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MUSCLE MAX BAR

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MUSCLE MAX BAR

Discover why equestrians see amazing results with their horses building topline & muscle.

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MUSCLE MAX BARS - 12 pack

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    Designed specifically to fuel muscle mass development from exercise MUSCLE MAX BARS are the world’s first protein bar supplement for horses.
    • Achieve visible, topline muscle results in 3-6 weeks.
    • Post-workout: Ultimate muscle recovery & repair post-performance.
    • Pre-workout: Fuel endurance and reduce muscle fatigue.
    • Complete amino-acid profile rich in BCAAs.
    • Protein in your pocket – ready to feed, no mess, no fuss.

     

    Why the Protein Bars Work

    MUSCLE MAX BARS are the advanced solution to the challenge of quick and convenient protein supplementation to performance horses immediately after exercise. The muscle repair and building benefit of high-quality protein intake is proven to be most effective when consumed within 15-20 minutes post- exercise. Muscle Max BarTM capitalises on this ideal window of opportunity and eliminates the inconvenience of traditional protein powders that require measuring, mixing with feed or drenching over the tongue. MUSCLE MAX BARS provide powerful essential proteins in a ready to use, highly palatable form that can be fed to horses in only a few seconds. The highly concentrated, all natural and scientifically proven ingredients in MUSCLE MAX BARS ensure that powerful muscle repairing Essential and Branched Chain Amino Acids are available for the recovery and rebuilding of muscle tissue in the immediate post- exercise period.

    Specifically designed to provide quick, convenient and highly digestible protein to horses immediately after exercise.

    Concentrated source of the Essential and Branched Chain Amino Acids scientifically proven to support muscle recovery and repair after high intensity performanceEach highly palatable.

    Molasses flavoured bar contains over 54g of ready to feed protein – no mixing, no mess, no waste.

    MUSCLE MAX BARS Feeding Guide

    Feeding your horse the right amount of MUSCLE MAX BARS means you'll see results without wasting product.

    MUSCLE MAX BARS are the advanced solution to the challenge of quick and convenient protein supplementation to performance horses immediately after exercise. The muscle repair and building benefit of high-quality protein intake is proven to be most effective when consumed within 15-20 minutes post- exercise.

    MUSCLE MAX BARS capitalise on this ideal window of opportunity and eliminates the inconvenience of traditional protein powders that require measuring, mixing with feed or drenching over the tongue. MUSCLE MAX BARS provide powerful essential proteins in a ready to use, highly palatable form that can be fed to horses in only a few seconds. The highly concentrated, all natural and scientifically proven ingredients in MUSCLE MAX BARS ensure that powerful muscle repairing Essential and Branched Chain Amino Acids are available for the recovery and rebuilding of muscle tissue in the immediate post- exercise period.

    • Specifically designed to provide quick, convenient and highly digestible protein to horses immediately after exercise
    • Concentrated source of the Essential and Branched Chain Amino Acids scientifically proven to support muscle recovery and repair after high intensity performance
    • Each highly palatable Molasses flavoured bar contains over 54g of ready to feed protein – no mixing, no mess, no waste.

    MUSCLE MAX BARS Feeding Guide

    For maximum topline and muscle building results, feed the Muscle Max Bar to your horse or pony within 20 minutes of completing exercise.

    HORSES

    To fast-track visible muscle building and topline conditioning results within the first three weeks, feed your horse a loading dose of the ‘heavy work’ feeding rate for the first three weeks.

    • Light work / lunging - 1/2 Muscle Max Bar per workout
    • Heavy work / jumping - 1 Muscle Max Bar per workout

    PONIES

    • Light work / lunging - 1/4 Muscle Max Bar per workout
    • Heavy work / jumping - 1/2 Muscle Max Bar per workout

    Introducing Your Horse to MUSCLE MAX BARS

    Introduce Muscle Max Bar to your horse when they are relaxing in the yard or stable as you would a treat. Break off small pieces of Muscle Max Bar and hand feed them to horse as you would a sugar cube, allowing the horse to adjust to the texture of the bar. If your horse is still hesitant to eat the Muscle Max Bar, below are a few suggestions to help get your horses to eat the bars:

    STEP ONE

    Break up some very small, sugar cubed-sized pieces of the bar and mix in your hand with some of their usual pellet feed. Hand feed your horse and see if they’re happy to eat the pieces of the bar this way. If they are, then slowly reduce the amount of feed mixed in. Soon, they’ll be eating the bar on its own. If this doesn’t work, try using some liquorice, or another treat you know your horse loves. Cut the treat up the same size as the pieces of the bar and mix them together in your hand, hand feed them again this way.

    STEP TWO

    If your horse won’t eat it from your hand at all. Then leave a few of the small pieces of the bar on top of their feed in their feed bin overnight. In the morning, if the pieces of bar are gone, then you know that they will eat the bar, you just have to train them to eat it from your hand now.

