What is shredding? Tips on how to make it happen...

What is shredding? Tips on how to make it happen...

What is shredding? Tips on how to make it happen…

When you increase your weight during a season of bulking and adding muscle, some of the mass you've accumulated may have been in the form of fat. Now it's time to work on shredding exercises, the correct diet and shred supplements so that you can reduce fat mass and emphasise the muscle you've gained.

So what is shredding?

Shredding is a course of action that looks to eliminate body fat and/or water weight in order to improve the definition of your build. There are two primary components to consider when you want to shred.

Shredding in Your Diet

A diet that focuses on cutting fat and preserving muscle is known as a cutting or shredding diet. Bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts commonly use the cutting diet as a short-term strategy before an event, competition, or during their training routine. It's also becoming more common for people looking to shred before the summer so they can feel 100 % confident in an outfit that may be a little more revealing. Lifting weights aids in the retention of muscular tissue while you cut calories, and it's crucial to do them cohesively.

Shredding in Your Workout

A shred workout should focus on low-intensity exercises. Commonly, individuals prioritise cardiovascular activity to the maximum extent feasible, but this type of exercise will use glycogen as energy and muscle as a reserve.

You want your heart rate to sit in the fat-burning zone. If you wish to calculate where your fat-burning zone sits here is a rough formula. Subtract your age from 220 - 70 % of this number is your fat-burning zone. If you’re not great with percentages, you can always use the percentage calculator.

Here is an example:

James is 26:

220-26 = 194 (maximum heart rate).

70 % of 194 = 135 bpm

James’ fat-burning zone sits at 135 bpm.

Walking outside or on a treadmill, jogging, distance walking, swimming, cycling, or the utilisation of specific exercise equipment like an elliptical machine are all examples of effective cardiovascular exercises, that will allow you to sit in the fat-burning zone.

Does pre-workout help lose weight?

Pre-workout aims to improve your energy levels, motivation and focus; without supplementation with a workout, there are few weight loss benefits. For some products that use ingredients like Tyrosine and Garcinia, metabolism can be increased, and your appetite can decrease which will help in losing weight, that’s why we recommend Body Science Pre-workout products.

A mere 5 % of our population exercise the recommended daily amount of 30 minutes, and the top excuse? “I’m just too tired”. That there is the exact reason why pre-workout helps you lose weight. If the one thing that stood in your way from reaching your body goals could be corrected, would you take it?

We find that it’s not just people who work out who are using our Ultra Shred and HydroxyBurn Shred Supplements; it’s individuals that have a particularly busy schedule that are looking for that boost in serotonin, energy, and mental function.

Take a look at our Shred Collection!

Can you take a pre-workout if you don’t work out?

We find parents that are working 9-5 that come home and pretty much begin their second shift, cooking dinner, cleaning the house and putting the kids together all the while trying to maintain patience and making a little time for themselves have benefitted greatly from a little boost in all the right departments.

Executives and workaholics on the hustle and doing long hours either in the office or on the job site have given us incredible feedback on what some of the Body Science Pre-workout supplements have done to contribute to the success of their daily routines.

Want to know more about Tyrosine and Garcinia?

Check out our article ‘How to Use Thermogenic Fat Burners?’ We discuss some of the ingredients that construct our formulas and the best way to use the supplements according to your schedule and workout.

Shred Products

The HydroxyBurn Shred Super Berry - HASTA CERTIFIED

The HydroxyBurn Shred is a Neuro Thermogenic created to successfully support and increase metabolism and energy, cognitive function, thyroid function and your general health and well-being.

Let’s break down the benefits.

Metabolism and Energy

Caffeine (Caffeine anhydrous, green tea & guarana). Enhances mental alertness and wakefulness. Reduces that end-of-day drowsiness and fatigue, or if you're not quite the morning person, it's an excellent way to break that slumber state and dive into an AM workout.

Iodine Maintains and supports body metabolism and metabolic rate as well as energy production and thermogenesis.


Sugar Metabolism

Chromium Helps glucose, sugar and carbohydrate metabolism.

Cognitive Function

Caffeine (Caffeine anhydrous, green tea and guarana) Keep you focused, alert, and clear-headed. Maintain and enhance brain function without creating that jittery feeling often associated with consuming too much caffeine.

Iodine supports the cognitive and mental function.

Tyrosine and Vitamin C Helps the synthesis of neurotransmitters.


Iodine is necessary for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones are supported, and synthesis is stimulated.

General Health and Wellbeing

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is a water-soluble vitamin that promotes healthy skin, hair, and nails. It contains antioxidants, which help to minimise the effect of free radicals on tissues in the body. Blood vessel and vessel health are supported by it, while immune system health and function are aided by it.

Chromium, Iodine, Tyrosine and Vitamin C support general health and wellbeing.

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Shred Ultra Advanced

The Shred Ultra is scientifically formulated to support thermogenesis, thyroid function, fat and sugar metabolism, energy production, cognitive function, aid antioxidants, and improve general health and wellbeing.

Metabolism, Thermogenesis, Energy & Performance

Caffeine (Caffeine, Green Tea & Coffea Canephora) & Iodine: Optimise your mental function and wakefulness while reducing mental tiredness. Maintain/support the body's metabolism and metabolic rate. Maintain/support energy production and thermogenesis. Acetyl L-Carnitine: Assists fat, fatty acids, and lipid metabolism. Nicotinic Acid & Acetyl L-Carnit


Macronutrient Metabolism

Chromium, Acetyl L-Carnitine & Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3): Enhances the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in the body. Assists in carbohydrate metabolism, protein metabolism, and fat metabolism. It aids in the conversion of food to energy.

Thyroid Function

Iodine: Supports thyroid gland function, healthy thyroid hormones and thyroid hormone production.

Cognitive Function

Bacopa Monnieri: It has been used to treat diseases such as dementia and brain injuries. It is traditionally used in western medicine to enhance memory and cognition.

Withania Somnifera: Traditionally used in western medicine to support memory and mental recall.

Caffeine (Caffeine, Green Tea & Coffea Canephora): Keeps your mental energy up and maintains cerebral concentration, focus, and clarity. Maintains and supports brain function, reducing cognitive tiredness.

Iodine helps with cognitive and intellectual activity.

Acetyl L-Carnitine and Vitamin C: Helps synthesis of neurotransmitters.

General Health & Wellbeing

Vitamin C: Antioxidants / Free radicals are reduced in the body. Blood vessel and vessel health, immune system health, and nervous system function are all aided by it. Iron absorption is aided by Chromium, Iodine, Nicotinic Acid, and Acetyl L-Carnitine.

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Shredding with Body Science

Body Science has been assisting athletes and fitness enthusiasts shred for over 20 years, and through our guidance and HASTA approved products we’ve helped thousands reach their fitness goals. We hope we’ve been able to 'shred' some light on the topic and that you’re feeling a sense of newfound motivation to push yourself further along the path of improving your overall health.

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