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Results, news, photos, comments, and thank you's from
people and Max Muscle franchisees across the United
States and abroad who make up the great Max Nation.

➮Thank God!
I have been a Max Muscle Stone
Mountain customer for at least 3
years now and have had amazing
results. On my first visit, I weighed
257 lbs. and was not at all muscular.
A few months later I was down to
217 lbs. with a muscular physique
thanks to products like Max CLA,
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LiquiCarn. Every time I go into
the store I gain knowledge and
understanding on what nutrition
really means and it has helped
me so much in my life. My body
looks amazing and it's all thanks
to Mike Pringle. His product
recommendations are right on point
every time. I thank GOD that I
found Max Muscle Stone Mountain.
I’m a customer for life.
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➮Max Athlete Going to WSM
Bryan Benzel, a corporate sponsored Max Muscle athlete and strongman competitor,
is heading to Africa for the chance to compete in the World's Strangest Man. He is one
of 32 strongest men in the world invited to this competition and is going as one of two
alternates. He's been training four days a week with the other three days focused on
recovery. He has a squat day, a press day, a deadlift day, and a strongman event day.
His nutrition plan has been "eat as much as you possibly can," he said, meaning he
has to get in around 7,000 calories a day. His Max Mucle supplements of choice are
stimoVEX, TriTOR, ARM, MaxPro, Carbo Max, and Pro BCAA. "I'm extremely excited to
have the chance to go, even as an alternate," Bryan said. "It's a huge honor." To find out
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QC Max Muscle gave this shout-out to Alisha Petersen for
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I'm not ready to wear
a bathing suit! Help!
SUMMER IS FAST approaching that they have to get a little obsessed. If you want to make real, lasting
and some of us might be dreading Of course, not to the point where you changes and ultimately be proud to
alienate friends, family, and children, flaunt your body in a swimsuit each
the sight of our half naked
but to the point where you have a summer, you must get a little obsessed
bodies frolicking on the beach or hyper focus on working out and eating and focus on what you need to do – all
poolside at a vacation resort. I do right. You wake up in the morning year long (not just for the summer).
"accidentally" tune into The View focused, you refocus at noon, and you Talk to your friends, peers, spouse, or
from time to time, so I am aware go to bed focused. anyone who is half interested in what
that we should be happy with who you are up to. This is an age-old trick
that forces you to commit as you tell
we are. But let's be real! Some of us the world your goals. Or, get with the
just aren't that confident about our times and start a new Instagram page
bodies, especially when it comes to chart your progress. Talk about
to exposing parts that are usually accountability!
covered up. Proper diet and physical exercise are
Hang on now, it doesn't have to be everything. There isn't enough room in
depressing. I've seen some amazing this column to get into all the aspects
transformations over the years and of what you need to do, but just know
I can honestly attest to the fact that that you must commit to a DAILY
we all can look and feel much better routine to see results. This is why you
and more confident than we think we must be a little obsessed to make it
ever could. Granted, for those of us all work. You can't go into it halfway.
in our 40s and 50s, it's not as easy Obsess and commit, then watch out!
as when we were 20, but I've seen For practical step-by-step guidance
75-year-old studs with six packs! I've on eating right, you can always stop
seen women in their 60s get dropped by your local Max Muscle Nutrition
for "the younger woman" and bounce Joe Wells is the founder and CEO of store and speak to one of our Certified
back with a totally revamped body Max Muscle. He shares important tips for Fitness Nutrition Coaches to help
and spirit. healthy living and sports performance you get started and get results! So,
every month. Read past columns on go ahead and obsess a little. Make it
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From birth control pills making you moody to salt
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Is it better to load up with a meal for energy
prior to working out, or head to the gym with
an empty tummy to avoid getting cramps?
Researchers at the University of Bath say it’s
best to eat post workout. In the study, they
found that the body gets fuel from stored fat
rather than from a recently eaten meal. In fact,
if you eat prior to exercising, your body is so
distracted by trying to process the food, it
can’t efficiently use stored fat. The scientists
did say, however, that if you’re lifting weights
to bulk up and gain size, go ahead and
indulge in that big breakfast.

Birth Control Pills Making You Moody?
Swedish researchers recently found that women using oral contraceptives
with the most popular combination of the hormones ethinylestradiol and
levonorgestrel reported more problems with mood, well-being, self-control,
and energy than those who took a placebo. There were no reports of
increased depression. But the takeaway is this: if you're on birth control and
feel like crap, it may not all be in your head. Talk to your OBGYN about it.

