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Early Morning Training


#1

Hi Chris,

After reading through quite a few articles recently and using the Reactive Pump program for 8 weeks(using Plazma and Mag-10), I just want to check in to see if I’m supplementing early mornings properly.

Goal: Keep fat levels in check while building muscle.

4:00 am - 1 serving Mag-10 and Metabolic Drive bar(soon to be Finibar)
4:45 am - 1 serving Plazma
5:00 am - Reactive Pump Program
6:00 am - 1 serving Mag-10
7:00 am - Breakfast

A few notes:

  1. I’m replacing the Metabolic Drive bars with Finibars after doing a bit of reading on both products and I think Finibars are better suited for what I’m using them for.

  2. For peri-workout, I haven’t been drinking a second dose of Plazma but I feel great all through the workout(as far as great goes during that hellish program). Is it absolutely necessary to consume a second dose during the workout as I’m usually done right under 55 mins?

  3. As far as Indigo-3G, I plan to incorporate it in the future but I don’t want to tweak too many things at one time right now.

Thanks


#2

This looks pretty solid. And you’ll definitely ramp it up a notch by switching to <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/finibar-competition-bar"target=“new”>Finibars.

If you feel your current plan is giving you exactly what you need, well, “If it ain’t broke…” That said, most people use an intra-workout serving or two of <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma, especially for something as demanding as Reactive Pump. We have recommended just the pre-load though for those on a tighter budget, smaller females, or those doing shorter, less intense training. I’d suggest 1 serving sipped during the workout as well. If you don’t notice a difference, then no worries, that pre-load dose is the most important and may be all you need, especially with the upgrade to Finibars pre-workout.


#3

Awesome, I’m glad I’m moving in the right direction. Thanks for the quick feedback Chris.


#4

I’ve been using this plan for 2 months and I’m very happy with the results I’m seeing.

Quick question:
The MAG-10 label says I should be taking it on an empty stomach, if I’m eating a Finibar with it, is that messing up the way the MAG-10 works? I’d hate to be shooting myself in the foot. I might be just over-thinking this and I’m sure this has been asked before.

Also, I’m basing this whole diet off of this but moving the times up and not using Indigo-3g yet:
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/personal-coaching-training-programs/john-meadows/diet-3400.jsp

Edit: I plan on starting the Reactive Pump program again for a second round since it took me a while to figure some of the exercises out.


#5

For the protein pulsing effect discussed on the <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/MAG-10"target=“new”>MAG-10 page, between meals or after training is better. But it’s nearly impossible to “stop” Mag-10 from doing its thing. And many coaches like John Meadows often have their bodybuilders and athletes pair a Finibar or snack with Mag-10.

My post-workout meal is actually a Finibar with a Mag-10 when I’m busy. So, in short, no worries! You’ll still get the effects you’re looking for.