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Just completed day 6...


#1

After 6 days on OVT taking Mag-10 (6 pills per day) and loading creatine (20g per day) I have gone from 189lbs to 196lbs. Now I'm sure some of that is water retention from the creatine, and a little fat from eating anything and everything. But I do feel stronger, and thicker.

Only first week so I can't wait to start week two of OVT. I'm considering taking 12 Mag-10 per day, even though they are costly, if it will benefit me.

I do have a question though. Doing OVT, it usually takes me about 25-30 mins per superset. So I'm in the gym for over and hour to complete all 3-4 depending. Is this okay or should I try to shorten it up? I'm taking 120 second rest periods inbetween as per CT's instruction.

Oh and another thing, does it matter when I take my creatine? I know w/ protein it's imperative you take it right after you workout. Is creatine the same? When I was loading I would take one morning, one pre-workout, one post and one at night. Now I only take 2 servings, one morning, one night. Any benefit to taking it right before/afer I lift?

Thanks!


#2

You should have between half and all of your daily creatine in your during or pre workout Surge. Don't bother loading.


#3

i'll disagre with clintpatty on the loading, but yeah take the creatine before/during and after. this is called the backeting technique and is great when bulking.
Just make sure you have plenty of high GI carbs in the mix and a fast acting protein source (ie HWPI)


#4

Okay sounds good. Any opinions on length of my workouts?


#5

for the length, if you're gainin like you say you are, why change ANYTHING? samewith the mag10 dosage, if 6 is workin, why would you add another 6? good luck with everything man, just remember if it aint broke.......


#6

OVT is a pretty lenghty workout regardless, even CT admitted that it...haha. When I did it last winter, my workouts would take anywheres from 75-90 minutes, so I wouldn't stress about it too much. Have fun!! And great job with the progress.