    STEP THREE

    If you have another horse nearby that you know loves the taste of the MUSCLE MAX BARS, feed that horse while yours misses out. If your horse is easily motivated by jealousy then this is an acceptable way to get them to eat the bar.

    STEP FOUR

    Soak small pieces of the MUSCLE MAX BARS in warm water. Then, mix the pieces in with a little bit of chaff, making the bar look more like traditional horse feed. Once they eat this and get the taste through their mouth, put some small pieces of unsoaked bar into the mix. See if they’ll eat the unsoaked bar, if they do, then offer the small pieces of bar from your hand.

    FAQs

    It sounds amazing - does it really work?

    Muscle building processes in a horse require protein and amino acids just like they do in humans. Our bars are the fuss-free way to make these available to your horse right after exercise when they are most effective. Feeding MUSCLE MAX BARS delivers incredible results by providing protein for horses – just read the reviews to hear how equestrians have seen the changes in their horses after using MUSCLE MAX BARS.

    How many MUSCLE MAX BARS do I need to feed my horse?

    We recommend starting with a loading dose of a feeding a full MUSCLE MAX BAR after every exercise session for the first 3 weeks and then moving to a maintenance feeding rate of half a bar after lighter work and a full bar after heavier work. We recommend feeding half a bar after light work or a lunging session, and feeding a full bar after heavy work or jumping sessions.

    Our MUSCLE MAX BARS are made with quality human-grade ingredients and provide your horse with amazing muscle support. For a horse in medium work a 24 Bar Box will last over a month, so we believe that supplementing with our bars is an equivalent or better cost to most horse supplements (multi-mineral, gut support etc) on the market.

    Please read our Feeding Guide for more information, and read the reviews from all the equestrians who have tried the bars, and seen dramatic
    changes in their horses.

    How long do I need to feed MUSCLE MAX BARS to see results?

    So long as you’re working your horse a minimum of three times per week and feeding them the MUSCLE MAX BARS within 20 minutes after each session, you’ll see visible topline improvement and building results within 3-6 weeks - we guarantee it. 

    Most people see results within 2-3 weeks - we are so confident that you will see changes in your horse that you love, that we have a Six Week Satisfaction Promise... or your money back. 

    Which Precision Equine product is best for my horse?

    We have two core products: MUSCLE MAX BARS and Intensive Tissue Repair Powder (Australia only). These products can help your horse in different ways and depends on whether your horse requires targeted muscle building and recovery support and/or full body muscle and condition gain support.

    MUSCLE MAX BARS TARGETED MUSCLE BUILDING & RECOVERY FOR PERFORMANCE HORSES

    During exercise micro-tears develop in the muscle fibres causing muscle mass break down, this is known as the Catabolic State. After completing exercise the muscles require Amino Acid building blocks (protein) to repair these micro-tears and switch the horses body into the muscle repair and building phase know as the Anabolic State.

    Feeding MUSCLE MAX BARS within 15-20 minutes after each exercise session guarantees that your horses muscles have access to the exact Amino Acids, and specifically the 3 Branched Chain Amino Acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, required to repair and rebuild – just like human athletes who have a protein shake after gym and training sessions.

    INTENSIVE TISSUE REPAIR FULL BODY MUSCLE & CONDITION GAIN

    Our Intensive Tissue Repair powder is specifically formulated for horses who require significant muscle mass gain and full body conditioning support by providing an ultra concentrated dose of the essential amino acids which are often low or lacking entirely in performance horse feeds due to the heat processing involved in steaming and extruding these feeds to make them safer and more efficient to feed.

    The availability of sufficient Essential Amino Acids in the horses diet actually controls the ability of the horses body to build every type of tissue and repair damaged tissues, including muscles. Additionally, digestive efficiency in the foregut/small stomach of the horse also relies on a sufficient supply of the Essential Amino Acids in order to produce the digestive enzymes required to efficiently breakdown ingested food into the nutrients available for absorption by the small intestine, more nutrients absorbed in the small intestine means your horse gets more nutrition out of the feed they are already receiving.

    Adding Intensive Tissue Repair powder to your performance horses daily hard feed ensures that the horses body has access to an abundance of these Essential Amino Acids to enable optimum nutrient absorption and muscle building, which supports full body muscle and condition gain.

    Will MUSCLE MAX BARS make my horse hot?

    No the MUSCLE MAX BARS do not heat horses up at all. If anything, they may help to calm horses down by reducing the muscle pain and fatigue — which can often be the cause of poor behavior.

    Feeding MUSCLE MAX BARS BEFORE vs. AFTER performance

    The MUSCLE MAX BARS can be used in different ways to achieve very different sets of results. Read our article on the benefits of feeding horses protein at different times.

