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Q: "What are the benefits of using the amino Glutamine?"

A: Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid, but the most abundant in muscle tissue. It easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and is a potent "brain fuel".

In the brain, Glutamine is converted to glutamic acid, which is essential for cerebral function. It increases the amount of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which is required for proper cognitive function and mental activity.

Glutamine is vital for the synthesis of muscle proteins, and is of great value in the treatment of wasting muscle conditions and post-surgery care.

Glutaimine also balances acid/alkaline levels and forms the building blocks of RNA and DNA. It also serves as a source of fuel for cells and is important for immune function.

It is useful for arthritis, fibrosis, connective tissue disease, peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, as well as epilepsy, fatigue, impotence and senility. Glutamine can also benefit those undergoing alcohol abuse withdrawal and those living with HIV.

Glutamine supplements are often referred to as "smart drugs", although they are totally natural and wholesome.

Research has shown glutamine to have a significant anti-inflammatory effect and it also tends to decrease ones craving for sweets and sugar, which is beneficial to those looking to lose weight or reverse candida.

Certified 100% pure "Glutamine Supreme" comes highly recommended as an ultra-premium version, found in "MASS PRO Amino" at

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> > The Fundamentals of Successful Weight Training < <

By Rob Regish

The fundamentals of successful weight training are threefold: Intensity, Volume and Frequency. If your results don't match your expectations, then the answer to your problem will be found in one of these three variables. This article will focus on helping you to properly regulate the frequency of your training.

As a MASS customer, I assume you are training with the proper intensity and volume (set-rep scheme). That is, you regularly attempt to add weight and/or reps each and every trip to the gym and do not overtrain with unnecessary set volume. So far, so good.

Over the past 7 years I have traveled the country on business and trained in gyms from MA to CA. What I have noticed is that more often than not, trainees adhere to a fixed training schedule or frequency. This can spell disaster for even the most dedicated weight lifting enthusiast. Allow me to explain why.

As you grow stronger your muscles adapt by growing larger. They have a built in mechanism (hypertrophy) to adapt to the demands you place upon them. What does NOT adapt in a linear fashion is the body's ability to clear out the metabolic byproducts of training. For example, free radicals generated by exercise will not be cleared by your internal organs at a faster rate and can result in DNA damage. This has been demonstrated in a number of studies (1). The findings of this particular study conclude that overtraining induces oxidative damage to nuclear DNA. Not ideal for your muscle building efforts.

The question then is, what to do?

Step one is taking two weeks off. Tough for many to do but it is necessary to let your body play catch up. More importantly, it will give us the objective reference point we need in order to properly regulate your exercise frequency; waking heart rate. Each day, take your waking morning heart rate before getting out of bed. Get in the habit as it pays dues. For example, let's say on day one you clock in at 70 beats per minute. If at the conclusion of two weeks you're down to 60 beats per minute you know you've struck gold. A tool we can use to measure your true metabolic (not overtrained) state. Now we go to school.

Upon resuming your training, take careful note of your frequency. Let's say you start back on the popular every other day schedule. Your weights are going up from workout to workout and all is well. By week three, however, you notice an elevation in your waking heart rate; it's now 65 beats per minute or greater. The solution is to add an extra rest day by moving to a one on, two off schedule.

Now, compare this to your training partner who isn't availing himself to such information. He stagnates. The weights aren't going up like they used to. His joints start to ache a bit and he has a general disinclination to train. Subjectively, he's noticing that he's more tired than usual. He reasons that he must work harder (increase intensity) or do more (increased volume). He is focusing in the wrong area. The solution is to decrease frequency.

You will often hear knowledgeable vets say "listen to your body, it won't lie". This is one way of doing that. Of course, proper feeding of the machine can make a huge difference. You will be able to increase protein synthesis to the tune of 400% (2) by incorporating time tested supplements such as MASS PRO, KRE-ALKALYN and MULTI-LIFE. A simple, one step strategy is to consume the "insulin cascade cocktail" by mixing 2 cups grape juice with 2 scoops berry MASS PRO along with two caps of KRE-ALKALYN and 2 caps of MULTI-LIFE vitamins immediately post workout.

To summarize, take a two week break from weight training. Start taking your waking heart rate daily to obtain an objective measure of your metabolic status. Incorporate the insulin cascade cocktail to supercharge your levels of glycogen (grape juice), adenosine tri-phosphate (KRE-ALKALYN), critical amino acids (MASS PRO) and all of the supporting micro nutrients (MULTI-LIFE). Finally, adjust your training frequency by incorporating an additional rest day between workouts when your waking heart rate rises 5 beats per minute or more.

Enjoy your newfound advantage over your training partner!


(1) Can J Appl Physiol. 2005 Apr;30(2):186-95.
(2) Journal of Applied Physiology; 88, 386-392, 2000

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