Chris, I’m curious about the recommendation to consume a second MAG-10 one hour after the first (post-training) pulse. In a recent article by Dr. Mike Roussell, I asked him about this; his opinion was that it was better to consume the 2 MAG-10 pulses as a single dose, rather than 2 pulses separated by an hour–especially if you’re an older lifter (over 40). His reasoning was that a 1 hour separation in pulses would not allow sufficient time for the first pulse to return to baseline, and secondly that older lifters have a muted response to protein: it takes a larger dose of protein to maximally stimulate protein synthesis.
Given that I’m 52, I’d like to know your opinion on this. I understand the concept of “anabolic resistance” as one ages. Is this just me being picayune , or is there an advantage in consuming the 2 post-training MAG-10 pulses either together, or separated by an hour?
What I’ve been doing is cutting the difference: I have a single 3 scoop (30gram) pulse 1 hour post training. I feel like 4 scoops is just too much, and I see no real further advantage in this as a single dose. Unfortunately, I have to cut back somewhat on my supplement budget, so I’m limiting myself to just 2 MAG-10 pulses a day. Give that, would you:
A) consume as a single 4 scoop pulse post-training
B) consume as a single 3 scoop pulse post training (thus causing me to “loose” a 1/2 pulse for the day)
C) consume as 2 single serving pulses separated by 2 hours (in order to allow the first pulse to return to baseline)