I just started taking Indigo 3 days ago and am looking forward to the journey over the next few months. As with anything in life, I attack anything at 150%, and this Indigo is no exception. I am 5’8", 170lbs. Bench 290, Squat 360, Deadlift 450. Probably around 8-9% bf.
Diet is very clean, usually three MD muscle growth shakes per day, one solid meal and cottage cheese before bed. I have Anaconda and just ordered some FINiBARs to try. I work out at 4:30 am, so I am currently waking up at 3:15 to take Indigo, sleeping until 3:50, waking up and heading to gym.
Currently drinking Surge recovery (1 scoop) pre workout and 2 scoops post workout. Would the best peri workout be FINiBAR at 3:50, first serving of Anaconda at 4:15 and the other serving around 5am. I’m done working out by 5:30 as work starts at 6am.
Also, thinking about adding low intensity cardio on off days (am fasted for 45-60 min) or post workout for 30 min to help in both fat loss and recovery. Currently doing HP Mass Hypertrophy. Is cardio necessary? I would consider myself a mesomorph, can put on muscle quick but can also put on fat rather quickly. I’ve never been this lean so I guess I’m leary about all the added carbs.
Wow, you are up at it early! Your schedule is tough because it leaves little wiggle room for sure. Typically with FINiBARs its an individual thing as to how close to training people like to have them. For some its 1-2hr, some even sooner, much like what you’ve laid out. Since its basically your first meal of the day having it closer to training shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
Personally i like to have a little bit of a separation between them and my peri-workout drink as you want to be totally sure you’re not effecting the absorption of the Anaconda/Plazma. With that being said i’m curious if you could wake “n” take Indigo at 3a.m, have the FINiBAR at 3:30a.m then begin sipping on the Anaconda 15min prior to training and finishing it up before you’re done training.
Again, i think what you initially laid out could definitely work and you will have to experiment with how it works for you. What i suggested is just an option to give a little separation between everything and something to think about.
Heck you could even take Indigo at 3:45a.m, start your day with the Anaconda at 4:15a.m, finish the Anaconda up during training and save the FINiBAR for AFTER training. I’m not sure if you’re using MAG-10 but having a serving of MAG-10 after training along with a FINiBAR would be a great post-training/Breakfast, one that you could have on the way to work as well.
There are a lot of options and CS will give you a nice concrete answer on it but its all about experimenting and finding what works best for you and your schedule.
And as far as the cardio goes, ditch it man, there is plenty of volume in The Indigo programs and especially the Hypertrophy plan. You have two “off” days from the program i suggest doing one of two things, a short bout of conditioning 20min TOPS, this could be battle ropes, prowler/sled work, KB swings, etc. Or something like a neural charge w/o, or maybe a sport you like, basketball, etc.
You have to understand that with Indigo your genetics have changed, you’re no longer pigeon-holed in a category like a mesomorph, etc. You’re now blessed with a more “gifted” ability to handle nutrients. So your days of mind numbing cardio should be long behind you man!
Also, set up your Indigo log so we can see a more detailed diet/training and can better help reach your goals.