Protein Pulsing for Maximum Gains
Have you made your body non-responsive to protein?
How your body utilizes protein can have a powerful impact on how fast you gain muscle mass. Simply put, the greater the body's response to protein utilization, the greater the muscle gains achieved.
Unfortunately, over the last 20 years, the standard advice of everyone in the fitness world has been to "consume a big dose of protein every couple of hours," which is too often and actually causes the body to become unresponsive to protein.
Science and experience now tell us that we actually should've been doing something called "protein pulsing." Protein pulsing is a science-based dosing strategy for making the body hyper-responsive to high-protein utilization and producing the maximum anabolic effect.
Effective Protein Pulsing
For protein pulsing to be effective, you have to achieve three or four sizeable amino-acid spikes per day, and allow the body's amino-acid levels to return to baseline after each spike. In order to do that, you have to utilize a super-fast acting protein formulation that's designed specifically for maximum pulsing effect.
Optimal times for pulses are 30 minutes prior to meals, between meals that are six hours apart (or longer), and post-workout, when the body is already in a hyper-responsive state and needs the additional protein.
So, if you want to become hyper-responsive and get the greatest anabolic effects from protein supplementation, protein pulsing is your only option. And Mag-10® is the only formula in the world designed specifically to deliver the maximum pulse effect.
The Unique Mag-10® Formula
The protein in Mag-10® is comprised of a unique di- and tripeptide complex that's transported – unaltered, requiring no further breakdown – directly into the bloodstream. And the particular di-/tripeptide mixture found in Mag-10 produces effects in muscle that go far beyond simple amino acids from other protein sources.
Peptide structures – growth hormone and insulin being examples – have biological activities beyond regular amino acids. The peptide structures in Mag-10 also have biological activities above and beyond regular amino acids, making it a totally different animal. In fact, only 20 grams of protein from Mag-10® stimulates protein synthesis, as well as other muscle building and recovery effects, to a far greater degree than what you would get from 100s of grams of conventional protein.
Additionally, Mag-10® also contains a special carbohydrate mixture that, in addition to increasing metabolic rate, drives supraphysiologic levels of these di- and tripeptides, as well as other vital nutrients, into the muscle cell.
And best of all, the increased rate of recovery and gains you'll experience from Mag-10® pulses will be nothing less than shocking. So, don't hold back in the gym, and go ahead and train your heart out. You'll completely recover, grow, and be ready for more the next day.
Mag-10® Pulses and 2 Shocking Gym Stories
"Mag-10 Pulses Bring Muscle Back from the Dead."
John Meadows was in the middle of a brutal training phase when he picked up some strange virus — something that probably only raccoons get, or something, but here's the rub: John doesn’t have a large intestine. He lost it a few years ago. How he lost it is another story.
In any event, when he gets sick, he really gets sick; IVs in his arms sick, and this time was no different. It was Thursday and John was in the doctor's office getting four bags of IV fluid when he got a text from Dave Tate, warm, compassionate Dave Tate, no doubt giving John the option of cancelling their Saturday training session.
No such luck. This is what Dave texted:
"I just heard you were in the doctor's office on an IV. I'm going to kill you on Saturday."
John wasn't about to back down from a challenge, so when he got home, to replenish his body, Tim advised him to begin sucking down 500 ml servings of Mag-10®. John downs a Mag-10® pulse every couple of hours on Thursday evening and all day Friday — and they bring him back from the dead. He not only trains with Tate on Saturday, he feels great, he feels strong. Dave Tate ends up being the one puking, not him.
John said he would've thought the effect of Mag-10® pulses was too good to be true and really just a fluke, but the several weeks earlier, he had a similar experience.
"My Training Partners Were Dumbfounded!"
John was conducting a 9 to 5 all-day seminar, where he only had 10-minute breaks interspersed throughout the day, hardly enough time to get in a meal, let alone a bodybuilder meal.
So, John rides with it and pounds down servings of Mag-10® during the breaks and eats nothing else the entire day until later on that night when he gets home. Still, the lack of food during the day has him concerned about how he's going to perform in the gym the next day. He's thinking that he's really going to be hurting tomorrow.
"I went in to do chest the next day," John remembers, "and I'm doing machine presses. I usually would come 3 or 4 plates short of doing the stack, but that day, I ended up using the whole stack, doing something like 16 or 17 reps.
"I'm thinking maybe I got lucky, so then I go to the barbell incline and knock out a really high number of reps on that, and my training partners are dumbfounded. They're like, 'Wow,' and these are guys that have trained with me for years.
"It went like that the whole workout and I'm just thinking, 'Man, this Mag-10® is pretty powerful,' and I'm so excited to get home and write it down and let Tim Patterson know. It was pretty freaky."
John Meadows Mag-10® Experience
During a recent seminar, I literally spent 8 solid hours demonstrating how I train different body parts. Going into it, I wasn't sure if we'd have breaks or not, so I decided to pulse Mag-10 the entire day as kind of an insurance policy.
I had breakfast that morning and I then loaded a mix of Mag-10® in a big Nalgene bottle before heading out. I started to get hungry an hour or two into the seminar, so I started sipping Mag-10®. Every hour or so I'd take a few big gulps and continue on. I finished the last of the Mag-10® by the end of the day and headed home for a solid meal.
"Here's where the fun begins."
