Friday, December 14, 2007

Superdrol NG by Anabolic Xtreme

Superdrol NG by Anabolic Xtreme

Read the entire insert before taking Superdrol-NG
Superdrol-NG (Next Generation) contains the worlds #1 selling prohormone
Prasterone, which will provide immediate results that you
can feel from the very first dose. Superdrol-NG is a combination of
four synergistic components that produce incredibly dry gains in lean
muscle mass, muscle hardness, and massive strength gains. While
on cycle you will notice an increase in aggression, a surging rush of
intense energy, mental focus and drive, and an enhanced sex drive!
Superdrol-NG is also non-toxic. No liver toxicity, no elevation in
blood pressure and best of all, there is zero negative impact on blood
lipid levels this time around! Welcome to the world of Superdrol-NG,
brought to you by Anabolic Xtreme!
Anabolic Driver: Prasterone (Delta-5-androsten-3b-ol-17-one)
Superdrol-NG provides 170mg of Prasterone per serving. Prasterone is a
chemical relative of testosterone that is well researched, safe, and healthy
for your immune system. Produced in the adrenal glands, Prasterone
is a very potent anabolic/androgenic hormone which converts into
Androstenedione, Testosterone the mother of all bodybuilding hormones,
and 5-AD (5-androstenediol). 5-AD is an active anabolic on its own, and
greatly amplifies the effects of testosterone while converting directly to
testosterone at a rate of about 15%. Both testosterone and 5-AD can then
bind to your androgen receptors and signal your muscles to GROW!
Why are androgen receptors so important? Our bodies are made up of
various kinds of cells. Cells are the engine that drives all life. On every cell’s
surface, there are anywhere from thousands to millions of receptors, each
with its own purpose and function. These receptors act as “keyholes” that
allow direct access to the cell’s nucleus when the proper “key” is inserted.
Each of these different receptors requires a specific key to unlock the cell
and deliver its’ specified message and control the engine. When it comes to
muscle growth, there is one receptor that matters the most – the powerful
androgen receptor. Testosterone and 5-AD are the precise keys that snuggly
fit into the androgen receptor keyhole to unlock the cell’s powerful muscle
building potential. It does this by delivering a very simple yet powerful
message to the interior of the cell. That message is GROW! And when
properly nourished and stimulated with hardcore resistance training, the
cell carries out the requested action, protein synthesis, meaning GROW
After Prasterone enters your body, converts into Testosterone and 5-AD,
then triggers your androgen receptors, you will experience intense muscle
hardness, incredible gains in size, and a monstrous surge in strength. You
will also experience a drastic increase in positive aggression and a sense
of confidence we call “The Alpha Male”.
Estrogen Eliminator
When you go on cycle, nobody likes to look fat, puffy, bloated, and to look
into the mirror and see a “soft” body staring back at them. Hard and dry
are how you like your gains to come so that nobody looks at you afterwards
and says “Dude, you were HUGE for a while! What happened? You’re
small again.” Yep, excessive conversion of male androgens into female
estrogens will do that to you. To prevent you from ever having to hear that
statement, we loaded Superdrol-NG with a very precise dose of the most
efficient compound for controlling estrogen - ATD.
ATD (6-Etioallochol-1,4-diene-3,17-dione) is an aromatase inhibitor, with
an incredibly strong binding affinity. Aromatase is an enzyme in your body
that binds to your male androgens like testosterone and converts them into
estrogen. By inhibiting the activity of aromatase, Prasterone and 5-AD are
free to crank up the anabolic machinery in your muscle cells to make you
grow. Now you won’t have to worry about excess estrogen, and you’re
free to build a more muscular body that not only looks massive, but is lean,
hard, and dry!
Injection Matrix
Anabolic Xtreme has infused Superdrol-NG with a very powerful,
performance enhancing formula to ignite Xtreme intensity, drive and focus!
The Injection Matrix is fueled by two components: MX-C and Aphrodine.
MX-C fools your cells into burning an alternate fuel source first and sparing
your cellular fuel for later use. MX-C (methyl xanthine) shares similar
chemical properties to ATP and cAMP, which are major sources of energy
for your cells and can therefore bind to the adenosine receptors. Ok, so
what? When cAMP is broken down inside the cell, the body can no longer
use it as energy. So you run out of energy and your set comes to a grinding
halt mid-rep! However, MX-C keeps levels of cAMP and ATP elevated
by tricking cellular enzymes to break down the MX-C instead. So now
you’ll have more fuel to crank through more sets and more reps, leading
to greater growth!
Aphrodine injects a heightened sense of mental and physical alertness,
greater skeletal-muscle readiness, increases lipolysis and enhances blood
flow. Aphrodine works by increasing the levels of noradrenalin (NA), a
neurotransmitter in the brain and hormone in the body that also inhibits an
enzyme known to break down cAMP. The resulting effect is more energy
for your workouts! Aphrodine and NA then work synergistically to stimulate
the beta receptors and inhibit the alpha receptors on fat cells. Blood
vessels expand massively as a result and fat cells get the signal to release
uncoupling proteins that break down and release stored fat.
So what does this mean for us guys looking to build more muscle?
Heightened awareness and increased muscle tissue readiness means
that you can focus with razor sharp intensity on your workouts, along with
generating stronger muscle tissue contractions for a greater period of time.
This ultimately yields more strength and more muscle due to the more
intense stimulus you can now provide to your muscle tissues.
HPTA Support Matrix
The Hypothalamus Pituitary Testes Axis (HPTA) regulates testosterone
production in the male body. More importantly, it keeps your sex drive
going! Fueled by 25A-diene and Gokshura, the HPTA Support Matrix will
optimize the male hormonal environment, thereby maintaining and elevating
your sex drive while on cycle! This will greatly minimize the effects of HPTA
suppression when your cycle is complete, making recovery a breeze!
25A-diene (25A-Spirosta-3,5-diene), the first component of the HPTA
Support Matrix works by increasing androgen production from the adrenal
cortex. These androgens are then converted into testosterone. More
testosterone = more sex! Our unique 25A-diene also has anabolic/
androgenic activity similar to testosterone, and can bind to the androgen
receptor, igniting the GROW signal. So now you’ll have three pathways
cranking up your anabolic machinery through androgen receptor stimulation
while providing a major boost in the bedroom department!
Gokshura is the second component utilized in Superdrol-NG’s Metabolic
HPTA Support Matrix and is renowned for its libido boosting effects. It
contains a very high 45% potency of the steroidal saponins protodioscin,
furostanol, and tribol. The steroidal saponins found in Gokshura can serve
as the back-bone for additional androgen production in the male body,
further increasing your sex drive and desire!
Okay, time for a little icing on the cake! 4-Hydroxyisoleucine (4-HIL)
dramatically amps up the effects of insulin, causing insulin to shuttle
nutrients, especially carbohydrates, into your muscle cells. This carbloading
effect is identical to what competitive bodybuilders do to get that
thick, full muscle belly look on stage. So now, your muscles will not only
look and feel swollen like a competitive bodybuilder, but they’ll also be
in an explosively anabolic environment. Couple the increased glycogen
storage in your muscle cells with the unchained anabolic cascade of an
unstoppable growth signal that Prasterone delivers through the androgen
receptors on your muscle cells, and your muscles will have no choice but
to grow!
Post Cycle Therapy (PCT). What is it and why do I need it?
The power of Superdrol-NG lies in its’ ability to convert to testosterone and
5-AD, successfully enter the bloodstream, and unlock powerful androgen
receptors to make your muscles GROW. However, anytime you introduce
an outside source of hormones to your body, your body will respond by
decreasing its natural output of those hormones, including testosterone.
When you finish a cycle, your natural production of testosterone is slightly
depressed, estrogen levels are typically elevated, and cortisol levels are
wreaking havoc on your newly earned muscle tissue. This is not the ideal
environment to maintain your gains! Enter Post Cycle Therapy (PCT).
The goal of any PCT is to restore normal hormonal balance to your body,
especially testosterone. To raise testosterone production you must lower
estrogen, and 6-bromodione, found in our Advanced PCT, will do just that.
Your hypothalamus will sense the imbalance of estrogen and respond by
signaling your testes to restart testosterone production. By following your
cycle with PCT, you will preserve the muscle and strength gains made and
minimize side effects such as decreased libido that are often experienced
post cycle. Anabolic Xtreme Advanced PCT will effectively restore balance
to your natural testosterone production and is strongly recommended
following all Superdrol-NG cycles.
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This
product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results
may vary. Must be combined with a proper diet and exercise program.
5 tips to maximize your results while on Superdrol-Next Generation™:
1. Take Superdrol NG once every four (4) hours with a meal that includes a quality fat content. On workout days, you may take two (2) caps at once
if your tolerance level permits, approximately one (1) hour prior to working out.
2. Try taking Superdrol NG (1-2) caps pre-workout for intense training.
3. Keep your protein intake high and frequent. To gain lean mass, consume at least 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Divide your
protein intake into six (6) or more evenly spaced meals per day, three (3) hours apart.
4. Train consistently and get at least eight (8) hours of sleep a night. On workout days, try to get nine (9) hours of sleep to insure proper recovery.
5. While cycling Superdrol NG, keep your fluid intake very high and consume 1 to 1.5 gallons of water daily.
25R-diol has been developed exclusively by
Anabolic Xtreme.. This powerful pro-anabolic was
designed to be stacked with 3-AD to create the
most potent lean muscle building stack available
today. Mass FX will increase testosterone levels,
deliver rock hard pumps, promote the Alpha Male
mentality, increase aggression, build xtreme
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Mass FX will deliver the results you want in just
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The Hardcore Superdrol-NG Cycle
Every ingredient in Advanced PCT was carefully
researched, tested, and integrated in precise
ratios to create the new standard for post cycle
therapy products. Advanced PCT will propel
your hormones back to healthy levels quickly,
allowing you to keep those hard earned gains
and avoid the effects of the body’s reaction to the
end of any pro-hormone cycle. For additional
protection against other non-hormonal post
cycle factors that can affect muscle retention,
see Anabolic Xtreme Retain2 and add it to your
post cycle regimen.
Trisorbagen™ 3-Way Bioabsorption Agent & Anabolic Amplifier
In today’s pro-hormone world absorption is everything! Trisorbagen was developed
to maximize the absorption, potency, and duration (half-life) of any oral hormonal
supplement to include Superdrol-NG. In order for any oral supplement to be effective,
it must get into the bloodstream and then remain there to do its’ work. Trisorbagen is
specifically formulated to overcome both of these challenges to exponentially increase
the absorption and duration of Superdrol-NG. All of this is accomplished by combining
three (3) powerful ingredients in a precise blend.
Bioperine® - This powerful patented supplement plays a critical role in the absorption
within the digestive system and increases its active nutrient transportation in the
bloodstream. We use the most active extract available for maximum effectiveness.
Bioperine has been tested in several clinical studies and has shown to increase the
absorption of minerals, fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins.
Emblica Officinalis - Another active component increasing absorption within the
digestive system and has been used for centuries in Ancient East Indian Medicine
(Ayurvedic) as a potent digestion, absorption and assimilation enhancer of food and
nutrients. Emblica Officinalis has also been utilized for its’ overall positive influence on
physiology, help strengthen the liver, and rid the body of toxins while on any hormonal
6,7,-dyhydroxybergamottin (DHB)
– After optimizing the absorption into
the bloodstream, DHB acts to prolong
the activity by extending the half-life
and duration within the bloodstream.
Many studies on this natural extract
show large increases in active
concentrations within the blood when
ingested with or around the same
timeframe as the target compound.
Larger blood concentrations give you
more ability to GROW!
These three (3) ingredients are
combined in large amounts and
specific ratios to maximize the power
of any oral hormonal supplement.
You will know it when you try it.


