Day one came upon me quickly but, of course, I was prepared. I start every morning with MaxOne™ and MaxATP™. I wanted to get to the track early and get in a good warm up so I’d be ready for the 100 meter heats. Knowing that the former Gold and Silver Medalist from the last World Championships were going to be in my heat, I was a wee bit concerned. But then again, I thought, smiling to myself, they don’t have RiboCeine™.

The gun goes off and I spring from my starting blocks like a panther, getting to 60 meters with a comfortable lead. Feeling confident, I geared down and, over the last 10 meters, the Gold Medalist from the last championships surged by me at the line. Since there were three heats, the top eight times posted in those heats make it to the final, so I wasn’t worried about letting the former champ move up on me.

There was one other sprinter who posted a great time in the heats, so I knew it would be between the two of us. The good news is I broke the world record. The bad news is I came in second. So I grabbed the Silver Medal in the 100 meter. But I felt great about my time considering that most of my competition was almost 10 years younger than me.

Next up was the weight throw, also called the ball throw, which involves throwing a ball the same weight as a baseball for distance. Being a thrower and former decathlete, I anticipated an easy victory. I found extra motivation over losing the Gold in the 100 meter. Well, I’m happy to say I set new World and World Transplant World Games records on my first throw, but I still had three throws to go.

But first, I had to participate in a 4 x 100 meter relay for team USA. I didn’t feel like we had a legitimate shot at a medal in this event, but I was intent on having my team give it our best shot. Sadly, I was right. Although we finished second in our heat, we didn’t have a fast enough time to make the top three overall. I also tweaked my hamstring during the relay by probably trying a little too hard to run down the man in front of me. I’m hoping it won’t prevent me from running the 200 meter on Thursday. With a bit of a hobble in my step, I walked back to do my final three throws in the ball throw. Each successive throw went a little farther and I finished with a record throw of 72.67 (240 feet).

So to recap, I finished my first day at the games with a Gold Medal, a Silver Medal, a world record, and a World Transplant Games record. I have to feel pretty good about that! Thanks Max!

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To say that professional athlete Howard Dell’s status as a Max Associate is one of many hats is a gross understatement. Howard is an actor who has appeared on numerous television shows such as The Young and the Restless, That ’70s Show, and the Bill Cosby spinoff from the nineties, A Different World.

In addition to being active in various charities, Howard is an author at work on a book on health, nutrition, and vitality called Eating Left Because Right Didn’t Work, as well as an autobiography.

Howard’s career as a professional athlete is as impressive as his other endeavors. Among his other accomplishments Howard played professional football in both Canada and the U.S. and he represented the Canadian bobsled team during the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. This week, Howard is in Göteborg, Sweden participating in the World Transplant Games. Howard was the recipient of a liver transplant last year and has worked hard since then to get himself ready for this latest challenge.

It is an event he has been preparing for, both mentally and physically, for some time. Starting today at the games, Howard will participate in the 100 meter and the Ball Throw. Tomorrow’s events will include the Discus, the Javelin, and the 200 meter.

“My mental preparation for Wednesday’s events is starting to narrow,” Howard said as he arrived in Sweden. “I take my MaxOne™ as a baseline for my general health twice a day. I have felt an extraordinary difference in my physical well-being from the first week I started taking it eight months ago. Following my MaxOne, I take my MaxATP™ always 30 minutes prior to my workout.”

Howard said that each workout at this level is difficult, but MaxOne and MaxATP have made them noticeably better and his performance and health are the markers of their effectiveness. The products, he says, take him to an elevated level of performance and recovery after events and workouts.

Howard is excited to be competing at the international level at the World Transplant Games. He has his Max products on hand and will be competing at the highest level in the next two days, June 22-23. Watch for another post after the games to hear about his results in his various competitions and more about his experience in Sweden. We at Max are pulling for him and wish him all the best during this important event!

Howard with Magnus Rosén, former member of the band Hammerfall. He wrote the official song for the games. On the right is Martha Ehlin, who underwent five organ transplants.


