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Don’t be misled by the
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concentrated” pre-workout
hype that “less is more.”
Instead, understand that these
types of products only deliver
a small serving of powder
loaded with stimulants that will
amp you up, but do nothing
more in terms of providing
a pump or helping you build
muscle. Besides, it’s impossible to deliver effective doses of any
one ingredient when a concentrated product's serving size is only
5.5 g to 8 g.
The ideal pre-workout product should contain ingredients that
improve exercise performance and facilitate post-exercise recovery.
Ingredients should be supported by published scientific studies and
delivered at efficacious doses. Max Muscle's Full Blown Extreme
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contains bioactive ingredients in efficacious doses. FBX delivers
these key ingredients to support energy, strength, power and
stamina and help you get the best workout and results.
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fitness goals. For acute exercise performance, FBX contains
maltodextrin and dextrose (glucose) to maintain blood glucose and
provide energy to fuel muscles during your workout.
FBX provides a complete array of electrolytes like sodium,
potassium, magnesium and calcium that supports critical water/
mineral balance and exercise performance. Glutamine, which is
the most abundant amino acid in muscles and frequently depleted
due to overtraining, is also included. Glutamine helps repair heavily
trained muscles, boost immune function and supports the natural
production of growth hormone.
Beta-alanine, another ingredient in FBX, promotes carnosine
synthesis in muscles. Carnosine is the most powerful intracellular
buffer and functions to neutralize the accumulation of hydrogen ions
released from lactic acid commonly produced during high intensity
exercise. For enhanced blood flow, nutrient delivery and nitric
oxide (NO) stimulation, FBX provides arginine alpha-ketoglutarate,
citrulline and vinpocetine. Both creatine monohydrate and patented
Kre-Alkalyn® are included to help enhance strength through
their ATP-energy boosting and cell-volumizing effects. Finally, for
mental focus and alertness, FBX contains caffeine, guarana, Panax
ginseng, octopamine, adenosine, NADH and phosphatidyl serine.
All of these key ingredients are delivered in the proper efficacious
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a pre-workout supplement that actually does what it’s supposed
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bachelor’s in journalism from the
University of Arizona and has been
a contributing photographer and
writer for multiple fitness publications
throughout the United States, Canada
and internationally. He has received
multiple ADDY Awards from the
American Advertising Federation for
color photography. His photography
work and regular writings appear on his
website at www.portfoliopatrick.com.
Alissa Carpio has 10 years
experience as a personal trainer. She's
competed in bodybuilding, figure and
fitness since 2003, and is a national-level
NPC Fitness competitor. Alissa coaches
competitors and provides online personal
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management with an emphasis in fitness
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scholarship athlete from the University
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very year we publish a list of 10
ways to help you stay fit through the
holidays Feast-tivities. The holidays
can be so tempting with all the great food
and family to enjoy it with.
Here are 10 quick and simple
suggestions to help you minimize how
much weight you gain this season.
1
Try to go for a quick walk in the
morning and evening. It is always best
to walk after your last meal and before
your first. More than likely you will be
visiting with family members. Walking and
talking seem to go hand in hand. As you
walk, the increased oxygen, endorphins
and adrenaline kick in and lead to great
conversations as you
visit with loved ones.
2
Make walking
a regular family
activity. We love to do
family beach walks
down the coast. The
kids love looking for
starfish and other sea
life as we all enjoy a
healthy walk and time
together.
3
Jump in and have
some fun. Plan a
few family activities
around outdoor
games that are fun
and calorie burners,
like throwing the
football or playing
frisbee. This will give your metabolism
a nice boost as well as stimulate better
digestion.
4
Chew your food extra well. You may
wonder how this is going to help the
battle of the bulge, but it does and here
is how: your body is used to chewing
a mouthful of food a specific amount
of times. The more you chew, the less
you are inclined to eat. You can actually
trick your brain into thinking you are
eating more food and your body will feel
full sooner. This also promotes better
digestion and elimination.
5
Drink plenty of water. Water has no
calories and helps you digest and
process foods. It will also make you feel
full faster. In addition to this, water helps
to cleanse and purify the body. Shoot for
a gallon a day; you may be surprised how
good it can make you feel.
6
Eat plenty of healthy fruits and
vegetables during your meals. Don’t
gorge yourself on stuffing, gravy and all
the heavy tasty traditional foods. Make
sure you eat plenty of salad and veggies
with your holiday meal.
7
Control your portions! Enjoy all the
great foods and flavors, but don’t
eat huge amounts. Smaller portions can
make a huge difference. Go ahead and
enjoy pumpkin pie, but don’t eat too
much!
8
Snack first! Make
sure you grab a
quick snack before the
party starts, so you
won’t feel famished.
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Use lighter calorie
food alternatives!
There are many
alternatives that taste
very much like the
original high-calorie
version. See if you
can add a few of these
items to your menu
to help reduce high
calorie content of some
of our favorite foods
like butter or whipped
cream.
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course the natural progression leads to a
couch and a nice nap. Remember, when
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It may sound like a perfect (if uncomfortable)
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You’ve probably heard of the benefits of yogurt, particularly
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fruit during pregnancy may be linked with the development
of asthma and hay fever in offspring.
The study, which tracked pregnant women and their
newborns for seven years following birth, was designed to
determine whether fatty acids found in dairy products could
protect against allergic health problems (hay fever and
asthma) in children. As the researchers expected, a history of
milk intake during pregnancy did indeed have a protective
effect against the development of asthma.
But this wasn’t true for all dairy products. Those women
who ate low-fat yogurt with fruit daily were more than one
and a half times more likely to have children who developed
asthma by age 7.
Don’t give up on yogurt just yet, though. Researchers are
unclear whether certain nutrients present in low-fat yogurt may
predispose children to allergic diseases, or whether those
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factors that could explain the increased risk of asthma.
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I Am
Hear Me
ROAR!
By Joni Aldrich
C
aregiving is definitely for the lionhearted.
Sometimes, you have to stand up for the
patient, and you may also have to stand up to
the patient. You have to be able to shift gears
quickly and multi-task functions that you know little
about. Add to that prompting the medical community to
ensure the very best care for your loved one, and you'll
find that caregiving is a challenging full-time job. You
may be surprised to discover it is also a privilege.
In November, we recognize National Family Caregiver
Month. Perhaps the hardest challenge that we can face
as a family is being caregivers for a loved one. If it's for
only a couple of days, it's not so bad. However, if the
care is for a chronic, long-term or complicated illness,
the caregiver can—literally—be part of the difference
between saving and losing someone you love. This
responsibility may mean a life-encompassing change
affecting regular activities with your family and at
work. And while you may not be able to save his or her
life, the objective would be to make the care receiver
comfortable and give him or her some semblance of
peace.
Six vital solutions for keeping
caregivers (and their patients)
healthy and happy.
caregiver
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I know about caregiving all too well.
In 2004, my husband, Gordon, was
diagnosed with cancer. In one day,
my life changed completely. I was
Gordon’s primary caregiver through
two years of cancer treatment, three
outpatient stem cell transplants, and,
finally, during the difficult weeks at
home with hospice after his cancer
metastasized to his brain. There were
times that he couldn’t walk. There were
times when we went to the emergency
room in the middle of the night. There
were times when he refused to eat and
I had to force him to take nourishment
to keep up his strength. No, being
Gordon’s caregiver was not easy, but
I wouldn’t have changed places with
anyone else during that time.
In 2006, Gordon lost his two-
year battle with cancer. My book,
The Saving of Gordon: Lifelines
to W-I-N Against Cancer (www.
thecancerlifeline.com) tells the story
of my family’s experiences while
simultaneously offering valuable step-
by-step advice that will give readers
the tools they need to have a fighting
chance against cancer. There is also
valuable information on how to be an
effective caregiver.
