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Peri-Workout on a Budget


#1

Alright, so in the last month I’ve bought a house and got married. Funds are tight but I have never been in better shape. Currently 5’8", 172 lbs at 8-9% bf. I’m still coming around on the new “pre/during” workout nutrition as opposed to the “old school” thinking of the massive insulin spike post training with high carbs and adequate protein within the magical “hour window”. I love the Finibars, Anaconda, and Metabolic Drive Low Carb. Just ordered some MAG-10.

Here is my proposed diet. I guess I am trying to “stretch” the high dollar supplements to last a bit longer but still get the effects. Any and all suggestions welcomed.

3:30am- Indigo-3G
4:00am- Finibar
4:20am- 1 scoop Anaconda
4:30-5:30am- Workout (Currently doing HP Mass)
6:00am- 2 scoops MAG-10
9:00am- 2 scoops Metabolic Drive Low Carb, 1 apple
1:00pm- 2 scoops MAG-10
5:00pm- 10 oz. lean meat (chicken, fish, beef), bag of broccoli, 1/2 cup rice or sweet potato, huge salad with onion, bell pepper, tomato, cucumber (dressing is siracha and red wine vinegar)
8:30pm- 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 avocado


#2

First, make sure you’re taking advantage of the auto-ship pricing on <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/indigo-3g"target=“new”>Indigo-3G. Call 800-525-1940 to sign up if you’re not already and you’ll get a big discount on Indigo.

Second, our best peri-workout supplement is <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma and multi-unit discounts are available. You may find that a pre-load serving before training and another serving during training is all you need. (I’d say that’s much more effective than Anaconda, even at just two servings.) You may even want to adjust the dosing based on the type of training you’re doing. For example, for a very tough leg day you may want to use the standard protocol of 3 servings, but if you’re doing a short “arms-only” type of session, 2 servings will give you everything you need.

A <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/finibar-competition-bar"target=“new”>Finibar is great pre-training, but for your budget, you may consider only using Plazma. The pre-load serving will have you fueled up and ready to train. You can take your Indigo-3G with that first serving of Plazma or before, whichever fits your schedule. It’s work optimally either way.

For your budget, use one serving of Mag-10 post-workout, with the second being optional.

<a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/metabolic-drive-low-carb"target=“new”>Metabolic Drive Low Carb is handy, but you could replace it with a solid food meal if that’s convenient for you. Of course, a Metabolic Drive shake may be less expensive than a solid meal depending on what you eat, if you make it yourself vs. going to a restaurant, etc.

With auto-ship and the multi-unit discounts, this should save you a few bucks but still give you great results and take care of the peri-workout period.

Likewise, check into the <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/packages/plazma-super-stack"target=“new”>Plazma Super Stack, which contains Plazma, Mag-10, and Indigo-3G at a discount.

One of those plans should definitely fit your needs and budget.


#3

[quote]jbalplayr02 wrote:
Alright, so in the last month I’ve bought a house and got married. Funds are tight but I have never been in better shape. Currently 5’8", 172 lbs at 8-9% bf. I’m still coming around on the new “pre/during” workout nutrition as opposed to the “old school” thinking of the massive insulin spike post training with high carbs and adequate protein within the magical “hour window”. I love the Finibars, Anaconda, and Metabolic Drive Low Carb. Just ordered some MAG-10.

Here is my proposed diet. I guess I am trying to “stretch” the high dollar supplements to last a bit longer but still get the effects. Any and all suggestions welcomed.

3:30am- Indigo-3G
4:00am- Finibar
4:20am- 1 scoop Anaconda
4:30-5:30am- Workout (Currently doing HP Mass)
6:00am- 2 scoops MAG-10
9:00am- 2 scoops Metabolic Drive Low Carb, 1 apple
1:00pm- 2 scoops MAG-10
5:00pm- 10 oz. lean meat (chicken, fish, beef), bag of broccoli, 1/2 cup rice or sweet potato, huge salad with onion, bell pepper, tomato, cucumber (dressing is siracha and red wine vinegar)
8:30pm- 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 avocado[/quote]

This plan is pretty solid especially if it works for you. I’m a huge fan of Plazma currently. I think that if you could drop the Finibar and switch to 2 servings of Plazma you may find the workout is increased for the better. ( recovery, progress, gains, etc )

As Chris pointed out there are multi unit discounts and also cheap Indigo-3G for auto ship. I find if you purchase several of something up front and stretch it out you will get great cost savings.