Hi Coach Thibaudeau, I have been following your program from “The Best Damn Workout for Natural Lifters” since you first wrote it in July. I also recently purchased some Mag 10 and Plazma and have a budget of about 120 dollars a month to use towards supplements. I was trying to weigh whether it might be better to switch to a program with less frequency so I could have less workouts a month and therefore use more of the supplements each workout for my budget, but I don’t which method would seem better to you.
Would it be more worthwhile, supplements in mind. To just purchase two bags of Plazma a month and use a scoop for each work out for the six day high frequency program? My goal is to maximize muscle gains from the workouts and the supplementation combined. As opposed to using a bit more of the supplements with a program that has less frequency (push/pull 5 out of 8 day program)?
The other thing I am trying to prevent with this program is excessive strain on my shoulder joints. Since the six days of workouts emphasize the shoulders being used in one way or the other I want to be sure I am doing what is necessary to avoid over use injuries. Is the reduced volume with increased frequency enough to not have to worry about it? Or are there other things I should do on certain days of the week, like the “light/isolation” days where I could take it easier on that particular joint? I want to be sure I can stick with this program for a while and do whatever necessary to stay injury free as it has been the best program so far, in terms of my ability to to recover and make great gains. Especially as a natural lifter who really struggles to put on size.