If someone wants to lose fat as their main goal and trains mainly in the Predator Conditioning style you wrote about, with some basic lifts in the workout as well, would it be better to take 2 servings of Plazma periworkout or would it be alright to sip on 2 servings of MAG-10 instead until they want to build some mass?
Here’s the main thing to keep in mind: you basically can’t get fat on workout nutrition supplements. The types of carbs and other ingredients, the timing of their usage, etc. all prevent this. Of course, one does need to train hard enough to “earn” workout nutrition supplements, but that’s not a problem for most T Nation readers and probably not a problem for you either. Your body just sucks it up and puts it to work. Plus, Mag-10 and Plazma are thermic in nature, contributing to your other fat loss efforts.
Now, if using only <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/training/predator-conditioning"target=“new”>Predator Conditioning as a stand-alone workout, all you really need is <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/mag-10"target=“new”>Mag-10 since these should be short (10-20 minute at most) sessions, plus if used before training in the AM in an semi-fasted state, you reap the benefits of the post-absorptive state - faster fat loss than fasted training WITH recovery and muscle protective benefits.
Now, if using that form of conditioning or similar at the end of a regular weight training workout, then it’s best to follow our standard protocol: 1 serving of <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma before training, and at least a serving during training.
Thanks Chris, that’s what I thought, but it’s always best to make sure