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Peri-Workout Supplementation


#1

Hello, when talking about peri-workout supplementation, im strictly speaking ANACONDA/MAG-10/Surge Workout Fuel..

My question is, what is the most important? Carbs during the workout, or the protein form MAG-10/ANACONDA? Would someone get better results using more casein hydrolysate, or more carbs to replenish glycogen on the spot?


#2

Both important.

There is a long explanation on fast acting carbs, insulin and "protein" transportation. Look it up. Good read.


#3

Right, I've seen that article. How would more scoops of Surge Workout Fuel affect my workout/recovery? ive toggled between 2 and 4 scoops..I guess more protein would allow the carbs to do more right? if you increase carbs you should probably give the insulin more protein to transport? I feel like im answering my own question


#4

well, how many total reps are you doing in your workouts? What's your overall volume like?

For someone who did O-lifting like me, I would stick to ANACONDA/MAG-10 mainly, and have anywhere from 0-1 scoops of Surge Workout Fuel because most workouts did not have many reps in general, AND the time-under-tension was quite small. But for someone who does some crazy high-ass volume workouts that are John Meadows-esque, you would do well with 2-3 scoops of Surge Workout Fuel.


#5

how much ANACONDA/MAG-10 would you tell someone to take that was doing low volume work, like HFSW?

thanks for the responses


#6

HFSW isn't really low volume... the rep schemes, depending on the week, can be 4x10, or 5x8, etc, and that's on THREE big-bang lifts, done at a moderate weight (you should have some reps left in the tank on your last set).

Either way, for a HFSW workout, if it were me, I'd probably do a 1/1/1 of the ANACONDA/MAG-10/Surge Workout Fuel mix.


#7

And I find that I do better on a 0/2/2 (anaconda is not nice to my inside, i take creatine instead) and I am presently doing a 5x5 type of work out.

But then again, I read the articles and I listen to my body.


#8

OP you pretty much have to figure what works best for you. I ran out of FINiBARs and I didn't feel as good during my workouts, got them back and feel like I can go forever again.