This looks pretty amazing, I am super jealous! haha@booneman77 @sns8778 - thanks for the responses.
The ingredient profile (including the dosages) on M-Test is actually quite insane (in a good way, especially for mood and libido I can imagine) and I'm positive people will see great results from it but I'm gonna pass for now, only because I already take 4 of the ingredients (L-Dopa, Ashwagandha, Shilajit, Tongkat Ali) as part of my Nootropics mix.
I'll go with Epi-Plex and do as you suggest and dose away from X-Gels. I'll probably pick up 2 bottles and also 2 bottle of AE and see if I can make it a 16 weeks run like this:
Week 1-4 AE + X-Gels + Alphamax
Week 4-8 AE + X-Gels + Alphamax
Week 8-12 AE + X-Gels + Epi-Plex
Week 12-16 AE + Epi-Plex
I've seen some people run ArA on consecutive days but it always looked like a minority to me, I've done ArA twice before and only on workout days, maybe I'll try to switch it up next time - or maybe do the last weeks 8-12 everyday? Also would you recommend going over 2g dosage?
As far as ArA as long as you are working out at least 4 days per week I wouldn't see any real need to dose on off days or more than 2g.
Dosing pre allows for optimal "usage" of the ArA making it more effective per gram (so to speak).
With ArA we are looking for a shift in the fatty acid content/percentage within us and it takes time for this to happen. Think of it similar to creatine loading arguments (not that this is in anyway similar to creatine) in the sense that you will reach a "saturation" (or when the ArA really becomes maximally effective) at a certain point and you can either do that by dosing higher and reaching that sooner (but then I'd also recommend for a shorter cycle) or you can dose a bit lower and reach this at a little slower rate, but allow for probably a longer cycle.
I hope that makes sense. I just finished a circuit with 30 cal assault bike intervals at the end and can't see particularly straight so that paragraph above may not be my finest piece of work.
TLDR for your proposed length 1-1.5g pre-workout would be optimal for ArA.