Clen will get you 5 to 10 in the state pen---
DREN will get you RIPPED and Flipped!
Researchers are calling the discovery of an exclusive new compound, Beta-Methoxy-Phenylethylamine, a bigger and more promising breakthrough than Ephedra and are comparing DREN to Clenbuterol. Scientists have been looking at the basic form Beta-Phenylethyamine (also called Beta-PEA) for years, but unfortunately, its short half-life prevented this compound from ever being very effective. The first attempt to overcome the short half- life was to combine Beta-PEA with MAO inhibitors, but this also proved to NOT be effective. However, this new form isn't just showing promise, it's also showing amazing results. And while Beta-Methoxy-Phenylethylamine is the new general in the war against obesity, a few good soldiers have been added to DREN for total annihilation of stubborn adipose FAT!
Advanced Pharmacological Approach To Fat Annihilation!
DREN uses an advanced pharmacological approach to trigger the process of lipolysis for maximum fat burning. DREN (patent pending compound name DRENBUTEROL) belongs to a powerful new class of compounds called mesolimbic Beta Agonist Fat Burning Agents. Its mechanism of action is similar to that of the popular old ECA (Ephedra, caffeine and aspirin) stack, but even more parallel to those of Clenbuterol. Like Clenbuterol, DREN poses more selective and powerful beta-adrenergic fat burning activity than Ephedra. Plus, in addition to extreme thermogenic effects, DREN also has powerful psycho-active euphoric effects.
Step 1: Sympathometic Thermogenic Activation:
Beta-Methoxy Phenylethlyamine (also called Beta-Methoxy PEA) is an exciting new ingredient used exclusively in DREN. Beta-Methoxy PEA works in part by increasing noradrenaline (NA) release from sympathetic nerve terminals. As a sympathomimetic, Beta-Methoxy PEA acts to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system. It does this by causing pre-synaptic nerve terminals to release norepinephrine, or what is commonly called noradrenaline (NA), into the synaptic space. It also has the effect of increasing circulating adrenaline, the body's chief beta-2 agonist. Noradrenaline, once released into the synaptic space, interacts with adrenergic receptors on the surface of adipocytes (fat). This initiates a sequence of events within the adipocyte that increases lipolysis (the breaking down of fatty acids) by the enzyme hormone sensitive lipase (HSL). This fat burning effect is dependent on long and steady activation of the receptor by the agonist. It is what makes the discovery of Beta-Methoxy PEA so critical and why it is much more effective than other Beta-PEA formulas.
Beta-Methoxy PEA is the most effective B-PEA beta-agonist by virtue of its long half-life (stays in the body longer) as well as its affinity to be absorbed in fat tissue and better permeate the blood/brain barrier. In contrast, the half-life of many other Beta-PEA forms is only minutes as the enzyme MAO-B quickly metabolizes them and are less lipophilic, which prevents significant concentrations from reaching the brain, therefore no psychoactive and weight loss effect is achieved. As mentioned earlier, while the inclusion of MAO inhibitors would seem to work, the evidence shows otherwise. Beta-Methoxy PEA does not have to worry about being broken down by MAO-B due to its unique configuration. The beta "Methoxy" moiety on this compound protects it and allows for increased absorption across the blood/brain barrier and deep penetration into the fatty tissues of the brain where it interacts with the adrenergic receptors. This increase in noradrenaline and adrenergic receptors activation increases cAMP levels in fat cells (increasing its breakdown) and muscle cells (increasing protein synthesis). Beta-Methoxy PEA's
unique configuration or moiety is what gives it its long duration of action, its exceptional ability to permeate fat tissue and extremely powerful fat burning effects. I can't emphasize the point enough: It's the "Methoxy" in Beta-Methoxy PEA that makes it simply unmatched to all other forms of Beta PEA- no matter what jargon you read- and it's only found in DREN!
In addition, Beta-Methoxy Phenethylamine's enhanced moiety and ability to better penetrate the blood/brain barrier elicits extreme euphoric "feel good' neuro-sensory. Beta-Methoxy-PEA, is an alkaloid and monoamine, therefore, it is believed to function as a neuromodulator or neurotransmitter and elicits extreme psychoactive effects on the body while burning body fat at an unforseen rate. To sum up, Beta-Methoxy Phenethylamine freely enters the brain barrier and triggers a cascading release of norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin and stimulates the mesolimbic reward pathway, causing euphoria and excitement.
Step 2: The Inclusion of an Alpha 2 Agonist Works as a Clenbuterol Mimetic to Further Enhance Beta-Methoxy PEA Fat Burning!
While Beta-Methoxy PEA by itself is a remarkably effective thermogenic, the scientists at MHP wanted to take fat burning to a new level. Let's face it, ever since the FDA banned Ephedra, everyone has been looking for an alternative. Clenbuterol will get 5 to 10 years in prison! MHP wasn't only looking to develop an Ephedra alternative, we were looking to take it way beyond the ECA stack. Once we isolated Beta-Methoxy PEA and saw its similar, yet superior, mechanisms of actions as Ephedra, we knew we could do it.
In response to Beta-Methoxy PEA's beta-adrenergic stimulation, negative feedback mechanisms are activated as well. This negative feedback can shut down lipolysis (fat burning). Just the same way in which this negative feedback affected Ephedra, the stimulation of the Alpha 2 receptor as well as the production of phosphodiesterases and adenosine occurs. The alpha 2 receptor, phosphodiesterases and adenosine try to slow down or halt the fat burning process, which is the reason why caffeine and aspirin were often added to Ephedra products. Caffeine and aspirin overcame much of the negative feedback mechanisms and made Ephedra even better. In the case of DREN, Beta-Methoxy PEA works in exactly the same ways that Ephedra does, only better. It also undergoes these negative feedback mechanisms. Therefore, measures had to be taken to maximize Beta-Methoxy PEA's actions in the body and minimize these negative feedback mechanisms. In doing so, MHP scientists were able to mimic the actions of Clenbuterol.
Ephedra and all forms of Beta-PEA are considered non-selective adrenergics through the release of noradrenaline because they don't just activate one type of receptor. Unfortunately, noradrenaline functions as its own negative feedback signal by activating both the beta and alpha adrenergic receptors. As you recall, the stimulation of beta receptors is good as it initiates the fat burning process, but the Alpha 2 receptors actually shut down lipolysis (fat burning). MHP scientists added Yohimbine HCL to the DREN formula to bypass Alpha 2 receptor binding and increase the effectiveness of DREN. Yohimbine HCL is a selective alpha 2 antagonist and can thus short circuit this feedback loop, maximizing noradrenaline levels and the overall fat loss actions of Beta-Methoxy PEA. What we have created is a mechanism of action, which closely mimics that of Clenbuterol, which is long acting activation on the beta receptor with little to no activity at the alpha receptor resulting in the most powerful thermogenic activity in adipose tissue possible.
Step 3: Phosphodiesterase Inhibition and Adenosine Receptor Interference
Most people like caffeine because of its stimulatory and energizing effects. But, caffeine has a much more important role than that in DREN. Stimulation of Beta-adrenergic receptor also means an increase in phosphodiesterase and adenosine activity. Phosphodiesterase (PDE) acts to hydrolyze cAMP into inactive fragments while adenosine inhibits cAMP accumulation halting the stimulation of HSL and the fat burning process. Caffeine possesses the ability to inhibit phosphodiesterases within the cell and has even been shown to have the ability to prevent some re-uptake of norepinephrine while also acting as an adenosine receptor blocker. As you can see, caffeine provides important powerful synergies to maximize DREN's fat burning effects.
Step 4: Powerful Psycho-active "Feel Good" Neurostimulation
The mind is a powerful thing! DREN will not only transform your body with the most powerful fat burning thermogenic experience, it will also alter you mind and put you in a place you want to be "On Top of The World". There is no denying it- Beta-Methoxy PEA is very psycho-active and triggers a euphoric "feel good response". To further enhance DREN neuromudulator activity L-5-Hydroxytryptophan has also been added to the formula. L-5-Hydroxytryptophan is a naturally-occurring amino acid, a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is a monoamine neurotransmitter with feel good and appetite suppression properties. L-5-Hydroxtryptophan like Beta-Methoxy-PEA also passes through the blood/brain barrier into the brain. Its psycho-active actions are thought to be derived from its effect on serotonin synthesis in central nervous system tissue. It is believed that a high supply of L-5-Hydroxytryptophan causes the brain's serotonin-producing neurons to increase production leading to increased serotonin release. The serotoninergic system is known to modulate mood, emotion, sleep and appetite and thus is implicated in the control of numerous behavioral and physiological functions. L-5-Hydroxytryptophan helps to keep serotonin and norepinephrine levels in balance therefore increasing metabolism and fat loss through synergistic actions with other ingredients in DREN. The end result is an extreme "feel good" state of euphoria.

