I was thinking of using some Mag 10 I’ve got during my cutting cycle. I have my diet nailed down pretty much perfect. I do not appear to be losing much muscle and I’m losing fat at an acceptable rate (1.5 lbs a week); as of my last measurement with that 1.5 lbs of fat I lost about 1/4lb of muscle. I do something very similar to T-Dawg focusing on low carb, moderate protein and fat meals with the exception of post workout where I get a PWO drink of dextrose and whey followed by a second P+C meal of whole foods in the same ratios as my PWO shake focusing more on brown rice and chicken breast with as little fat as possible (ideally none).
I was wondering what the effect of slightly lowering calories during my low-carb phase (including on my entire low carb days which are “off” days on weights) would do if I included Mag 10 in the mix. I am curious if I could lower calories a significant amount and still not lose much muscle while cutting even more fat per week, perhaps getting upwards of 2 lbs/week?
I know under normal circumstances anything more than 1 lb/week is going to risk muscle mass loss, but I was curious if I could tinker with low calories a little more on the Mag 10 for faster loss. I have 8 weeks until I take off for some vacation and want to maximize my results in that amount of time (gotta have goals right?). My PWO nutrition would remain the same since I believe that its basically perfect at this point. The only times I’ll be screwing around with calories is for P+F meals on “On” days and on my “Off” days where I will get a maximum of about 25g-30g of carbs in 1 meal.