One of the most important things
to remember is that if you become
sick or fall apart, the “second-string
quarterback” will have to be called
in to take over. That’s not an easy
situation, because no one knows the
care receiver better than the primary
caregiver. And the job description
is a tough one: you have to be a
pharmaceutical specialist, master
scheduler, creative chef and patient
friend and confidant. There are difficult
days and impossible ones. The key to
being an effective caregiver is staying
well, staying focused and maintaining
some level of sanity in the madness.
Here are some suggestions on
how to maintain your health and
attitude while functioning as a primary
caregiver:

Caregiver—heal thyself.
While the focus is on the care receiver,
many caregivers forget to take care
of themselves. Life revolves around
the care of the patient, so it’s easy to
forget about the caregiver’s needs. It’s
not uncommon for those in a deep
caring situation to forget to take their
own medications.
If you become ill, you will only add
to an already stressful situation; taking
care of your mental and physical
needs is critical. The one time that I got
really sick, I tried to take precautions
and stay away from my husband.
He caught the flu, and – because his
cancer was in his bones – he suffered
from multiple fractured ribs. That’s a
heavy burden and a reminder that your
health can directly affect the patient.
“I have the right to take care of myself.
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give me the capability of taking better
care of my loved one.” – Jo Horne
Take it one day at a time, with a
foundation of love and patience.
Caregiving for anyone with a short-
or long-term debilitating illness is
stressful and requires changing as
the patient changes. Whether you’re
trained in the medical field or not, you
could be in for a bumpy road. There
are, however, some fringe benefits.
Through two years of cancer
treatment, I thought I had caregiving
for Gordon down pat. Then, the cancer
changed directions and went to his
brain. In a matter of hours – not days,
weeks, or months – there was a need
for me to shift from being a task-driven
to a patient-driven caregiver. Add to
that the critical decisions that Gordon
was no longer able to participate in
and anticipatory grief – suddenly, you
may find yourself with a challenge of
mass proportions laid squarely on your
shoulders. But, hold the phone. No
one ever said that loving someone for
a lifetime would be easy. Remember
that every time you help someone you
care for and lighten his or her load a
little bit, you make a difference.
It doesn’t mean you won’t make
mistakes. Learn from them and move
on without harsh recriminations.
“Build this day on a foundation of
pleasant thoughts.” – Og Mandino
The Saving of Gordon is the story
of Gordon Aldrich’s battle with
cancer, as well as an unflinching
look at what he and his wife/
caregiver, Joni, might have
done differently to save him.
Although Joni and Gordon did
not discover how to effectively
approach cancer until it was
too late, Joni has turned her loss
into an invaluable resource for
others. Drawing from personal
experience as Gordon’s
personal caregiver, she offers
straightforward, step-by-step
advice that will give readers the
tools they need to have a fighting
chance against cancer and to
care for their loved ones.
The care receiver can’t always
get his or her way.
As the primary caregiver, your
responsibility is not always to be nice.
Sometimes, you have to act like a drill
sergeant. Just like that sergeant, you
have the best interests of your patient
at heart – you want to give that person
the best chance to recover. When you
push him or her to eat or make sure
he or she takes some medicine – that
isn’t for your best interests. It’s for
your patient’s best interests. Yet, you
have to know where that line is – how
far can you push without stepping
over the boundaries of the patient’s
personal choice? It’s like walking a
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tightrope without a safety net. You simply have to do the best
that you can.
“One person with a belief is equal to a
force of ninety-nine who have only interest.”
- John Stuart Mill
Rest when the patient rests, or exhaustion
may debilitate you.
If you don’t get enough rest and try to do all of the work
yourself, you risk harm to the care receiver and your own
personal health. When faced with the task of caregiving, many
people run their health into the ground. The mental stress
and emotional anguish can make sleep hard to come by. The
hours that your care receiver needs you will be erratic. A nap
or two during the day will give the patient much-needed rest
but might keep him or her up at night. Try to sleep when the
patient does. If you take a sleep aid at night, that medication
must not keep you from being able to function. There were
situations when I had to take Gordon to the hospital in the
middle of the night. Any medication that makes you drowsy
is a no-no. This goes for excessive alcohol, too.
“He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.”
- Benjamin Franklin
Ask for help when you need it.
Caregiving is a “we thing,” not a “me thing.” There are
times when you need to lean on not only professional care
providers, but also on your family and friends. It’s OK to ask
for help. In fact, make a complete list of available resources.
I was amazed at a recent study that showed only a small
percentage of long-term caregivers go to support groups
or individual counseling. Whether that’s because of time
constraints, needs of the care receiver or lack of knowing
where to get help, it’s a sad oversight.
I’ll be the first to admit that I was unaware of how close to
breaking down I was through the day-to-day rigors of taking
care of Gordon and working full-time. Letting the emotions
out while you’re with the patient may be too traumatic for
him or her, but you must find a time and place to do it. You
also need to spend quality time away from the patient. Don’t
feel guilty if you find an opportunity to go out to dinner or go
to the movies. Always remember that you’re a human being
without super-human powers.
“The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help
when he needs it.” - Rona Barrett
Exercise the mind, body and soul.
Exercise is good for your physical, mental and emotional
well-being. The benefits go far beyond muscle mass. It can
be hard to find the time to leave the patient long enough to
go to the gym, however.
Finding a gym close to wherever you are may be challenging,
but walking up and down hospital corridors doesn’t require
relocation to work your muscles. I had to stay strong because
my patient weighed 280 pounds. While I couldn’t lift him,
I had to help support him. Being a caregiver is sometimes
about being creative. Your talents will often be challenged
while attempting to maintain a normal life balance.
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WORKOUT
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W
e all want more bang for
our buck. Working out is no
exception. If you work your
tail off in the gym, you want
to see results. The more hours you log in,
the more you expect to get out of your gym
time, right? WRONG! Exercise is a prime
example of quality over quantity. Instead
of just focusing on the number of calories
burned during your hamster session on
the treadmill, start thinking about the
number of calories you can burn after you
throw in the towel and head home. This
is called EPOC, or excess post-exercise
oxygen consumption.
This extra oxygen consumption directly
correlates to the amount of energy
burned. In other words, the kind of
exercise you do will determine how many
extra calories you will be burning at rest,
after your workout. High intensity exercise
raises stress hormones like adrenaline,
noradrenaline and cortisol, causing a
chain reaction that eventually leads to
lactic acid build up. This lactic acid build
up triggers testosterone and HGH (fat
burning hormones). All of these hormones
work collectively to produce EPOC.
Elite level gymnasts are considered
to be some of the strongest and fittest
athletes, pound for pound. Why? Well,
every flip, leap and jump is engaging
multiple muscles at once, in maximum
exertion. The more muscles you contract
at once, the more energy is required,
and the more calories are burned. Thus,
greater EPOC results. >>
TRAIN
LIKE A
gymnast
A CIRCUIT
TRAINING
WORKOUT
Think you don’t have enough
time for a killer, calorie-blasting
workout? Think again!
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1. LUNGE JUMP SWITCHES Standing with your feet together, jump into a lunge
position, with your left leg to the front, right leg to the back, and both knees bent to
90 degrees. Your front knee (left leg) should be directly over your left heel. Then jump
as high as you can and switch legs, landing in a right leg lunge. Continue jumping and
switching legs, while swinging your arms comfortably at your sides. Make sure you are
pushing off both the front and back legs equally each time you jump.