Even hardcore Ephedrine junkies who were popping 50 to 100mg per day in their ECA stacks consider the fat burning and euphoric effects of DREN to be extreme. The word on the street is that DREN is like taking a 'hit' of pure adrenaline stacked with Ephedrine. The fact is, DREN (Drenbuterol) belongs to a powerful new class of compounds called mesolimbic beta agonists, which have extremely powerful fat burning and euphoric activity and should be taken with caution. DREN stimulates both metabolic and mesolimbic pathways for extreme thermogenic fat burning and neurotropic "feel good" sensory. Each DREN capsule provides the maximum 409mg dose of Drenbuterol and should only be administered once daily and should not be used with other stimulants. When taken as directed, DREN will help potentiate thermogenic fat burning, increase energy levels, suppress appetite and illicit a state of heightened mental euphoria.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Staying on track by Angela Mraz

Staying on track
Consistent and productive exercise is nothing less than - hard work.
It's all about commitment, adhering to a schedule, planning daily exercises and diets, executing all of it and finally coming to grips with the fact that changes to your body are normally slow and subtle. Hence lies the need for motivation. Sometimes, a whole lot of it. For me the biggest pool of motivation is the inner and outward feelings of living a healthy lifestyle. Eating unhealthy makes you feel sluggish. Not exercising, which is a great reliever of stress, doesn't allow for a good night's sleep. There are so many great reasons to exercise regularly, so the examples could go on and on.
Most places I go people will stare at my arms or shoulders, the brave ones will actually ask me if I work out. Compliments, especially from strangers, about the condition or shapeliness of your body can probably be ranked as the number one form of motivation. But what if you are just starting out? First and foremost, let me tell you that a proven formula for disaster is a lack of knowledge and a good plan. is a great source of information to help you learn and develop a plan. I have seen many new gym members come and go. They exercise for several weeks and then one day vanish, never to be seen again. Where did they go? Did they have a well thought out plan? Or were they too unrealistic with their expectations. Unrealism will dry out your motivation pool in rapid fashion.
The boys and girls you see in the magazines are extremely dedicated to their craft. This is our job and what we love to do the most. Unless you are gifted genetically, plan on working out for many, many years if you want to come close to some of these physiques.
Ok, so now we have the foundation set with knowledge and a good plan chocked full of realistic goals. Your plan needs to be structured around short and long range goals. Short range goals shouldn't require a tremendous amount of effort to be accomplished. Getting to bed a half and hour early on Sunday so you can get up earlier on Monday to hit the gym is a good example of a short range goal that can be easily accomplished. Short range goals can and should also be created each and every day! Long range goals take a little more thought and planning. To simply say that you want to get in shape does not constitute a long range goal! For this goal, you need to be much more specific. What exactly does getting into shape mean to you? Is it being able to climb 3 flights of stairs without being winded? Is it to decrease you waistline or drop a dress size? Or is it to tighten the muscles in your arms or to lose a few pounds from your thighs? Remember, be specific and be realistic and most importantly - write down all your goals!
One of my best friends in the world is my workout journal. And honestly, I have come to learn the value of keeping one. In the beginning I would just go to the gym and lift weights, run on the treadmill and try to eat healthy. Like most people my memory is limited in its ability to recall how much I squatted last week and for how many reps I did it for. My portable workout journal, which travels with me to the gym each and every time I go, is an IPAQ with a simple spreadsheet broken down into the days of the week. Believe me when I tell you that the times I do forget to bring it, I am lost and never feel that I worked out as hard as I should.
Here is a great place to talk about an "on the fly"; short range goal. Let's say that the last time you did dumbbell presses your heaviest lift was 20lbs at 4 reps on the 4th and final set. Now here you are in the gym, workout journal in hand and you just wrote down your rep count for your 3rd set. A sudden rush of energy overcomes your body while you reach for the 20lbs dumbbells and you set out to beat your last week rep count of 4. An "on the fly" short range goal! 1 press, 2 press, 3 press, 4 press and 5 press! It's simple accomplishments like these that will continue to fill up your motivational pool. Journals can be simple or complex friends. They may contain daily information on workouts, the way you feel when you wake up in the morning, aches and pains, times to eat your meals, supplement information and anything else that you feel is important to write down. As the days go by your journal will contain a wealth of information. Sometimes I look back a year ago and see what my best squat or curl was. I can see how far I come as well as it helps me set more realistic goals down the road.
Another great idea is to take full body pictures of yourself (front, back and side shots) each month. Don't be over critical by what you see as the months go by. Changes are often subtle but you should see some positive results. When the motivational pool runs shallow the excuses not to exercise start to amass and take priority, so what do you do?
1) Look at your journal and re-read the reasons for why you started to work out in the first place. Did you accomplish some of your goals? Do they need to be more realistic?
2) We all go through stressful situations in our life. Remember one of the best stress relievers is working out.
3) Sometimes a simple thing like a buying new workout outfit will do wonders.
4) Make friends at the gym. Your gym should be a place where you feel comfortable, a place where you have someone to say hello to, and trust me, your hard work and dedication will pay off. Fellow workout-er's are quick to realize and pay compliments.
5) Find a workout partner that can help keep you motivated. When you may be low in motivation your partner may be high and vice versa. Also you now have an additional commitment to go to the gym. It wouldn't be fair to leave your partner hanging, would it?
6) Take a week off. Sometimes a simple re-charge of the batteries will do wonders! If you do decide to take the week off then do exactly that! Don't let the guilt of not hitting the weights pull you back into the gym early. By the time the week passes your motivational pool will probably be overflowing.
7) Get your hands on a fitness related magazine. I constantly find gallons of motivation by looking at my competition in the magazines.
8) You are not alone. We have all been there - burnt out, fed up, tired, hurt, or what ever you want to call it. There are hundreds of obstacles and set backs that lie in the wait. Keep your chin up and stay the course - you will be successful!
9) Find a role model. Someone who you may be able to communicate with via e-mail or written correspondence. There are many wonderful athletes out there that fully understand what you want to accomplish and just how difficult it can be.
10) Read 1-9 again!
Best success,

Training by Angela Mraz

Information overload, a host of healthy recommendations complete with exercise illustrations and points for adopting healthy eating habits. What do you do, where do you begin and exactly what is right for you?
I am an advocate of forming good lifelong habits in lieu of flash in the pants diets or advertising campaigns boasting overnight changes. It takes approximately 21 days of doing something day after day for it to become habit forming. I can’t stress it enough; the importance to make time for doing something healthy as well as all the wonderful gifts you garner through it.
One of the first things I realized when I came to the United States was the amount of advertisements featuring slender, confident looking women. I wanted the adulation that I knew these women got but in the beginning I feel prey to the difficulties in accomplishing this goal. I remember "bumping around" in the gym - doing a little bit of this and that – eating healthy on the weekdays yet enjoying the tastes of Spanish foods on the weekend. Years of staring in the mirror not happy with what I saw promising myself that I will do better tomorrow. As I look back I can see how and where I fell short. I didn’t realize the personal commitment needing to make positive changes. What was healthy food, how much time and how often I should exercise and what types of exercises I needed to do. In November of 2005, at the wonderful age of 34, I was crowned Champion in both the WNBF Figure & Best Body Competitions. I stood on that stage in adulation, my personal result of turning learning and exercise in to a habit.
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
A wonderful quote by John Dryden -

The following exercises are geared for working "trouble spot" areas. Both the medicine and stability ball can be easily purchase at your local sporting goods store.
SUMO SQUATS (legs spread wide apart)
Performing sumo squats works more of the inside leg muscles than does the standard squat. I personally like the feel I get doing this movement. Stretching is important since flexibility will allow you to go deep into the movement imploring greater use of your glutes when you push back up. Keep your toes pointed out, slowly lower yourself, count to 3, and then mentally focus on your muscles in your legs. Push yourself up for a count of 1. In the photo Angela is holding the medicine ball out. This movement can also be done hugging the ball or holding it down between your legs.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 2-3 Sets of 12-15 Repetitions.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
Lunges are a fantastic exercise that targets both your leg and glute muscles. It takes some time and dexterity to get the movement down and flowing but learn and use it for great results. The focus is on the muscles in the extended forward leg. Stand with feet together, step out with either leg (the length of a normal walking step) and then lower yourself down. Feel for the stretch in your muscles, hold for a count of three and push back up. Lunges demand your concentration on the mind and muscle link. Feel your muscles work.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 2-3 Sets of 12-15 Repetitions.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
Dead lifts can be perhaps described as the Queen of back of the leg exercises. Standing with feet together you should begin bending at the waist. Concentrate on lower the ball down on a direct straight line until it touches your toes. Hold this position for a count of 2. Then put a slight bend in your knees and push forward with your buttock as you rise back up to a full standing position. The key to this exercise comes at the point where you bend your knees slightly and push your buttock forward. This action will ensure you use your leg and glute muscles instead of lower back muscles.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 2-3 Sets of 12-15 Repetitions.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
This movement is a mainstay in Angela’s legs workout. It isolates the muscles per leg allowing for a perfect blend of mind to muscle focus and a great workout. Use the stability ball as a rest for the non-working leg. Standing straight and tall begin bending at the waist. The path of the medicine ball should be straight down toward your toe. Allow the ball to touch your toe and hold the position for a count of 2. Rising back up the standing position should consist of the following key elements. Bend slightly at the knee and concentrate on pushing your buttock down and then out as you rise back to a standing position.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 3-4 Sets of 15-20 Repetitions.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
Hack squats are a wonderful exercise you can use to work the muscles in the front of your legs. To perform this exercise, situate the small of your back on the stability ball with your legs extended fully out. Your Feet should be flat on the floor and the medicine ball should be held directly over your chest. Without moving your feet, slowly roll down the ball moving your buttock to the back of your ankles. In the bottom of this movement your buttock should be nearly touching your ankles and the upper portion of your back should be resting on the stability ball. Hold this position for a count of two. To complete the hack squat you must push back using the muscles in the front of your legs. One full repetition results in your legs in the full extended position and the small of your back once again resting on the stability ball. You can add variation to this exercise by beginning in the starting position as described above however; hold the medicine ball straight over you knees. As you work your way down to the bottom part of the movement carry the medicine ball over and behind your head. Again, hold for a count of 2. As you push out of the position, carry the medicine ball over your head back toward your knees.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 2-3 Sets of 10-15 Repetitions.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
The old adage of "no pain, no gain" holds true for this exercise. So if you’re looking for a single exercise targeted specifically for your buttock this is the one. Using the stability ball for support, place the medicine ball in the behind your knee holding it in place by bending your lower leg up. Your fixed leg should remain straight throughout the movement. The correct start and finish position is having both knees side by side. The upward movement should be a focus on pushing the ball upward using the back of your leg or "trying to touch the ceiling with the bottom of your foot." Almost immediately you should feel your glutes begin to work. Push up as far as you can and hold that position for a count of 5 or more. Slowly lower your leg until your knee comes alongside the other. Work both sides of your buttock.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 3-4 Sets of 15-20 Repetitions.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
This exercise targets the outside of your hips. Lying with your back and buttock flat on the ground, place the back of your lower legs on the stability ball. Hold the medicine ball over and beyond your head. The movement begins with moving the ball over your head. As soon as the ball is directly over your chest, begin pushing your stomach up in an effort to meet the ball. The goal is to achieve a straight body position with only your shoulders touching the floor and the back of your lower legs remained fixed on the stability ball.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 2-3 Sets of 10-15 Repetitions.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.

