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Whey Isolate 94
Whey Isolate 94 Short info
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  • Highest quality and value, grass-fed Whey
  • Gentle CFM manufacturing process for unadulterated quality
  • Ideal for building and maintaining muscle mass and improved regeneration
  • Dietary support of weight reduction & convalescence
Protein Bar 50
Protein Bar 50 Short info
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  • Only 2 g of impact carbs in a bar
  • Very tasty chocolate bar with 50% of proteins
  • Without choco coating
Creatine Monohydrate
Creatine Monohydrate Short info
CHF CHF 29.50
  • 100% pure Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate
  • improves the physical performance during repeated, intensive short-term exercise
  • ideal in anaerobic, high-speed and maximum power exercises (e.g. sprint, weight-lifting and interval loads) 
Protein Drink
Protein Drink Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • 27 g high-quality whey protein (strawberry-cranberry, pina-colada) or milk protein (vanilla)
  • No added sugar*, lactose-free
  • Made in Switzerland from Swiss milk

How to Successfully Build up Muscles

More muscles, less body fat, an attractive appearance: Who does not wish for that? Clearly, there is no universal and easy recipe for achieving it. But there are some valuable rules that one should rely on. Basically, you need to know: nobody is alike. While some people have difficulty building muscle mass (hardgainer), others have difficulty controlling weight and body fat (softgainer). Still others pursue the goal of building up maximum muscle mass (ambitious &professionals). In any case, the diet must be individually designed and adapted to personal factors such as body composition, training times and daily routine around family and job.

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In the tabs below you will find specific information on nutrition and training when it comes to muscle building, fat loss and performance concepts for hardgainers, softgainers, ambitious and professionals.

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Muscle Development

Muscle Development and Mass Gain

Apart from choosing the right approach for a strength training that focuses on muscle hypertrophy (growth of muscle cross-sectional area), the diet also has to be adapted accordingly. It is especially important to maintain a positive energy balance with enough protein but also carbohydrates - low carb diets should be avoided. It also makes sense to consume carbohydrates before and/or after workouts to ensure that the energy required to fuel high-intensity exercise is available. In addition, creatine supplements can be used to enhance strength and thus enable a more intense training.
Protein shakes containing fast-digesting whey protein are ideally consumed within 30 minutes after a workout or 30-60 minutes before, depending on the workout and daily routine. Unless carbohydrates are not consumed in any other way, protein shakes should either be enriched with maltodextin or replaced by a blend of both. Such a carbohydrate protein combination should be consumed again within two hours after the workout or replaced by a whole meal. Before going to bed another meal containing slow-digesting protein should be consumed in order to keep the usual catabolism phase during night as short as possible.

Dietary principles for muscle build-up

• Muscle mass is only built up if the body has enough protein available.
• The optimal protein intake for muscle and mass building is about 1.5-2.0 g per kg body weight (» Protein Synthesis).
• The diet often only covers about half of the protein requirement.
• Supplements may play an important role in supplying the optimally suitable type of protein in concentrated form (» Protein Overview).
• Protein intake should be divided throughout the day: at breakfast, lunch, as an afternoon snack, with dinner and before going to bed. Rule of thumb: ideally every 3-4 hours about 25-30g of protein (» Protein Calculator).
• The accompanying diet is varied, balanced and high in fiber.

Training principles for muscle build-up

• Without suitable resistance exercise, no success in muscle building can be achieved.
• Pay attention to exercise variety and variation so that the training and growth stimulus for the muscles remains large enough.
• Every training session should also include exercises for large muscle groups, as these increase the growth stimulus.
• Ideally 3-4 strength training sessions per week.
• Pay attention to timing! Take a suitable, easily digestible protein-carbohydrate supplement immediately before and after training.
• Always start weight training with adequate energy stores and consume either a main meal or protein snack 60-90 minutes after training.

Fat Reduction

Fat Reduction and Fat Burning

A person who is overweight or obese but desires to build up muscle mass should reduce calories but take care to consume enough protein. Calories can be reduced by substituting some of the protein with essential amino acids or by low carb meals and supplements that support fat metabolism.