2. NARROW-TO-WIDE ARM PUSH-UP Start in a straight-armed plank or push-up
position, with your shoulders over top of your wrists. Then bend your arms, and lower
down into a tricep push-up, keeping the elbows pointed backwards and tight by your
ribs. From there, explode up, jumping your hands out wide to either side of you, and
lower down into a wide armed push-up. This time, your elbows point out to the sides,
forming 90 degree angles. Continue to push off the ground with your arms, “jumping”
from narrow to wide push-ups. Keep the legs straight, feet in place and spine straight.
3. V-UPS Lay on your
back with your legs
straight and together.
Simultaneously lift
your legs and upper
body off the ground
to form a “V” position.
Then lower down to
the starting position.
Repeat. Hands can
be kept resting palms
down by your hips, or
outstretched overhead
for increased intensity.
4. BACK LUNGE LEG KICK WITH
BAND (one side at a time): Tie a loop
in a resistance band and slip the loop
around your right ankle. With your left foot,
stand on the untied end. Give yourself the
appropriate amount of slack in the band.
Lunge backward with the right leg until
both knees form 90-degree angles. Then
push off the back leg into a straight leg
kick backwards. Immediately lunge and
kick again with the same leg. Perform
30 seconds with just the right leg, then
switch. Make sure you keep your chest
up when you lunge and kick!
Below is a gymnastics-inspired conditioning circuit. All you need is a towel,
resistance band and stopwatch. Perform as many repetitions in 30 seconds of
each exercise as you can. Perform the circuit at least twice, resting as little as
possible! Remember to be as explosive and quick as possible!
REMEMBER! The more muscles you
contract at once, the more energy is
required, and the more calories are
burned. Thus, greater EPOC (excess
post-exercise oxygen consumption)
results.
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5. PIKE HANDSTAND PUSH-UPS (feet up on bench or stairs): Place your hands
on the floor shoulder-width apart, and step your feet up onto a bench. Keep your
legs straight and lift your hips in the air, so your body forms an upside down “V.” Your
shoulders should be directly over top of your wrists. Bending your arms, lower down
until the top of your head gently touches the floor. Keeping the flexion in your hips,
and straighten your arms to return to the starting position. Repeat. The more flexion
you keep in your hips, the higher the intensity.
6. SEATED L-LEG LIFTS Sitting with your legs straight and extended in front of you,
press your palms on the floor on either side of your thighs. Without rocking your chest
backwards, lift and lower your legs off the ground. The farther forward your chest is
kept, the more challenging it will be.
7. FRONT JUMP SWITCHES Using
bench or stairs, stand on left leg, with
right foot placed on a bench. Shift your
weight to the elevated foot, press off of
the bottom leg, jump and switch feet, so
that your left foot is now on the bench.
Repeat. Keep the “jump switch” action in
the air above of the bench.
8. BICEP CURL 21’S (7 bottom half,
7 top half, 7 full range) Grab some
dumbbells (or the handles of a resistance
band and stand in the middle of the band).
Keeping the elbows tight against the sides
of your ribs, perform 7 repetitions of the
bottom half of a bicep curl, stopping when
the elbow hits 90 degrees. Then perform
7 repetitions of the top half of the curl,
starting at 90 degrees. Finish with 7 full
range bicep curls. Increase difficulty by
widening your stance.
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10. HOLLOW ROCK Lay on your back and lift your legs off of the ground. Bring your
arms overhead and lift your shoulders and upper back up off the ground. Keeping the
heels off the ground, curve your spine and rock back and forth. You can decrease the
intensity by bending your legs, or placing your hands on top of your thighs.
11. ARCH ROCK This is the reverse of the hollow rock. Lay on your stomach and
stretch your arms overhead. Keeping your legs straight, press your hips into the floor,
lift your legs and chest off the ground. Rock back and forth keeping the hands
and feet off the floor.
12. HAND-
STAND
SHRUGS
With a partner
or against the
wall, kick up to
a handstand
position. With
straight arms,
press through
your shoulders
until your ears
touch your
shoulders.
Release and
repeat.
9. SINGLE LEG DOWN DOG TO PLANK
Start in an upside down “V” position with
the hands and heels flat on the floor. Lift
one leg to vertical, keeping arms and legs
straight. Rock the shoulders forward and
flatten out the hips until you hit a plank
position. Keeping the leg elevated, rock
the shoulders back and lift the hips up to
return to the starting position. Repeat and
perform for 30 seconds. Then switch legs.
13. BURPEES
Stand with legs
shoulder-width
apart. Squat
down and place
the hands on
the floor, in
between the
feet. Keep
the hands on
the floor and
jump the feet
backwards
into a plank
position. Then
jump the feet
back to either
side of the
hands to a
squat position,
stand up and
jump. Repeat.
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2011 Champion
T
wo years after my college football
days, I’d gone from 235 pounds
to 300. Since then, my weight has
soared as high as 350. I say 350
because my scales don’t go any higher.
As a yo-yo dieter, I have tried every diet,
fad and quick fix available without suc-
cess. The MaxForm Life Challenge jour-
ney has been one of the greatest expe-
riences of my life. I would like to thank
Joe Wells and Sean Greene for having
a challenge that gives people the op-
portunity to change their lives. Out of
all the many worthy contestants who
finished the MaxForm, I am humbled
and honored to be your 2011 MaxForm
Champion.
One thing that I learned from this
journey is that you
need strong support
groups. I had four
that helped make my
journey successful.
The first was my fami-
ly. My wife, Darla, has
always supported me
throughout my weight
loss struggles. Darla,
I love you. Thanks
for always encourag-
ing me. My collegiate
son, Donnie, con-
stantly pushed me;
he’d work out with
me late at night. My
teenage daughter,
Danielle, continually
reinforced nutrition.
I’ll never forget the
priceless look on her face when she
hugged me and her arms completely
encircled me, finally.
My local Max Muscle store was
another support. Many thanks to
franchisee John Hagaman and my
Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach, Adam
Gilbreath. I was educated about proper
nutrition, exercise and supplements.
Adam created a meal plan with six
meals a day and started me on a
supplement program of Max Vit-Acell,
Gluta-Matrix, MaxPro and LiquiCarn.
My current stack now includes Amino
Max, BCAA, Kre-Alkaline, 2Tx, CLA
WE ARE ALL WINNERS
and ZMA. When I started, I had numerous
questions, which John and Adam gladly
answered. My local store was one
essential tool and reason for my success.
Thirdly, the Max Muscle online
community (www.mymaxmuscle.com)
supported me. If you enter the next
MaxForm contest, you have to take
advantage of all the online community
has to offer. I learned valuable information
by using this tool and connecting with
numerous people online.
I have to give special thanks to four
people whose journey inspired me dur-
ing my own. Troy Hall – I called him the
journal master – is one. His journals were
inspiring, and he helped many people
in the online community. Even with the
competition over, he
still journals today.
Eric Coronado is an-
other. He would work
16-hour shifts and
still exercise and he’d
journal several times a
day. On days I did not
feel like working out, I
would read his journals
about his long day at
work and get inspired
to exercise myself.
Charles W. offered
advice about supple-
ments and nutrition;
his knowledge about
Max Muscle products
was invaluable. Chris-
tina B. was the most
positive person I met.
Her words of encouragement still shine in
journals daily.
The fourth support group consisted of
Morgan Sauer, Scott Ball, Shayne Williams
and Susan Simmons: my workout group
from school. These people inspired me to
work out every day during our conference
time at school, and I thank them dearly.
To make your journey successful, find
strong support groups. This challenge
is not about winning a prize, it is about
winning your life back. Thanks to Max
Muscle, I have. As Eric, the Superstar,
would say, “We are all winners.”
