I am looking for some help with regards to peri-workout nutrition.
Firstly, I appreciate that the Biotest products are probably superior, but with Plazma coming in at $120 a bottle in my locale (UK), it simply isn’t possible.
Instead I use something which costs $130 for 5kg (11lbs). I make up a shake consisting of 120g, which contains the following:
Energy: 367 Kcal
Protein (as-is): 32g
Creatine Monohydrate: 4g
Vitamin C: 0.7g
I drink approximately half of this about 10 mins before beginning my warmup (agile 8/11). I then drink the other half throughout the workout (normally finishing it during the 531 lift).
In terms of other supplements, the only one I take is fish oil.
My BW is about 83kg/180#, with 1RMs at 2.5/2.0/1.5/1.0 (DL/S/BP/P) of bodyweight. The weights are steadily going up on the programme (as is my body weight).
So my questions are whether I am doing it ‘right’. There seems to be a lot of conflicting information. Specific questions:
- Am I taking the nutrition at the right time surrounding the workout?
- Am I taking on enough peri-workout nutrition calories/carbs/protein?
- Should I add some ‘after workout’ protein/carbs?
- Any other suggestions?