Can Sports Performance Supplements Make You a Better Athlete?

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Whether you’re a professional or amateur athlete looking to get the most out of your workout, there’s a supplement that can help maximize your benefits. Find out which one of these high-quality, performance-enhancing supplements from Max Muscle Nutrition can help you crush your fitness goals.

Max ARM
“Protein is fundamental,” said Scott Herkes, a Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach and franchisee of Max Muscle stores in Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois. Herkes explained that when people don’t get enough protein after training, they won’t get as much muscle recovery. Muscle recovery is essential for an athlete to become stronger and leaner.

“A blend of whey protein isolates and concentrates is fast-absorbing and has a good amino acid profile for muscle recovery,” continued Herkes. “It gets into your bloodstream within an hour, so it’s great to use post-workout.”

Scott Cavadini

Max ARM was created to be the ultimate post-workout formula and provides complete nutritional support to maximize protein synthesis, restore fluid and electrolyte levels, replenish glycogen, and speed up muscle recovery and repair so you’re ready for your next workout. “There’s nothing like it on the market,” said Herkes.

Each serving provides 28 grams of high-quality whey protein isolates and whey protein concentrates as well as a propriety blend of creatine, glutamine, carbohydrates to maximize absorption, BCAAs, antioxidants, and more.

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Scott Cavadini, 31, a customer at Max Muscle Omaha, loves ARM. “I am a distance runner who, during training, runs 50-70 miles per week at varying intensities,” he said. “After every run, whether it is an easy paced run, track repeats, or 20+ mile long runs, I immediately have two scoops of Max ARM as soon as I get done. It helps fuel my body and helps rebuild the stressed muscles.” Scott said ARM helps cut down on any soreness he used to encounter after long or taxing runs and helped him maintain his mileage and minimize off days. “It definitely allows me to push my training harder than ever before,” he said. “I will never run without Max ARM again.”

Sara Erskine

Sara Erskine, age 21, from Yorkville, Illinois, attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa and currently shops at Max Muscle in Bettendorf, Iowa. “Being a collegiate cross country runner, I run at least 30 miles a week. I was struggling with keeping up with my teammates at practice due to how sore I was getting. It was almost a guarantee I would be sore for 2-3 days after any competition. I had tried certain products in the past, but they never seemed to do much for me. After I started using the ARM, my recovery has been phenomenal. I feel no soreness the next day, no matter how hard I push myself. I wish I’d known about this product 5 years ago!”

2TX
As men age, a reduction in natural testosterone levels is inevitable. Some of the effects of reduced testosterone include lack of motivation, slower recovery, loss of sexual drive, and weight gain. “2TX works by stimulating natural testosterone levels, freeing up bound testosterone, sensitizing androgen receptors, and blocking estrogen,” explained Herkes. “The net result is an improvement in the ratio of testosterone to estrogen in the blood stream.”

2TX is not a drug. It is a natural testosterone amplifier, and you don’t have to worry about testosterone levels increasing beyond what you would produce as normal, healthy adult.

“Increased energy, faster recovery, feeling more upbeat, and improved motivation are just some of the benefits men feel when they start taking this product,” said Herkes. “Beyond these benefits, men also claim it is easier for them to put on lean mass and many will even share that their wives are happy their libido is back.”

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MaxxTOR
MaxxTOR is a revolu-tionary product that clinical studies have shown is able to increase strength and lean body mass while significantly reducing fat.

“MaxxTOR contains a key patented ingredient called Mediator Phosphatidic Acid,” explained Herkes. “It is a fatty acid compound that has very strong science showing it stimulates muscle protein synthesis. Every cell in our body contains a fatty acid layer so this product would be well assimilated whether you are a man, woman, or a young athlete.”

Christy Park

“MaxxTOR works by turning on the muscle-building receptors called the mTOR pathway,” he continued. “Taking MaxxTOR while doing resistance exercise to stimulate muscle protein synthesis and taking adequate protein will maximize strength and lean mass.” Herkes highly recommends MaxxTOR for anyone who wants to maximize their efforts in the gym.

Krista Hanson

Christy Park, 41, owner of Phoenix Fitness in Corona, CA had this to say: “The women of Phoenix Fitness have made Max Muscle Corona–Norco their go-to nutrition shop. Not only do they love the variety of proteins available, but they have made Max Nitro 2 and MaxxTOR a necessity for their workout regimen. These products allow them to go full ‘beastmode’ and get the most out of their workouts.”

Krista Hanson, 32, of Emeryville, CA, a Max Muscle Walnut Creek sponsored athlete loves the benefits of MaxxTOR. “This is one product I can’t live without,” she said. “I have made impressive gains in muscle size all while keeping my body fat low. This is one product I highly recommend!”

FBX 2.0
This second generation FBX product is a great pre-workout supplement with well-tested and researched performance-enhancing ingredients. The formula includes 1.5 grams of AGMass (agmatine sulfate), (or AGMass), 3.2 grams of CarnoSyn (beta-alanine) (as CarnoSyn) and 2.5 grams of Creapure, an ultrapure creatine monohydrate recognized worldwide for its purity, quality, safety, and effectiveness.

Nic Steffl

Nic Steffl, 22, a customer at Max Muscle Lincoln, NE has been using FBX 2.0 as his pre-workout of choice for more than four years. “As a competitive powerlifter, each training session requires a high level of intensity and focus, which may be difficult to achieve each and every workout, Steffl said. “However, with FBX 2.0, I quickly feel energized after I take it, which allows me to push my body to new limits more frequently. As someone who is skeptical about many supplements on the market today, it’s comforting to know that FBX 2.0 is a product driven by scientific results, delivering the most effective and extensively researched ingredients with each serving. This is a winning formula, and I recommend you give it a try if you’re interested in becoming stronger, faster, and smarter about your training.”

Steffl competes in the USAPL, the largest drug-free powerlifting federation in the United States. As a raw powerlifter (only a belt allowed), Nic currently squats 585 lbs., bench presses 340 lbs., and deadlifts 685 lbs. To date, he has qualified and competed in five national powerlifting competitions, winning the USAPL Raw National Title in 2014 for his age and weight division. He holds 12 state records, and will be competing once again at this year’s National Powerlifting Championship.

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stimoVEX
If you’re looking for a high-stimulant, extreme pre-workout formula with carefully-selected, high-quality ingredients, stimoVEX is for you.

stimoVEX includes Setria Performance Blend (Patent Pending), l-glutathione, l-citrulline, CarnoSyn (beta-alanine), AlphaSize Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline (A-GPC), BioPerine, beet root powder, caffeine, l-arginine, yohimbine, and hordenine.

Nesha Ward

A-GPC increases acetylcholine levels in the brain to keep you focused and sharp while delaying mental fatigue for “mind-to-muscle” benefits. The caffeine, yohimbine, and hordenine provide a strong stimulant effect and help you torch fat. The addition of BioPerine increases absorption of this powerful combination of ingredients.

Nesha Ward, 43, a nutrition coach and Team Max Athlete had heard a lot about stimoVEX and recently picked some up from the Max Muscle Stockton, CA location. “stimoVEX helped me drive through my exercises. I was energized, and it gave me a sweet pump for my leg-day workout! I also had an amazing rush of power and stamina to push through the training session without that horrible crash and burn feeling! I recommend this to those individuals looking for endurance, energy and focus while working out.”

By Karen Morse and Dr. Phil Harvey

Find these products and more at a Max Muscle Nutrition store near you.