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Review:Multipower Powerlayer Protein Bar

Friday, August 2nd, 2013


When it comes to protein bars I have traditionally steered well clear. I remember back to the first time I tried a protein bar in a gym (I am not going to mention how long ago that was). I must say it was not the best experience of my life, the bar had a very chemically taste and had what can only be described as a horrible texture.  This experience put me off protein bars for a good while… until now!

I am so glad to say that there has been a big improvement in protein bars over the years since my last one. Recently my friends at Multipower sent me a few of their new Powerlayer bars to have a go of, in the hope that the more modern bars would change my mind.  I found that they did, I tried the chocolate caramel bars and rather than using them post workout, I used them as a high protein snack.  They even made a good dessert for those days when I craved something sweet after a meal.

The bars themselves come in a 60g bar that packs a huge 33% protein content.  The bar is a great one for all those cocoholics out there with four layers of nuts, caramel, crispies and chocolate.  The bars are also free of all artificial colors and flavourings, which is always a good thing!  I really enjoyed both the taste and texture of the Powerlayer bars, and I will be buying more in the future.

If any of you guys give them a try let me know how you find them!


Review: Pro-10 Whey Protein

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Hi All,


A few weeks ago the guys at Pro-10 sports nutrition sent me a load of samples of their different flavours of whey protein. Over the last few weeks I have been trying them out to see how they stack up to other brands of whey that I have used in the past.

But before I start looking at this particular product I thought it might be useful to have a brief, and I mean brief look at the theory behind the use of whey protein for improved performance, recovery and to aid increased lean mass.

Whey protein is derived from milk and is a commonly used to increase protein intake.  Whey due to its high concentration of essential amino acids and it’s easy absorption by the body makes it useful as an aid to reduce muscle breakdown post exercise and encourage muscle growth.  It is recommended that strength athletes take on board 1.4 to 1.8g of protein per kg of body weight, whey supplementation can be used to make sure that individuals meet their desired protein levels and keep intake regular when eating full meals is not available.

Pro-10 is a brand that previously I had not heard much about and had not tried one of their shakes… but after trying the whey I will definitely be exploring using some more of their products in the near future!

I used the Pro-10 whey protein over the course of a week, to see what I thought of it.  The protein itself was a really good product, I found the protein itself to mix well with both water and milk.  One of my pet hates are those powders that you need to shake for what seem like hours or even worse is lumpy.  I am very happy to report that the pro-10 whey protein was neither of these and best of all it tasted good!

Looking at the Pro-10 site it looks awesome and has a massive range of supplements at a reasonable price, but the ke point is that the supplements are quality and as we all know it can often be worth those few extra pennies to get a supplement that does what it says on the tin.

If you want to know a little more about whey and other protein blends look out for the up coming series of articles.

As usual any questions please do ask away in the comments box below.