Dietary Principles Body Fat Reduction

Proteins satiate much more than carbohydrates.
• About 20-30% of the calories from protein are needed for digestion and burned as heat (thermogenesis). More energy is therefore used for digestion than with carbohydrates (5-10%) or fats (even only 0-4%), so fewer calories are absorbed.
• An increased protein content in the diet supports the maintenance of muscle mass, which in turn maintains a higher basic calorie metabolism.
• In general, you should try to maintain a low-carbohydrate diet during non-training time.

Training Principles for Body Fat Reduction

Follow a training routine with periodic focus on muscle build-up (strength training) and body fat reduction (especially endurance training) in order to minimise interference effects. For example:
• 3-4 resistance exercise sessions with 1-2 endurance training units per week for 3-4 months. Afterwards 3-4 endurance and 1-2 resistance exercise per week for 3-4 months.
• Or one training week with focus on endurance, followed by 2 weeks with focus on resistance exercise.
• If quick results are desired, combine strength/endurance phases with two training units per day on some days: e.g. a fasted endurance training in the morning, followed by a workout of resistance exercise in the evening.

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Hardgainer

Recommendations for people having difficulties to build up muscles

Often it is not only insufficient energy and/or protein intake that hinders efficient muscle build-up. Inappropriate training, high energy output (e.g. through daily physical work), strong growth in adolescents and a very active energy metabolism can also have an effect.
Basically, in such cases one should not only take enough protein throughout the day, but also try to significantly increase total energy intake. Of course, this must be combined with adequate and sufficient workouts, otherwise an increase in body mass will substantially consist of body fat. With this nutrition and training plan, muscle building is successful:

» Nutrition and Training Plan for Hardgainers (download PDF)

Softgainer

Recommendations for people building muscles quickly and/or having too much body fat

In contrast to hardgainers, there are people who respond very quickly to training and a positive energy balance with an increase in muscle mass and body fat. These people should keep the carbohydrate content as low as possible and use rather pure protein shakes. It may also be appropriate to experiment with different protein-carbohydrate ratios to find out the individual amount of carbohydrate needed. This is because a certain amount of carbohydrate is necessary to have enough energy for intensive training and to feel good. With this nutrition and training plan, muscle building is successful:

» Nutrition and Training Plan for Softgainers (download PDF)

Ambitious & Professionals

Product Tips for Muscle Building for Highly Ambitious Athletes and Professionals

Ambitious athletes and professionals not only use basic supplements for muscle building, but also rely on very specific «top of the pyramid» products. These help to get the most out of training, optimise protein synthesis and maintain muscle substance after intensive workouts.

» Product Tips for Professional Muscle Building (download PDF)

Pump/Pre-Workout

Apart from caffeine, commonly used in weight-lifting to enhance performance, supplements that promote nitric oxide (NO) metabolism are also very popular. During weight-lifting blood flow increases in order to eliminate lactic acid and supply the muscle with sufficient oxygen and fuel. This increased blood flow causes the muscle pump effect which depends on NO formation.

Strength & Power

The importance of carbohydrates for strength training is often underestimated. Trainings have to be intense enough in order to stimulate muscle development and only carbohydrates provide the fuel required for such intense trainings. In addition, creatine supplements can be used to enhance strength and thus enable a more intense training.

Joints

Intense strength training with heavy weights not only requires muscles but also slow-adapting ligaments, tendon, cartilage and joints which are primarily composed of collagen, glucosamine and chondroitin. These structural macromolecules occur naturally in foods of animal origin such as gelatine (collagen) and connective tissue but they are only found in small amounts in classic protein powders.


