Discover the Full Boar Sports Team: Liam Hillyard
by MARCA Media on Mar 10, 2022
Discover the Full Boar Sports Team: Liam Hillyard
Liam Hillyard is no stranger to keeping fit and healthy. Inspired from a very young age, he was used to seeing his father lifting weights in the garage. This inspired Liam to go the gym as soon as he was old enough; he went and never left - like father, like son.
Fast forward to the present and Liam has achieved electrical, roofing and nutrition qualifications/certifications and now works full time for the family’s construction business. On top of this, his is an online coach, teaching males and females of all abilities how to progress on their fitness journey.
Liam's training split
To paint of picture of Liam’s own personal fitness, his typical weekly routine consists of training days dedicated to his lower body, his posterior, a push workout and two types of pull workouts.
Liam’s main supplement focus around performance and recovery, however he throws in a good dose of supplement to support his health too. This involves utilising stimulant free pre-workouts to give him a boost during exercise, along with essential amino acids, creatine, electrolytes and protein shakes. We will go into more detail as to why these are important and recommended by Liam in the next section!
Performance & Recovery
EAA and electrolytes
Essential amino acids are amino acids that cannot made from scratch by our bodies fast enough to supply the demand for them, so therefore must come from our diet or supplements. Utilising supplements such as the Supplement Needs Intra EAA+ during workouts will boost cognition and supply the body with essential amino acids, electrolytes, nutrients and also boost cognition. Important to note, is that the EAAs in this particular supplement from Full Boar Sports has been raised to a huge 14.4g with the addition of AstraGin which increases absorption of these vital nutrients, promoting a healthy gut environment.
It can also be beneficial during exercise to use a specific electrolyte supplement to help replenish important electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium and sodium lost in sweat, which play key roles in body functions such as regulating nerve and muscle function, hydration and blood acidity. Supplement Needs Electrolyte Plus is an excellent product for doing just that!
Creatine’s main role in fitness is to improve athletic performance and increase muscle mass. When taken as a supplement, it is stored by our bodies as phosphocreatine primarily in the muscles where it is used for energy. This makes it a popular companion among athletes as it gives you the boost you need to get those extra reps in!
Stim free pre workout
Liam takes stimulant free pre workout formulas such as Strom Vascumax Pro to get that training pump whilst avoiding the effects of stimulants. The purpose of pre workout is to help recover and ease the fatigue of an intense workout.
Protein shakes are very common training supplements as they promote muscle gain and help in the recovery process. Strom Velosi WHEY is a revolutionary Whey/Casein protein blend that takes advantage of Velositol®, a research-backed compound that boosts the power of protein by increasing muscle protein synthesis (MPS) in the body which is vital for increased muscle growth and repair.
Multivitamin and minerals
These are great for supplying your body with a diverse supply of vitamins (e.g. vitamin A, the B vitamins and vitamin E) and minerals (e.g. magnesium, zinc and manganese) all in one capsule. Supplement Needs Multivitamin & Mineral Pro covers all the bases in this regard to deliver these crucial compounds to aid in a wide range of bodily functions.
Another great daily addition to your supplement routine as omega 3 is beneficial not only for brain health but for fighting depression and anxiety too it has been shown. But the benefits don’t end there – sleep improvement as well as bone and joint health are part of the plethora of advantages these little gel tablets offer.
Be careful of extremely cheap brands as the quality of omega 3 varies, which is why Liam recommends Full Boar Sports as we offer some of the highest quality Omega 3 capsules. The Supplement Needs Omega 3 (500mg EPA and 250mg DHA per soft gel) is at the top of our list – only the best for your body and mind!
Cortisol Management and Sleep Aids
The importance of sleep is often underestimated and can impact injury rate, muscle recovery and weight gain. This is why Liam recommends the following supplements to aid with the process and make sure you are well rested, ready to conquer the next day!
Cortisol management and sleep aids
Conteh Sports Supreme Sleep is an advanced cortisol management and sleep aid which was designed and formulated to reduce anxiety and stress, helping you to nod off with ease – nothing worse than a long stressful day and not being able to drift off! With research backed ingredients, such as KSM-66 Ashwagandha (which is clinically proven to reduce stress, anxiety and cortisol levels as well as helping to promote memory and cognitive function), Supreme Sleep is a perfect partner for those with high stress days whether that be work or training related. Liam is a big user of cortisol management and sleep aids so he couldn’t recommend this enough.
PM Priming Stack
This is another product by Supplement Needs that is effective with aiding sleep. By boasting a spectacular combination of high quality ingredients such as Alpha GPC, L-Theanine, and sulforaphane, PM Priming Stack possesses an extensive and diverse range of health benefits including reduction of exercise-induced choline levels, help with weight loss, sleep improvement, immune system boost and cognitive performance enhancement.
Supplement Needs Sleep Stack is an advanced formula designed to support healthy sleep utilising important ingredients such as zinc in the form of zinc methionine for easier absorption to regulate the sleep portion of the circadian rhythm, the natural cycle of physical, mental and behavioural changes the body goes through in 24 hours. Ever feel like you can’t switch off? L-Theanines work to promote relaxation and lower levels of excitatory brain chemicals, 5-HTPs aid in serotonin production which in turn can be converted into melatonin, a crucial chemical for sleep regulation. These are just some of the valuable components that make up Sleep Stack and can give you the night’s sleep you’ve been looking for.
We hope this advice has been useful and we look forward to you beginning your journey of optimising your body with us here at Full Boar Sports. If you are interested in any online coaching or have any questions, do contact Liam on his instagram, we are sure he can be of service to you! You can catch Liam making his professional bodybuilding debut at the end of 2022, we wish him good luck!
To learn more about the Full Boar Sports team or our products and suppliers, check out our blog page.