Friday, December 03, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you for the years you've followed our blog. As of now it will no longer be updated. We are integrating all Educated Bodybuilder content within our new website coming January 1st, 2011. Don’t forget to go to our Facebook fan page to join the FUSION BODYBUILDING conversation.


Introducing AGENT•M® Grape Beverage Supplement with over 11,000 mg of BCAAs.

Guelph, Canada – Dec. 2, 2010.

Nearly two years ago, FUSION BODYBUILDING® introduced its progressive branched-chain amino acids supplement, AGENT•M. Today, FUSION is proud to announce a new addition to the brand: AGENT•M grape-flavoured beverage powder. The intense training that bodybuilders undergo in the gym can trigger a complex series of events called the inflammatory cascade. This can stop muscle growth for days and dramatically lower testosterone and growth hormone levels for up to 15 hours. It usually takes 48 hours before the body can start to grow muscle. All AGENT•M products are formulated to stop the inflammatory cascade, saving muscle and accelerating its growth. What makes AGENT•M powder exceptional is that it contains a systemic enzyme blend called M•ZYME and 11,000 milligrams of BCAAs in every serving.

AGENT•M powder has an appealing list of benefits to any bodybuilder. AGENT•M helps build muscle by activating protein synthesis directly at the muscle-tissue site. It uses M•ZYME to prevent muscle breakdown by decreasing harmful inflammation. By including L-arginine, it enhances muscle pumps to produce a bigger, better pump. This in turn, supported by a powerful absorption booster, enhances nutrient delivery to the muscle. It even triggers a fourfold increase in insulin compared to regular protein, without using simple sugars.

FUSION co-founder Adrian Burke says, “People get really excited when they tell us how AGENT•M helps them build their muscles, but some weren’t thrilled at the number of caplets they had to take. That’s why we developed a drink formula for AGENT•M. One quick drink with a surprisingly good grape flavour gives them all the branched-chain amino acids and enzymes they need to keep their muscles growing. The best part is, we actually improved the formula. Each serving now contains 11,000 milligrams of BCAAs, which is an exceptional amount. As far as we can tell, and we’ve done our research, it’s the most BCAAs any product offers in one scoop. It’s an extraordinary product.”

Founded in 1998 by Ryan Herniman and Adrian Burke, FUSION BODYBUILDING is a top nutraceutical company dedicated to providing bodybuilding’s strongest supplements to the sport’s elite. All FUSION products start in the gym and are perfected in the lab by its innovative research and development team. FUSION products are sold worldwide.

Jefferson Wilde
V.P. Marketing


Monday, October 18, 2010

Coming soon; can you guess?

In November 2010 we will be introducing the newest product in the FUSION BODYBUILDING line-up. We've been working tirelessly at this for over a year and we couldn't be more thrilled with the out-come. We think you will be too.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Which bench press is better – flat or incline?

The king of all chest exercises – the bench press. But which bench press is better – flat or incline? A recent study from Fraser Valley University in Canada looked at both the incline and flat bench press to examine how much muscle activation occurs. Using an EMG, they examined two areas of the pec major, the clavicular head and sternocostal, along with the front deltoid.

What they found was the flat bench press used more of the larger portion of the pec, the sternocostal. The incline press triggered the use of more of the anterior deltoid and the pec’s clavicular head.

So here’s your FUSION FACTOID: To get a large powerful chest, you can’t just stick to flat bench press. You need to incorporate other bench variations, including the incline bench press, and dips are a good idea too! Doing so will help bring up your chest musculature showing the world that yes, you truly are a bodybuilder.

Source: Trebs A, Brandenburg J, and Pitney W. An electromyography analysis of 3 muscles surrounding the shoulder joint during the performance of a chest press exercise at several angles. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2010. 24(7) pg. 1925.1930.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

FUSION athlete Lauren Jacobsen wins her class at the North Americans!

After coming off a great second-place showing at the CBBF Nationals in Toronto, Lauren Jacobsen decided to try her luck at the North American Championships this past weekend in Cleveland. This show is well-known for being very competitive, and she was a little hesitant about entering, but she’s probably very glad she did. Lauren brought a superbly conditioned physique to the stage and ended up winning her class! From everyone at FUSION BODYBUILDING, we congratulate you on a great showing, Lauren, and we’re very proud to have you on our team.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Figure athlete Lauren Jacobsen signs with FUSION BODYBUILDING®

Figure athlete Lauren Jacobsen signs with FUSION BODYBUILDING®

Photo: Glen Grant

GUELPH, Canada – Sept 3rd, 2010 – The first time you see Lauren Jacobsen onstage in a figure competition, you can’t help notice her strength, determination and toned physique. The first time you talk to her, you can’t help but quickly realize that she knows more about fitness and supplements than all the regulars at your local gym put together. That makes her the perfect fit to become a sponsored athlete with the FUSION BODYBUILDING team, a supplement company that prides itself on creating strong supplements for bodybuilders who know what they need.

