[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
That’s a great looking dog in your avatar…
Okay, down to business. First, if you haven’t read this yet, it really gets into the science behind pre, intra and post-workout nutrition: <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/supplements/what-you-dont-know-about-workout-supplementation"target=“new”>What You Don’t Know About Workout Supplementation That should really help you out.
There’s basically zero need for a “pre-workout” used in the traditional sense of the word: that usually means an NO-type of supplement mixed with a cheap stimulant like caffeine. If you like a stimulant before training, sure, that’s fine. Go with caffeine tablets or ramp things up with <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/spike-shooter"target=“new”>Spike Shooter or <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/spike-tablets"target=“new”>Spike Tablets. Purely optional.
But when we talk about pre-workout, we mean things that actually lead to better performance in the gym, faster recovery and better gains from each workout. That’s where <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma comes in. It’s a stand-alone supplement, no need to add anything to it, although if you like creatine and it’s pure powdered <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/creatine"target=“new”>creatine and not a blend of a bunch of things, that’s fine and it won’t interfere with the Plazma formula. One serving of Plazma is pre-loaded before lifting and then you have one or two more during training.
If you really want to nail post-workout, look into <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/MAG-10"target=“new”>MAG-10. The article linked to above explains the reasons and you’ll get far better results than a standard protein shake. [/quote]
One more question about timing post workout nutrition. The directions mention consuming the PW sup (MAG-10) an hour after finishing. Is it better to wait this hour to consume? I’ve been consuming directly after my workout. Sometimes I’m finishing a drink of workout fuel and then immediately drinking surge recovery. Is there a benefit to spacing this out a little bit? Thank you! I’m trying to take your insight and turn it into my success. Eventually I’ll go plazma to MAG-10.