Vince Andrich, has authored The Sports Supplement Review, 4th Edition, a virtual encyclopedia for sports, fitness, health and nutrition enthusiasts that brought him critical acclaim as a recognized authority in the dietary supplement and performance nutrition industry. Andrich has gained tremendous respect and experience through an emergent career as business owner, and a top executive, with companies such as; Weider Global Nutrition, Weider Publications, MET-Rx USA, EAS, Muscle Media, and Stallone’s INSTONE, as well as with many top brands: Quest Nutrition, VPX Sports, Biotest, ISS Research, Oh Yeah, MPR, SAN, ErgoPharm, Nutrex Research, BSN, GNC and Bodybuilding.com
An area of seemingly endless debate is protein quality. It is often heard that meat-based protein is better than plant-based protein, eggs are hailed in the fitness community, and many athletes swear by the powers of dairy protein. But how does one actually measure the quality of a protein source? Traditionally, this question has been answered by how well a food protein is able to satisfy the amino acid demands of bodily protein synthesis and other metabolites. Several methods have been established to measure this, including the chemical score, biological value (BV), net protein utilization (NPU), protein efficiency ratio (PER), and protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS).
“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.” --Steven Pressfield, War of Art
Although we had never met, I “knew” Rob Carbo through his bigger than life persona, and accomplishments. Rob brings true meaning back to over used clichés like “real deal”, with the bio of a modern day renaissance man. One of the best bench pressers in the world, as well as a competitive bodybuilder, media personality, entrepreneur and writer Rob Carbo is...
Protein is hot. Now officially the next wonder ingredient to be oversold and marketed by corporate food giants that focus on making ordinary products for the maddening crowd. You can even find these products at the local grocery store next to the Honey Bunches and Fruity Pebbles.
If you have been into fitness/nutrition any time during the last 30-years, you know the belief that protein intake is fundamental to good health isn’t new. In my view those of us who’ve been committed to fitness are responsible for creating the demand for products with more protein.
When it comes to time, we’re all tapped out. If we only had more of it, we’d get that body we really want, right? Well, before you skip training and blame it on “your busy schedule” consider this;
Having less time to train is your new secret weapon.
If you follow the high performance nutrition and sports supplement news, you know the parade of breakthrough diets, pills, potions, and powders stretch as far as the eye can see. Driven by our compulsive appetite for “what’s next,” nearly all consumer markets are flooded with products with little difference. As witness to giant leaps in technology our expectation is to believe the latest product will be better in some way than what preceded?
Hello, I’m Vince Andrich, and I’ve been searching for ways to combine nutrition, supplements and training to become leaner, get stronger, stay healthy and maximize human performance for as long as I can remember. It’s been the central focus of my work for over twenty-five years. To reach your fitness goals however, you must live a fitness lifestyle. No one can do this for you, but if you’ve got the drive you’ve come to the right spot for guidance.
That’s what this website is all about.
The Sports Nutrition Supplement Guide is the first platform to bring together fresh ideas, and time-tested principles of today's leading thinkers, innovators, and researchers, combined with the experiences of real people like you and me, who’ve made dramatic improvements in their lives by understanding the power of nutrition, supplements and training.
And we don’t sell supplements.
I’ve learned a great deal about optimal health, fitness, and training from scientists and doctors, top athletes, and even best-selling authors. But, just as much, if not more knowledge, was given to me from those who took a learning mindset to heart and became genuine “real-world” experts. These people were driven to succeed because they had to overcome tremendous odds to get results.
You see, in over 25 years of working with and learning from some of brightest people in this field, only one thing is certain...
If you're watching your diet and exercising, the greatest marketers of all-time have shown us that the ultimate 'end benefit' is attaining a better body. It's in our DNA, and as most of you know I've ranted on this topic relentlessly. Yet, another psychological linchpin that can keep you motivated to meet that end goal is, CONTROL. The control or POWER we have over events is often elusive. Life happens, and while we don't have control over all things, we can control how we react to what life throws our way––a discussion for another day.
What, I want to reinforce today is that most of the things that go into building a better body, ARE IN YOUR CONTROL.
Many of the most awe-inspiring physiques of all-time were created by athletes who took a hard look in the mirror and then went to work developing their weakest body parts. The result is a balanced body that is impressive, and appealing. The human eye derives pleasure from things in balance, because symmetry is a sign that your DNA is making perfect copies of something in harmony with nature.
Once you make the decision to build a better body the entire process of eating right can become difficult for some, and for others, it can seem impossible. The key is to make changes you can live with, because over time, consistency wins. One of the simplest ways to improve your diet is by increasing the protein and decreasing the carbohydrate content of just one meal per day.
While may of the basic concepts for strength training can be applied to the art of building a "wild physique", the issue of rest in-between sets should not be one of them. That's because typically, rest periods of 3-5 minutes are considered correct for lifting what is regarded as “heavier” weights, which is where you do less than five reps per set. However, this low rep range is generally accepted by bodybuilders as pure strength training and therefore I, as well as many other more notable experts, believe this is really taking the long road to building a better body. In short (literally), if you rest too long in-between sets, you will not generate sufficient bodybuilding intensity from your workout to stimulate lean muscle gains.