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MHP Xpel review. Great diuretic for your summer cut!

Let me know if you have any questions!  Also what supplements would you like me to review next?



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Supplement Tip of the Day: (Beta Alanine and Xtend)

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What is Karbolyn? Carbohydrate Supplement!

Pure Karbolyn is a homopolysaccharide (relatively complex carbohydrate)and is made up of many monosaccharides joined together by glycosidic bonds. These are very large bonds that are branched macromolecules. The “Molecular Mass” has been precisely manipulated to create absorption through the stomach at a rate much greater than maltodextrin, dextrose, breads, pasta, or rice.*

Pure Karbolyn is a patent pending carbohydrate that contains very unique properties. Because Pure Karbolyn passes through the stomach very quickly, it acts like a pump, pulling water and nutrients along with it.* This high tech carbohydrate actually moves through the stomach faster than dextrose or sugar.* Pure Karbolyn also has a higher solution osmolality than dextrose, sucrose or many other carbohydrate powder mixes on the market. This is due to the unique properties found in the patent pending process. Pure Karbolyn is completely sugar free.

Pure Karbolyn is produced using a newly developed “Enzymatic Milling Process”. The food source to produce Pure Karbolyn is potato, rice & corn. The finished product is a modified molecular mass polysaccharide that is absorbed very quickly with out any side effects, stomach bloating or discomfort plus it mixes instantly.*

What is Pure KarbolynTM used for?

Pure Karbolyn was invented for the sole purpose of carbohydrate loading. It was designed for Elite Athletes looking for a fast, safe and high performance way to easily load the muscle with accessible muscle energy (glycogen).* Pure Karbolyn has been instantized, so it mixes instantly!

If you are looking to diet for a show or pack on some mass, Pure Karbolyn is the ideal carbohydrate to get the results you are looking for.* It is very common for many bodybuilders and fitness/figure competitors to rely solely on Pure Karbolyn and oatmeal as their only complex carbohydrate sources during their pre-contest & carb loading phase!

  • Designed for Elite athletes to quickly hyper-load muscle tissue with glycogen.* Pure Karbolyn is the ideal carb for pre-contest carb loading.*
  • Pure Karbolyn is completely unique due to its size & structure of the molecule. Precisely the right size for absorption, not too big and not too small.
  • Ideal for pre, during and post-workout carbohydrate loading & nutrient transportation.*
  • No stomach bloat or discomfort.*
  • Pure Karbolyn is SUGAR FREE, mixes instantly & tastes incredible!

When is the best time to take Pure Karbolyn?

In order to optimize the powerful glycogen and nutrient loading effects of Pure Karbolyn, take 1 to 2 scoops 45-60 minutes prior to workout.* This will ensure peak glucose levels in the blood.*

  • Consume 1 to 2 scoops of Pure Karbolyn during your workout to help shuttle nutrients into the muscle and sustain energy levels.*
  • Consume 1 to 2 scoops of Pure Karbolyn immediately after your workout to facilitate quick recovery from your intense workout.*

How much Pure Karbolyn do I take?

Every athlete has different carbohydrate requirements and training goals. If you are trying to pack on size or are training up to and over 3 hours per day, you would probably need 75-100 grams of carbohydrate per serving.* If you are trying to sustain energy levels and are training on average 1 to 1.5 hours per day, 50 grams per serving may be more ideal for you.* The best protocol to follow is to experiment with 1 or 2 scoops per serving and judge your workout intensity, performance and/or appearance until you reach your desired effect.


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Pomegranate Reduces Muscle Soreness

Ellagitannins are bioactive polyphenols abundant in somefruits and nuts, such as pomegranates, black raspberries, raspberries,strawberries, walnuts and almonds. Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) fruits are widely consumedfresh and as a beverage, such as juice. If you have been reading the news lately, pomegranate juice has been found to have a protective role in preventing heart disease, high blood pressure and prostate cancer— and now it can even protect skeletal muscle!

