CUTTINGEDGE

By Jennifer Lee

GOING THE DISTANCE
Max Muscle's XTINGUISHER is your perseverance in a bottle. Train longer and harder with this vital supplement! Visit your local Max Muscle store and try a sample today!
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here’s something to be said about perseverance. Success in every sport and at every level is dependant upon it. The ability to be resilient, to persevere through tough periods during training cycles and through the toughest of workouts brings rewards. Whatever your reward may be, whether it's a college scholarship, the chance to earn a spot on an Olympic team, your dream body, a new personal record or maybe the enjoyment of being good at and enjoying a sport, Xtinguisher is perseverance in a bottle. It’s ready to help you push through the pain of tough training toward extraordinary performance, success and personal satisfaction. An innovative product, Xtinguisher, was created to help athletes endure the stress of training, over and over again. The synergistic ingredients work to get your body producing higher levels of carnosine, a dipeptide that helps to delay the fatigue we feel from intense training by buffering against the buildup of

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lactic acid in our muscles. We’re able to go longer, harder and in the end achieve a higher level of fitness. Another remarkable benefit of Xtinguisher is its ability to help reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). It speeds our recovery time, allowing for more “hard” training days and faster results.

LACTIC ACID

Xtinguisher works by buffering lactic acid in the muscles. Lactic acid is generally thought of in negative terms, but our bodies utilize lactic acid as an important source of energy during stressful situations like intense exercise. Without lactic acid, athletic performance would be limited, and and an increasing amount of research shows that if athletes can learn to manage lactic acid, it can be a huge factor contributing to success in high intensity sports. When lactic acid is made, it is split into two components: lactate and hydrogen ions. The hydrogen ions are the “bad” part of lactic acid and they enter the muscle and cause the negative effects associated with lactic acid, such as burning, fatigue and the heavy feeling you get limiting your ability to perform. These hydrogen ions also cause a lowering of the blood pH levels in your muscle, which is the worst part of all because if you repeatedly train and build up too much lactic acid, the change in blood pH can lead to breakdown and muscle damage. This is where Xtinguisher provides its biggest benefit, as it increases carnosine. Acting as a buffer in our muscles, it literally soaks up the hydrogen ions, allowing us to continue training with less negative effects. This stabilizes the pH levels in the muscle, which contributes to healthier muscles.

adaptations, new capillary beds in the muscles, increased blood flow, increases in lean muscle mass and better delivery of oxygen to the muscles. Studies also show that carnosine: ¢ Is a powerful antioxidant. ¢ May slow the aging process. ¢ May cure a hangover! ¢ May reduce muscle soreness and the effects of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). The key to keeping carnosine levels high is supplementing with beta-alanine and L-histadine. The most effective dosage is 2 grams (2,000 mg) of beta-alanine and 1 gram (1,000 mg) of L-histadine taken twice per day even on off days to maintain high carnosine levels.

¢L-Aspartic acid is included because it

THE INGREDIENTS

¢Carnosyn Beta-Alanine is a patented

form of beta-alanine and the form of beta-alanine shown to provide the best results. Carnosyn Beta-Alanine and L-histadine are the two main ingredients in Xtinguisher. They have been shown in studies to increase strength, buffer lactic acid, delay muscle fatigue and speed recovery time. ¢L-Citrulline Malate enhances aerobic energy production, delays fatigue and supports nitric oxide production. ¢L-Taurine is added because it is often depleted during intense exercise and has shown to delay time to fatigue.

also has been shown to delay time to fatigue and also functions to remove urea from the body. ¢Creatine monohydrate is added because when combined with beta-alanine, both have been shown to increase exercise performance. Creatine regenerates ATP in the muscles and acts as a buffer in the muscles. ¢D-Ribose is included because it enhances athletic performance by supplying the muscles with a steady flow of ATP. ¢Magnesium is included as it is a component of many enzymes involved in metabolism and energy. ¢Vitamin C is included because it is a powerful antioxidant. Open a bottle of Xtinguisher and go the distance in your workouts like never before! Read on to find out how some of Max Muscle's customers are using Xtinguisher to get better, faster and stronger.