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R
andy Taran of Palo Alto, California
felt helpless as she faced her
tearful teenaged daughter across
the kitchen table. “I want to be
happy,” her child said. “But I just don’t know
how.” Taran didn’t know where to start. “If
there was some curriculum on happiness,
something I could have given her to read, I
would have,” she remembers.
EPIDEMIC OF UNHAPPINESS
A search for resource material on happiness
turned up little, which Taran found
disheartening, especially since she’d found
some troubling statistics about the rise
in depression among youth. Numerous
studies suggested that a large percentage
of today’s children feel overwhelmed, sad
and hopeless. What is more, recent research
from San Diego State University points to
dramatic increases in anxiety and depression
in children, adolescents and young adults
over the last five decades. This means that
today’s young people are more depressed
and anxious than ever before – even more
than children growing up during the Great
Depression, World War II and the civil rights
movement of the 60s and early 70s.
Taran wanted to do something to help turn
the tide. Using research gleaned from a newly
emerging science called positive psychology,
she founded an organization called Project
Happiness (projecthappiness.com), whose
mission was to develop educational
programs for building emotional resilience.
The Project Happiness curriculum, as well
as Taran’s award-winning documentary film
based upon it’s development (you can see
the trailer on YouTube), is used today in
middle schools and high schools throughout
the world to aid young people in their quest
for lasting happiness.
Scientists are learning that there is more to
happiness than outside factors. Happiness is a
choice. Find out how! By Linda Hepler, BSN, RN
IN THE
PURSUIT OF
HAPPINESS
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FOCUSING ON HUMAN STRENGTH
What exactly is positive psychology?
Unlike general psychology, which
focuses upon our weaknesses – our
anxieties and neuroses and depressions,
and how to remedy them – positive
psychology is all about our strengths
and how we can build upon them to
learn to be happier. Launched in 1998 by
University of Pennsylvania psychologist
Martin Seligman, the movement has
been growing rapidly in popularity.
Back in 1999, there were few positive
psychology courses; one at Harvard
University gained the interest of only 20
undergraduate students. Today, there are
more than 200 such courses taught on
college campuses across the nation –
and the University of Pennsylvania even
offers a graduate degree in the field.
But positive psychology is not a
self-help movement, says Tal Ben-
Shahar, PhD, former teacher of positive
psychology at Harvard and author
of the international bestseller, Being
Happy. “What distinguishes positive
psychology from the self-help movement
is its reliance on research, on scientific
evidence,” he says.
WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS
What does the research say? Things
like the fact that there are few external
factors that can make us happy – not
even money (or at least more money than
we need to provide for our basic needs).
One study done by Princeton researchers
found that people whose income rose
significantly became used to the extra
money – so much so that they soon
reported a need for more money. And the
more they made, the more they wanted
to make, and the harder they worked,
which left them less leisure time – and
produced more stress and unhappiness.
It seems that when it comes to happi-
ness, your mother was right – it’s what
you have inside of you that counts. “One
of the misconceptions that we have,”
says Micah Sadigh, PhD, professor of
psychology at Cedar Crest College in Al-
lentown, Pennsylvania, “is that we think
that situations or others can make us
happy. As long as we think happiness
can be externally generated, it will be
short lived. Happiness is a choice, the
choice we have in our response to life
and to situations.”
The most important information that
comes from the science of positive
psychology is that happiness can be
learned. This isn’t to say that everyone
will meet with the same success in
learning how to be happy though, says
Ben-Shahar. “There is some genetic
component to our happiness (some
people are born with a happy disposition
while others are not), but our genes define
a range, not a set point. ‘Grumpy’ may
not be able to cultivate the same view of
life that ‘Happy’ enjoys, and a natural-
born whiner may not be able to transform
himself into a Pollyanna, but we all can
become significantly happier. Through our
choices we have a great deal of control
over how happy or unhappy we are.”
Ready to start making better choices for
lasting happiness? Here are seven helpful
tips from the happiness professionals to
guide you:
Give yourself permission to be human,
says Ben-Shahar. “When we accept
emotions, such as fear, sadness or
anxiety, as natural, we are more likely to
overcome them. Rejecting our emotions,
positive or negative, leads to frustration
and unhappiness. When we accept
our feelings – when we give ourselves
the permission to be human and
experience painful emotions – we are
more likely to open ourselves up to
positive emotions.”
Engage in meaningful activity. “Those
who have a sense of meaning tend to be
happier,” says Sadigh. “They also cope
better when unfortunate circumstances
occur,” he adds. Meaningful activity can
be anything that gives you a sense of
purpose, such as joining a playgroup
with your child or volunteering at the
animal shelter. For many people, making
a commitment to something or someone
– even a pet – brings meaning to life and
shifts attention onto another being.
Choose your mindset. Do you view a low
grade on a test or a reprimand from the
boss as a failure, or an opportunity to learn
and grow? Instead of thinking of yourself
as a dummy or blaming the teacher or the
boss, you might tell yourself that you’ll
study harder next time, or make more
effort to be more productive at work.
Look for your strengths and build upon them.
Everyone has some positive qualities or
things they do well, says Taran. Maybe
you’re good at making people laugh,
or at teaching things to others. “If you
don’t know what your strengths are, ask
someone,” she suggests. “Once you’ve
identified them, think about how often
you use them, and try to use them more.”
Why not volunteer to be a clown at the
school carnival, or tutor a student? Using
your strengths, says Taran, makes you
feel more competent, which generates
happiness.
Remember the mind/body connection.
How you treat your body affects your
mind, too. Hitting the gym four or five
times a week, getting seven to eight
hours of ZZZs each night, and loading
up on healthy fruits and veggies, whole
grains and low-fat dairy products is good
for both your physical – and your mental
– health.
Practice gratitude. “Gratitude is a pillar
of happiness,” says Taran. “Each day
before you go to bed, think of three
things you’re grateful for, large or small.
Even something like a good workout or a
conversation with a friend. This will help
you to develop the habit of gratitude.”
Surround yourself with love. Research
shows that people who have meaningful
relationships with others rather than
isolating themselves are happier, says
Ben-Shahar. “The most important source
of happiness may be the person sitting
next to you. Appreciate the time you
spend together.” MS&F
MEASURING HAPPINESS
Just how do scientists measure
happiness? This can be a big
challenge, because happiness means
different things to different people – at
different times in their lives. While
there are dozens of ways of measuring
happiness, these are the most common:
Life Satisfaction Survey: While people
may define happiness differently, if
they say they are happy, they probably
are. Life satisfaction surveys ask people
to rate their satisfaction with life on a
scale of 1-7 or 1-10.
Observation: You know it when you
see it: a genuine smile. People who
are happy smile more, and the smile
reaches their eyes, making the facial
muscles crinkle.
Physical Measurements: Remember
mood rings? They turned color with the
temperature of your hands, revealing
your emotions. In addition to skin
temperature, brain waves, heart beat,
blood pressure, even hormone levels
can be indicators of a happy state of
mind.
Intrigued? Learn more, and take one
of several happiness tests yourself
on Dr. Martin Seligman’s website,
authentichappiness.com. Dr. Seligman
is the Director of the Positive Psychology
Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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STATS & SUPPLEMENTS
Start – Dec. 26, 2010
Weight: 267 pounds
Waist: 42 inches
Body Fat: 38 percent
Final – June 30, 2011
Weight: 195 pounds
Waist: 34 inches
Body Fat: 8.8 percent
Tim Cook’s supplements during the competition
included ARM, Full Blown Extreme, Iso Extreme, Max
Liqui-Carn, Max Creatine, Max EFA and Max Gourmet
protein.
