a big night out? By adding Haloxyl, this peptide reduces any dark circles by increasing blood flow and re-enforcing firmness around the eye area.

Finally, you want the skin looking as plump as possible, so we added Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), which is found naturally in skin, but decreases with age and this ingredient increases the volume of cells which makes the skin look younger.

So, if you’re thinking now is the time to start improving or maintaining the skin around the eyes, then this is definitely the product for you!

And like all our products, Lqd Eye Restore comes with a100% satisfaction money back guarantee.

Now available for $95 from http://www.lqd.com.au/ and Sephora Australia

Lqd - Liquid Skin Care for Men
 
'It’s finally here!

From the day you guys started using our products, you've been asking when we would release an eye serum. But like all our products, we wouldn’t release one until we knew it was the best it could be and the best on the market. So I’m excited to say, that day has finally arrived.
 
Over 2 years in the making, today we finally launch our new Eye Serum – Lqd Eye Restore, which I can proudly claim is the strongest and most powerful eye serum for Men on the Australian market. In fact, we can’t find one anywhere that is stronger, so if you know of one, please let us know!

Lqd Eye Restore is packed full of the latest science in skin care research, containing 6 state of the art peptides at the highest concentrations that you will find in any product on the market.
For the full breakdown on what these peptides can do, you can check out the detailed section on our website, but for a quick run down keep reading…

When it comes to anti-ageing, we’ve included the latest in anti-wrinkle peptides, SNAP-8 and Argireline, which work as topical alternatives to botox, blocking the synapse receptors that cause the muscles around the eyes to move and contract.

You can also now skip the fillers, as we’ve also included Matrixyl and SYN-COLL, which are both peptides that stimulate the skins natural mechanism to produce more collagen. These two peptides combined will reduce the depth of crow’s feet around your eyes by 30 to 50%.

Of course everyone has heard of the claims of caffeine reducing bags around the eyes, so yes while we have it in our formulation as an antioxidant, we’ve also included a peptide that is 4 times stronger – Eyeliss, increases lymphatic circulation to really reduce the puffy bags under your eyes.

And what would an eye serum be if it didn’t remove the dark circles after a big night out? By adding Haloxyl, this peptide reduces any dark circles by increasing blood flow and re-enforcing firmness around the eye area.

Finally, you want the skin looking as plump as possible, so we added Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), which is found naturally in skin, but decreases with age and this ingredient increases the volume of cells which makes the skin look younger.

So, if you’re thinking now is the time to start improving or maintaining the skin around the eyes, then this is definitely the product for you!

And like all our products, Lqd Eye Restore comes with a100% satisfaction money back guarantee.

Now available for $95 from www.Lqd.com.au and @[784255701594458:274:Sephora Australia]

@[136012799854908:274:Lqd - Liquid Skin Care for Men]'

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Friday, 13 March 2015

Mardi Gras is Over – It’s now back to training!

Well after an amazing couple of weeks in Sydney, it’s now back to reality and focusing on our next goal, which is our work trip to the USA in July, where we will again shoot with some amazing photographers for our Lqd - Liquid Skin Care for Men brand.

As you know, Lqd stands for “look the best you can” and we want to show that it is possible to do that at any age.

There are always going to be people who see what we do as shallow and superficial, as we spend so much of our time focusing on how we look, but anyone who knows us, also knows that is only one small part of what we do.

We don’t do this to win medals, or stand on stage and hold a trophy, nor are we looking for sponsorships or to make money selling our workout techniques or diet plans. We do it because we want to encourage others to make the most of their bodies and lives and not think that because you are over 35 you can’t possible look as good as a 20 year old does – I think we’ve proven that you can do anything you put your mind to.
 

Yes, we are here to sell our skin care products, and we don’t shy away from that, but it’s not why we put so much of ourselves out there in social media. The real reason we do it and the things that keep us going are when we help someone accept who they are and what they want out of life.

Last week at Mardi Gras I had a young guy come up to me and tell me in quite a lot of detail how much we had helped him come out to his family and friends, and how seeing Chris & I so visibly in social media made him feel that he could be who he wanted to be and that at the end of the day means more to me than anything else we do on here.
 

So yes we might spend more time in our speedo’s on here than wearing clothes, but for those people who are prepared to read our posts and not just look at the pictures, maybe they will see a different view!
 

Have a great weekend Anthony & Chris

And to preempt questions about our swimwear they are from another amazing Australian Brand called Hunter & Crew Swimwear
 
 
'Mardi Gras is Over – It’s now back to training!
Well after an amazing couple of weeks in Sydney, it’s now back to reality and focusing on our next goal, which is our work trip to the USA in July, where we will again shoot with some amazing photographers for our @[136012799854908:274:Lqd - Liquid Skin Care for Men]for Men brand.
As you know, Lqd stands for “look the best you can” and we want to show that it is possible to do that at any age.
There are always going to be people who see what we do as shallow and superficial, as we spend so much of our time focusing on how we look, but anyone who knows us, also knows that is only one small part of what we do.
We don’t do this to win medals, or stand on stage and hold a trophy, nor are we looking for sponsorships or to make money selling our workout techniques or diet plans. We do it because we want to encourage others to make the most of their bodies and lives and not think that because you are over 35 you can’t possible look as good as a 20 year old does – I think we’ve proven that you can do anything you put your mind to.
Yes, we are here to sell our skin care products, and we don’t shy away from that, but it’s not why we put so much of ourselves out there in social media. The real reason we do it and the things that keep us going are when we help someone accept who they are and what they want out of life. 
Last week at Mardi Gras I had a young guy come up to me and tell me in quite a lot of detail how much we had helped him come out to his family and friends, and how seeing Chris & I so visibly in social media made him feel that he could be who he wanted to be and that at the end of the day means more to me than anything else we do on here.
So yes we might spend more time in our speedo’s on here than wearing clothes, but for those people who are prepared to read our posts and not just look at the pictures, maybe they will see a different view!
Have a great weekend @[719379487:2048:Anthony] & @[100002529032036:2048:Chris] 

And to preempt questions about our swimwear they are from another amazing Australian Brand called @[1540135132881576:274:Hunter & Crew Swimwear]'

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