In doing this exercise you need to focus on using the muscles that are on the inside of your upper legs. Sit on the floor and place the stability ball between your knees. There are several different variations in performing this exercise. Angela recommends the "Triple 10’s". The first 10 repetitions of squeezing are performed in rapid succession followed by 10 repetitions of a slow, hard squeeze, holding the squeeze as hard as you can for 10 seconds. The final ten repetitions are performed again, in rapid succession. This is a great exercise geared toward working the inside of your legs.
10 reps fast, 10 slow, stead squeeze and hold (10 seconds), 10 reps fast.
Repeat the above 3 times.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
Having a fit tone tummy requires two things; a healthy eating regime and a certain amount of exercise. The latter, abdominal crunches are a perfect exercise which focuses on the abs. Using the stability and medicine ball for abs provides unique ways to target the upper, mid and lower portions of your stomach. Lay back on the stability ball so that your lower back is balanced on the ball. Feet should set flat and wide enough to prevent rolling off the stability ball. Hold the medicine ball directly over your forehead and begin to lean back slowly. Using only your abdominal muscles lower yourself backwards. You should continue back until your head is parallel to the ground. Hold this position for a count of 3 and then slowly decent back forward again using only your abdominal muscles to get you back to the start position. You can add degrees of difficulty to this exercise by shifting the medicine ball further away and out from your body.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 3 Sets of 20-25 reps.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
This is simple exercise that targets the meat and muscle of the front upper arm (bicep). Place the medicine ball in either hand, kneel in front of the stability ball and rest the length of the back of your arm on top. Extend your arm all the way down and out. You begin the movement by curling or bringing the medicine ball towards your shoulder. When the medicine ball comes in contact with your shoulder, focus on your bicep by squeezing it as hard as you can for a count of 3. Relax and slowly extend your arm back to the start position.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 2-3 Sets of 10-15 Repetitions.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
The large muscle in the back of your arm is called the tricep and is called in to action by performing the Tri-Up exercise. Sitting on the stability ball, raise the medicine ball directly overhead. Arms are fully extended with elbows pointed toward the front. Slowly lower the medicine ball behind your head by bending your arms backwards. Lower you arms until your forearms are parallel to the ground. Hold for a count of 3 and then extend your arms upward.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 2-3 Sets of 10-15 Repetitions.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
This is a great exercise that will get the blood flowing to the back of your upper arms. Stand in front of the stability ball, reach back and place the palm of your hands on the top of the ball. Hands should be spread far enough apart so good balance can be achieved. In the proper start position your upper legs will be perpendicular to your lower legs. From this position you bend at the elbows allowing your buttock to lower to the floor. At the point where your upper arms become parallel to the ground, stop and hold for a count of 3. Using your upper arms press yourself back to the starting position.
For added resistance you can place the medicine ball on top of your lap when performing this exercise.
RECOMMENDED SETS AND REPS: 2-3 Sets of 10-15 Repetitions.
REST: 30-45 seconds between sets.
These exercises target problematic spots we all must exercise in the effort to develop a body shape we desire. For the beginner I recommend choosing 1 exercise for each body part, doing the recommended set and rep counts at least 3 to 4 times per week. Do everything possible to make this a habit. If you have a calendar, mark down the days and times when you plan to exercise. As I mentioned earlier, the equipment used for this article can easily be purchased at your local sporting goods store.
I tell people I train to go out and buy yourself a dress or bathing suit a couple sizes smaller than what you are wearing now. Make fitting in to it a goal for several months down the road. I follow that statement up with the old adage that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Making change to your body is a slow process. Stepping on the scale or mirror gazing should be done no more than once per week.
Be selective when you go grocery shopping. Simple measures like buying skim milk and diet sodas go a long way. Salmon, tuna, chicken breast, lean meats, and turkey should be substituted for less healthy alternatives. How about starting each morning with a couple egg whites and half a bagel, or snacking on vegetables or apples during work?
I’ve been exercising for nearly 10 years. For the last five of those years my life has changed significantly by making exercise and eating healthy a habit. You can do it too! There are so many wonderful outcomes that most anyone, despite age and condition can achieve. At 35, I am in the best shape of my life. You should understand that personal success and reaching your goal requires allies. There are many great people from my family, Gold’s Gym in Totowa, and Ruth Chris Steakhouse in Parsippany who have helped me stay the course by simply acknowledging my accomplishments.
Angela Mraz can be reached for personal training, seminars, or QA at

MHP Supplements & Victor Martinez

Victor is a competitor possessing unimaginable genetic gifts. His potential is so extreme that eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman has publicly stated that Victor will be the next Mr. Olympia.
It is easy to see from early in his career that Victor possessed great potential. However, his tremendous potential would prove to be Victor’s albatross. The expectations for Victor were set high. Even though he managed to earn his pro card at the 2000 Nationals and win the 2003 Night of Champions and the 2004 GNC Show of Strength—the next few years would prove to be challenging.
His subsequent dismal and disappointing 9th at the ’04 Olympia set the stage for what would be a series of blows that would call into question Victor’s competitive future.
The ensuing ’05 contest season would see Victor struggle with 7th at the Arnold Classic, 3rd at the New York Pro (formerly the NOC), 5th at the San Francisco Pro and 5th again at the Olympia. After that confounding season, Victor dragged his body home looking at his shoes. What was he going to do now? Perhaps the greatest potential in the sport just couldn’t seem to get it together. And Victor himself wondered if he ever could.
Then came a career changing opportunity for Victor. MHP, perhaps the most respected brand in sports nutrition approached Victor with an endorsement opportunity. Not only did this provide Victor the financial support to allow him to focus on his training, but he began working with MHP’s nutrition experts on crafting an advanced supplement regimen that would prove to make the difference and the changes were obvious.

"MHP supplements definitely made a huge difference for me. I’ve tried other products in the past, but they weren’t nearly as effective. The core to my supplement program is MHP’s Probolic-SR, TRAC Extreme-NO and Glutamine-SR. I just recently added Cyclin-GF and SARM-X and have seen tremendous results. If you train hard you should add these products to your program as well."

Victor Martinez
2007 Arnold Classic Champion
Team MHP
The staples to any sound supplement program are a quality protein, creatine, arginine/nitric oxide and glutamine. Victor’s core supplements include MHP’s Probolic-SR protein, TRAC Extreme-NO and Glutamine-SR.

2006 gave us, and Victor, the hope that things were turning around. He showed up at the Arnold Classic and gave us a glimpse of the new Victor – bigger, harder and more imposing. News of his controversial third place finish sent a shock wave through the sport. Victor was making his comeback! He was bigger, sharper and more striking than ever before.
At the ’06 Olympia, he showed up even better at over 260 pounds! He blew everyone away. His image in silhouette behind the screen at the evening finals made the hair
on the back of people’s necks stand up. He was just amazing- only a fraction from pushing the great Ronnie Coleman into third place instead of second behind Jay Cutler.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

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What do we really know about the mysterious world of the male orgasm? Is there a way to scientifically enhance your ability to reach a stronger, more lasting, ultimate high? Why does the intensity and duration of this spectacular pleasure diminish as you get older? A stunning breakthrough in biological research begins in the secretive world of hard-core bodybuilding. Originally developed to combat the severe negative effects of anabolics by bodybuilders, Paravol (Ophenafil HCl) is the non prescription formula that heightens the intensity and prolongs your sexual ecstasy.
Paravol is the world’s first supplement created to give men renewed libido and enhanced erection quality, while also, remarkably amplifying the male orgasm to unprecedented levels. By dramatically raising the body’s natural testosterone and seminal fluid production, Paravol allows men to not only relive the sexual prowess of youth, but even more incredibly, experience an orgasm beyond anything they have ever felt before.
•Unique Product Formulation – Originally engineered to assist men with severely low testosterone levels do to prohormone and anabolic use, Paravol has been proven to dramatically enhance the sexual performance and orgasms of normal men.
•Longer, More Intense Orgasms – Your typical orgasm is only five contractions and lasts less than 10 seconds. Paravol is the only product available that has been shown to maximize orgasm intensity and duration by as much as 500%.
•Improved Libido, Stamina & Erection Quality – By stimulating the body’s own sex drive producers and naturally increasing testosterone levels by as much as 98.8%, Paravol gives men a powerful sex drive, increased stamina(have multiple sexual encounters in one evening) and a level of erection quality and size few have ever experienced.
•Dramatically Improved Sexual Stamina & Energy – Many customers have reported incredible improvements in sexual stamina and performance… some were able to go as many as four times in one night with Paravol!
•Lasting Results & Confidence – Most other sexual products promise you great sex in 60 minutes or less, yet rarely deliver. Paravol is different. It is gives you power and control over your sexual performance at all times. Paravol doesn’t just improve your sex life — it gives you a one you never knew existed.

Based on a radical scientific breakthrough on clinical studies aimed at naturally raising testosterone levels - testosterone is the key biological trigger that creates sexual intensity in men; Paravol was able to stimulate the body’s natural production of testosterone and seminal fluid, significantly enhancing the effects of the five stimuli of male sexual performance:
1.)Naturally stimulates the body’s testosterone production by as much as 98.8%, which results in a powerful, renewed sexual prowess.
2.)Balances the body’s estrogen level—the key to enjoying testosterone’s positive attributes.
3.)Dramatically increases nitric oxide levels, which results in greater blood flow to the genitals, hence firmer, longer lasting erections. The beneficial science of the nitric oxide used in Paravol is based on Nobel Prize winning studies that shows that nitric oxide helps stimulate circulation and blood flow at the body’s periphery—just where you need it.
4.)Increases sperm and ejaculate volume by up to 500%. The increased ejaculate volume is what enables men to experience more powerful and a greater number of contractions; more contractions mean longer, more intense orgasms.
5.)Improved sexual stamina and Vigor. The enhanced semen and ejaculate volume allows for multiple mind blowing performances.

