Biotest

Peri-Workout Nutrition


#1

I see there have been a fair amount of posts here and have a few general questions that probably have been answering but cant seem to find them. Currently I am running low on some supplements and looking to try something new.

I have been using BCAA and creatine and sip it during my workout and happy with the results. I eat 3-4 times per day and one of those is 60 minutes prior to training, the workout drink I listed above during training and then eat dinner.

I really enjoy having a workout drink and considering Plazma and possibility one of the packages. I am a bit of fearful or carbs and generally keep them to after my workout other than copious amounts of veggies during the day. Also, my stomach doesn’t seem to handle protein shakes at all which is why I am also a bit weary about trying new drinks.

Has anyone had any issues with Plazma or MAG-10 stomach wise?

Is I were to use Plazma, how would that change my pre workout meal that I have 60 minutes before lifting? When the label refers to dose, do you drink that all at once during the workout half-way through?

Can I still add creatine to Plazma or MAG-10? Do you take MAG-10 immediately after training or wait 30 minutes after?

Thank you for the help.


#2

The right carbs are essential for peri-workout nutrition. About 20 years ago we discovered that post-workout carbs and protein help with recovery and muscle growth, but they pale in comparison to proper carbs and proteins before and during workouts. <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma contains nutrient-partitioning, functional carbohydrates (highly branched cyclic dextrin). You really can’t compare these specialized carbs to the “average carb” from standard foods or cheap supplements. For one thing, they are thermic in nature, meaning they help with fat loss.

Also, Plazma and <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/mag-10"target=“new”>MAG-10 are not thick shakes, but more like drinking water or a sports drink. Very easy on the stomach. Tim Patterson designed them that way because athletes often use them during competitions.

The highly structuralized di-/tripeptides hydrolyzed from bioactive casein are also very different than standard protein.This protein is transported (unaltered, requiring no further breakdown) directly into the bloodstream. And this particular di-/tripeptide mixture produces effects in muscle that go far beyond simple amino acids from other protein sources.

Peptide structures have biological activities beyond regular amino acids, stimulating protein synthesis, as well as other muscle building and recovery effects, to a far greater degree than what you would get from 100s of grams of conventional protein.

A serving of Plazma should be consumed 15 minutes before a training session, so you may want to move back the solid meal you have before training. During the session, you drink 1 or 2 more servings. Just drink between sets as you would water, finishing the Plazma before the workout ends. If using MAG-10, you drink a servings post-workout, about 60 minutes after you finish your Plazma.

You can add <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/creatine"target=“new”>Creatine Monohydrate or <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/creatine-malate"target=“new”>Creatine Malate to the workout drinks if you’d like.

If you’ve always had issues with carbs, consider using Indigo-3G, which fixes the dysfunctional fat cells and nutrient uptake mechanisms that cause these issues. You can get all those products in a package deal here: <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/packages/plazma-super-stack"target=“new”>Plazma Super Stack

Hope this helps!


#3

Thank you for the information Chris! With the Plazma super stack you mentioned above, does that also give you access to John Meadow’s Training program?

With the Indigo-3G I saw in another post the recommendation is to have 300 grams of carbs per day. If I were to take that with the Plazma and MAG-10, where would it be best to have these or is it more important just getting them in? After my workout I have about 100g from rice / quinoa and beans.

I have a full bottle of creatine left and don’t want to see that just sit around if it would beneficial putting it in one of the drinks.


#4

The Meadows program is now free to everyone. You can check it out here: <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/articles/reactive-pump-program"target=“new”>Reactive Pump Program.

Click the link at the end of the intro article and the system will create a log for you. (You don’t have to use it, but the links to the workout downloads will be in there.) Then you can pick whichever Biotest stack best suits your needs and budget with the program. The <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/packages/plazma-super-stack"target=“new”>Plazma Super Stack is our most complete stack: Indigo-3G, Plazma, and MAG-10.


#5

Thank you for the information! In reagrds to your first post about ‘right’ carbs. I am fairly carb sensitive which is why I went to the BCAA over Surge Workout Fuel because at some points I felt like I was starting to crash during my workouts. With the new Plazma, would there be anything to cause this same crash feeling?


#6

[quote]djo3058 wrote:
Thank you for the information! In reagrds to your first post about ‘right’ carbs. I am fairly carb sensitive which is why I went to the BCAA over Surge Workout Fuel because at some points I felt like I was starting to crash during my workouts. With the new Plazma, would there be anything to cause this same crash feeling? [/quote]

Very doubtful. And honestly we’ve never heard of anyone experience that with Plazma. The nutrient-partitioning functional carbohydrates (highly branched cyclic dextrin) in Plazma are very different than typical sources of workout drink carbs.

You can also adjust Plazma dosing to best fit your needs. Some pre-load one serving, then drink only one serving during training. Most have two intra-training doses. And a rare few – usually very large men training for two hours plus – will even ramp up from there. But three is average, and you can start with two to judge your reaction.

And of course Indigo-3G will probably take care of your carb issues all by itself.


#7

[quote]djo3058 wrote:
Thank you for the information! In reagrds to your first post about ‘right’ carbs. I am fairly carb sensitive which is why I went to the BCAA over Surge Workout Fuel because at some points I felt like I was starting to crash during my workouts. With the new Plazma, would there be anything to cause this same crash feeling? [/quote]

I believe this can happen to people, If this is something that does affect you ( never noticed it myself ) half to a whole Finibar pre workout and maybe 1 less scoop of Plazma may be the ticket for you.