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DOES SALT MAKE YOU HUNGRY? likely to recover with
non-surgical techniques
Do you inexplicably feel hungry after eating a salty meal? It’s not just your such as physical therapy,
imagination, according to an international research team. Their study, carried
massage, and acupuncture,
out during a simulated mission to Mars, concluded that volunteers with the
highest salt intake were not extra thirsty as expected – but extra hungry. It say researchers from the
seems that the complex body process that helps us to retain water while we rid American Orthopaedic
ourselves of excess salt uses lots of energy, which explains the hunger. Society for Sports Medicine.


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1. Escalante G, Alencar M, Haddock B, Harvey P. The effects of phosphatidic acid supplementation on strength, both composition, muscular endurance, power, agility, and vertical jump in resistance trained men. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2016;13:24.
2. Joy JM, Gundermann DM, Lowery RP Jager R, McCleary SA, Purpura M, Roberts MD Wilson SMC, Hornberger TA, Wilson JM. Phosphatidic acid enhance mTOR signaling and resistance exercise induced hypertrophy.
Nutrition and Metabolism. 2014;11:29.
3. Hoffman JR, Stout JR, Williams DR, et al. Efficacy of phosphatidic acid ingestion on lean body mass, muscle thickness and strength gains in resistance-trained men. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012;9:47-53.

Beauties Our 4th Annual Swim Fashion shoot
sizzled this year with these fit gals
showing off the latest trends. Check out
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Hair & Makeup: Amanda Bland
Photo Assistant: Tom Caravia
Stylist: Nicole Matthews
Videographer: Jason Black
Location: Encanterra Country
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What are your top three tips to stay
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Brooke: Break up with soda, avoid fried
foods, and do the Stairmaster.
Corissa: Eat healthy, stay active, and
don't make excuses.
Krista: Find your balance, eat well, and
stay hydrated.
Stephanie: Eat whole-food ingredients,
MOVE every single day, and drink plenty
of water.

What exercises do you recommend
to have a fab bikini body?
Brooke: Planks and wall sits! I stick to
the basics and challenge myself to see
how long I can hold them.
Corissa: Hit your glues and legs with
cable squats!
Krista: Reverse hack squat, lateral
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5 Strategies For Effective Goal Setting

