I haven’t started the Velocity diet just yet, it came in the mail today and will be getting a few things in order to make my time on it a little easier in advance.
In the meantime though, I’ve pretty much been staring at the bag of Plazma wondering if this stuff is too good to be true. Despite the promise of increased recovery, I’ve always been afraid of carbohydrates. I grew up as a pretty fat kid, it goes hand in hand as soon as you start reading anything about trying to lose the weight.
So, I’ve been cruising the website and the store, planning for after the V3 diet. I’ve always just megadosed BCAAs (Poliquin’s “more is more” approach) and Creatine peri-workout. I came across the recommended Plazma/MAG-10 protocol, which includes Finibars and Indigo-3G. I crunched the numbers and that protocol works out to be $21 per workout, or roughly $420 a month (5x/wk, 4wks). I’m not sure that’s something I could afford.
Given all the supplements that Biotest offers, most of which build on each other, what would be the bare-bones approach to peri-workout nutrition for a strength athlete?