I just got some plazma and MAG-10 and am looking to test them out as a pre/intra/post training formula over the next month. I’ve been using SWF during training and consuming solid food afterwards for a couple months and was looking to try something different.
I’ve been getting a lot of slightly differing ideas about how to best dose these supplements, and of course much of those variations are based on the individual. So here’s a bit about me: I am a 23 year old male, and I weigh 160 pounds at about 11-12% body fat. I am a rock climber, so my training revolves mostly around climbing with other exercises added in to either improve my climbing or to stay in balance and promote overall strength and well-being (i.e. pressing movements to counteract the constant pulling of climbing). For this next round of training I will also emphasize training my weak areas, which are currently abs and lower posterior chain (glutes and hamstrings. Obviously my back is one of my strongest muscle groups) I have four training sessions per week that last about 1:15, and I do complexes two days per week to boost work capacity and stay lean.
My main goal is to gain as much strength as possible. I train in low-rep and mid-rep ranges, depending on the movement. I used to (like most climbers) be fearful of gaining muscle since I thought it would weigh me down. I’m no longer opposed to that idea but it is certainly not a main goal by any means.
What my budget has allowed for is one dose of Plazma per workout and one serving of MAG-10 daily. I definitely understand that this is less than ideal, but it’s what I can afford at the moment, and I’m certain it will be more effective than SWF.
I planned to consume 1/2 dose of Plazma 15 minutes before training and sipping the other half throughout the training. I would consume the MAG-10 about an hour after training (although this seems bizarre to me as I thought nutrients were best absorbed WITHIN one hour after training). I’m not quite sure yet when I’d consume MAG-10 on non-training days, although I’d follow the guidelines of between meals or before bed.
I’d love to here some thoughts about the best protocol considering my goals and my budget. I’m totally open to changing the supplement timing if someone provides sound reason to do so.