Now here's where the fun begins. The next morning I was really worried that I'd be weak due to having eaten very little solid food the previous day. I had chest and shoulders to train and I started off with a machine press. When I'm feeling really strong I can do 6 to 8 good reps with the stack, but get this – I did 22 reps on my last set!
My training partners were freaked out and didn't know what to think.
"This isn't supposed to happen."
We moved on to the incline barbell press. I usually do sets of 6 to 8 reps and work up to about 315, where on a good day I might get 8 reps. This time I did 15 reps! Next was the Smith decline press. I usually get up to around 375 for a triple, but much to my surprise, I did 8 reps!
This isn't supposed to happen. My strength went up – and stayed up – on all my lifts! Talk about getting excited, talk about not being able to wait until the next workout!
"I figured I'd take advantage of the situation."
Here's something else I started doing. During the week I train at night and have my last meal of the day after my workout. Those of you who know my story know that I lost my large intestine from a vascular disease and that frequently causes me to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.
I figured I'd take advantage of the situation. We all know that we need to keep protein synthesis on for as long as possible, so I started pulsing another 3-4 scoops of Mag-10® when I wake up during the night. I'd never tell people to set their alarms to pulse, but since I'm already up, I figured, hey, why not keep growing?
"I'm soooo sold on Mag-10®."
The result is that I've continued to make progress at jaw-dropping speed. I am sooo sold on Mag-10® and Mag-10® pulsing!
"Without a doubt, Mag-10® is the best supplement I've ever taken."
I've always been a little skeptical of supplements. However, I can honestly say that Biotest and its CEO Tim Patterson have never asked me to endorse or talk about any product that I didn't believe in.
This is one of the reasons why I'm impressed with Biotest and Tim Patterson: they fully support my work and my writings, and simply ask me to provide them with good quality (I hope they're quality) training articles. That's it. You may not believe that, but I'm okay with it, as I know I'm telling the truth. And I believe in giving credit where it's due.
Without a doubt, Mag-10® is the best supplement I've ever taken is. No question about it.
I've played around with various Mag-10® protocols. The one that works the best for me is 2-4 servings before training, and 2-4 servings after training.
I'm someone who hates to eat food and has zero appetite, which could be why Mag-10® works so well for me. I generally try to eat 4 meals per day, each consisting of some kind of protein (usually eggs, steak, or dark chicken), some kind of vegetable, and some kind of carbohydrate.
Mag-10® prior and post training pretty much allows me to eat however I want, and as little (or as much) as I want. My workout recovery is much better, I can train at a higher level longer, I'm leaner, and most important, I don't feel the protein-shake bloat all day. Mag-10® also tastes great, is easy to prepare, and doesn't take 30 minutes to drink.
Is Mag-10® expensive? Yes. Does it work? Yes. Is Mag-10® worth the money? Yes. I can honestly say that because I pay for it out of my own pocket just like everyone else, and I will be re-upping my Mag-10® supply this week.
"I gained 7 pounds of muscle in 7 days!"
I've been so impressed with Mag-10® pulsing that I decided to see how much muscle I could gain if I took the protocol to a new level. My plan was to go on a one-week blast where I took six pulses per day. The result? I gained a shocking 7 pounds of muscle that week.
I've been a professional strongman competitor for 15 year and I've never experienced anything like this.
Consider what it's done to my recovery -- I train each body part three times per week when I'm getting ready for a competition. People say I'm crazy, but as long as I'm using Mag-10® and recovering, it makes perfect sense.
The more often you can train and then recover from your training, the more gains you'll make, period. Mag-10® allows me to do that. In fact, with Mag-10®, I feel like I can recover from anything!
I can honestly say, Mag-10® is a supplement I’ll use forever. Nothing on the market compares to it! It’s great for gaining strength, recovery, you name it. I'll be using my prize money from the World's to stock up!
Chad Coy, World’s Strongest Man Competitor
"Mag-10® saved my muscle and my physique."
I came through the other side of cancer a little paler and a little balder, but I lived. I’m damn sure my physical state going into this ordeal saved my life, and my nutrition saved my muscle. Several pulses of Mag-10® a day literally saved my physique in a situation where you’d expect to lose muscle very quickly.
I pulsed with Mag-10® throughout chemotherapy. They said I could only have clear liquids, so Mag-10® was my go-to drink. I’d have one to six servings a day. I should have lost tons of muscle. In fact, there's no way in the world I should still look like I do, but I do! I knew what I had and I knew the most effective times to apply Mag-10® to my situation, and it worked!
Mag-10® saved my muscle and my physique during cancer, and I will stand by that. You can take it to the bank! MAG-10 also kept me in the gym during chemo. My strength remained and my will followed.
I can’t thank Tim Patterson and Biotest enough!
"I have so much more energy to train when using Mag-10®."
I have so much more energy to train when using Mag-10®. I have three pulses per day between my main meals. And when I use it before bed I wake up tighter and leaner. My wife has started using it too, and now she has all this energy! She's working out every day.
"If I could only pick one supplement, it would be Mag-10®."
With Mag-10® as part of my supplement regimen, I don't even plan to take days off from training. I know I can train every day and always have a good workout. I never feel wiped out. Mag-10® gives me better recovery, better workouts, and a better feeling over all.
I take a few pulses every single day. I take it when I go to bed and again in the morning. My muscles always look full and I can see a difference in the mirror every morning. If I could only pick one supplement, it would be Mag-10®.