THERE IS NO TRY
Tim Cook, 33, of Westminster, Colorado, first
runner in the 2011 MaxForm contest, likes to think
of a healthy lifestyle in terms of his favorite quote,
spoken by Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars: “Do or
do not. There is no try.” “It really applies to fitness
transformation,” Tim said. “You either do it, or you
don’t. I can control how much I eat and whether or
not I go to the gym.”
The concept is especially poignant for Tim be-
cause he had tried many times to lose body fat
before he achieved suc-
cess. Tim is in school,
studying to be a physi-
cal therapist assistant.
He and his wife, Jo Ann,
have a 2-year-old son,
Zachary, and a daughter
due any day. Add to his
full agenda, Tim recently
put on weight after an
anterior cruciate liga-
ment (ACL) injury pre-
vented him from playing
basketball, a game he
has enjoyed for years.
“More times than I want
to count, I have worked
out and eaten right for
two weeks, then I would
go back to my old ways,” Tim said. “I was driving by one of
the (Max Muscle Sports Nutrition) stores at the end of last
year, and I was looking for something to keep me motivated
and focused long term.”
What kept Tim motivated and focused was the reliability
of his Max Muscle nutrition and exercise plan. He was finally
able to “do” and truly discover what it means when Yoda
says, “there is no try.” “I love the consistency of
going to school, eating healthy and getting to the
gym,” Tim said. “I work to stay positive, and be
realistic with meals and exercise.”
Bolstered by this newfound stability, Tim was able to put
even more gusto into not only his fitness, but his schoolwork
and family. For Tim, the highlight of the competition was when
people started to notice a change. He lost 72 pounds. He
was gaining momentum and putting energy into new fitness
goals related to his study of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a defensive
TIM'S BEFORE PHOTOS
IN THE
MaxForm
TOP 10
Meet the runner-ups to 2011 MaxForm Life
Challenge Champion, Don Dona. For
the next three months, we will feature
those who gave Don a run for his money.
We congratulate their hard work and
dedication! By Jessica Wyland
Photo by Capture By Mangan
CONTEST STARTS DECEMBER 1, 2011. DETAILS AT MAXMUSCLE.COM
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martial art.“I started the contest just to lose body fat, then I
wanted to see how far I could go,” he said. “I exceeded my
goals and made new ones. If you have something you enjoy
doing workout wise, it keeps you going. It builds. You start
doing things, feeling better, getting results.”
The workout Tim most enjoys now is Jiu Jitsu and since
completing the MaxForm competition, it is easier for him to
perform the moves. A consummate athlete, Tim now has
his eye on entering Jiu Jitsu tournaments and earning a
black belt – a feat that takes 10 to 12 years. He earned the
nickname Polar Bear from one of his fellow Jiu Jitsu trainees
who said wrestling with Tim feels like being grabbed by a
polar bear.
Tim credits the Max Muscle team for support throughout
the contest and beyond. “I think that the Max Muscle
Contest was a great motivator for
me to see what I was capable of
when I combined a healthy nutrition
plan, effective supplements and
working out consistently,” he said.
“I know I wouldn’t have reached
and exceeded my goals if I hadn’t
been part of the MaxForm 2011.
Max Muscle supplements are
awesome. They have everything
you need to transform your body.
My local Max Muscle store in
Westminster, Colorado supported
me throughout the entire contest.”
Tonya Henderson, who owns the
Muscle store in Westminster, got to
know Tim Cook over the course of
the contest when he
would visit the store up
to three times a week.
“Even though he did
not win first place, he’s
certainly a winner in
our eyes and is cur-
rently motivating and
inspiring our custom-
ers and members of
myMaxMuscle.com to
do the same,” she said.
“What an inspiration!
Here’s someone who
has decided to make a
change, got phenome-
nal results and unselfishly spends his time motivat-
ing others to do the same.”
A HAPPIER MOMMY
Erin Keith, 32, of Bettendorf, Iowa is not lazy. The
mother of three who came in third place in the
MaxForm contest, works part time at a day care
center and owns Candid Moment Photography.
But, at the end of last year she had reached a point
where she spent a lot of time on the couch, eating
junk food and feeling depressed.
At that point, mid-September of last year, Erin’s
own mother staged an intervention. She and Erin’s
friend, 2010 MaxForm top 10 contestant Teresa
STATS & SUPPLEMENTS
Start – Dec. 10, 2010
Weight: 190 pounds
Waist: 33.5 inches
Body Fat: 41 percent
Final – June 30, 2011
Weight: 130 pounds
Waist: 29.5 inches
Body Fat: 17 percent
Erin Keith's supplements during the competition
included Triple Whey Protein, High 5 Protein, Max Pro
Protein, IsoExtreme protein, Max Glutamine, Pro BCAA,
Max Vit-Acell, Body Effects, Quadra Cuts Competition,
Cleanse & Lean, Max CLA, Max LiquiCarn, Quadra
Cuts Night-Time, Max ZMA and Amino Max.
Bravata, made an appointment for Erin to design a nutrition
plan at the Bettendorf Max Muscle Sports Nutrition store.
Although Erin felt shocked by the gesture, she had to admit
it was necessary. “I had put on weight and was unhealthy
and unhappy,” Erin recalls. “I wasn’t myself anymore.”
Three months later, Erin was off the couch and at the gym,
shedding pounds and feeling better each day. She decided
to join the MaxForm Life Challenge. Erin focused on weight
training and tried to keep herself committed. In the past, she
had tried other weight loss avenues that proved to be dead
ends.
The challenge for Erin was to not slide back into the old
habits no matter what. And, she says, she tried to come
up with every possible excuse: I have no time, I have other
things to do, the house needs to be cleaned, the kids are
acting up, I’m too tired, I’m too
sore. You name it, she admits,
she tried it. “The greatest lesson
that I learned throughout this
challenge is that you have to
do this for yourself,” Erin said.
“Nobody else is going to do this
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this for you. I won’t lie. There were times when
I didn’t want to go to the gym. I had to dig deep
within myself to remember why I was doing this:
For me. I deserve this.”
Erin would remind herself that the world would
still go on without her for an hour while she was at
the gym. The result, according to Erin, “a happier
mommy.” “My 16-year-old son said, ‘Mom, don’t
take this the wrong way, but when you were fat,
you were really mean,’” Erin said. “Now he is very
proud of me. I am now much happier. I have more
energy and a better outlook on life. I’m not tired all
the time. Now I have ideas and plans and goals.”
After the first several months of rapid weight
loss, Erin hit that infamous plateau. This
threatened to undo her determination and
undermine her progress until she discovered
CrossFit classes. She fell in love with the workout,
a combination of strength training and cardio, and
ultimately changed her body shape. By the end of
the contest, Erin lost 55 pounds and reduced her
body fat percentage by more than half.
Erin is grateful to
her husband, Darin,
and her three children
who supported her throughout her fitness journey. She
also attributes her success to the Bettendorf Max Muscle
team who educated her on nutrition and supplements,
and cheered her on along the way. “It made me feel so
much more comfortable knowing what I was putting into
my body,” Erin said. “They explained to me how everything
worked and why it would benefit me while keeping my
goals in mind.”
Erin’s goals now include keeping the body she has
worked for by staying active, holding on to the vitality she
rediscovered and enjoying her newfound cheery disposition.
Mostly Erin is pleased to think that she has added years to
her own life – time she can spend with her kids as their
“happier mommy.”