Activate by MHP

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Can a Multi-Vitamin
Really Build Muscle?
New Breakthroughs in Multi-Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation Are Allowing Bodybuilders Everywhere to Jack up Muscle Gains, Strength Levels and Workout Productivity, All While Accelerating Fat Loss at a Faster Rate Than Ever! Discover Why Most Multi's Fall Short and Why You Have No Choice but to Demand MORE From YOUR Multi!
Your goals are to increase lean body mass, reduce body fat, increase energy and endurance and maximize performance. You work out and eat properly because you know that the foods you eat play a critical role in helping you achieve those goals. But are you overlooking a critical piece to the bodybuilding puzzle—a Multi-Vitamin?
If you do take a Multi, it's more important than ever to arm yourself with the right one to support your weight training goals. Because while the rest of America is taking a basic Multi-Vitamin/mineral for 'general health', you need more than that.
You've heard the buzzword many times before—Enzymes. But why are they so important for you 'the bodybuilder' and what do they have to do with Multi-Vitamins? New research suggests that bio-engineered designer enzymes can allow your body to use more protein to stimulate muscle growth, get more energy from carbs and convert more fat into energy! That's right, enzymes are no longer just for people with digestion issues!
A newly discovered enzyme blend has found its way into a progressive and bodybuilder-focused Multi-Vitamin formula, and you as a bodybuilder should definitely be aware of it! Called Anabolase™, this enzyme blend is protected by 2 U.S. patents and is backed by scientific studies from major universities.
Here's how it works: Your goals of building lean muscle, reducing body fat, increasing energy/endurance and maximizing performance are dependent upon the proper intake and ratios of macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fats). Anabolase™ is a patented interactive food optimizer that has been shown to actually improve the absorption and utilization of proteins, carbohydrates and fats you consume, so you can make better and faster use of the meals you eat. In effect, Anabolase™ makes your body more efficient at breaking down nutrients to build muscle. This anabolic enzyme system is comprised of three advanced enzyme components: Aminogen®, Carbogen® and Lipolase®. Taken before meals, each of these three enzymes provides a specific function to help your body make better use of that meal. New Protein Enzyme, Aminogen®, Increases
Free Amino Acid Levels by 184% and Increases Branch Chain
Amino Acid Utilization from food by 142%You have a greater need for protein than a sedentary person. And while you may be eating enough protein, your body may not be utilizing it. If you aren't utilizing it, you aren't going to gain the muscle and strength you are looking for. Luckily for you, scientists have discovered a new protein enzyme that makes better use of your proteins. Aminogen improves the utilization of protein from meals and increases the amount of amino acids delivered to your muscle tissue to stimulate growth and recovery.
FACT: Protein from food is broken down into amino acids. These amino acids serve as the building block to build and repair muscle. The Aminogen enzyme can turn an 8oz steak into 22,000 mg of muscle building free-form amino acids—that's the equivalent of taking 30 amino acid tablets!
New Carbohydrate Enzyme, Carbogen®, Increases
Workout Capacity (time-to-exhaustion) by 143%Carbohydrates are highly anti-catabolic—they prevent use of dietary protein and muscle tissue for energy. That's why prominent research shows that athletes and physically active people should consume a minimum of 42% of their calories from carbs. In the absence of carbs, your body will begin feeding on protein and muscle tissue through a process called gluconeogenesis. This will have a negative impact on energy, endurance and your ability to build lean muscle. Carbogen increases the conversion of carbs to muscle glycogen so your body doesn't have to tap into its protein stores for energy. Carbogen also decreases lactic acid by 275%, allowing you to work out harder and longer and allowing athletes to perform at their peak longer during competition.New Fat Enzyme, Lipolase®, Increases the Breakdown
of Fat Into Energy and Minimizes Body Fat StoresLipolase allows your body to use dietary fat as an efficient energy source rather than being stored as fat. Lipolase is a proprietary pH resistant biactive enzyme with a unique ability to break down triglycerides into fatty acids to be utilized by the Kreb cycle for energy in both low and high pH environments. Lipolase's full range pH action allows for the breakdown of fats throughout the entire digestive system, maximizing energy and minimizing body fat storage.
Outside of not having the designer enzyme, Anabolase™, regular Multi-Vitamins are deficient in many areas. In choosing a multi, you should be aware of these 7 Multi-Vitamin credibility tests. #1 Maximum Nutrient Amounts
If the vitamins are not there in the first place, don't even consider buying the multi. Multi-Vitamins should have at least 100% of FDA's established Daily Value for vitamins A, C, E and B vitamins, most notable of which include Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and Biotin. Minerals like Magnesium, Zinc and Chromium should also be 100% because they all play a role in muscle metabolism.
Be cautious of these "everything but the kitchen sink" multi-packs. They do not provide effective levels of performance enhancers—they are nothing more than low-dosed, poorly balanced gimmicks. Check the dosage levels of listed ingredients such as creatine and amino acids and you'll find them to be much lower than the studied proven amounts. They will do very little for you.#2: Maximum Absorption/Utilization
Did you know that the typical Multi-Vitamin gives you forms of vitamins and minerals that your body is not ready to use. Instead, your body has to convert them through a series of metabolic processes before they become active or usable. By doing this, usability, absorption and potency are ultimately compromised (discussed in detail in #4, 5 and 6).#3: Exponential Synergies
It's a term used by biochemists and nutritionists to describe the high impact of certain vitamins and minerals when they're combined in precise amounts. Here's how it works: certain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals have the unique ability to work together (synergistically) to produce a greater effect than if taken alone. If proper nutrients are combined in the proper ratios, they can re-energize and recycle one another—they're replenished and utilized over and over, creating 'exponential synergies'. Examples of this include Vitamin C and E in the correct ratios to give greater antioxidant power. Another example is how taking the different forms of vitamin A work better in your body than just one form alone.
Most Multi-Vitamins include inferior forms of Vitamin C (such as Ascorbic Acid) that do not circulate in the body that well. To circulate properly, these intermediate forms need to react with minerals present in the liver to form mineral ascorbates of potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and other trace elements. Unfortunately, this minimizes absorption and also robs your body of precious minerals needed for bodily functions such as electrolyte balance and enzymatic reactions. The best form of C is the kind that is already reacted with all of these minerals so that your body does not have to pull them from other places.
A chelated mineral is a mineral that is bonded to an amino acid. Chelation is a natural means for the body to transport minerals across the intestinal wall to maximize absorption.
Amino acid chelates are superior to other forms because other forms of minerals lose integrity during digestion, become unstable and therefore lose their bioavailability. Also, the body cannot utilize mineral compounds in their natural state. Any mineral sulfate, oxide or carbonate must be broken apart and restructured to allow it to be transported through the intestinal wall. In addition, these mineral compounds have an electrical charge and can deactivate other important nutrient factors, such as: Vitamin E, ascorbic acid, various B-vitamins, as well as important medications. To overcome this, chelation is required. The body is very efficient at absorbing amino acids and by chelating minerals to amino acids; the amino acids cross the intestinal wall and bring the minerals with them. This transport system allows the minerals to be protected and carried across the intestinal lining into circulation for use.
B vitamins must be processed by the body and turned into their coenzyme form before they can be utilized. Once they're in coenzyme form, they're easily absorbed and readily enter cells. The problem is, B Vitamins in most multis require a process to activate them. Make sure your multi has activated forms of all B Vitamins.
The good news is, antioxidants work to protect cells from free radical damage. They 'scavenge' or round up these free radicals and kill them off. The power of an antioxidant is determined by its ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) rating, which measures its efficacy of quenching free radicals. Make sure your Multi is armed with a potent free radical scavenging blend with a high ORAC rating.

Despite the fact that a lot of multis on the shelves of vitamin stores are deficient in one or more of these important areas, there is one Multi-Vitamin that's flexing some big muscle in the circles of some big bodybuilding names. The Multi is called ACTIVITE and it's made by MHP, one of the biggest pioneers in sports nutrition today. Pro bodybuilder and top 5 Mr. Olympia contender, Victor Martinez, swears by it: "I've been taking this multi for about 6 months now and I'll tell you, it's the only multi I've ever taken that I actually feel. My meals go down smoother (no stomach upset!), my muscles feel fuller and I feel more energy than ever before, so I know I'm getting better utilization of my protein and carbs."ACTIVITE is "The MULTI with MUSCLE". It is the world's first anabolic enzyme activated Multi-Vitamin and mineral complex designed exclusively for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts who train hard and demand more from their Multi-Vitamin. After all, when you're in pursuit of the Mr. Olympia title, like Victor Martinez, you can't rely on a weak or one-dimensional Multi to fuel muscle growth.
"The MUSCLE" in ACTIVITE is Anabolase™, the patented anabolic enzyme system and interactive food optimizer with designer enzymes Aminogen, Carbogen and Lipolase. Remember, these enzymes are critical to the bodybuilder because they maximize protein, carbohydrate and fat utilization. ACTIVITE is the only Multi-Vitamin to date to contain this breakthrough anabolic enzyme blend. ACTIVITE is also precisely formulated to deliver a properly balanced full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. ACTIVITE has combined a hand-selected blend of the world's most powerful and precise micronutrients— vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals—in the exact ratios to maximize their synergistic effect and create 'exponential synergies'.
The vitamin B, C and mineral complexes in ACTIVITE are already in their fully active usable states, allowing for full body usability, absorption and potency! ACTIVITE also provides a full spectrum infusion of 'activated' vitamins, amino acid chelated minerals and high ORAC antioxidants for improved muscle recovery and immune support. The 'Fully Reacted' Vitamin C complex in ACTIVITE includes mineral ascorbates of potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and chromium. These mineral ascorbates provide the ultimate transport system for Vitamin C, maximizing its absorption and utilization throughout the body. This also protects your body from losing valuable minerals.
The Coenzyme B vitamins used in ACTIVITE are in a form identical to what your body uses and are in many cases, the only form of B vitamins that will work. ACTIVITE contains an entire complex of B vitamins that are already in their coenzyme form, eliminating the need for processing by the body and maximizing their benefits.ACTIVITE's mineral complex employs 'Neutrally Charged' Amino Acid Chelated Minerals, which are highly bioavailable and therefore more effective. To top off this multifaceted multi, MHP has included a blend of high ORAC free radical scavenging antioxidants in ACTIVITE to maximize performance, trigger anabolic muscle growth and speed recovery!
If you're looking to maximize your training and highly active lifestyle, choose ACTIVITE as your Multi. It's the only MULTI with MUSCLE!

