Lean Body Coaching Newsletter | Issue #103 | April 10th 2013

Doug Brignole
By Lee Labrada
In today's Lean Body Coaching Newsletter, we'll be taking a detailed look at the science behind the tried and tested PUSH-PULL training program favored by many bodybuilders and athletes.
If you're not familiar with the PUSH-PULL terminology, it describes a split training program working your "pushing" muscles (chest, shoulders and triceps) on one day, and the "pulling" muscles (back and biceps) on another day.

The question is this: Is PUSH-PULL a good training program... or could it be improved? For example, is super-setting chest and back on one day, then leaving triceps and biceps for another day a superior training option for faster results?

Veteran competitive bodybuilder, columnist and renown fitness author Doug Brignole, shares all the answers.  


Today's Recipe : Indian Spiced Chicken Pita
By Johnathan Zamora
Indian Chicken Pita

What's better than a meal you can put together in about 10 minutes? No, I'm not talking about a drive thru or take out menu; I'm talking about quick no-fuss lunches.

As bodybuilders, the foods stocked in your fridge are just as important if not more important than the workout journal you keep. The physical effort put forth in the gym should also echo in the kitchen - and anything that helps make meal prep easier without sacrificing nutrition is welcomed with open arms.

For today's recipe, I've come up with a quick, protein and antioxidant packed lunch that is just as good for you as it tastes - Indian spiced Chicken Pita. 

This 10-minute meal is an easy alternative to bland chicken breast. Instead, we take foods that are likely to be in your kitchen and use them to make this tasty and low fat meal.


Today's "Ask Lee"  :  Is it Ok to take Stimulants after Heart Surgery?

 By Lee Labrada

This weeks, "Ask Lee", comes from Himanshu, Himanshu asks... 

Hi Lee, I just started working out 6 months ago so I'm relatively new and need help on supplements. I've also recently been through open heart surgery. 
I need to know whether I can take stimulant based fat burners with a heart condition, and if so, which one do you recommend?
 Hello Himanshu, first of all, I'm very  pleased to hear that you have recovered from your open heart surgery. 


As to whether you should take fat burners that contain stimulants. Please consult your doctor, only your doctor will be adequately informed of your specific circumstances.

Until he gives you his verdict, under no circumstances should you take any product which may increase your heart rate so soon after heart surgery.

What I would suggest, in the meantime,  is to consider alternative products. 

We have a number of non stimulant fat burning supplements available and the feedback from our customers is consistently impressive.

I would recommend you look at Labrada's Ursolic acid, Raspberry Ketones and Green Coffee Bean

You can find out more, watch videos, read studies and so forth by visiting the fat loss section of our store here:

I want to be very upfront with you Himanshu, supplements are called supplements for good reason, they should supplement a well structured fat loss diet and workout program, not take their place.

Despite what some supplement sellers may tell you,  If your diet isn't optimally tuned for fat loss, no amount of supplements will counteract a heavy caloric surplus or bypass the requirement to exercise.

I recommend you click here for full details on a Labrada approved diet and training program for optimal fat loss.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you further.

Thank you for writing in Himanshu.

Until next time,  stay healthy and strong. 
Get lean, live lean!

Yours for a Lean Body,


Lee Labrada,

Founder & CEO Of Labrada Nutrition.