WE LIVE in a culture driven by may have extraordinary talent and as, 'the object of a person’s ambition or
genetic gifts, but they are also the effort; an aim or desired result.' Effort
success and greatness. The level
small percentage of individuals is extremely important, and it is time to
of competition is ever growing. willing to go the extra mile. They are give your effort direction and purpose.
Athletes at all competitive levels willing to exercise self-discipline in There is no better day than today to
are getting bigger, stronger, and their workouts, their nutrition, and to start pursuing your goals – and I want
sacrifice valuable time for the purpose to give you the tools to help transform
arguably more talented at an of achieving their goals and dreams. you from an OK goal maker to an
earlier age. A lot of people want They are the ones willing to do the effective goal achiever. In this article,
to be one of these successful work that most people would never I am providing you with five tools
athletes they see on TV. They dream of doing. They set goals and that I refined working with athletes
they take action. throughout my Sports and Performance
want that fame, that glory, that Now it all comes down to you. It Psychology Master’s program at the
strong body, that money, but they is time for some self-reflection. You University of Denver. If you integrate
do not understand the hard work may have goals for your fitness, these five strategies into your fitness
your nutrition, your health, or your and training routines, I can guarantee
that it took to achieve that level of
athletic performance – but are you that you will find more success.
athletic performance. willing to work hard? Are you willing
Why are athletes such a small to sacrifice valuable time and to get 1. Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals
percentage of the population? They uncomfortable? Google defines a goal When you set any goal for yourself,
short term or long term, it needs to be is important enough to you it should do I need to change it to something
a S.M.A.R.T. goal. It must be specific, be on your mind to some extent 24/7, more realistic like 2 percent body fat?
measurable, action-oriented, realistic, and it should positively affect other Do not set yourself up for failure!
and timely. A specific goal states parts of your life as well. In creating
the objective in a clear and concise a visual cue for yourself, you have 5. Find Accountability
manner. As the name suggests, a taken one step closer to successfully Human beings are social creatures,
measurable goal includes a unit of achieving your goals! and we need accountability in our
measurement such as pounds, days, lives. A healthy lifestyle can be a
hours, etc. For example, I would like 3. Make Action Steps lonely one when you see everyone
to lose 5 percent of my body fat in 5 You have created your goals and else around you drinking consistently
months by exercising at least 5 days written them down, and now it is time and eating whatever they want. I
a week for 30 minutes. An action- to create three action steps. Action once heard a man say, “Eagles soar
oriented goal clearly states the action steps are the smaller tasks that build with eagles and turkeys walk with
that will be taken. To lose the 5 towards your final destination. If I turkeys.” It all comes down to the
percent body fat, I will exercise 5 days want to lose 5 percent of my body fat people you surround yourself with.
a week. then I have to make some intentional The key is surrounding yourself with
A goal without action is simply a changes in my life. Therefore, I must people who have similar goals and
dead resolution. A realistic goal is create my three action steps. First, dreams as you do. Success breeds
something that can be accomplished I will limit the consumption of fatty success and everyone needs someone
in the allotted time. For example, if I foods in my diet. Second, I will not in their life to keep them accountable.
said that I wanted to lose 5 percent drink any alcohol. Lastly, I will engage You can write your goals down and
body fat in one week that would not in cardiovascular exercise three days post them somewhere visible, but
be realistic or healthy. Realistic goals per week for 20 minutes. All of these on some days discipline may take a
lead to success, and success leads to steps will help me to achieve my long- rest day and you will need a training
greater motivation! term goal. partner or your “swolemate” to step in
Finally, a timely goal clearly states Now that you have an idea of what and kick your butt into action.
the amount of time set aside to action steps are, it is time to create I am one of those people who likes
complete that goal. I will lose 5 three of your own. If you think of to train alone, but there are some
percent body fat in 5 months. Putting more than three write them down, but days I am just exhausted and need
a time limit on your goal is extremely they should be posted with the goal someone to talk to or to even yell in
important, because this keeps you you created. By writing these action my ear in the middle of a set. Find an
more accountable and focused. As steps down, you are keeping yourself accountability partner with a similar
Benjamin Franklin said, “Time is accountable for your decisions and work ethic, share your goals with
money.” Now that you know the your actions. You will be your greatest one another, and work together until
essential parts of setting S.M.A.R.T. ally or your greatest enemy. Every your destination is reached. Having
goals, let’s take the next step. choice matters in the big picture. accountability is not a weakness, it is
being humble and accepting that you
2. Write Your Goals Down 4. Revisit Your Goals are human and that your journey will
In the Master’s program at the One mistake a lot of people make not always be perfect.
University of Denver, we worked with when they set goals is not revisiting
a lot of athletes. Athletes typically find them. Sure, if you write them down
a successful routine, and they stick you will see them every day, but
with it no matter what. One habit I I am talking about revisiting them
have observed in a lot of athletes is IN SHORT, goal setting is a simple
and reanalyzing them. Sometimes a
the use of visual cues. Visual cues are goal needs to be readjusted. Life will concept, but there is a lot that
aids in their environment that remind throw you curveballs indefinitely, and goes in to being a successful goal
them to do something. After a period you have to be ready for them. If life setter. You can talk all day long
of time, that repetition creates a interferes with the timeline you set for about doing something, but are you
habit and that habit creates a lifestyle your goals, it may be time to revisit,
change. This is what I want for you.
going to take action? The decision
rethink, and readjust.
After you have your goals in mind, Let me use a personal example. My
is yours and now you know just
you have to write them down, post goal really is to lose 5 percent body enough to be dangerous. Set
them on your Facebook, draw them fat in five months. Right now I have S.M.A.R.T. goals, write your goals
on your bathroom mirror, type them time to work out consistently and to down somewhere visible, make
in the notes on your phone, or just prepare meals, but that time may action steps, revisit your goals,
hang up a sticky note on the inside disappear after I open my Max Muscle
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work. The key is to make them visible. When that time comes, I will revisit reliable! Stay hungry and stay
You want to see your goal every my goal and do some self-reflection. dedicated! You are worth every bit
morning and every night. If this goal Can I really lose 5 percent body fat or of your effort. MS&F


Tips for Enhancing

WHEN IT COMES to sports training, balance through yoga. This may flexibility will benefit your weight
there are several components of sound silly to some who are used to training because you’ll have a better
physical fitness that are important. hardcore training, but don’t be fooled, range of motion and get more out of
Going to the gym without a plan is not yoga is very challenging. Increasing your training. Better posture stability
wise. If you want to excel, it’s time helps eliminate injuries and improves
to hone in on your training and focus your reaction time. Yoga can help you
on the fundamental skills required for improve in these areas, but if it’s not
athletic performance. These skills are your thing, try incorporating a Bosu
strength, power, coordination, flexibility, or stability ball into your lifting routine
balance, speed, and agility. Each one to improve those stabilizer muscles.
of these are essential for performing at Let’s not forget about stretching and
your best. Below, I have listed a few foam rolling, as these are great ways to
tips that can help you improve in these increase your flexibility and avoid any
areas. muscle strains.