    Before exercise – feed half or a full bar 30 minutes before a XC run to provide a serious stamina boost and reduce the onset of fatigue. 

    After exercise – feed a half or full MUSCLE MAX BARS within 15-20 minutes of completing every training and competition session to boost muscle recovery and significant muscle development. 

    Customise your MUSCLE MAX BARS feeding to suit your horses protein needs - you may feed both before AND after or just before OR after allows. Some horses just need the stamina boost, some really need the muscle mass gains, and some need both. It really just comes down to what your unique goals are for each of your horses fitness and conditioning and then feeding the MUSCLE MAX BARS at the most effective time to achieve that.

    Do the MUSCLE MAX BARS contain any FEI Prohibited Substances? Will they show up on a swab?

    MUSCLE MAX BARS contain no ingredients or substances that are listed in the FEI restricted, prohibited or swab-able substances regulations. These bars are 100% safe for competing horses to consume. There are many horses who are using the Muscle Max Bars who have been swabbed after competition with no issues.

    Will MUSCLE MAX BARS help older horses build muscle and topline?

    Older horses will have a harder time digesting and absorbing protein. So, the high quality and highly digestible protein provided by the Whey Protein Isolate in our MUSCLE MAX BARS is easily absorbed by older horses’ guts. This means the protein quickly converts into muscle mass when your horse is fed immediately after exercise.

    The best way for you to feed your older horse this bar is by giving them a full bar after work for the first three weeks. This will give them a big muscle building boost — really building their topline. After the first three weeks, you should only need to feed them half a bar after exercise to help maintain and steadily build more muscle.

    How do I introduce MUSCLE MAX BARS to my horse?

    Horses are typically more familiar with receiving treats in the paddock, rather than after work or around their feed time. So, you should try to introduce your horse to the MUSCLE MAX BARS in the paddock, so the bar is already being framed as a treat.

    The MUSCLE MAX BARS has a quite different consistency to feed stuffs that your horse may be used to so giving them smaller pieces at first is the best way to introduce the supplement to your horse. Do not offer them the whole bar at once like a carrot.

    Break the bar up into very small, sugar cube, sized pieces and mix a few of these with a handful of their regular hard feed in your hand or a small bucket and then reduce the amount of hardfeed in the mix until the horse is eating the MUSCLE MAX BARS on it’s own.

    Once your horse wraps their head and tongue around the bar, they’ll fall into a habit of receiving the bar immediately after work. They’ll probably start looking for the bar themselves and reminding you to give it to them. We know a few horses who break into their feed room to claim their bar if they haven’t received it as soon as the bridle has come off.

    My horse won't eat the MUSCLE MAX BARS, what do I do?

    Sometimes when a horse first bites into our MUSCLE MAX BARS, the new taste, texture, and the amount they need to chew can overwhelm the horse, but most end up eating it within three to four days. It’s all about getting them used to it. Here are a few suggestions to get your horse familiar with the bar.

    We have shared a number of scientific research articles here showing why horses need protein to build and repair muscle just like people do - as well as loads of rave reviews from equestrians who have seen the results first hand - pop over and have a look!

    Almost all equine protein supplements are recommended to be fed within 15-20 minutes of completing exercise for maximum muscle building and recovery results. There is an increasing volume of research showing that post-exercise protein supplementation supports increased muscle recovery and repair.

    If you decide to grab a trial pack and see for yourself, shipping is free.

    There are five ingredients in the MUSCLE MAX BARS and yes, molasses in one of them. It’s a very small amount of molasses (30mls per bar).

    Sugar is a great form of usable energy and horses use a lot of energy when they work for us. Providing them with the human-grade molasses in our bars right after exercise helps facilitate muscle recovery and repair, and the sugar will be ‘burned up’ in the process.

    It will not heat up your horse at all, or exacerbate conditions such as Insulin Resistance, laminitis risk, PSSM, EMS or Cushings as long as you’re using the product correctly. Check our feeding guide to ensure your horse gets just the right amount.

    Is the protein whey-based?

    The whey protein isolate in MUSCLE MAX BARS is considered the gold standard of protein supplements - It is over 90% protein, contains excellent levels of all of the essential amino acids and less than 0.1% lactose. It offers the most superior quantity of Branched Chain Amino Acids, which play a major role in muscle growth and recovery after exercise. It is especially rich in Leucine, an amino acid that is scientifically proven to be of exceptional benefit to the exercising horse.

    The idea that dairy is bad for horses comes from the fairly innocuous discovery in scientific research that the lactose in dairy products can give some horses softer stools, (which none of our customers have reported).

    Some of the protein in the Intensive Tissue Repair Powder is also plant-based.

    Six Week Satisfaction Promise

    We want you to be 100% satisfied with your results.

    We want you to be 100% satisfied with your results. Horses in athletic training and those needing to build topline muscle require a high quality protein supplement, rich in Essential Amino Acids, to support muscle building and recovery.

