FAQ

How do I buy the products?

The current method to purchase the product is via bank transaction. Go over to the Contact Us page and write an email to us. We will then inform you which account to bank in to. We have CIMB and Public Bank.

What product is suitable for me?

The Horleys website offers a Body Type Calculator, a fantastic tool designed to choose the products best suited to your goals.

You are also able to access various resources, including downloadable information booklets and eating plans as well as research articles regarding nutrition and ingredients used in our products. Check the various product pages for the downloadable booklets and the resources section of Horleys website for articles.

 

I can’t have dairy – are there any Horleys product suitable for me?

That depends on whether the reason you can’t have dairy is due to a protein allergy or lactose intolerance. If you are unable to have dairy proteins, only pure carbohydrate products such as Replace Hydration and will be suitable for you. If you have an intolerance to the carbohydrate in milk ie. you are unable to properly digest lactose, Horleys recommend ICE Whey, which has only trace amounts of lactose and will not cause difficulties for the majority of those who suffer lactose intolerance. Depending on the severity of your allergy or intolerance, there may be other Horleys products you can use. Check the label or contact us for more assistance.

 

When is the best time to take supplements?

The best time to take sports supplements is entirely dependent on the nature of the supplement and the goal you are trying to achieve. If the supplement combines more than two different active ingredients then the timing is dependent on which of the ingredients are critical to success.

For example, Horleys Ripped Factors contains premium quality protein for muscle repair and recovery, Carnitinefor fat mobilisation, Guarana for the stimulation of the central nervous system and Super Citrimax as an appetite suppressant.

If an athlete was taking Ripped Factors for high protein content then it is best-consumed post workout. If the intended use is fat mobilisation then Ripped Factors is best taken an hour prior to a workout. As a small meal replacement Ripped Factors should be consumed at morning tea to satisfy appetite and encourage the use of fat as energy.

 

How much protein is too much protein?

For sedentary adults (those that do little or no exercise) the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of 0.8g of protein per kg of body weight is sufficient to maintain muscle mass.

Protein needs increase depending on the duration and intensity of exercise. For example an endurance athlete’s requirements may range from 1.2g to 1.4g per kg of body weight.

Very active people, strength athletes and those doing resistance training need approximately 1.7-1.8 g of protein per kg of body weight. An 80kg male would require 136 grams (80 x 1.7 = 136) of protein daily to maintain existing muscle and achieve further muscle growth.

Horleys do not recommend protein intakes of higher than 2g/kg body weight. It is not so much that intakes above these are dangerous for normal individuals, but rather your body is unable to effectively utilise more than this so you’re wasting your time and money.

 

Can pregnant and breastfeeding women use Horleys supplements?

Not all Horleys supplement are suitable. Those containing high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and stimulants such as guarana and caffeine are not recommended. Horleys advise consultation with a health care professional before any supplements are used (other than those specifically designed for pregnancy or breastfeeding).

 

How do I get ready for a body-shaping show?

Stevie Lasenby, experienced body-shaper and four times winner of the Ms Olympia, Ms World and Ms Universe titles, offers this advice for beginners:

Aim to give yourself 12 to 14 weeks to diet down to your ideal body-fat level. First time competitors should aim for anywhere between 10 to 12% body fat depending on their frame.

It is important to find a trainer who is dependable and who has competed in Body Shaping before. They will know what you are about to go through and be able to help you to prepare mentally and emotionally, as well as physically.

Learn and start practicing the Compulsory Poses and Symmetry Round, as they are much harder than they look and will take a while for you to feel comfortable doing them. They are such an important part of the outcome as your posing can “win or lose” a show for you.

To avoid conflict and confusion, try not to ask too many people for their input or advice. Most of all though, advise your friends and family that what you are about to try to accomplish in body shaping is incredibly hard and you will not have the time or energy for them as you normally would (believe me, they will need to know).

Here is an example menu:

Breakfast:
1/3 cup rolled oats cooked in Water
Add 2 scoops Horleys ICE Whey (my personal favourite)
150gm Fruit (preferably pineapple, peaches or pears)

Morning Tea:
2 scoops Horleys ICE Whey protein shake made with water
10 Raw almonds

Lunch:
150 grams Protein (chicken, fish, steak)
Salad or Vegetables

Afternoon Tea:
Sculpt Bar

Dinner:
Same as Lunch with perhaps a little flaxseed oil

Good Luck, and remember –
“Fail to plan, plan to fail”
Don’t leave home without your next meal.