Trac Extreme NO by MHP

MHP Trac Extreme NO

The Newest Technologies in Nitric Oxide for Huge Muscle Pumps and Cable-Like Vascularity!
The discovery of new key Nitric Oxide-producing ingredients are providing the tools you need to get you 'pumped' beyond physiological normality!
Feel the Immediate Surge of Strength and Adrenaline, Muscle Swelling Pumps and an Intensely Focused Rage That Will Have You Throwing Around 100 lb. Plates Like Paper Weights!
The discovery of an amazing new ingredient and the development of a new compound, NitroFolin-ATP, has enabled scientists to push "NO" Nitric Oxide production beyond physiological limits. A super infusion of Nitric Oxide is just one of the metamorphic elements you will experience. Be prepared to experience unequalled surges in power and energy as the blood swelling vasodilation rushes NitoFolin-ATP, the most powerful anabolic agent, to your muscles for obscene muscle growth and vascularity. If you think your current "NO" product is getting you big and pumped—you ain't seen nothing yet—we're talking hemodialation, cell signaling and a perpetual pump to the 10th POWER! And here is how it works….
The Nitric Oxide pathway is a complex puzzle of biochemical reactions involving various co-factors. Identifying these co-factors and overcoming them has remained a challenge among researchers in the development of Nitric Oxide products…Until now. Groundbreaking technologies have been developed to overcome these limitations and allow you to push Nitric Oxide production beyond all previous boundaries for the most incredible muscle pumps ever!
It has been well established that arginine is needed "fuel" for the production of Nitric Oxide and most "NO" products on the market contain arginine or arginine derivatives such as AAKG or arginine malate. But these products fail to address the many important co-factors involved in the Nitric Oxide pathway. Arginine's conversion to NO production is critically dependent on the availability of arginine and these various co-factors. Since arginine is the driving force behind Nitric Oxide, let's first look at its role. Contrary to what other supplement companies may claim, arginine in its purest form, as L-Arginine, is the best source for Nitric Oxide synthesis. Just check the research and medical journals and you'll see that all of the best research is on L-Arginine and not the arginine derivative alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) or other forms such as arginine malate. In fact, L-Arginine has a much higher "gram efficiency" than AAKG and on a per gram basis L-Arginine supplies more than twice the amount of arginine, making it twice as powerful. Other ingredients such as citruline and antioxidants can enhance NO production, but arginine is the needed metabolic donor for the production of Nitric Oxide. Supplementing with arginine definitely increases endothelial Nitric Oxide, however the amount of Nitric Oxide the body can produce is limited by several co-factors involved in the Nitric Oxide pathway.
Dr. Vincent Giampapa, the director of clinical research for MHP, states, "While the use of L-Arginine for increased Nitric Oxide vasodilation has certainly been proven to be effective, the amount of arginine the body can synthesize is limited, especially in the case of athletes looking to push Nitric Oxide levels beyond physiological norm to stimulate muscle growth and induce muscle pumps."
So, the bottom line is no matter how much arginine, AAKG, arginine malate, citruline or any other Nitric Oxide mediator you take, the amount of Nitric Oxide you can produce is going to be limited by these other co-factors. It is for this very reason that while you may have experienced some degree of a pump when using an NO supplement–you didn't feel that muscle fiber tearing pump you were looking for.
The human body has many built-in regulating systems of checks and balances. And since Nitric Oxide is such a powerful compound, the Nitric Oxide pathway is one of the most complex. While arginine is the "raw material" used by the body to produce Nitric Oxide, there are many interactions along the Nitric Oxide pathway that influence Nitric Oxide production.
The Nitric Oxide biochemical pathway can be influenced by these various co-factors: homocysteine, ADMA (asymmetric dimethylarginine), SOA (super oxide anion), SOD (super oxide dimutase) and perhaps the most critical of all NOS (nitric oxide synthase). The relationship between these co-factors has a direct influence on the amount of arginine that can be converted (synthesized) to Nitric Oxide. Remember, no matter how much arginine or arginine substrates (i.e. AAKG, arginine malate, arginine ethyl ester) you feed your body, the amount of Nitric Oxide you can produce is limited to these Nitric Oxide pathway co-factors. The best way to explain it is that while arginine is the fuel, these co-factors are the parts that make up the Nitric Oxide engine.
BioFolin—The Spark that Ignites the Nitric Oxide Engine!
BioFolin is an amazing newly discovered compound that has the unique ability to maximize the conversion of arginine to NO by augmenting all of the co-factors involved in arginine's conversion to Nitric Oxide within the pathway. BioFolin is so powerful, it is technically considered a drug even at low doses (see chart 1). And now, it's being made available to bodybuilders and athletes exclusively in TRAC Extreme-NO.
Yes, BioFolin is the missing link scientists have been looking for to optimize L-Arginine's conversion to Nitric Oxide. Combine BioFolin and Arginine and guess what you can expect—One Mother of a Pump! Scientists at MHP did not hold back in the formulation of TRAC Extreme-NO's proprietary anabolic Nitric Oxide generator, NitroFolin-ATP™. Each serving is loaded with a mega dose of 4 grams of pure pharmaceutical grade L-Arginine. This high dose L-Arginine with BioFolin combo by itself will blow away any other NO product in existence. But MHP scientists even went a step further and added 30 other proven Nitric Oxide and performance enhancement agents, making TRAC Extreme-NO the most powerful pump inducing pre-workout formula available.
Earlier, we spoke about BioFolin's unique ability to augment all the co-factors involved for the conversion of arginine to NO and we referred to NOS as the most critical of all—and here's where most products lose their credibility in the scientific community and also fail to serve up fiber-swelling muscle pumps. The key to Nitric Oxide is not AAKG, it's not a Phylo-pseudo delivery technology, and it's certainly not a 'satellite' cell, citrulline, arginine malate or arginine ethyl esther—the NO powerhouse is an enzymatic enigma called Nitric Oxide Synthase, or NOS for short. The reason you probably haven't heard about it before lies in the fact that every Nitric Oxide product you've ever experimented with or read about fails to address it! This is a critical mistake on their behalf, because maximum Nitric Oxide production cannot happen without maximum NOS activity. Scientists refer to the NOS enzyme as a catalyst, a substance that increases the rate of a reaction. NOS is needed to convert arginine to Nitric Oxide; without NOS there is no conversion to Nitric Oxide regardless of how much arginine or other Nitric Oxide precursor you take. You can think of NOS as the "decision" maker with the power to decide whether or not you're going to get the Nitric Oxide output you want for a maximum strength pump. NOS takes the NO precursors you're consuming (hopefully it's arginine and not some hyped up derivative) and converts it into Nitric Oxide. Sounds simple enough, right? But certain co-factors such as Homocysteine, ADMA (asymmetric dimethylarginine) and SOA (super oxide anion) are Nitric Oxide inhibitors. These inhibitors block and interfere with NOS, therefore restricting Nitric Oxide production.
It's at this stage in the complex Nitric Oxide biochemical pathway that other NO products fall short—they don't address these Nitric Oxide inhibitors that restrict Nitric Oxide production. Not anymore! With the discovery of BioFolin in combination with arginine and various other Nitric Oxide optimizers, MHP has been able to push Nitric Oxide production past all previous limits with their proprietary compound NitroFolin-ATP. This allows athletes to finally harness the full power of Nitric Oxide for immense muscle pumps and to trigger new muscle fiber growth like never before. (see Illus. 1)
PDE-5 Antigen Technology Eliminates 'Pump Death'
If you've ever taken a competitor's Nitric Oxide product, you've felt that 'flattening out' period and lost your pump quickly. Even with an extended release delivery, they broke their "perpetual pump promise". In fairness to them, even with a sustained or extended release delivery, keeping a maximum muscle pump isn't happening unless you address a relatively unknown compound produced by your own body called, Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5).
Here is how this "pump killer" PDE-5 works. Biochemically speaking, the mighty Nitric Oxide molecule is available in your blood for only a few seconds even with a sustained release delivery. Then it's converted into cGMP, a big driving force behind your pump. However, the sudden death of your pump occurs when the "pump killer" PDE-5, converts cGMP into GMP—that little 'c' means everything—once cGMP is converted to GMP, it terminates the life of your pump…kiss your pump goodbye! In essence, even with an extended release delivery, the Nitric Oxide you are producing is getting shut down by PDE-5 as fast as you can make it—so you will never reach Nitric Oxide saturation or be able to keep your pump.
MHP R&D has employed an amazing new PDE-5 Antigen Technology with TRAC Extreme-NO that blocks PDE-5 from converting cGMP to the pump-deadly GMP, in effect, keeping the pump-feeding cGMP alive in your bloodstream for longer. With TRAC Extreme-NO, not only will you jack Nitric Oxide production through the roof with arginine, BioFolin and a full spectrum of other Nitric Oxide stimulators—with this new PDE-5 Antigen Technology, you'll extend the lifespan of every Nitric Oxide molecule. The net effect of increased Nitric Oxide production coupled with the extended lifespan causes what is called "Cumulative Nitric Oxide Saturation". This maximum saturation of Nitric Oxide will actually force your muscles to expand giving you added size and an explosive pump that lasts for hours upon hours after your workout!
Fiber Splitting Pumps—Explosive Power—
Insane Energy and Intensity
TRAC Extreme-NO doesn't stop at the pump. TRAC Extreme-NO is the first supplement in the world to simultaneously master the Nitric Oxide pathway, biochemical energy cycle and mechanical power output system with its exclusive, patent pending NitroFolin-ATP™. We've clearly proven how TRAC Extreme-NO has set a new precedent in Nitric Oxide supplementation—it maximizes NO production and employs a host of powerful nutrients that combats all Nitric Oxide inhibitors and agonists, shutting them down dead in their tracks, allowing for uninhibited Nitric Oxide production within your muscle tissue. NitroFolin-ATP™ even increases the lifespan of the all-powerful Nitric Oxide compound with groundbreaking PDE-5 Antigen Technology for maximum Nitric Oxide saturation. But that's not all…
NitroFolin-ATP™ will contribute to new gains in strength and muscle mass with an aggregate of the most heavily researched anabolic agents known to science, triggering explosive power and muscle cell expansion. NitroFolin-ATP also employs a hefty dose of energizing compounds to fuel your workouts with a high-powered Adrenaline rush that will have your tearing up the gym for the most intense workouts ever. And we all know how frustrating it is to have your muscles fill with lactic acid causing you to "hit the wall" and prevent you from pushing out those extra reps. NitroFolin-ATP allows you to push through "lactic acid burnout" and all plateaus with newly researched lactic acid buffering intermediates, which will allow you to overload your muscles more than ever—forcing you to tap into muscle fibers you never knew existed.

