The Pulse Feast

Gain muscle, stay lean, and do it all without having to worry about food. Here’s how.

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The Pulse Feast Is Simple and Highly Effective

Take two Plazma™ or Mag-10® pulses during the day and eat what you want at night. Less stress, less body fat, more muscle and strength gains. What more could you ask for?

What Are the Pulse Feast Benefits

  • Stimulates and fuels anabolic physiology (protein synthesis) for maximum lean body-mass gains while preventing fat gain.
  • Drives nutrients into muscles and shuts down fat storage.
  • Improves the digestive system, making it more efficient at breaking down food and utilizing the nutrients.
  • Removes the stress and guilt from eating.
  • Frees up your mornings and afternoons – no more packing food everywhere you go or panicking when you can't eat every two or three hours.
  • Makes eating fun and pleasurable again in the evening when you have more freedom to relax, prepare good foods, and enjoy them with your family and friends.
  • Trains your body to become more metabolically efficient so when you do eat "normally," like while on vacation, you won't balloon up.

What Is the the Pulse Feast

The Pulse Feast strategy consists of drinking two large Plazma™ or Mag-10® pulses during the day and eating one large evening meal. It significantly boosts anabolic physiology (muscle protein synthesis) and makes you metabolically efficient. You'll gain muscle and strength faster without increasing body fat. And you won't obsess about food.

Almost everybody wants to look lean and muscular without feeling depleted or following a restrictive plan. It doesn't make sense to look great and not be able to enjoy life. With the Pulse Feast strategy, you can have it all.

No more packing Tupperware containers everywhere you go or freak out if you can't eat solid food every three hours.

Have a couple of Plazma™ or Mag-10® pulses during the day and eat almost whatever you want at night. It's simple, stress-free, and the most effective strategy we've ever used for building muscle and getting lean.

Let's break it down.

Morning and Afternoon Pulses

From the time you get up in the morning until around 7:00 PM, you'll have two large nutrient pulses, one every four or five hours.

Each pulse consists of 2 scoops of Plazma™ or 3 scoops of Mag-10® powder in 900 mL (~30 oz) of water. Don't fret over the amount of fluid. It's about the same size as a 7-Eleven Big Gulp. Besides, muscle needs extra water to grow, and you can't efficiently lose fat without it.

We've given this dosing protocol a lot of consideration. Tim Patterson, Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss, Dr. Ellington Darden, TC Luoma, Chris Shugart, and Christian Thibaudeau collectively have reviewed the scientific literature and experimented with the variables.

In conclusion, a schedule of two large Plazma™ or Mag-10® pulses, separated by four or five hours, works best. Here's why:

The goal is to flood the bloodstream with nutrient-dense fluid, boosting protein syntheses in muscle. Then allow enough time for the bloodstream to return to its amino-acid baseline at least an hour before the next pulse.

To keep the body responding maximally to the effects of pulsing, the bloodstream has to have periods where it's "resting" at its amino-acid baseline. And with the large pulses, the two-dose protocol provides just enough time to make it all work.

Here's exactly what I do

I usually work out about 5:00 PM, so I'll have one pulse shortly after I get up at 7:00 AM, another one at noon, and a third at 5:00 for my workout nutrition.

The Evening Feast!

After 7:00 PM, the four-hour feasting begins. There are, however, a few rules depending on your goals:

Getting or Staying Lean

If your main goal is single-digit body fat, your evening feast is limited to two hours (one round of eating) and a little more structured. Start with animal proteins and veggies, then add fruit if you want more to eat. The rule is the higher your fat body fat, the more restrictive you need to be with the food choices. Have your feast, but watch the carbs.

Maintaining Current Condition

I'll use the term "maintenance" for simplicity. It's where you'll be about 80% of the time. Your evening feast is several feedings over four hours. I prefer 7 PM to 11 PM. Fill up on protein and veggies, then move on to pasta, grains, or even dessert if you want it.

Gaining Muscle Mass

Increase carb and overall food intake during the four-hour evening feasts. Begin with protein and veggies, but you have more leeway with other foods. Within reason, eat whatever you want in four hours.

The Psychology of Nutrient Partitioning

I believe that your psychological state affects nutrient partitioning. If you're stressed or in a negative mood when eating, you may store more calories as fat.

The Pulse Feast is a stress-free method of eating. You don't have to feel guilty about overeating because it's a required part of the plan. When you're in a high-activity mode or under stress, you're not in an optimal state to ingest and store nutrients as useable energy.

This may be related to the thrifty-gene hypothesis. The body thrives in cycles of intense activity with minimal food, followed by low activity with increased nutrition. In other words, fasting and feasting.

On the Pulse Feast plan, you'll enjoy your evening meal, have no stress or guilt, and get better body composition results. That lack of pressure and worry will contribute to the positive effect of the strategy.

The Pulse Feast Break-In Phase

Many fitness-minded people are trained to eat food every three hours to prevent muscle loss. It's a myth. Even worse, it's a psychological need and a bad habit that blunts protein synthesis and muscle growth.

The Pulse Fast will set your body up for a powerful metabolic rebound, priming it for muscle gain rather than fat storage. It'll show you that you don't have to eat all day to grow. And you don't have to panic if you don't have a mouthful of chicken and rice every minute of the day.

I recommend one Pulse Feast day per week for three weeks before adopting the Pulse Feast strategy over longer periods.

Pulse Feast Example Schedule

Here's an example of a daily schedule you could use after the break-in phase. Take another pulse for your workout nutrition. I prefer working out at 5:00 PM and following up with an evening feast, taking advantage of increased nutrient uptake post-workout.

TimeActivity
7:00 AMPulse
5:00 PMWorkout and Pulse
7:00 - 11:00 PMFeast

Mixing Instructions

Each pulse consists of 2 Plazma™ scoops or three Mag-10® scoops in 900 ml of cold water (~30 oz). I recommend preparing both doses the night before or first thing in the morning. The easiest thing to do is mix everything in a 2,000 ml Nalgene bottle and keep it in the refrigerator.

Daily Drink Preparation

INGREDIENTS AMOUNT
Mag-10® 6 scoops
Cold water 1,800 ml
Pulse (dose) 900 ml
Pulses / bottle 2

It's Simple and Highly Effective

Pulse with Mag-10® during the day, and eat what you want at night.

Less stress, less body fat, more muscle.

What more could you ask for?

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