Summary: Powerlift 5/3/1 style, but have to run (up to 5-8 miles) and do calisthenics for job. Goal is to cut 20 lbs of fat while maintaining strength and improving work capacity. Already cut 10 lbs in 2 months using Alpha Male, HOT-ROX, and V-Diet. Is there a way to get better fat loss and performance results using Indigo-3G, Mag-10, Plazma, and/or Micro-PA? (while still using Alpha Male).
Prelude: 2 years ago, I did V-Diet, lost about 10 lbs, 200 to 190. Then tried Indigo-3G, Mag-10, and Anaconda for a couple of months, but never could get the diet (especially figuring out the carb thing) and workout right for it to really work (gained some weight back as fat, and had poor training results then got injured). Then life happened, major income cut and had to cut out all supplements. Gained weight, lost strength.
I am now 39, 5 ft 10 in. I was 212 lbs and 24% bodyfat (51 lbs) in December. Training and dieting results had been flatlined for quite some time, until February when I started back on Alpha Male and HOT-ROX and did the V-Diet. I quickly cut 7 lbs, then slowly another 3 lbs. (Alternating on an off V-Diet while still on Alpha Male and HOT-ROX.) I assume the 10 lbs was fat, waist is smaller and I am lifting better than ever.
My current powerlifting training is a Pavel program very similar to 5/3/1 program. Next month I will switch to 5/3/1 program. When I tried Indigo-3G / Mag-10 / Anaconda 2 years ago, I tried the workout suggested with it. My body did not respond well to high volume at all, quickly got tendonitis and other injuries. I can make slow consistent progress with heavy but low volume program like 5/3/1.
At a different time than weight workouts, I run 5-8 miles 1-3 times a week. May not be the ideal conditioning strategy, but part of the job as are occasional calisthenic workouts.
My immediate goal is to cut 20 lbs of fat and get to where I can compete in 181 class. Long term would be to hold around that weight and get into single digit body fat and add some muscle (i.e. normal weight of 185 with 7% body fat, that would be loosing 25+ lbs of fat and gaining 10 lbs of muscle).
What supplements would work best to cut fat while lifting 5/3/1 style, running 5-8 miles, and if recovery allows, adding some conditioning workouts?
I understand how to do it with whey protein and HOT-ROX, may not be the best way, but it was simple enough I did not mess it up. I hear great things about the new generation of supplements, but I don’t know how to best use them for my goals and workouts.
(Sorry for the long post, wanted to be specific since I have tired Indigo-3G / Mag-10 / Anaconda with less than ideal results before.)