To get the absolute most from this powerful compound, NitroFolin-ATP, MHP developed and patented the first ever "Two Stage On Demand Nutrient Delivery System" in TRAC Extreme-NO. A proprietary BiFusion Time Released Technology feeds these powerhouse nutrients to your muscles on demand, releasing them into your bloodstream when your body craves them most. So, take hold because your training is about to take on an entirely new dimension as you experience stage 1 of this technology. Instafusion, a quick insurgence of Nitric Oxide, ATP, cell volumizers and energizers that flood your muscles during your workout, allowing you to reach Maximum Muscle Nutrient Capacity for the most incredible strength, pumps and intense workouts imaginable. Then stage 2, Profusion, kicks in with a continual feed of Nitric Oxide, ATP and cell volumizers to stimulate muscle growth, recovery and keep you pumped for hours (see chart 2). TRAC Extreme-NO truly represents a new frontier in Nitric Oxide with groundbreaking innovations that will allow you to take muscle growth, intensity and "the pump" to the EXTREME!

MHP A Bomb


The World's First Ever Multi-Pathway Anabolic Gene Activator
with an Exclusive Pharmaceutical 'Continuous Infusion' Delivery for
Unequalled Permanent Gains in Muscle Mass!*
A-BOMB is, without question, the most exciting development in the science of muscle growth. It is the first supplement to trigger your genetic muscle building machinery from multiple pathways and synergistic anabolic actions. A-BOMB's highly researched ingredients work at the DNA level through non-hormonal signal transduction by manipulating key muscle growth regulators mTOR, PKB, p70s6k, 4E-BP1, FOXO and MAFbx. A-BOMB maximizes this process through two critical pathways. The first pathway is the 'nutrient dependent pathway', in which A-BOMB uses specific amino acids and nutrients to modulate signaling through pathways traditionally triggered by hormones. The second pathway is the 'insulin dependent pathway', in which A-BOMB has the unique ability to mediate the release of insulin without raising blood sugar. Simultaneously signaling these pathways allows for maximum gene activation at the DNA level to 'turn on' the muscle building process.*
A-BOMB even goes a step further to improve muscle gene activation by upregulating your DNA's central control system. Using a clinically proven DNA remodeling compound, A-BOMB removes damaged cells and repairs DNA damage—allowing your genetic cellular machinery to respond better to the signaling of these key muscle growth regulators.*
Insulinotropic and Intracellular Osmolarity
Induced Muscle Hypertrophy!*
In addition to its critical role at the genetic level, A-BOMB's unique ability to augment a controlled, steady release of insulin creates the ideal insulinotropic anabolic environment, increasing protein synthesis to stimulate muscle growth. A-BOMB also induces muscle hypertrophy through a very powerful anabolic mechanism called Intracellular Osmolarity (IO), which creates an anabolic reaction within the muscle cell. Interestingly, Intracellular Osmolarity works both independently as well as synergistically to mTOR signal transduction. So, not only is Intracellular Osmolarity anabolic in itself, it will further enhance gene expression.*
Continuous Infusion Fuels Muscle Growth Long After Your Workout
with a Patented 12 Hour Metered Dose Technology!*
In order to make huge, steady gains in muscle mass, you need to remain in an anabolic/anti- catabolic state. MHP's R&D team has developed a pharmaceutical 12 Hour Metered Dose Technology that mimics the IV Continuous Infusion Technique used by biotech companies to elicit the best anabolic response and stimulate muscle growth. The 12 Hour Metered Dose Technology in A-BOMB forces you into a highly anabolic muscle building state—all day, every day!*

As a dietary supplement, take 4 tablets in the morning and 4 tablets in the evening.
A-BOMB may be stacked with any other sports nutrition supplements. Stack with MHP's T-BOMB II for the ultimate growth surge!
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 4 tablets
Servings Per Container: 56
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A (as 100% beta carotene) 1,665 IU 34%
Multi-Pathway Anabolic Gene Activators with 4,504 mg
Insulinotropic and Intracellular Osmolarity Optimizers:
L-Leucine-ketoisocaproic acid
L-IsoLeucine-ketoisocaproic acid
L-Valine-ketoisocaproic acid
HMB (Beta-Hydroxy Beta-MethylButyrate)
AKG (Alpha-Ketoglutarate)
GKG (Glutamine Alpha-Ketoglutarate)
DNA Remodeling Agents: 75 mg
RNA (Ribonucleic acid)
Uncaria tomentosa
Beta,Beta,-Carotene (9CI)

