Cross training has become a popular means of using weight training to simultaneously build strength, power, speed, and endurance, as well as melt off body fat. But as you would expect from any program that delivers so many results, it’s tough work. That means you need to prep properly before these grueling workouts and recover and repair after they are over. MHP has designed two products specifically for those who train using High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or any cross-training style of working out—X-FIT Trainer and X-FIT Power. Combining them with Dark Matter will maximize your training performance and the results you experience.
The two main ingredients in X-FIT Power are HICA and D-aspartic acid. HICA is short for alpha-hydroxyisocaproic acid, which is a metabolite of the branched-chain amino acid leucine. This supplement has been shown to inhibit muscle loss by blocking the action of catabolic compounds known as metalloproteinases. This is important when an athlete trains frequently at high intensity, such as during cross training. D-aspartic acid is an amino acid that has been shown to significantly raise testosterone levels by as much as 40%. Keeping testosterone levels high is important for maintaining strength and power, as well as for increasing muscle growth and enhancing fat loss. X-FIT Power also provides three critical B vitamins: B6, B12, and folic acid. Vitamin B6 and B12 are both important for generating energy, while folic acid and B6 are also important for muscle growth. Since intense training has been shown to lower levels of these B vitamins in athletes, it’s important to get in a daily dose of them.
The two main ingredients in this pre-workout formula are creatine monohydrate and beta- alanine. Creatine provides the quick energy your muscles need during intense workouts. Beta- alanine buffers the acidity levels that build up during nonstop training so that you can train stronger for longer. In addition to these two powerhouses, X-FIT Trainer contains a good dose of caffeine from natural sources, such as guarana (Paullinia cupana) and green tea extract. Plus, there’s ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) to keep levels of the catabolic hormone cortisol low while increasing testosterone levels. Research shows that the demands of cross training raise cortisol levels, which can increase muscle breakdown and lower testosterone production and function. Ashwagandha can blunt cortisol levels and raise testosterone as confirmed in clinical trials.
There is a window that stays open after every workout for about 30–45 minutes. During this time, muscle cells are able to take up more nutrients and utilize them for recovery and muscle growth. Dark Matter is designed to maximize the recovery potential that is opened by this post-workout window. It provides fast carbs, essential amino acids, and three forms of creatine. During nonstop cross-training workouts, your muscle glycogen levels become depleted. Research shows that for optimal recovery of muscle glycogen you need to get carbs to your muscles ASAP. The carb complex in Dark Matter does so in the fastest way possible. This also spikes insulin, which helps to shuttle more of the creatine and critical essential amino acids from Dark Matter into the muscle cells for better recovery and muscle growth.
Only $199.99 ($189 value)
-X-FIT Trainer (20 servings)
-X-FIT Power (168 tablets)
-Dark Matter (2.6 lbs)
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