If you’re used to training for aesthetics Nutrition, supplementation, and rest
you will need to shift the focus from are all important for proper recovery.
muscle shape to increasing strength. A good diet will provide the energy
Incorporating more compound exercises and recovery you need for that next
and aiming for progressively heavier brutal training session. Athletes have
loads will really ramp up the strength a higher metabolism and getting
gains. Squats, deadlifts, and power enough nutrients is crucial to keeping
cleans are the staple for strength training consistent energy levels. So, when your
and must be included in your program. sport is in season you should not be in
You should also work to increase a calorie deficit. Water and fluids are
repetitions on bodyweight exercises, also essential, as these help to keep
such as pull-ups, pushups, and dips. the body hydrated and at the right
POWER, COORDINATION, Vitamin supplements are a great way
SPEED & AGILITY fill in any nutritional gaps you may be
Cardio sessions should be kept to lacking from food. Vitamins serve as
shorter 15-20 minute high intensity regulators of metabolic functions and
interval sessions with a focus on are critical for sports performance and
explosion. Some good examples a strong immune system. I recommend
would be track sprints, hill sprints, taking a good multi-vitamin, plus
plyometrics, and agility drills. They vitamin D, C, and a B-complex. BCAAs
each stress you a little different so and glutamine are also a must. Let’s
try working them all into your routine. not forget about sleep, as this affects
The sprint intervals will boost your Photo by the way our brain and body functions.
speed, plyometrics will increase your Lack of sleep can lead to mental errors,
explosive power, and agility drills will Claudia Virgil is a bikini fitness impaired judgment, and a slower
improve your coordination. Collectively competitor, fitness model, personal reaction time. So, be sure to get plenty
these exercises hone in on your timing trainer, and Team Max athlete. She of sleep after those hard training days.
and muscle activation for more efficient is making the switch from NPC Keep in mind that every sport
movements when playing your sport. to WBFF in 2017. She resides in requires a specific type of training. It is
Arizona with her loving husband best to hire a professional trainer who
FLEXIBILITY & BALANCE and their two Pit Bulls. Find out specializes in the field of sport you are
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That Boost Performance

THE NEWS IS OUT, and it’s been discovered that the 2017 consumer is more educated and more
nutrient-savvy than ever before. No longer are we satisfied to take a package at face value and believe
what it claims. We’re more apt to read the details, to discover the purpose behind a food, how it can
make us feel, and how it may improve our health. With that being said, a common goal among many
fitness enthusiasts is boosting sports performance. So, we’re here to help by sharing the top food and
nutrient trends making headlines this year for their performance-enhancing benefits.