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Whey Isolate 94
Whey Isolate 94 Short info
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  • Highest quality and value, grass-fed Whey
  • Gentle CFM manufacturing process for unadulterated quality
  • Ideal for building and maintaining muscle mass and improved regeneration
  • Dietary support of weight reduction & convalescence
Pro Recovery
Pro Recovery Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Protein-carbohydrate recovery shake
  • 44 – 50% protein
  • Unique combination of  7 protein sources, incl. colostrum, and complex carbohydrates
  • No sweeteners
High Energy Bar
High Energy Bar Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • High energy density
  • Optimal digestibility
  • Staggered energy release
Competition
Competition Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • For maximum endurance and performance
  • Non-acidic and mildly flavoured sports drink to enhance tolerance
  • Multi-carb formula: High energy density & hypotonic
  • Lactose and gluten free, no additives or free fructose
Protein Low Carb Bar
Protein Low Carb Bar Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Low Carb protein bar with 32% protein
  • High quality milk protein
  • Only 2 g sugar per bar
  • Ideal snack in everyday life
Multi Protein
Multi Protein Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Multi-component protein: whey, casein and egg albumin
  • Versatile range of application: muscle building, recovery, meal replacement
  • High content of essential amino acids incl. BCAA
  • filtered, native milk protein quality
Activator
Activator Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Caffeine shot with 200mg of caffeine from different sources
  • Increased endurance performance
  • Improved concentration and attention
  • At work and in everyday life as a "cold espresso", only 25 kcal
  • Now available in new Cola-Lemon flavour
Mass Gainer
Mass Gainer Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • To support muscle mass build-up
  • High-quality carbohydrate-protein blend
  • Premium proteins from multiple sources
  • Enriched with creatine, amino acids, MCT
Protein Bar 50
Protein Bar 50 Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Only 2 g of impact carbs in a bar
  • Very tasty chocolate bar with 50% of proteins
  • Without choco coating
PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO
PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • High quality matrix of whey protein isolate and hydrolysates
  • Reinforced with HMB for a shortened catabolic phase
  • With CFM Nitro for increased NO synthesis
  • Lactose-free, to be prepared with water or milk
Crunchy Protein Bar
Crunchy Protein Bar Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Excellent taste
  • More than 30% protein, rich in dietary fibre
  • max. 1.8 g sugar per bar
  • Suitable for everyday life and sports
Low Carb Protein Shake
Low Carb Protein Shake Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • High quality protein from whey, milk and egg
  • Functional ingredients (L-carnitine, choline, dietary fibres)
  • Ideal companion in calorie-reduced nutritional phases
Amino 12500
Amino 12500 Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Highly concentrated drinking ampoule with 12.5 g amino acids
  • For strength and endurance sports: fast and practical use
  • With BCAA, L-Arginine and L-Ornithine
  • Protection of the musculature during the exercise
Vegan Protein
Vegan Protein Short info
CHF CHF 45.00
  • High-quality vegetable protein sources
  • Complete and balanced amino acid profile
  • Low-carb, low-fat
Protein 36
Protein 36 Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Protein-carbohydrate bar containing 36% protein
  • Low sugar 
  • With milk protein and wheat protein hydrolysate
Casein
CHF CHF 0.00
  • night-time protein supply (so-called "night protein")
  • micellular casein with native protein quality (CFM technology)
  • for growth and maintenance of muscle mass
Isotonic
Isotonic Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Isotonic thirst quencher for optimal endurance performance
  • Fruity taste, available in 5 flavours
  • Multi-carb formula with electrolytes
Protein Drink
Protein Drink Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • 27 g high-quality whey protein (strawberry-cranberry, pina-colada) or milk protein (vanilla)
  • No added sugar*, lactose-free
  • Made in Switzerland from Swiss milk
Creatine Pyrumax
Creatine Pyrumax Short info
CHF CHF 52.00
  • Creatine improves the performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise
  • Innovative product formulation, based on 3 ingredients
  • Maximum guarantee of certified quality and purity
Creatine Monohydrate
Creatine Monohydrate Short info
CHF CHF 29.50
  • 100% pure Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate
  • improves the physical performance during repeated, intensive short-term exercise
  • ideal in anaerobic, high-speed and maximum power exercises (e.g. sprint, weight-lifting and interval loads) 