FIGHTING FOR GOOD HEALTH
Karl Chronister, 46, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, who
is the MaxForm 2011 4th place contender, is now admittedly
in the best shape of his life, but his real satisfaction comes
from knowing that he fought off diabetes. Last year, the
STATS & SUPPLEMENTS
Start – Jan. 9, 2010
Weight: 210 pounds
Waist: 41 inches
Body Fat: 18 percent
Final – June 30, 2011
Weight: 174 pounds
Waist: 32 inches
Body Fat: 9 percent
Karl Chronister's supplements during the competition
included Max Ligui-Carn, Max EFA, Max Glutamine,
Quadra Cuts Advanced, Quadra Cut Night-Time, Max
Vit-Acell, Full Blown Extreme (pre workout), IsoExtreme
(post workout), Max Pro and Thermbuterol.
former high school football star and retired U.S. Army First
Sergeant received news from his doctor that he was pre-
diabetic. “What I had done was let myself go,” Karl said.
“When I retired from the Army I thought I would have
more time to work out, but I was working so many hours
and I wasn’t making sure that I exercised and ate right. I
never really planned my meals and I was eating whatever
happened to be there.”
For Karl, who is now a supervisor in a high-stress job
outfitting mine-resistant vehicles for the military, “eating
whatever happened to be there” meant many meals from
the “gut truck.”
When he heard the word “diabetes” in November 2010,
Karl went to the Mt. Pleasant Max Muscle Sports Nutrition
store to work out a nutrition plan. He first learned about
Max Muscle while stationed at Fort Bragg when his son
befriended 2009 Max Muscle MaxForm champion, Toni
Warrick. After two months of healthy eating, Karl decided
to join the contest as well.
“Going through the contest was a life changing
experience,” Karl said. “I was able to beat off diabetes and
I really changed myself inside and out. I learned that life
isn’t about me, but about those around me. I was working
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on me but saw a whole new world of individuals who
were fighting the daily grind as I was.”
Those individuals include the 130 employees Karl
supervises who watched his transformation and now
seek him out for advice. “I keep getting people coming
up to me and asking what I’ve done with myself,”
Karl said. “Some have health concerns and some are
trying to look good on the beaches.”
Karl credits his wife, Lisa, his daughter Chelsea, his
son Justin and his grandchildren for supporting him
throughout the contest. Karl’s children and in-laws
kept track of his journey and cheered him on through
Facebook. Lisa decided to join Karl in his fitness quest
by taking on a half-marathon run this fall.
Training for the contest was not always an easy road
for Karl. He felt rather discouraged after months of
working out and seeing little results. He was focusing
on building muscle in order to get his body to burn
more calories at all times. In the early stages Karl did
not do much cardio, although he loves running, so
results were slow. Then one day at the gym, he recalls,
it seemed to kick in.
Through the Max Muscle Sports Nutrition store,
Karl had met PJ Franklyn, Max Muscle manager and
personal trainer. Since PJ and Karl worked out at the
same gym, Karl would often benefit from PJ’s advice
on exercise and eating right. The day Karl realized
his efforts really were paying off, PJ snapped some
photos of him. The feeling for Karl was dramatic – he
was excited, satisfied and grateful. Ultimately, Karl
lost 36 pounds and cut his body fat percentage in half.
“When I met Karl Chronister he was a pudgy man
with a great personality,” said PJ. “After talking
about the nutritional program, he was super excited
and ready to start immediately. I also had the added
benefit of training Karl in the gym. Every day he would
be at the gym early and waiting for me to arrive. His
motivation and personality never waned and the
proof is in his top placement in Max Muscle’s national
MaxForm Life Challenge.”
Karl followed his “personalized nutritional blueprint”
to the letter, said Max Muscle Mount Pleasant
Franchisee, George Hogan. “Each week the managers,
Matthew Thomas and PJ Franklyn, would chart his
progress and make adjustments to his nutrition plan
to help him continue to shed fat and gain muscle. We
here at Max Muscle Mount Pleasant are glad we could
help Karl achieve his goals and we’re proud to have
him as a member of Team Max.”
When the contest finished, Karl invited his support
team to his house for a celebratory barbecue. He also
rounded up four big bags of clothes that are now too
big for him. Karl has pledged to never go back to the
eating and exercise habits he had fallen into – the
behavior that led him to a pre-diabetes state.
“What is important to me is, I did a transformation,”
Karl said. “My body changed, but what was important
is how I changed in myself. I made a lot of friends in
the gym, and learned how I can help them and how
they can help me. I learned that there are people
who depend on me, and people I could learn from.”
MS&F
THE WINNING FORMULAS
Tim Cook's Diet & Workout Regimen
Breakfast: 2 scoops Berry IsoExtreme and 1.5 cups of
oatmeal
Mid-Morning Snack: Healthy breakfast burrito with low carb
tortilla
Lunch: Roasted chicken breast with veggies
Post Workout: ARM shake
Dinner: Two turkey sausages with a sweet potato
Evening Snack: Max Gourmet protein shake
For the contest, Tim worked out 5-6 days a week for about
an hour each. Here is a sample workout schedule:
Monday: Upper Body Strength Training
Tuesday: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Wednesday: Lower Body Strength Training
Thursday: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Friday: Upper Body Strength Training
Saturday: 30 Minutes Interval Cardio
Sunday: Rest/Recovery
Erin Keith's Diet & Workout Regimen
Breakfast: Banana, whole wheat toast, natural peanut
butter, egg whites
Mid-Morning Snack: Protein shake, whole wheat bread
Lunch: chicken breast, green beans, whole wheat bread,
mayo
Mid-Afternoon Snack: Protein shake, Wheat Thins
Dinner: Salmon, rice, salad, dressing
Snack Before Bed: Protein shake
First three months: Weight training and some cardio, three
times per week
Next three months: CrossFit classes
Final month: Walking at an incline of 3.5 at a speed of 3.5
on the treadmill for an hour and a half
Karl Chronister's Diet & Workout Regimen
Breakfast: Eggs whites/yogurt
Mid-Morning Snack: Protein shake (Max Gourmet) and
English muffin
Lunch: Chicken and baked potato
Mid-Afternoon Snack: Protein shake and tortilla
Dinner: Steak or scallops and baked potato
Evening Snack: Protein shake (High 5)
Note: As Karl started to lose weight, he took out the
English muffin, tortilla and baked potato
Monday: Chest
Tuesday: Back/Pilates
Wednesday: Shoulders
Thursday: Legs/Pilates
Friday: Arms
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JDR Motorsports (JDR), an independent
motorcycle race team, has proven to be a success
magnet for all things motorsports. With only a few
years under its belt, the Australian-founded team,
has progressed forward at a rapidly fast pace, now
operating race teams in Australia and the United
States. Max Muscle Sports Nutrition recently
joined the JDR family to provide assistance with
the extreme physical demands of the sport and
most importantly, to help win championships.
JDR MOTORSPORTS was formed by a father son
collaboration who were inspired by the mental and physical
demands of motocross. After only three years of operation,
JDR has earned six consecutive Australian Championships.
Now, the JDR family has an esteemed international status,
having opened their arms to the U.S. market in 2011.
JDR’S Max Muscle sponsored athletes include multiple
Amateur Motocross Champion, PJ Larsen, and Aussie
import, Tye Simmonds. Larsen, 21, competes on a 250
bike. The 250 class brings with it a pool of natural talent and
rivalry. Simmonds, 18, is the youngest athlete competing
in the premier 450 class. Both athletes reside in Murrieta,
California where they spend most of their hours at the track,
By Patrice Koutoulas
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in the JDR workshop in Murrieta or in the gym.
So, what is motocross? Motocross is electrifying. What
you will witness from a motocross (or supercross) event is a
brutal competition of indestructible strength and an entirety
of admiration and respect for the athletes. Spectators curl
their toes in anticipation as a rider holds onto his bike for
dear life. This off-road sport takes place over a very rough
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the race.
