MusclePharm’s Arnold Series of products has been a relatively popular product range since its release. The Arnold Iron Mass, Iron Whey and Iron Dream were just some of the more innovative products in the range. Having been over a year since the release, the Arnold Series is set to add in another product to their range; the Arnold Schwarzenegger Muscle Bar.
MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Muscle Bar Highlights
- 370 calories, 30g of protein, 30g of carbs and 16g of fat.
- Triple layered baked bar and one of the tastiest around.
- Ideal for muscle building and recovery.
MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Muscle Bar Review & Ingredients
The new Muscle Bar from the Arnold Schwarzenegger Series is going to be a bulkier bar than the Combat Crunch Bar, the other new release from the MusclePharm corporation. The bar itself contains a rather large variety of ingredients, many of which are for flavour and preserving shelf life purposes. The important key ingredients are:
- Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate and Wheat Protein Isolate
- Glyerin also known as glycerol
- Vegetable Oils including palm kernel oil and palm oil
The list of ingredients is rather long so it’s best not to get too caught up with it. The main thing to know is that each 90g bar contains 370 calories, 30g of protein, 30g of carbs and 16g of fat of which 9g is saturated. The new Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Muscle Bar contains 50% more protein than the Combat Crunch and 70% more calories.
MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Muscle Bar Pros & Effectiveness
The Arnold Muscle Bar is an ideal snack bar for those who want to maintain their weight or even gain weight. However it can still be used by those wanting to lose weight if you have it as a low calorie meal replacement. It’s got the same amount of protein as a standard protein shake, but also plenty of carbs and fat to replicate a typical macronutrient ratio of a snack or meal. This is a great bar for those wanting an energy boost before a workout or during the day or a unique recovery supplement that differs from the usual protein shake. Perhaps the biggest highlight of the Muscle Bar is its taste, which we’ll discuss below.
MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Muscle Bar Negatives & Cons
The bar is pretty dense and is considered a bar that is ideal for bulking, so it’s probably not the best bar to have whilst on a fat loss diet. However, with the right diet plan, you can still make it work. It does contain about 10% saturated fat, which isn’t a huge issue for healthy young trainers, but for those at risk of heart disease, it may be an issue. The case for saturated fat and its effects on heart disease are still hotly debated, however, it’s still considered safe practice to minimise saturated fat consumption. Overall though, the Muscle Bar is reminiscent of an everyday snack with few cons other than the one mentioned above. The bar does use palm oil, which has its own environmental impact issues.
MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Muscle Bar Flavours and Taste
The MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenneger Series Muscle Bar will be available in three flavours upon release. These include: Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Frosted Cinnamon Bun. Having tried the Chocolate Brownie version recently, it has to be one of the most delicious bars around and tastes exactly like the flavour suggests. It is sweet, with a hint of bitterness and is gooey and chewy, just like a fudge brownie. It’s dense and quite filling, but it hits the mark in terms of taste. The other flavours should prove just as popular and delicious once it’s available.
MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Muscle Bar Verdict
The delicious new MusclePharm Arnold Series Muscle Bar is a fantastic edition to their range and ranks among the best products in that range. It is packed full of muscle building protein, energy boosting carbs and fat to provide a filling bar ideal for bulkers. However it is versatile enough to be used by any casual trainer regardless of their goal. The Muscle Bar is on par with the Iron Mass for its deliciousness and nutrient quality and will definitely please the masses.