BCAA CAPSULES
BCAA CAPSULES Short info
CHF CHF 48.00
  • Proportion of 3:1:1
  • Targeted supplementation of the 3 essential amino acids
  • Neutral tasting capsules, easy dosage
Swiss Whey Concentrate
Swiss Whey Concentrate Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Whey protein concentrate, Swiss origin from grazing cows
  • Very good price-performance ratio for a small budget
Swiss Müesli
Swiss Müesli Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • No added crystal sugar
  • Long-lasting source of energy thanks to a low glycemic index
  • Natural ingredients out of whole grain, fruits and nuts
BCAA Instant
BCAA Instant Short info
CHF CHF 24.00
  • Essential BCAA amino acid powder in 3:1:1 ratio
  • Micronised and instantised
  • For instant drinks (cola) or to enrich drinks/shakes (neutral)
Nitroflow Performance
Nitroflow Performance Short info
CHF CHF 37.00
  • NO-boost effect spectrum, performance optimiser
  • nutrient mix based on functional plant extracts
  • for targeted nutrient optimisation in high-intensity phases
L-Glutamine
L-Glutamine Short info
CHF CHF 29.50
  • 100% pure L-glutamine – free amino acids without by-products
  • free of gluten, lactose and milk protein
  • vegetal
Pre-Workout Booster Apple-Raspberry
Pre-Workout Booster Apple-Raspberry Short info
CHF CHF 39.00
  • For intensive training sessions
  • Supports concentration and performance
  • Increased blood circulation, improved pump
  • Promotes muscle building and recovery
  • Multi-mechanism complex for maximized NO formation
Beta Alanine
Beta Alanine Short info
CHF CHF 32.50
  • Intracellular acid buffer for competition and strength athletes
  • where muscle acidity and lactate accumulation limit performance
  • proven A-supplement, widely used in professional sports
  • slow-release formula
Amino EAA
Amino EAA Short info
CHF CHF 35.00
  • With all essential amino acids
  • High content of leucine and BCAA
  • Practical use in strength & endurance sports
Glucosamin Chondroitin + MSM
Glucosamin Chondroitin + MSM Short info
CHF CHF 34.00
  • Natural building materials of cartilage, joint, bones, skin and hair
  • Cartilage function & collagen formation
  • Made in Switzerland
Red Beet Vinitrox
Red Beet Vinitrox Short info
CHF CHF 18.00
  • 1 shot of Red Beet Vinitrox corresponds to the nitrate content of 500 ml of fresh beetroot juice
  • Positive influence on the platelet aggregation
  • Better lactate level tests in the sports medical care
Power Porridge
Power Porridge Short info
CHF CHF 24.50
  • ideal as a hot breakfast, snack or pre-competition meal
  • Based on high-quality oat and whey protein
  • Supplemented with long-satiating oat beta-glucans, waxy maize starch and VitargoTM 
  • Provides 15g of protein and 41g of carbohydrates per prepared portion
  • "Ready to eat" in three minutes. Lactose free (prepared without milk)
Colostrum
Colostrum Short info
CHF CHF 98.00
  • bovine colostrum (from cow's milk)
  • high immunoglobulin content
  • For protein enrichment of food and beverages
Sports Water BURNER
Sports Water BURNER Short info
CHF CHF 3.00
  • Zero carb sports drink
  • Supports fat metabolism
  • With BCAA, choline and L-carnitine
Whey Triple Source Protein
Whey Triple Source Protein Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Whey protein from isolate, concentrate, hydrolysate
  • Protein content of up to 78%
  • Attractive price-performance ratio (swiss made)
HMB & Creatine Synergy
HMB & Creatine Synergy Short info
CHF CHF 39.00
  • High-performance supplement with creatine, HMB & ribose
  • Increased power in repetitive, high-intensity, high-speed efforts
  • Supports recovery
  • For ambitious strength and endurance athletes
Sports Water ACTIVE
Sports Water ACTIVE Short info
CHF CHF 3.00
  • Hypotonic carbohydrate electrolyte solution to support the water absorption
  • Multi Carb Formula thanks to sugars with different glycemic index
  • Free of artificial sweeteners and colourings, gluten free
Weight Plus
Weight Plus Short info
CHF CHF 0.00
  • Combines high quality protein and carbohydrates sources
  • Wide effect spectrum: energy, constitution and maintenance
  • Enriched with L-leucine and L-glutamine
EAA Instant
EAA Instant Short info
CHF CHF 29.50
  • Drink powder with all essential amino acids
  • Instantiated - zero carbs - good taste
  • Supplemented with HMB, L-citrulline, taurine and vitamins
  • Practical use in strength & endurance sports
Waxy Maize Starch
Waxy Maize Starch Short info
CHF CHF 19.00
  • 100% native starch, practically without flavour and sweetness
  • Long-chain carbohydrate source = low insulin effect, increased fat metabolism
  • For an individual dosage and supplementation
  • Also suitable for carboloading
Maltodextrin 100
Maltodextrin 100 Short info
CHF CHF 17.50
  • 100% pure carbohydrate powder
  • Very low DE value of 14 (dextrose equivalent)
  • Neutral taste and good solubility
Muscle Gain Package
Muscle Gain Package Short info
CHF CHF 49.90
  • Products for muscle building
  • Attractive offer
  • Contains 6 products

