Thanks for the reference @Chris_Colucci.
@Ginavl425, congrats on your upcoming show! Awesome! Just to make sure I understand your current protocol correctly, you’re taking Plazma during your training, BCAA during your HIIT, then Mag-10 after HIIT?
Assuming that is correct, here are my thoughts:
-How many scoops of Plazma are you taking? If it’s one scoop, you do not need 2000mL of water, I believe the package recommends 500mL per serving. If possible I’d recommend lowering the water intake to a more reasonable amount, I recently did the same as I was tired of going to the bathroom every 15 minutes during and after my sessions
During my prep, I did take advantage of all the great muscle sparing aspects of Mag-10. I took half a serving (1 scoop) before my morning cardio, and had it with my HIIT. However, I did NOT do HIIT after my weight training, I did my HIIT workouts on separate days and followed a Plazma like protocol of drinking half of it, then finishing it throughout the course of the session.
One thing I notice about your post, it says your lifting session is 1.5-2 hrs? That seems very long, especially to do HIIT afterwards. Would you mind talking about the volume and exercises you’re doing for those long sessions? I believe if you constantly do HIIT afterwards, when you get closer to the show and more depleted, those long sessions followed by HIIT might wipe you out. Just some food for thought!
So, if you’re doing HIIT after weights, I’d recommend definitely using the Mag-10 to eliminate ANY chance of muscle loss. My coach and I call Mag-10 “muscle insurance.” I think after you finish your weights, consume half of your Mag-10 before HIIT to ensure your muscles are “protected”, and half the second half after your HIIT is finished.
The BCAA’s would be ideal at other times of the day. I always have BCAA first thing in the morning upon waking with 20oz water, and between meals.
Be sure to post back with any questions, good luck on your prep!