A previous study reported that tart cherry juice prevents muscle soreness via potent antioxidant effects; pomegranate juice seems to also provide protective effects from muscle damage. The mechanisms mediating polyphenol supplementation from fruit are not clear, but may be linked to a reduction of oxidative stress and inflammation, which is caused by intense exercise.

Subjects consumed pomegranate juice twice daily and then performed a bout of maximal eccentric exercise— the most muscle-damaging form of exercise you can perform. After the intense workout session, the group that consumed pomegranate juice recovered from exercise faster than the group that did not consume pomegranate juice, and had less muscle soreness. In conclusion, this study demonstrates that twice-daily pomegranate juice consumption rich in ellagitannin supplementation over a nine-day period improves strength recovery 48-72 hours following a damaging bout of eccentric exercise.

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Joel Stubbs’ Back Workout. Lats!

Joel Stubbs on Pullups:

“I like doing chins first and with different grips, because this really warms up the various back muscles and stretches them out. When I change my hand positions, I feel different muscles working in different ways. I feel more of my upper lats and rear delts working with the wide forward [overhand] grip. With the hammer [palms facing each other] grip, I feel more of the traps tying into the rhomboid area. With the reverse [underhand] grip, I feel more of my rhomboids and the lower part of the lats.”

His entire Back Workout!

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FST-7 Training Guide

Hey guys,

This is the FST-7 Training Guide taken off of Hany Rambod’s webppage.  I figured I’d post it here and allow some of you to quickly read through it to get a basic idea of what FST-7 training is.  FST-7 is an AWESOME training program that truly allows for insane lean muscle growth by stretching the muscle fascia from the inside out.  Here is the description.  Enjoy! Please let me know if you have any questions at all!

FST-7 Training Principle.

It stands for Fascial Stretch Training and the seven refers to 7 sets performed usually as the final exercise of a target bodypart. Basically you train that bodypart on any given day heavy as you normally would keeping the rep range between 8-12, but the last exercise you perform the seven sets to finish off that particular muscle, with minimal rest in between to get the best pump possible. The example in the Pro Creator article in April 2008 issue is a workout for the biceps.

Alternate DB curls-3-4 Sets x 8-12 Reps
Machine preacher curls-3 Sets x 8-12 Reps
E-Z Bar curls-7 Sets x 8-12(30-45 seconds between sets while sipping water-more on this next month)*

Smaller muscles like Biceps, Triceps and Calves can and should be trained twice a week,while bigger muscles should be trained only once a week.Here is an example of a split:
1-Bi’s,Tri’s,and Calves
4-Chest and Tri’s
5-Back and Calves
6-Shoulders and Bi’s


* This is the FST-7 exercise. Keeping rest intervals between 30-45 seconds and making sure to stay hydrated to push that fluid into the muscle and stretch the fascia even further.

You should refrain from using  compound lifts as your “seven set,” because they require balance and the use of ancillary muscles which takes focus off the target muscle. Machines and cables are a good idea and free wights like barbell curls and skull crushers also work well for this “seven set”. Perform your “seven set” at the end of the workout for that muscle group.**
The goal is to bring as much vitamins, minerals, amino acids, oxygen etc. into the muscle, and also stretch the fascia surrounding it to help encourage maximal muscle growth.  The fascia is the limiting factor in acheiving muscle growth because the mucsle will grow only as much as there is room for it to do so.  This training system is targeted to stretch the fascia and allow more room, instead of limiting muscle growth.

** Restricting the “seven sets” as your last exercise is recommended for new users of this training principle. This will allow you to lift heavy for first few exercises before taking the muscle to failure.  There are many other variations for advanced users, including “front-loading the seven sets”, that will be discussed in the forums and blogs to allow creativity in workouts and to shock and further stretch the fascia and enhance muscle growth.

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Jack3d Review!

Jack3d Review Episode 1! This is my first video post and supplement review.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask me or comment.  You can also email me at will be launching soon!

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