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On Saturday, June 11, 2011, Max Co-CEO Dave Bagley took first place in his division in the 3rd Annual Powder Mountain Hillclimb, a bike race that has been described as “hors catégorie” or beyond categorization in terms of difficulty. The racers ascend 3,300 vertical feet in six miles, making it the steepest climb in Utah. Remarkably, Dave has only been biking for a little over a year and this is his second year in the Powder Mountain competition.

His results last year were impressive for a beginner, but to be standing on the Gold Medal podium for his division just a year later was beyond what anyone could have foreseen. Approximately 60 participants entered the race whose biking expertise spanned the gamut from elite cyclists with national caliber experience (category one) to beginning (category five) racers. Max products, Dave said, played a significant role in his success.

“I can’t give enough credit to the products, not only for what they do for your training but your competitive edge as well,” Dave said. “I don’t think I was by any stretch of the imagination the most talented person there. I was just able to do enough for my body to sustain the effort for the longest period of time. I think the products had a lot to do with that.”

Last year Dave used MaxOne™ along with MaxATP™ to help him through the race. This year a rigorous training regimen and his regular usage of MaxOne helped him trim 9 minutes off of his time from last year and win the race. Dave said he took MaxOne the night before and again on the morning of the race.

“I think there are a lot of parallels to building a Max business and riding a race like this,” Dave said. “Sometimes the difference between winning and not winning is basically how bad you want something and how deep you are willing to dig to get it.”

Dave said he was surprised by the number of racers who didn’t have the fight left to push ahead at the end. The race was won in the last half mile or so of the race, during which time Dave pushed past a handful of racers to the finish line. As with Dave’s race, consistency and exerting a little extra effort when it counts can make all the difference to successfully building a Max business.

Another parallel to the business is the importance of preparation. To be successful in the business we need to be prepared and go into each situation with a goal in mind and a specific outcome we are working toward. In addition to taking the products daily, careful preparation was critical for Dave in the weeks before the race. By helping his body to recover from his daily workouts, the products really gave him an edge during training.

After the race, Dave still had enough energy to ride an additional 40 miles, climbing a total of nearly 6,000 feet for the day. “Without any doubt this race was powered by RiboCeine™,” Dave said.

Proceeds from the race went to the Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Research Fund at the University of Utah. For details or to donate, visit their website.


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My name is Jared Preston. I am a 41-year-old “elite age group” triathlete beginning my fourth season competing in Ironman events. On May 7th, I competed in my fifth Ironman competition in St. George, Utah. Out of 1,600 athletes at the starting line, I finished third in my age group and 33rd overall. My total time was nine hours and 57 minutes. For the second consecutive year, I earned one of the coveted spots to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

One of the major contributors to my success is Max International. I started taking MaxGXL® about one year ago and noticed a marked increase in stamina and performance. As new Max products developed, I started incorporating them into my training and nutritional program. Currently I am taking MaxOne™, Max N-Fuze™, and MaxGXL on a daily basis. I feel these products are an integral part of my nutritional plan to prepare my body to compete at such a high level.

Even when not competing, I maintain the same daily intake of products to keep my body healthy and full of energy. Also, recovering from an Ironman event is critical in order for my body to maintain optimal health. I depend on my Max products to help me bounce back as quickly as possible.

One of my secret weapons is MaxATP™. An Ironman triathlon starts with a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike race, and ending with a full marathon of 26.2 miles. In my last three races, I placed a small bottle of MaxATP in my transition spot between the bike race and the marathon so I could quickly drink it before I start out on my run. Those races were some of my best ever. I will always carry my MaxATP with me to a race!

I have full confidence in the products I’m taking and couldn’t be happier with the results I am seeing. Thanks Dave Bagley and all the other corporate employees at Max for your support. Thanks to the late Dr. Keller and Dr. Nagasawa and his team for creating such incredible products!

You don’t need to be a triathlete to enjoy the benefits of MaxOne, MaxGXL, MaxATP and Max N-Fuze. Just like Jared, these products can keep your body healthy and full of energy. Give your body an edge in all you do with Max’s revolutionary products. Add these products to your AutoShip today!


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