Size On by Gaspari Nutrition

Size ON Gaspari Nutrition
Best Intra and Post Workout Drink Ever; Nothing Gets You Bigger,
Faster and Gives Your More Power and Energy!!!
How do you like that for an advertisement line? Well, initially, I was pretty blase'
and skeptical about it too and then my friend and business associate, Rich Gaspari
from Gaspari Nutrition said, "OK, that's how we're going to advertise it Bruce, now
you get to build it!"
Say what?!? Come again?!? You're pulling my leg, right Rich? Usually you develop
the product first and THEN write the advertising pitch, not the other way around
buddy. Someone, not gonna mention any names, needs to go to a remedial, supplement
developing course at community college!
This was going to be one of the more "challenging" supplements I have ever had to
engineer, thatís for sure. For starters, Rich already had about the best pre-workout
drink on the market in Superpump250™, I mean, have you seen the "before and
after" pictures? How the heck was I going to top this one, especially with an intra
or post work out concoction? Oh and did I mention, Rich told me "it" has to "taste
awesome and can't cause deadly diarrhea, frothing farts or abdominal bloating?"
Sure, and while we're at it Rich, why don't we just throw in that it the product will
do your laundry, balance your checkbook, mow your lawn, and change the fucking
oil in your car?
Working with Rich Gaspari is probably a lot like working with Donald Trump except
Rich hasn't quite got the bank the Trumpster has (yet) but he does have a better
build and a slightly (and I do mean "slightly") more realistic opinion of himself.
There are a lot of great, peri-work out drinks on the market now that work fantastically
well. So this was going to be a monster challenge for me to create something
that blows away the competition. Something that will cause anyone who tries it,
even one time, to say, "hot damned, this really is the most amazing creatine containing
workout drink there is!" It's really hard to be the best when there are so
many exceptionally good "bests" out there already. Why are we doing this one
again, Rich? Oh yeah, your amazing quest to improve upon every market segment
of the supplement industry, thatís right, how could I forget - whatever is out there,
Gaspari can do it better even if it means trying to do the unthinkable - improving on
an existing Gaspari product. Uh huh!
Iteration Number X - You're Fired!
Ok, so it has to smoke every other post workout product by a country mile, this I
know. It's got to taste good and not make you smell like a 2 year old kid from a trailor
park or give you chocolate squirts for hours on end. No problema, mi amigo, senor
Richardo! Now let's get crackin'!
So I thought for a moment, "what would I want in a intra or post workout drink aside
from the things Rich already mentioned?" Well, I would want it to sustain the
"pumped" feeling I get from the gym after my workout as long a humanly possible.
Iíd want it to energize and fuel my muscle with all the nutritional goodies needed to
optimize a positive growth environment and minimize or even eliminate a catabolic
environment and Iíd want it to make me feel good overall with a nice neurological
enhancing effect.
The first recipe I concocted did hit the proverbial "nail on the head" and all that but
the serving size was... uhm... shall we say 'a bit on the large size?' My code name
for this was "the kitchen sink" because it literally had every nutrient and vitamin you
could think of and then a whole lot more. But you know itís a little difficult to mix in
150 grams of a powder into 16 ounces of juice or water without a cement mixer.
Rich, in his best Trumpian voice of course said to me, "this sucks, it clumps together
like lumpy pancake batter... you're fired, hahahahah -- just kidding, go back and
try it again, the serving size is too big and we can't sell 44 pound bottles of the new
Recipe number two was really high tech - I mean, I dug deep into the annals of
research, old and new and found some exotic and esoteric kick ass nutrients, many
of them never used before in our realm that would optimize pre-workout energy,
intra-workout stamina and power, and of course post-workout muscle pump and
positive growth environment. One of these was arachidonic acid (AA) which I wanted
to desperately use and license from Bill Llewellyn/Molecular Nutrition.
Molecular sells AA in a gel cap and the product works really well in packing on the
pounds of lean muscle mass. Unfortunately for "The Apprentice..." AA is an oil and
won't mix well with a pre-workout drink based on water and carbohydrates.
Additionally, when we tried to 'spray it on a carbohydrate' so it would become
water soluable it ended up smelling pretty rank and left an aftertaste that was...
well, it would not cut it. I want to thank Bill and the folks at Molecular for trying very
hard to work with me on this project. Molecular's X-Factor is a great product and I
wish them the best of luck in selling it (and if you are looking for a non-hormonal
method for increasing lean mass, AA/X-Factor is something you need to look into
now). Sayeth the former Night of the Champions and Arnold Classic winner (that'd
be Gaspari), "this tastes pretty bad, what did I say about how it had to taste again?
Weren't you paying attention? - you're fired again, hahahah! Just kidding, try it
again, you'll get it right, Bruce!"
I don't know how many iterations I went through but I did know that Rich's dreams
about being like Trump and having me as some gopher-lackey type a la "The
Apprentice" was wearing think on my nerves.
I had to find the solution, I had to concoct the ultimate intra/post workout drink, not
so much to please Rich and justify my sky high design fee and get my check but to
shut him up before his 'delusions of Donald' really started to creep into other
aspects of his life as well as annoy me to the point where I'd just have to smack the
guy in the head with a 25 pound dumbbell to knock his ass back to reality.
SizeOn™ - The Ultimate Intra-Workout Sustainer AS WELL AS
Post-Workout Rehydrating, Re-energizing & Anabolic Matrix
and Nighttime Growth Factor
Boy that's a mouthful, ain't it? But thatís pretty much what weíve done when creating
this new product and I guarantee that NOTHING ELSE CURRENTLY BEING
I had found a solution to Gaspari's advertising slogan - Best Intra and Post Work
Out Drink Ever; Nothing Gets You Bigger, Faster and Gives Your More Power and
- AND EVEN EXCEEDED THIS, because truly SizeOn™ obliterates the need for a
separate post-workout drink too. I have to tell you, it was not easy. Let's look into
some of what powers SizeOn™ into THE phenomenal product that it is.
Hit The After Burners - This Creatine is Going In Fast and Hard!!!
Yes, SizeOn™ contains creatine in it. But SizeOn™ has two very special, unique types
of creatine in it (one of them that nobody else has thought of or has used in a post work
out/night time product until Gaspari Nutrition came along). This is not to say other creatines
are bad, many of them are pretty damned sweet and most work very well. But
the unique creatine in SizeOn™ (it is called creatine gluconate ester) is really high tech
and ultra-cool. I can't think of a creatine molecule that is going to work better than this
one and here is why: creatine is "attached" to "something," either as a salt (like in
dicreatine malate, creatine phosphate, creatine monohydrate) or as an ester (like in
creatine ethyl ester). Now that salt or ester part of the molecule has pretty much only
been used up until now as a "delivery system" to assist the creatine to get inside the
bloodstream as effectively as possible. Once it is in there, the creatine splits off from
the salt or ester and you end up say... creatine plus water or creatine plus ethanol or
whatever! Most of these delivery systems, after they 'deliver' the creatine into the
bloodstream donít do jack shit, really. Yeah, creatine hooked up to a malate salt is
somewhat useful because malic acid is a good Kreb's cycle intermediary (more on this
later). However, in some cases, the "delivery system" might even be... dare I say, "not
exactly good for you?!?" This is how creatine gluconate is totally different (and vastly
superior) to every other creatine on the market. When you split this molecule you get
creatine and GLUCOSE. So not only does the 'gluconate' part of the molecule help get
the whole shebang into your blood stream faster, when it splits apart, you get something
that is useful - GLUCOSE - which stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas
(like all simple carbohydrates tend to do) and serves as an additional fuel source for
muscle cellular mitochondrial ATP synthesis. And study after study has shown that in
the presence of increased amounts of insulin, creatine is FAR BETTER absorbed into
muscle cells where it can then do all of the cool things that creatine does. Creatine gluconate
is like a multi-staged rocket ñ the two components together help to insure that
the most amount of creatine possible gets absorbed into your blood stream and then
when the molecule is ìsplitî you get the "after burner" effect of glucose (and not some
non-useful or even harmful by-product) stimulating an insulinogenic response to help
rocket that creatine into the muscle cells as fast as possible.
The other cool creatine found in SizeOn™ is called "creatine alpha-ketoglutaratate."
What is really 'the bomb' about this is that it is creatine attached to a form
of glutamine. There are a plethora of studies demonstrating how useful glutamine
is for muscle growth but the sad truth is that most glutamine products are useless
-- the glutamine you ingest orally never makes it to the bloodstream, it gets "stuck"
in the walls of the intestines where cells there use and degrade it. However, when
attached to a creatine molecule, glutamine (or the alpha-ketone form of it) does
make it to the bloodstream whereby it "can perform its magic" and help to increase
muscle growth.
ATP Disodium Salt - The Most Amazing Cellular Pre-Energizer Ever
As any physiologist 'worth his salt' will tell you, ATP is the energy source that cells
must have readily available to do work. It is the 'energy storage unit' of the human
body. And after your workout, your body, especially your muscle cells, are almost
depleted of it. Now it's not like you're going to run out of it - the mitochondria - the
'power plant production' apparatus of all cells are always making more and more
ATP. But the problem is this; it ain't an instant process and those mitochondria need
time (and glucose, did I mention that?) to make more power, more ATP. Well... why
not just help the mitochondria along by ingesting ATP, specifically the disodium salt
of this cool power molecule, to insure rapid and complete absorption into both the
body and then into the blood stream where is can be uptaken by the liver and red
blood cells? Uhm... dah! Seems pretty obvious that you workout hard and use up
all or most of the muscle cell energy supplies and it's going to take time for the body
to replace it that you could 'help your body along' by ingesting some of this cool
stuff in a pre-workout drink so you don't run low on it while you're training hard. I
mean, it's about as obvious as the day is long so I guess I am really disappointed
that most pre- and post-workout drinks don't contain ATP or any real quantity of it
and if they do, it is not the cool, disodium salt version of it to maximize absorption.
Score one for Gaspari Nutrition here again! ATP Disodium Salt is the fastest way
to prepower and repower your muscle cells before you hit the iron and then after
a heavy, resistance training type workout, bar none. Additionally, ATP Disodium
Salt clearly acts as an insulinogenic it's mechanism of action is well-established as
it causes a stimulation of insulin secretion following the interactions with pancreatic
beta cell purine receptors
Glycerol Monostearate - The 'Ultimate Pump Maker'
Professional and high level amateur bodybuilders have a slick little trick that they
donít want you, the "average Joe," to know about. Well screw this "hidden knowledge
BS" -- we are blowing the top off it. Bodybuilders and their trainers know that
the use of glycerol will cause intense muscle pumps while giving a "dried out and
tight look" for that classic, razor skin thin, shrink wrapped look. Glycerol is what is
known as an "osmotic diuretic" and it helps to pull out extravascular water under the
skin to "shrink wrap" your body while at the same time pushing fluid into the cells (as
in ìmuscle cellsî) to give that insane, pumped up look. Up until now, glycerol was a
fluid and was inconvenient
to use or
incorporate into a
powder supplement.
However with
the advent of the
monostearate ester,
we know have a
solid, sweet tasting,
powdered form of
glycerol that can be
used in a powder
supplement. The
secret that the highest
level bodybuilders
and the
super trainers have
known about - and
used for years - is
now readily available
to the "average
Joe" in SizeOn™.
Nothing is going to
pump you up faster
and make you look
better quicker than
glycerol monostearate
in conjunction
with creatine.
Malic Acid - Providing Energy For The Long Stretch
Malic acid is a Kreb's cycle intermediary that is critical in the mitochondrial synthesis
of ATP. So obviously, adding this useful stuff in gram per serving amounts is going
to have a very positive, noticeable effect on the rate of ATP resynthesis from ADP and
AMP by skeletal muscle mitochondria as well as the sheer total amount of ATP
formed. Providing large amounts of malic acid is like filling up the gas tank of a
Lamborghini Murcielago with 94 octane super unleaded. The mitochondria are like
the engine of the Lambo and the malic acid is like that hi-test gasoline. Your body is
like the rest of the car. If you want your Lambo to have maximal torque and horsepower
so you can drive it on the Autobanh for hundreds of miles on end with no slow
downs (if you want your body to produce as much ATP as fast as possible so you can
exercise longer and harder) then having a "full tank of gas" (having your bloodstream
full of malic acid) is a good way to do it!
No, I Am Not Giving Up My Paycheck... Or My Mind!!!
Ever see that movie Paycheck starring Ben Affleck? It's a pretty cool sci-fi thriller,
I suggest you check it out of the video store when you have some time, but the
essence of this movie is that Affleck is this reverse engineering whiz-kid that companies
pay a lot of money to in order for Affleck to 'reverse engineer' competitor's
products and improve upon them after which this cool device erases Ben's memory
and he gets a mad, crazy paycheck. This kind of thing happened to me here with
SizeOn™ when we were developing and experimenting with carbohydrates to use
as a fuel source and delivery system for the product. Rich tossed me a canister of
a leading competitor's product and said, "OK Bruce, go to work..." I then went into
a secret underground lab accessible by a hidden staircase at Gaspari's HQ in
Neptune, NJ and 6 weeks later... viola! Out I appeared with a revolutionary new
carbohydrate matrix that we are patenting called Outlast™ and Rich smacked me
along the side of the head with a 45 pound plate (to erase my memory of course).
OK, so it didnít quite happen that way. What did happen is that I looked at the best
carbohydrate matrix in the supplement industry, which anyone will tell you hands
down is Vitargo® (a patented mix of amylose and amylopectin) and said to myself,
"how can I duplicate the effects of Vitargo® and maybe even improve upon it without
violating the patents on this cool carbo?" Well it wasn't fuckin' easy, that's for
sure! But I think Outlast™ is going to give Vitargo™ and every other carbohydrate
out there a serious run for the money.
I spent many months working on a carbohydrate matrix that would mimic and I
think, improve upon the effects of Vitargo® without violating the patent concerning
it because a good friend of mine is the individual who has the exclusive license in
America to sell Vitargo® and unlike other people, I don't rip people off. So as much
as I could have used Vitargo® and this product would have been finished months
ago, I just could not see ripping off a friend of mine -- it is bad karma. So we worked
on our own matrix of carbohydrates and I'll be damned if we did not hit pay dirt. The
Outlast™ (and now patent pending) carbohydrate matrix is really something special
that has to be tried to be fully appreciated. It contains exacting amounts of amylose,
ribose, methyl cellulose, and a bunch of proprietary short, medium and long
chain glucose oligosaccharides based on months of clinical research that accomplish
the following:
1) Induces an immediate and sustained insulinogenic response to push more"fuel,"
amino acids and nutrients into the muscle cells for a longer period of time and with
more intensity than any other carbohydrate matrix.
2) Induces a gastrointestinal slowing effect which means the product is fully
digested and more is absorbed -- this means very little or none of the ingredients in
the products goes to waste 'out the back door.'
3) Induces a positive, deliberately designed, and sustained serotonergic neural
effect increases mental acuity and 'feeling of well being.'
Best Pre-Workout Drink Ever? Or Best Before Bed Drink Ever?
Perhaps Best Intra-Training Drink Ever? Nope! How About
"Best Utility Performance Enhancing Drink Ever!"
There is a lot more I could say about SizeOn™ but I am running out space (I could
write about this stuff forever I think). There are a lot of other useful and cool ingredients
in this product that space did not permit me to discuss but I will tell you what:
if you are looking for the ultimate intra-workout or post-training re-energizing drink
(or creatine product) than look no further because I'll stack this puppy up with any
of the "big dogs" out there and Iíll guarantee you that SizeOn™ will beat them all
back with a stick every time. The other "stuff" we noticed with SizeOn™ is that it is
more aptly called a "unique utility solution" because a lot of guys who got sample
packs decided to try it WHILE doing their workouts because Rich did just this by
accident for a week and gained about 6 pounds and felt (this is a quote) "like my
training session never had to come to an end." Another employee at Gaspari
Nutrition swears that SizeOn™ is better suited as a "take before you go to sleep --
wake up with an amazing, refreshed and re-energized feeling." So it appears that
no matter how you elect to use this wunderdrink, pre-workout, post-workout,
before bed or while you're training, you're gonna see some fantastic results. Try
SizeOn™ for three workouts and if it's not the best supplement you have purchased
in a long time then contact the man himself, Rich Gaspari at orders@gasparinutrition.
com and we'll gladly refund your money, no questions asked.