THE RESULTS

People all over the nation from all kinds of sports are finding out that Max Muscle's Xtinguisher is a great product. Let the results speak for themselves: ¢ According to Brenda Goudie, franchisee of the Max Muscle store in Antioch, California, their Max Muscle Antioch Running Team of 28 people, ages ranging from 19 to 44 years old, recently

The Max Muscle Antioch Running Team stopped for a group photo after the San Francisco Bay to Breakers 12K race on May 20th. Each member took Xtinguisher during 10 weeks of training leading up to the race. All of them finished in less than two hours.

CARNOSINE

Carnosine is a dipeptide composed of two amino acids, beta-alanine and Lhistadine, both of which are ingredients in Xtinguisher. A study conducted by Harris (2005) has shown that with supplementation of beta-alanine and L-histadine, carnosine levels increase in as little as four weeks, and can increase by 80 percent after 10 weeks of supplementation. Carnosine is a regulator of intracellular pH levels, keeping your muscles healthy and allowing you to push yourself to the limit all while continuing to make positive training
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ran in the San Francisco Bay to Breakers 12K foot race. Each team member used the Xtinguisher for a total of 10 weeks of training for the local 12K foot race. The team, made up of novice to experienced runners, was able to complete this 12K race under 2 hours." ¢ Amy Hoh, 45, of Longmont, Colorado has used Xtinguisher since June 2011. A fitness instructor, she has early morning and long hours training people at the gym. She said she always has Xtinguisher in her water bottle to help keep her energy levels up. "I think of Xtinguisher as a little shot of energy and I feel confident that I will be able to stay on my game while motivating those in my class to push through the tough stuff," she said. Plus, she is also preparing for three century bike races this summer, which means long hours riding her bike. She said she likes to mix Xtinguisher with Max Muscle's EnduroMax to keep her going. ¢ “Donnybrook” Cody Donovan, 31, of Denver, Colorado is a professional fighter sponsored by Max Muscle Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree in Colorado. His nutrition coach (and Max Muscle franchisee), Bryan Cash, introduced Xtinguisher into his regimen more than a year ago. "I take Xtinguisher as a pre-workout supplement before high volume workouts (conditioning circuits, sparring, rolling and wrestling practice)," Cody said. "The results I’ve experienced using Xtinguisher have been awesome. There is a very notable decrease in muscle fatigue, which means I can train longer and harder. I’m able to push the pace during sparring and wrestling and that “lactic acid” feeling that normally comes two-thirds of the way through the round never shows up. It is hands down my favorite Max Muscle supplement." ¢ Cindy Fennell, 36, of Knoxville, Tennessee has been using Xtinguisher since December 2011 for her preworkout, Pro BCAA’s during her workout and Iso-Extreme post-workout. "I notice delayed muscle fatigue and elevated energy levels when using Xtinguisher, and I LOVE the tingle factor!" she said. ¢ Bridget Redman, 36, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, has lost 50 pounds using Max Muscle products. She gets her Xtinguisher at Max Muscle of Wesley Chapel and uses it pre-workout. "It gives me additional energy and allows me to squeeze in those extra reps when I would normally feel as if I couldn’t do anymore," she said. "I feel as if I have
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"I like to do a scoop of Xtinguisher with a scoop of Full Blown Extreme Berry Blast. It’s like turning into a werewolf!" – 'Donnybrook'
Cody Donovan, 31, fighter

more speed and power when I use this supplement. And it has shown in my workouts and results." ¢ Samantha Shultz, 32, of Gilbert, Arizona shops at the Tempe Max Muscle store and has used Max Muscle products for more than three years. "I swear by Xtinguisher!" she exclaimed. "It is my main fuel for my workouts." Samantha runs marathons and has found a perfect combition of Max Muscle supplements to keep her hydrated and her energy and endurance levels up. She has trained for and won many races. Here are some examples of her personal best racing times: 5K–18:36; 10K–44:28; 1/2 Marathon–1:30:30; Full Marathon–3:19:11. "Thank you Max Muscle and Katie Pena, owner of Tempe Max Muscle, for helping me achieve my goals!" MS&F

Bridget Redman of Land O' Lakes, Florida has used the following products to help her lose 50 pounds: • Xtinguisher • ARM • MaxPro • DFine 8 • Emerge

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