Just finished my second Mag 10 cycle. Here’s the facts then the questions. Age 44, 5’9", 179 lbs, training 17 months. Over the two cycles I gained 10 lbs with little to no change in caliper readings for BF using the growth surge protocol. Gained 5 lbs each cycle. My suspicion is that I can up the calories next time and gain more given I didn’t add any appriciable fat. Strength way up over the 2 cycles. Before Mag 10 bench 195 6X, squat 205 6x, deads 185 6x. After Mag 10 bench 225 6x, squat 245 6x, deads 225 6x. Measurements didn’t increase as much in the second cycle. Only gained 1/4" on arms and 1/2" on chest. Overall very positive experience.
Questions for this esteemed group. In the second cycle I noticed a strong dropp off in appetite. Wasn't taking any supplement other than creatine, Surge, Grow, Power Drive and multi vitamin. Could it be at my age that the two a day workouts in the growth surge routine is to much even while taking Mag 10 and caused overtraining? The increase in strength doesn't support over training.
Second question. While the poundage was going up for squats, in the very last workout I experienced pain in my right ankle. Had to abort. My ankle was the last place I expected pain but I've really been focusing on getting below parallel and this obviously causes my ankle to bend furhter than normal. My knees are not travelling to far forward. Any suggestions on why this happened and how to avoid in the future?