With a total of 29 rounds a year, 58 races, back-to-
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sport, motocross demands a recipe of talent, fitness and
strength from the riders for ultimate success.
Global team owner, Jay Rynenberg, comments on the
success of a rider stating, “A champion in motocross is
someone who has both the mental and physical capacity
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race. They need determination, fitness and agility to
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day.” Without this formula, success is limited. To ensure
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as well as the longevity of their
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pump and uses Max BAX to
Supercross, an evolution of motocross, begins in
Los Angeles on Jan. 7 , where the Champion will
be crowned on 5th of May in Las Vegas. If you’re
interested in experiencing the roots of the sport,
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What’s next on the bucket list for JDR? World domination.
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INGREDIENTS
s 1 bottle merlot wine
s 2 cups beef broth, canned is OK
s Small bunch, about 12 sprigs of fresh
thyme, stems and all
s ¼ cup five peppercorn blend, whole
peppercorns
s Pinch of sea salt
s 1 tablespoon cornstarch
s 1 tablespoon water
s 4 5-oz. filets of beef
s Sea salt and black pepper as needed
DIRECTIONS
To prepare reduction:
1. In medium stock pot, combine wine, broth,
thyme, peppercorns and sea salt.
2. Simmer over low heat until liquid is
reduced by two-thirds. To thicken, if
desired, combine cornstarch and water in
separate bowl until smooth and combined.
3. Pour into wine mixture and stir until sauce
is thickened.
4. Turn off heat.
*For a smooth sauce, if desired, strain sauce
into a separate container, discard peppercorns
and thyme residue.
To prepare beef:
1. Season raw filet lightly with sea salt and
pepper.
2. Heat grill or grill pan to medium high heat and
add filets.
3. Grill about 4 minutes on each side, depending
upon thickness and desired level of doneness.
4. When to desired level of doneness, remove
from heat and set aside for about 10 minutes
before slicing.
5. Serve whole or sliced, on the bias, and top
with 2 to 3 tablespoons of merlot reduction.
*Don’t let the fancy title scare you, this recipe is
easy to do. Prepare the merlot reduction ahead of
time and reheat before serving.
Copyright Susan Irby, the Bikini Chef

2011
DYNAMIC DUO
FILET MIGNON WITH PEPPERCORN MERLOT REDUCTION
"Y3USAN)RBYTHE"IKINI#HEFs0HOTOBY'REGG%VAN0HOTOGRAPHY
BIKINI KITCHEN
Susan Irby, the Bikini Chef, is a radio host
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(Serves 4)
M
ost people’s first reaction
when they hear red wine
and red meat is to cringe
and ask the question,
“How is that healthy?” Surprisingly, it
can be. Let’s begin with the wine.
Although there are moderate
benefits to consuming most types of
alcohol, red wine in particular contains
antioxidants known to help protect the
lining of blood vessels in your heart,
reduce “bad” cholesterol levels and
help prevent blood clots. This is not to
say that you can drink to your heart’s
content. But moderate levels of red
wine contribute to improving one’s
overall health. Plus, red wine pairs
nicely with a tender, lean cut of beef.
Speaking of beef, common theory
is to avoid red meat, and for the most
part that is true. Because of beef’s
fatty nature, over-consumption can
lead to clogged arteries and other
health issues. However, in the beef
department, a little goes a long way.
Opt for leaner cuts of meat like
center-cut filets over fatty cuts like
ribeye. Filet mignon may cost more
on average but when it comes to your
health, a few extra dollars is money
well spent. Also, studies have proven
that grass-fed beef comes with added
health benefits. It’s usually leaner and
higher in omega-3 fatty acids, which
are good for your heart. Grass-fed
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“good” fats which help reduce heart
disease and cancer.
As with any food recommendation,
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A
s a fitness enthusiast, you’re likely aware of the benefit
potatoes play in a healthy and balanced diet. But not all
potatoes are created equal. Find out the differences between
these savory spuds, some creative ways to prepare them,
and the best time to eat certain types for optimum performance and
recovery.
The biggest difference between the many types of potatoes is the
starch content. Starch is a polysaccharide – “poly” meaning many,
and “saccharide” meaning sugar – largely composed of glucose. This
simply means that potatoes contain large amounts of simple sugars.
There is a place in many peoples’ diets for simple sugars, but they must
be kept in check to be optimized. In general, potatoes that consist
of a more floury or mealy texture are higher in starch, around 20-22
percent, and are best used for baking or mashing. Waxy potatoes
contain about 16-18 percent starch and are more suited for boiling,
steaming and making potato salad due to their shape retention.
So what’s the big deal about starch? The impact of starch intake
on the body is very significant. Starches, like all carbohydrates, get
broken down into glucose, the body’s usable form of sugar energy.
Glucose signals the release of insulin in order to be shuttled to various
parts of the body, such as the liver and muscles. Excess insulin is
not a good thing when it comes to overall health. The overproduction
of insulin leads to hyper- and hypoglycemia, type 2 diabetes, high
cholesterol and arterial plaque formation, as well as excess body fat.
Overall carbohydrate intake, as well as timing and amounts, are
important in preventing these undesirable health problems. But starch
isn’t as bad as it might seem. Starchy foods provide the body with
By Alissa Carpio
Think potatoes can't
be part of a healthy diet?
THINK AGAIN!
THE GLYCEMIC INDEX
The Glycemic Index is a listing created to
identify a food's particular insulin response.
The scale is from 0-100, with glucose being
100. Glycemic Index is a fairly accurate
way to gauge which carbohydrate sources
will elicit a high, medium, or low insulin
and blood sugar response. Keeping with
foods that are low and medium on the scale
are best. Pairing carbohydrate sources with
fiber, dietary fat and protein also lowers the
glycemic load by slowing digestion and the
blood sugar response.
SWEET POTATOES
VS. YAMS
s Yam is a tuber of the tropical vine
Dioscorea
s Sweet potato is a root vegetable of the
Convolvulaceae
s Sweet potatoes have pale skin and
yellowish flesh
s Yams have darker skin and a narrower
shape
s U.S. sold “yams” are almost always
sweet potatoes
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carbohydrates than strength or power
athletes. Potatoes are a great quick-
carbohydrate source for an endurance
athlete and for a strength or power
athlete prior to training or competition.
Consuming potatoes post-workout
also allows for quicker restoration
of glycogen stores, to assist in the
recovery process and to fuel the next
workout.
When adding potatoes to your diet
plan, be sure to consider how they fit
into your daily total carbohydrate intake
and adjust other meals accordingly.
Portion sizes should be small or
medium and should be eaten with
protein and a small amount of fat. Try
eating a potato with your pre-workout
meal, 1 to 2 hours before training.
You can also have a potato with your
first whole food post-workout meal,
following your protein shake. MS&F
an instant source of usable energy,
which is great for fueling intense, long-
duration workouts and assisting in
recovery.
Let’s give the potato some love. It’s
not a bad food by any means. Here
are some great nutritional benefits of
the common white potato, with skin:
28 percent of the Recommended
Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin C,
27 percent RDA of vitamin B6, and
26 percent RDA of potassium. B6 and
potassium are essential in cellular and
muscle function and are very important
for someone who engages in regular,
intense exercise sessions. One potato
with skin yields 15 grams of dietary
fiber. Other essential vitamins include
thiamin, niacin, folate, pantothenic
acid, iron, magnesium and copper.
Now you can see that potatoes are
nutrient-packed powerhouses!
If you’re wondering about sweet
potatoes and yams, they’re up next.
