First, I want to say that I’ve done my research. I’ve read every forum post by John Berardi (thank you for making it your priority to know everything, sir) since last Oct, and every article on T-mag regarding training and dieting, as well as many articles from other magazines, books, etc… I think I’ve proved my point.
**** HERE IS MY BACKGROUND INFO: On July 9 I start my next mass gain “program”. My diet will be based on Massive Eating. I’ll be using Androsol, Tribex, and ZMA. The Androsol and Tribex cycle will look like this: wk 1-3 Androsol, wk 3-4 Tribex, wk 5-7 Androsol, wk 7-8 Tribex, etc… for 12 weeks, ZMA every night. I also have a large jug of creatine monohydrate that I’d like to use up. During the last half hour of my workouts, I will drink 3 tbsp of honey in water with 5g of creatine. Right after the workout I will drink an MRP with 26g carbs and 42g protein. I drink a gallon or more of water a day.
**** HERE ARE MY QUESTIONS: are there any other supplements that should be considered "must-have", to go along with the stack I outlined above? Will the honey give the creatine an acceptable absorbtion rate, or is Ribose far superior? Am I missing anything from my during-workout drink that would make it increasingly more effective? Should I also drink 5g creatine every morning as well? Is it true that there is no need to load creatine for a week anymore? What would be included in the very BEST pre-workout meal/drink I could possible make? Hopefully someone will be kind enough to answer my questions. Thanks.