So, I’ve been on the fence about asking this because I feel like I may already know the answer, but I figure what the hell, maybe I’m wrong…and, fair warning- I’m going to give you way more info than you need, but I believe in being thorough so there’s no confusion where I’m coming from, why I’m asking, etc.
First off, the Plazma/MAG-10 supplements are a definite stretch of my household budget. I was very skeptical about them when they came out, and the price tag was enough for me to just block them out of my mind. However, after hearing personally from Wendler that they are the real deal (long before he endorsed them publicly here) I decided that I would scrape my pennies and try them. I was pretty fucking amazed.
Being that it was already a stretch, I opted to use minimal dosing. I would use 1 scoop of Plazma 15min prior to w/o, 1 scoop Plazma during, then 2 scoops of MAG-10 about an hour after the w/o, sometimes following with another two scoops an hour later. I decided to try this minimal dosing of Plazma after reading in some threads where people were talking about only using 2 scoops for “arm day” or whatever. My rationale was that 2scoops of Plazma and the MAG-10 was already far better than what I had been doing lately.
The amazing part of the protocol, even at minimum, was how much my next day/doms soreness was diminished. However, after a month or so, I hadn’t really gained weight, hasn’t gotten leaner, etc. Around this same time the Plazma and MAG-10 was on a decent sale, so I figured I would take advantage of the prices and step up to 3 scoops of Plazma. Being 5’9" @210, I can’t justify 4 scoops.
I did the 3 scoops for a week or so, then I began to doubt whether or not I needed it, because my workouts aren’t very high volume most of the time.
500x whatever I have that day, 2-3 currently
3x15 light Good Mornings
Maybe a few sets of shrugs
5-6 sets of abs, maybe ab wheel
A bench day may have more volume, ex:
*maybe a few back-off sets
Pull-ups in between each above set, total volume ~50-60
3-5 sets of 10
So, the above are common examples of lower and upper body workouts. My question- FINALLY, is am I doing enough volume to need that 3rd scoop of Plazma? In your opinion, am I holding myself back by only using 2? Am I wasting my money by only using 2?
Sorry it was so long for a simple question, just how I roll.
Thanks for your time!