By Guillermo Escalante, DSc, MBA, ATC, CSCS
Photo by Frank Fontanilla
It was 14 years ago this August that I ﬁrst stepped foot on a bodybuilding stage. After training for football and track and ﬁeld from junior high school through college (ages 12-22) in an effort to maximize my speed, power and agility, I switched gears to maximize muscular hypertrophy, minimize body fat and create a well-conditioned/symmetrical physique to become a competitive bodybuilder. Since that time, I have dedicated countless hours in the gym, behind scientiﬁc books and journals and performed countless trial and error self-experiments in order to build my physique as a bodybuilder. Over time, I have mastered the art and science of training, nutrition and sports supplementation and have had the opportunity to transform my body as well as those of thousands of others who have dedicated themselves to do the same.
One thing I have learned through the years of schooling to obtain a terminal doctorate in athletic training and through 18 years of hands-on work
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had a product containing PA (especially as an exercise scientist myself), I became excited to try it as another self-run experiment on my training, nutrition and sports supplementation program. Coincidentally, Max Muscle was also sponsoring the MaxxTOR 8-week transformation challenge. I was intrigued to not only try the new product, but also to enter the contest to win the transformation challenge. Just less than 8 week after starting the MaxxTOR product and continuing my contest preparation diet/training, I