While technically not potatoes, they
need to be included since they’re
distant relatives to the potato, and
commonly considered a healthy
substitute for white potatoes. Despite
frequently interchanged as being
the same thing, sweet potatoes
and yams are quite different. Sweet
potatoes more closely resemble white
potatoes, with a rounder shape and
slightly yellow flesh. Yams are softer,
with a more rough skin and narrower
shape. A 3.5 ounce raw sweet potato
contains 20 grams carbohydrate,
3 grams dietary fiber and about 12
grams starch. Sweet potatoes are
one of the highest vegetable sources
of vitamin A and beta-carotene. The
same amount of raw yam yields 27
grams carbohydrates and 6 grams
dietary fiber. Yams are high in vitamin
C, copper and manganese.
The topic of potatoes and diet cannot
be concluded without discussing the
glycemic index. In general, yams and
sweet potatoes are the lowest of all the
vegetables mentioned, with a range of
44-78 on the glycemic index. All other
potatoes in general range between 56
and 111 with an average of 88.
Health-conscious individuals wish-
ing to include potatoes in their diet
should stick with lower-starch pota-
toes and consume them with fiber (by
eating the skin), moderate amounts of
protein and low to moderate amounts
of fat. Fiber, protein and dietary fat all
slow the digestion of the starches. This
HERBED SMASHED
RED POTATOES
INGREDIENTS
s 1 lb. round red potatoes
s 2 tbsp. dried parsley
s 1 tbsp. dried basil
s 1 teaspoon onion powder
s ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
s Extra-virgin olive oil
s Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
Fill a medium stock pot with water.
Add washed and cubed potatoes
and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to
a simmer and cook until a fork is
easily inserted into potatoes. Drain
and let cool. Transfer potatoes to a
medium bowl. Using a fork, smash
the potatoes. Mix in herbs and
seasonings. Just before serving,
drizzle olive oil over potatoes.
FUN POTATO FACTS
s There are over 4,000 varieties of potatoes worldwide
s Potatoes are a part of the Nightshade (Solanaceae) group of vegetables
s Potatoes were introduced in the Andes region more than 400 years ago
s Americans consume about 140 pounds of potatoes per person, per year
s The fastest potato eating on record is 3 potatoes in 1 minute and 22 seconds
s Potatoes are the 4th staple food worldwide, following wheat, corn and rice
causes a slower and less severe insulin
response, helping to keep blood sugar
levels more stable. Waxy, low-starch
potatoes include new potatoes - har-
vested in spring and early summer -
as well as fingerling, round white and
round red potatoes.
Preparation method, other ingred-
ients and toppings all play a large role
in how healthy your potato will be.
The healthiest prep methods for low-
starch potatoes that allow for optimum
taste satisfaction include boiling and
steaming. Tasty toppings for these
include low-fat yogurt or sour cream,
small amounts of butter, and extra-
virgin olive oil. Herbs that really bring
out potatoes include fresh chives,
basil, parsley and dill. Sweet potatoes
and yams ban be boiled or baked, and
are often served with butter or light-
tasting olive oil and cinnamon to bring
out their sweetness. Sweet potatoes
have a sweeter taste than the starchy
yam.
A great way to include potatoes in
your diet and boost their health factor
is to thin them out with similar-tasting,
more nutritious vegetables. Any
“white” potato can be cooked soft and
blended with cooked cauliflower for
mashed potatoes. Sweet potatoes and
yams can be cooked soft and mixed
with cooked acorn or butternut squash.
Both types of mashed potatoes will
have a lower glycemic load, higher
fiber count, more vitamins and
nutrients, better taste and a moister
texture. Sweet potatoes and yams
can be cooked soft, pureed and mixed
with egg whites to make a nutritious
pancake. Cooked pureed yams can
also be used in place of applesauce in
muffin and bread-type recipes.
Nutrient timing is important for any
athlete and largely depends on the
nature of your workouts and events:
frequency, intensity, duration and
type. In general, endurance athletes
should consume higher amounts of
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1
Plan Your Holidays
In Advance
Most of us know exactly what our schedule is going to
be like over the holiday period. This leaves us with NO
excuses for not being able to get to the gym, although
sometimes we honestly just cannot help missing a workout.
Remember “If you fail to prepare, then you prepare to fail.”
Bring some exercise bands if visiting family; these can be
a great alternative to weights for your resistance training.
2
Set Fitness Goals
Over The Holidays
Having written goals is always a great motivational tool.
Every time you read your goals, you will be reminded to
stay focused and get to the gym. They can be simple goals
such as playing ball each day or going for a walk. You don’t
8 Simple Rules
for Staying
in Shape
This Holiday Season
Don't be afraid of all
the fun this holiday
season. Here's how
to partake without
packing on the
pounds (or the guilt).
By Brian Bullman
T
his time of year there are always tons of
articles written on the subject of staying
in shape during the holiday season,
and with the holidays only around the corner, you
can be sure that most every fitness magazine and
website will have articles telling you "don’t eat
this, eat that instead." In other words, they will be
telling you to stay on your diet, or if they are being
liberal, moderate your serving size.
I say forget that!! It’s the holidays; relax, unwind
and most of all, ENJOY your family dinner. Indulge
yourself and eat your momma’s apple pie or sweet
potato pie and every other holiday treat you can
think of. After all, you only live once! Life is about
living, not denying yourself of what you really
crave.
However, when you let loose and enjoy all that
fine home cooking, you are sure to take in far more
calories than you would during your normal day-
to-day diet. And to make matters worse, you will
most likely not a get a chance to get to a gym, and
if you are home visiting family, you’re probably
miles away from a fitness club.
But fear not my fellow fitness enthusiasts. Here
are eight simple rules for staying in shape over the
holiday period.
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have to train like a pro athlete (unless of course you are
one.)
3
If You Fall Off The Plan,
Simply Start Over
Get in your gym workouts whenever possible; one workout
is better than none. If you miss a scheduled workout, simply
get it in the next day. Don’t stress and give up on the rest
of your week. We’ve all been there, and our physiques have
suffered because of it.
4
Get In Quality Active Time
With Family & Friends
Walks in the park or to the shops are great ways to stay
active without really trying. Or even something more active,
such as a game of football or rugby. These are always great
ways to sneak in a cardio session.
5
Maintain A Consistent
Eating Schedule
As we all know, eating regularly aids in keeping our
metabolisms firing on all cylinders. If we keep getting our
meals in every 2.5 to 3 hours, we are one step closer to
staying in shape.
6
The Size of Meal
Portions vs. Workouts
Almost everybody overeats come the holidays. Keeping
the portions to a healthy level will allow you to get in that
good home cooked food, while also keeping the carb and
fat content to a minimum. But again, we have to keep it real
here people; you might live in a different state from your
parents and be craving their food. I for one want to go home
to Ireland and have some of my Dad’s steak and chips and
my grandfather’s apple pie! The secret here if you are going
to eat it, get out and train it off.
7
Make The Best Choice
As Often As Possible
When given a choice of a dish, which is more often than not
the case around the holidays, always choose the healthier
option, but never go without. Again, it's the holidays! The
less fried and buttered food you consume, the better off you
will be come January 2nd. Alternatively you could choose
to fry with vegetable oil and use non-fat butter substitutes
in your spuds – that’s potatoes for all you Americans. This
will allow you to enjoy the food and the side effects.
8
Enjoy Drinks
In Moderation
If you are going to consume alcohol, choose wisely. Drink
light, low-carb beers and if you like spirits with mixers, use
diet sodas and juices, this will greatly reduce the amount of
calories you are getting in without spoiling your fun nights
with the family and friends. And remember don’t overdo
it, your drunken video may find its way to YouTube and
Facebook.
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