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Beets Potatoes Seaweed
This delectable purple root vegetable has Potatoes as a superfood? It Move over kale. Seaweed is the
been making headlines for years now, touted next green superfood. Loaded with
seems that a widespread fear antioxidants and minerals, vitamins A and
by endurance athletes as the next best
thing to a “drug” for boosting performance. of carbohydrates is dissipating B, amino acids, and omega 3, seaweed
also packs more vitamin C than an
Research is substantiating the claims that as health enthusiasts realize the
orange. This microalgae of which there
beet juice can give you a competitive edge. benefits of this concentrated are over 10,000 species is primed to give
The secret to beets’ boost is found in its you a serious health boost. Seaweed is
energy form for muscle strength,
nitrate content. Beetroots’ nitrates are the low in calories, high in fiber, and is one
precursor to a well-known supplement, nitric endurance, and recovery. Potatoes of the most sustainable foods on earth.
oxide. Nitric oxide has vasodilator properties are a great way to replenish How can you eat it? Crunchy Nori strips
to enhance blood flow and skeletal muscle your body’s preferred energy that are commonly used in sushi are the
function. Studies have shown that 300mL perfect go-to snack. Kombu can be made
source. Plus, they boast vitamin into dashi, which is commonly used
of juice, or about one shot of concentrated
beet juice, has been shown to improve B6, potassium, copper, vitamin C, to flavor sauces and broths for soups.
performance. No additional benefits were manganese, phosphorus, niacin, Spirulina – seaweed in its powdered
form – is a great additive to protein
seen at amounts of 600mL. Juices and fiber, and pantothenic acid. Potatoes shakes and smoothies. Seaweed flakes
powders are available in supplement form
are a great pre- or post-workout can be sprinkled on top of any meal as a
that allow a larger concentration of nitrates flavor enhancer.
than consuming the food itself. whole food meal choice.
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Bison Jackfruit
A red meat that’s low in fat and cholesterol? Move over, tofu. One of the most versatile
Bison is becoming wildly popular among alternative meat choices is jackfruit, which
physique competitors, for many reasons. First,
can be flavored to mimic the taste and
bison boasts one of the best amino acid profiles
of any food. Second, bison is a very lean meat, texture of many favorite dishes. Jackfruit
containing less fat and cholesterol than beef, is loaded with potassium and vitamin B.
pork, and even certain cuts of chicken. Essential Not only that, it’s carbohydrate-rich to
nutrients provided by this red meat include zinc help fuel workouts and recovery. Plus,
and vitamin B-12. Zinc boosts immune system jackfruit has an impressive amino acid
and recovery, and B-12 is necessary for proper
profile, considering it’s a fruit.
brain and nervous system function. Buffalo meat
also contains glutamine to aid in immunity and
recovery, as well as creatine, which enhances
anaerobic performance.