Jacobsen is an accomplished figure athlete who has competed throughout the world. After placing first at the Canadian Natural Nationals, she qualified to compete at the IFBB Women’s World Championships in Spain. More recently, she placed first in her category at the 2009 OPA Ontario Provincial Championships and placed second at the CBBF Nationals.

Since university, Jacobsen has used her biochemistry degree to develop performance-enhancing supplements for many of the top companies in the industry. She’s also a regular contributor to Inside Fitness magazine and a host with the hit TV show Body Fuel, where she explains proper supplementation.

FUSION V.P. of Marketing Jefferson Wilde is ecstatic about making Jacobsen a FUSION sponsored athlete: “Lauren is an exceptional competitor who knows her supplements. She’s a perfect match for the FUSION BODYBUILDING team. She appreciates that FUSION is focused on creating effective, powerful supplements that deliver the results bodybuilders are looking for.”

Lauren seems pretty excited also. “I’m extremely excited to be part of the FUSION team. FUSION is providing me the opportunity and platform to leverage my knowledge of supplements with my passion for competing and bodybuilding.”

Founded in 1998 by Ryan Herniman and Adrian Burke, FUSION BODYBUILDING is a top nutraceutical company dedicated to providing bodybuilding supplements to true followers of the sport. All of FUSION’s products start in the gym and are perfected in the lab by its innovative research and development team. FUSION products are sold worldwide.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bodybuilding’s “Mr. Canada” Santana Anderson signs with FUSION BODYBUILDING

GUELPH, Canada – August 25, 2010 – Santana Anderson is living the bodybuilding dream. He’s just won the 2010 CBBF National overall title and his IFBB procard. And now he’s landed an athlete sponsorship with Canada’s own FUSION BODYBUILDING.

The Nationals represented a wildly successful return to competition for Anderson after a four-year absence. “Towards March of this year, my training partner, Salim Satir, and I began training together, and we both began to have aspirations to do the Nationals in August. Within weeks of seeing great results, I rediscovered my passion for training and became fully committed and excited with my prep.” Anderson says. “Winning the overall felt amazing – a vindication of years of hard work, sacrifices and effort put forth in the gym and kitchen. I was lucky enough to have it been my day to succeed.”

Anderson is excited about being sponsored by FUSION BODYBUILDING. “FUSION is just a natural fit for me. It is Canadian, supports bodybuilding and has a culture that understands what this sport is all about. I want to commend the company on bringing forth such a great line and having content on its website that supports the bodybuilding lifestyle.”

FUSION Co-president Adrian Burke agrees. “Santana is exactly the type of dedicated, hardworking bodybuilder that we created FUSION BODYBUILDING for. He not only works hard and smart but also lives the sport, has an unbelievable physique and is a great guy. It’s obvious he’s going to go far, and we look forward to helping him along the way.”

Founded in 1998 by Ryan Herniman and Adrian Burke, FUSION BODYBUILDING is a top nutraceutical company dedicated to providing bodybuilding supplements to true followers of the sport. All of FUSION’s products start in the gym and are perfected in the lab by its innovative research and development team. FUSION products are sold worldwide.

Jefferson Wilde


Friday, August 20, 2010

FUSION at the 2010 CBBF Nationals.

Saturday, August 14th was a very exciting and successful outing for the members of Team FUSION. It was the weekend of the CBBF Nationals in Saskatoon and all eyes were on the stage. FUSION has been to many National events, in some of the biggest cities, but this year had a unique flavour about it. Perhaps it’s because the show was expertly produced by Harvey Viteychuk and the fanfare was in full effect. Or maybe it was because the top competitors in each class were incredibly conditioned and the big boys were massive! It’s amazing to see the heights amateur bodybuilding has gotten to. We were honoured to have 3 athletes in the show; Darnell Collins, Jeff Hache and Zaid Adamo. Here are some photos and placings. A huge CONGRATS to you all!

Darnell made the top five in the Light Middleweight class and preformed a commanding routine at the night show. He was a fan favourite!

Jeff Hache took top honours in the Bantamweight class, he was so ripped!

Zaid Adamo from New Foundland took two titles. He won the Men’s Classic Short and the Men’s Lightweight - an amazing accomplishment!