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THE GOOD CARBS

THE GOOD CARBS

By: Jennifer Lee1374081455-shutterstock_107742713
As a very weight-conscious woman, if someone had told me that I’d be using a product every day (twice a day actually) that had the words “weight gain” printed on the bottle, I would have told them they were absolutely crazy. However, for the past several years, Max ACM (Advanced Carbohydrate Matrix) has been an integral part of my training regime. It’s helped to improve my training performance and endurance and it helps me recover and stay healthy.

Oh, and my weight? It’s right where I want it to be. As a long distance runner, Max ACM is a necessity for my training needs every single day. It is fuel for your body and I can tell you first hand that it will make you a better athlete.

What is Max ACM?
Max ACM is a carbohydrate powder. It’s composed of three types of carbohydrates, each providing a specific benefit for sports performance.

Waxy Maize (amylopectin) is a starch that passes through the stomach quickly, making it a fast-digesting carbohydrate. Because of the high molecular weight, waxy maize is also ideal for carbohydrate (glycogen) loading.

Maltodextrin is an easily digested short chain of glucose units. It’s a good intermediate energy source frequently used for fueling during endurance training and in sports drinks.

Trehalose has a much lower molecular weight than waxy maize or maltodextrin. It has a slower digestion and absorption time, providing lasting fuel for the body. Another benefit of trehalose is that it aids in the absorption of other nutrients, making it ideal to add to protein, amino acids and creatine.

How To Use Max ACM
Max ACM can be used for pre-, intra- and post-workout, for carbohydrate loading and for healthy weight gain.

As a Pre-Workout Drink
Fueling with carbohydrates before your workout is important, but not just any kind of carbohydrate will do. Carbohydrates that digest very quickly can cause an athlete to experience something called “rebound hypoglycemia.” Rebound hypoglycemia will normally hit 20 to 30 minutes into the workout. You may feel lightheaded, get cold sweats, tired legs and/or a sick feeling in your stomach. It’s caused by low blood sugar and can occur after consuming a high carbohydrate/high sugar pre-workout snack. Max ACM provides sustained fuel that lasts throughout the entire workout. Max ACM can be taken by itself before any workout. It can also be mixed with CX3, Pro BCAA, Full Blown Extreme and/or Triple Whey.

As an Intra-Workout Drink
Hard training sessions or long training sessions will require the use of carbohydrates during the workout. The carbohydrates you consume during workouts will actually help to promote protein synthesis, as well as to help you push yourself to higher levels of performance. ACM can be mixed with Pro BCAA for added benefit.

As a Post-Workout Drink
Carbohydrates post workout is a necessity. Max ACM provides the quick absorbing carbohydrate you need to assist in recovery. Post workout, Max ACM will help to:

Lower cortisol levels
Speed protein synthesis
Improve immunity
Fight muscle damage
Fight inflammation
Replenish glycogen
Carbohydrate Loading
Endurance athletes’ normal diets are generally high in carbohydrates, but a few days before a big event most athletes will load up on carbs to make sure they are fully glycogen loaded to avoid bonking, or hitting the wall. Max ACM makes carb loading easy, and since it doesn’t contain any fat or protein you don’t need to worry about getting too many calories pre-race, which can cause digestion problems. A general rule for endurance athletes is to get 4 to 6 grams of carbohydrate per pound of body weight during the carb loading phase. Add Max ACM to yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes or just drink it with snacks and meals for the additional carbs you’ll need.

For Weight Gain
For hard gainers, Max ACM will assist in consuming additional calories. Add it to milk, yogurt, oatmeal, protein shakes, fruit and/or juice to easily increase the calories you’re consuming.

Serious Athletes Use It
Most people are thrilled to just finish a “Tough Mudder,” but not Tyler Nash. Tyler is training for his second “World’s Toughest Mudder.” And this year, he’s training to win it.

Tyler was referred to Max Muscle by his running coach, Brent Bowers, for help with proper nutrition. He signed up for a custom-designed Max Meal Plan and started to incorporate Max Muscle products designed for endurance. Tyler’s training consists of more than 10 hours per week. His workouts include an average of 60 miles per week of running, CrossFit, core workouts and weight-training workouts. His caloric intake is high and is made up of nearly 60 percent carbohydrates. He uses 1 to 2 scoops of Max ACM before training and 2 to 3 scoops with protein after training. As an endurance athlete, maintaining low-body fat and low weight is essential, and so as you might expect, many endurance athletes shy away from products that contain too many carbs. What they don’t understand is that the carbohydrate in Max ACM will make them a better athlete.

Tyler understands this completely. His training has improved since incorporating the product and he said, “I have better energy levels and I don’t bonk during workouts like I did before. It’s also easy to take and doesn’t upset my stomach during workouts.”

Max ACM fuels his training, assists in recovery and before events, ensures that he is glycogen loaded and ready to push through to the end. According to Tyler, “Max ACM is also helping me recover and work harder on days when I have two workouts to finish.”

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Tyler Nash’s meal plan includes the following for each workout:

Pre-Workout Shake
1 to 2 scoops ACM
1 scoop CX3
5 to 10 grams protein

Post-Workout Shake
2 to 3 scoops ACM
¼ scoop CX3
20 to 30 grams protein (1 scoop Max Pro or 1½ to 2 scoops Max ARM)
1 scoop Max Glutamine

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