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Protein calculator

Protein calculator
Calculate your daily needs
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Training Strategy

Training Strategy
For Muscle Building
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Muscle Building Hardgainer

Muscle Building Hardgainer
Nutrition and Training Tips
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Muscle Building Softgainer

Muscle Building Softgainer
Nutrition Plan
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Protein Intake: Quantity & Timing

Protein Intake: Quantity & Timing
Bolus or pulse - what is more efficient?
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Protein for Muscle Build-Up

Protein for Muscle Build-Up
Dietary Principles
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Maximum Muscle Building

Maximum Muscle Building
Product Tips
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Protein knowledge

Protein knowledge
Endurance sports
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Crossfit Nutrition

Crossfit Nutrition
Best practice tips
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Bars

Bars
In comparison
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BCAA

BCAA
Background knowledge
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Colostrum for Athletes

Colostrum for Athletes
Efficacy and application
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Colostrum

Colostrum
What is bovine colostrum?
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Protein recommendations

Protein recommendations
International Protein Board
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Protein Powders in Comparison

Protein Powders in Comparison
An overview
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How to Lose Fat

How to Lose Fat
And build up muscles
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Amino Acids

Amino Acids
Prior to resistance exercise
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Creatine

Creatine
In resistance training
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Creatine

Creatine
In resistance training
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Protein Intake

Protein Intake
For healthy, training people
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Protein Tips

Protein Tips
For endurance athletes
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Night Protein

Night Protein
For recovery and muscle build-up
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Beta-Alanine Improves Strength and Strength Endurance

Beta-Alanine Improves Strength and Strength Endurance
Study Confirms Effectiveness of Beta-Alanine (in German)
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Protein calculator

Protein calculator
Calculate your daily needs
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Training Strategy

Training Strategy
For Muscle Building
Go to article >

Muscle Building Hardgainer

Muscle Building Hardgainer
Nutrition and Training Tips
Go to article >

Muscle Building Softgainer

Muscle Building Softgainer
Nutrition Plan
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Protein Intake: Quantity & Timing

Protein Intake: Quantity & Timing
Bolus or pulse - what is more efficient?
Go to article >

Protein for Muscle Build-Up

Protein for Muscle Build-Up
Dietary Principles
Go to article >

Maximum Muscle Building

Maximum Muscle Building
Product Tips
Go to article >

Protein knowledge

Protein knowledge
Endurance sports
Go to article >

Crossfit Nutrition

Crossfit Nutrition
Best practice tips
Go to article >

Bars

Bars
In comparison
Go to article >

BCAA

BCAA
Background knowledge
Go to article >

Colostrum for Athletes

Colostrum for Athletes
Efficacy and application
Go to article >

Colostrum

Colostrum
What is bovine colostrum?
Go to article >

Protein recommendations

Protein recommendations
International Protein Board
Go to article >

Protein Powders in Comparison

Protein Powders in Comparison
An overview
Go to article >

How to Lose Fat

How to Lose Fat
And build up muscles
Go to article >

Amino Acids

Amino Acids
Prior to resistance exercise
Go to article >

Creatine

Creatine
In resistance training
Go to article >

Creatine

Creatine
In resistance training
Go to article >

Protein Intake

Protein Intake
For healthy, training people
Go to article >

Protein Tips

Protein Tips
For endurance athletes
Go to article >

Night Protein

Night Protein
For recovery and muscle build-up
Go to article >

Beta-Alanine Improves Strength and Strength Endurance

Beta-Alanine Improves Strength and Strength Endurance
Study Confirms Effectiveness of Beta-Alanine (in German)
Go to article >