While these five picks are great diet additions, it’s important to note
the whole nutrition picture must be considered. IFBB Fitness Pro Kristine
Duba adds, “The most important aspect of nutrition in order to boost
sports and workout performance is to make sure the nutrition matches
and supports the goals of the individual, or are specific to the sport of the
athlete. An endurance athlete is not going to need the same nutrition as a
power or strength athlete; it has to be sport specific. The same is true for
individuals seeking to lose weight, gain muscle, or get lean.”
Prior to and immediately following a workout is a critical time for
quality food intake. Kristine shares her favorite performance boosting
snack: “My favorite whole food to help aid in performance is probably a
few apple slices with natural nut butter. If I’m just doing a performance
workout (routine practice) I may also opt for an orange or something
that will give me fast digesting carbohydrates for immediate energy. For
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WINNING SIX STRAIGHT national team about eating right and taking care of Henderson said. “I felt a lot stronger and my
titles takes more than luck. For their bodies with supplements and meal endurance was there.”
plans. Max [Muscle] has allowed us to be Josh Wenger, a freshman at Grand
the wrestling team at Grand View
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matter of attitude. “Our philosophy Before a competition, the wrestlers class, said proper nutrition is now part of
is building a championship lifestyle need to make the right weight for their the championship lifestyle his coaches instill.
by trying to be the best in all aspects competition class. Often this means they “For me, it was about buying into doing
of our life,” said Nick Mitchell, head must either gain or lose pounds, and it’s everything right,” Wenger said. “Nutrition,
wrestling coach for Grand View important to do so safely without getting school, family life – it makes everything else
dehydrated or becoming malnourished. good.”
University. “If you do things right off
Since most of the team lives on campus, Boyens wanted to point out, too, that it
the mat, you’re going to do them right meal plans must work with what’s served isn't just the winning of six straight national
on the mat, too.” in the school cafeteria. “We created meal titles that's impressive, the wrestling team
As part of doing things right, Mitchell plans to help the team learn to eat properly shattered the record for most points scored
points to the team’s dedication to training and cut weight without losing strength,” said by one team in tournament history. “They
as well as academic achievement. He credits Joey Boyens, franchisee of Max Muscle Clive. scored 234.5 points, which is more than the
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plans. “Getting involved with Max Muscle who won the national championship in the when working with Max Muscle. They didn't
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“Protein is recovery and repair so you’re ready for intensities,” he said. “After every run,
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muscle recovery. Muscle recovery is ever before,” he said. “I will never run
essential for an athlete to become without ARM again.”
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“A blend of whey protein isolates and
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Max ARM was created to be the reduced testosterone
ultimate post-workout formula and include lack of
provides complete nutritional support motivation, slower
to maximize protein synthesis, restore recovery, loss of sexual
Scott Cavadini
fluid and electrolyte levels, replenish drive, and weight gain.
“2TX works by stimulating natural regimen. These products allow them to scientific results, delivering the most
testosterone levels, freeing up bound go full ‘beastmode’ and get the most effective and extensively researched
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stream.” can’t live without,” she said. “I have Steffl competes in the USAPL,
2TX is not a drug. It is a natural made impressive gains in muscle the largest drug-free powerlifting
testosterone amplifier, and you don’t size all while keeping my body fat federation in the United States.
have to worry about testosterone levels low. This is one product I highly As a raw powerlifter (only a belt
increasing beyond what you would recommend!” allowed), Nic currently squats 585
produce as normal, healthy adult. lbs., bench presses 340 lbs., and
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recovery, feeling more upbeat, FBX 2.0 qualified and competed in five
and improved motivation are just This second national powerlifting competitions,
some of the benefits men feel when generation FBX winning the USAPL Raw National
they start taking this product,” said product is a great Title in 2014 for his age and weight
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explained Herkes. “It is a fatty acid “As a competitive powerlifter, each BioPerine, beet root powder, caffeine,
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science showing it stimulates muscle of intensity and focus, which may be A-GPC increases acetylcholine levels
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whether you are a man, woman, or a I take it, which allows me to push my caffeine, yohimbine, and hordenine
young athlete.” body to new limits more frequently. provide a strong stimulant effect and
“MaxxTOR works by turning on the As someone who is skeptical about help you torch fat. The addition of
muscle-building receptors called the many supplements on the market BioPerine increases absorption of this
mTOR pathway,” he continued. “Taking today, it’s comforting to know that powerful combination of ingredients.
MaxxTOR while doing resistance FBX 2.0 is a product driven by Nesha Ward, 43, a nutrition
exercise to stimulate muscle protein coach and Team Max Athlete had
synthesis and taking adequate protein heard a lot about stimoVEX and
will maximize strength and lean mass.” recently picked some up from the
Herkes highly recommends MaxxTOR Max Muscle Stockton, CA location.
for anyone who wants to maximize “stimoVEX helped me drive through
their efforts in the gym. my exercises. I was energized, and
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Fitness in Corona, CA had this to say: day workout! I also had an amazing
“The women of Phoenix Fitness have rush of power and stamina to push
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but they have made Max Nitro 2 and looking for endurance, energy and
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SCIENCE PULSE The latest news on the power of key supplements to boost
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Multivitamin Supplements
Given the Green Light
Recent studies have suggested that multivitamin supplementation,
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worst, harmful – especially when used long term. But a new study
from the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany suggests
otherwise. The study involved a literature review of published
research on multivitamin use in pregnant women, healthy adults,
and elderly people; supplements used were a combination of at
least nine vitamins and three minerals at a maximum concentration
of 100 percent of the recommended dietary allowance. What the
scientists found? As is known already, multivitamins with iron and
folic acid can help to prevent neural tube defects in the developing
fetus and also reduce low birth weight and rates of miscarriage.
As for other adults, there was no evidence of harmful effects
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with Citicoline
supplementation, even among the elderly, who are known to have
a higher incidence of adverse reactions to medications. This was
A recent review of medical literature by researchers true even when accounting for
from the Centro Regionale di Neurogenetica, additional vitamin and mineral
Catanzaro, Italy suggests that Citicoline is a intake through foods. The
promising supplement for improving cognitive upshot – if you believe that
function in those with degenerative brain changes multivitamins improve your
such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, and overall health, you can feel
especially in those with vascular cognitive decline, safe in taking them – even
such as seen with a stroke. Citicoline is a crucial over long periods of time.
brain chemical that occurs naturally within the body. Source: (Biesalski HK, Tinz
When used as a supplement, it appears to be easily J. Nutrition. 2017 Jan; 33:76-
absorbed and safe; however, larger studies are 82).
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Most parents are aware of the role that dietary protein, along with sufficient calcium and vitamin D,
play in helping kids to build strong bones. Now researchers at Geneva University in Switzerland,
say that animal protein intake, especially dairy proteins, remain important as we age to protect
bones and prevent breaks. In a recent study of healthy postmenopausal women (average age
65), the researchers measured bone mineral density and also evaluated a completed food
questionnaire to determine the intake of protein, including total, animal, vegetable, and dairy
protein. The findings concluded that those who had higher dietary intakes of animal proteins,
including dairy, such as easily digestible whey protein, had increased bone mineral content and
bone mineral density – both important measures of strong bones. As for vegetable protein: the
findings suggested that these sources of protein did not have the same effect on bone structure.
Source: (Durosier-Izart C, Biver E, Merminod F, et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Feb;105(2):513-525).
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