    Follow the Recipe for building Topline & Condition in 3-6 weeks

    Step 1 Order the MUSCLE MAX BAR 3 Bar Trial pack with Free Shipping.

    Step 2 Give your horse the MUSCLE MAX BAR taste test. Here's how.

    Step 3 Once you know that your horse loves the taste of the MUSCLE MAX BAR, order at least a 24 Bar pack, using your 10% off code from your trial pack. Choose the size that suits your workout schedule.

    Step 4 Exercise your horse at least 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes and feed your MUSCLE MAX BARS right after exercise. The muscle building results of protein supplements have been shown to be most effective when the horse consumes the protein supplement within 20 minutes of completing exercise.

    With a full dose of the highest quality muscle building protein supplement wrapped in a delicious protein bar ‘treat-ment’, MUSCLE MAX BARS are an incredibly convenient and exceptionally effective horse protein supplement that maximises your horses Topline and muscle building results from exercise.

    What our customers say...

    “I’ve never seen muscle build so fast in just 3 weeks! It’s made a massive difference and didn’t even make my girl go fizzy at all.” - ANGELA

    After just 3 weeks of feeding half a Muscle Max Bar after each workout he went from a skinny and under muscled OTT Thoroughbred to having so much more coverage over his rump and ribs!!! - ABBY

    Try MUSCLE MAX BARS for your horse and see results in 3-6 Weeks, or your money back.

    The conditions of our guarantee

    This ‘Six Week Promise’ applies to new customers who have initially purchased the MUSCLE MAX BARS 3 bar trial pack followed by a minimum purchase of 24 x MUSCLE MAX BARS (as a 24 pack or 2 x 12 pack) via the Precision Equine website. This offer cannot be redeemed by returning customers of our MUSCLE MAX BARS range.

    The ‘Six Week Guarantee’ can only be redeemed once by any customer and can only be redeemed after 2 months of using the product. Please contact us in order to redeem.

    Swab Safe

    Our products are free of FEI-prohibited ingredients, so they’re completely safe for competing horses.

    Science Driven

    We're driven by science and results, so all of our products are created and optimised around the results they produce.

    Pure Quality

    We use the highest quality ingredients to create effective supplements to support performance horses.

    Our customers say...

    • Best Thing Ever. Literally the only thing that put a decent amount of weight and muscle onto my poor doer ottb and she absolutely loves them. I use them after riding to help her stretch her neck they are so handy.

      Caitlin Pegg
    • My 19 yr old thoroughbred can’t wait for his bar after he's done his dressage work - his top line is the best I have seen in years. Can’t wait for my next order for him.

      Gail Lee
    • Fantastic after-work treat. Our Arabian liked the Muscle Max Bar straight away and is really looking forward to his treat after every ride now. After about 3 weeks I noticed his bum looking really nice and the muscles are more defined. This is great result as he is 20 years old and still going strong. I will keep purchasing them and highly recommend them.

      Anja Mauer
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    Perfect for performance horses & older horses

    • Showjumping

    • Eventing

    • Performance

    • Trail & Pleasure

    • Older Horses

    Ideal as an after exercise treat that actually helps with muscle building and muscle repair for a happier stronger horse.

    Feed before Cross Country for muscle support and after exercise for muscle repair & recovery

    Build topline and muscle for extra condition and impressive power.

    Perfect for post trail rewards and as a trick or liberty training treat that benefits the horse's condition and topline.

    Keep your older horse comfortable and healthy with protein and amino acids to build topline and prevent muscle loss.

    MUSCLE MAX BARS - Horse Protein Bar Ingredients

    • Whey Protein Isolate

    • L-Glutamine

    • Black Strap Molasses

    • Pepitas

    • Sesame Seeds

    Whey Protein Isolate is the highest quality, natural source of protein available. It’s rich in branched-chain amino acids, which are essential for muscle repair.

    Each bar contains 54g of protein.

    L-Glutamine is a major structural component of muscle.

    It provides the building blocks for muscle building.

    Molasses stimulates insulin production which in turn, draws protein into your horse’s muscles. The sweetness of the molasses also makes the bar highly palatable for your horse.

    Pepitas (sunflower seeds) provide the Muscle Max Bar with a crunchy texture, encouraging your horse to chew.

    The sesame seed paste binds the ingredients within the Muscle Max Bar together, making it both a nicer texture for your horse, and a convenient bar.

    100% Australian Made

    Precision Equine innovates the most effective and powerful topline muscle building and recovery supplements for Equine athletes by breaking the boundaries of ‘traditional’ performance horse supplements and looking to high performance human sports science nutrition strategies for maximum muscle gains and support.

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    Or, would you like specific advice on feeding your horses? You're welcome to read our FAQs or contact us directly.

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