This is the correct way to take BCAAs for maximum results
- 01-04-2008, 12:44 AM
This is the correct way to take BCAAs for maximum results
I have perused this forum and read many threads with people asking what is the correct way to take BCAAs. well through much trial and error i have determined the absolute best way.
the very first rule is to take them on an empty stomach. you want the BCAAs to get straight o your blood stream uninhibited. besides if you are reading this then your diets should be protein rich. what would be the point of taking BCAAs if you are already eating protein? So only take it on an empty stomach.
i have been taking a heeping teaspoon (and i mean heeping) of BCAAs about 30-45 minutes prior to workout and not only can you see amazing results but you feel amazing. my lifts have gone up incredibly. so much so that i can not even keep track of where i am at. i just wont ever get tired using aminos in this way. its almost as if i am high. the more i lift the more i want to lift. the stuff is absolutely amazing. The psychological effects are intense. if you are ready for a workout boost better than any energy supplement use my method.
i really dont know why people recommend taking BCAAs before bed. I could never get a good night sleep when i took them close to bed time. There is a reason the are classified as energy aminos. you are better of just eating some complete proteins before bed anyway. dont hold back on your growing muscles and eat some solid foods like chicken or beef and cottage cheese.
now i got a qustion, approximately how many grams is in a heaping teaspoon? i have been trying to figure that one out. i dont even know the exact doasge i am taking thatis giving me these amazing effects. somebody help my out
- 01-04-2008, 02:07 AM
01-04-2008, 04:40 AM
no man. i used to but i stopped because it would keep me up at night when i would continue drinking them that late, i workout in the evening. so that is why i tried a heftier dose only preworkout and i had a rush like none other. thats when my workouts reached the next level. i am burning fat as well. i basically feel better than i have in my entire life. i have been doing this for a couple months now and i must say this is probably the best legal performance supplement along with creatine i have ever taken. its unreal.
also i am taking 2 1 1 ration. i have noticed alot of people tweak their supplementation extensivley on this board. almost every bcaa product coms in a 2 1 1 ratio so i am not gonna tweak something that researchers have proven is the optimal ratio. i have gotten alot of bad advice on this board from guys that think they are smarter than they really are. i prefer the KISS method (keep it simple stupid)
01-04-2008, 05:45 AM
01-04-2008, 08:43 AM
it is around 200-250 grams a day. i am currently in a situation where food is provided and i am able to eat conducively for bodybuilding.
you tried the BCAAs yet?
01-04-2008, 08:43 AM
I do branch chain before bed if I don't want to eat something minutes before I pass out. Keeps me nitrogen positive and no hungry bangs 8 hours later. I don't have the problem of getting to sleep with them, and that's at 14g of bcaa @ 2:1:1.
dynomite, I wish my food was provided for me. Lucky.
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
01-04-2008, 09:11 AM
A heaping teaspoon would be like 2.5 grams BCAA's.... I hardly think this is an accurate way to meassure the 'correct way' to take BCAA's. You need to really know how many you are taking, and exactly when. Besides that, your anecdotal evidence is noted.
01-04-2008, 09:19 AM
01-04-2008, 10:01 AM
i honestly can say i did not change ANYTHING in my diet or life. i am currently living in groundhogs day. every single day is exactly the same. i wake up at the same time everyday, go to work for 12 hours. get off and go to gym and go to sleep at the same time everyday. and repeat. i have no weekends where i am at and no social life but i do have food and a gym. i obviously made great gains in my position however once i added the aminos the way i described earlier i freakin took off. i just went to a whole other level. if i dont take the aminos i feel a noticeable drag. the stuff is truly amazing.
the brand of BCAA i am taking is the BCAA powder by NowFoods. cant go wrong with now
01-04-2008, 10:11 AM
posts like this one is exactly what i was talking about when i mentioned the people that think they are smarter then they really are. Just KISS it man
also a heeping teaspoon of my BCAA is 5 grams
01-04-2008, 12:28 PM
01-04-2008, 12:52 PM
That being said I have a hard time believing that 2grams of BCAA would make that much of a huge difference but if it's working for you then that's great and I'm jealous.
01-04-2008, 03:14 PM
the brand i am using is now foods. they say that one heaping Teaspoon is 5 grams. i believe this to be true not only cuz the label says this but because i have heard from a few people that the nowfoods brand is not as fine and seems heavier, not as fluffy, as other brands. at either rate the size of my heeping teaspon has got to be bigger than the typical heaping teaspoon. it is so heaping i got to balance so i dont spill it.
bnut hey if i got to take more i will do it. this stuff practically makes me high.
are you guys not experiencing the same thing as me?
01-04-2008, 03:48 PM
I made a simple observation, my point being that 2.5 grams of BCAA's is really not enough. You have guys on here doing 10-15 times that PWO. Something is working for you, but if your claims are true, I doubt it is the BCAA's.
As far as acuracy is concerned, a "heaping" teaspoon doesn't sit well with me. I take measuring things seriously. When I meassure a teaspoon or tablespoon I use an acurate food meassuring spoon, and scrape the excess off at the top of the spoon making it exactly a tablespoon or teaspoon.
01-04-2008, 03:53 PM
01-04-2008, 04:05 PM
01-04-2008, 06:09 PM
are you currently taking any other supplements along with BCAA?? such as creatine or ba or aakg or whatnot??
and have you tried the BCAA from nutraplanet?? if so, do you think they're at the same level??
congrats on the gains dude, if bcaa gets me as high as you, i can throw some bad habits out the window
01-05-2008, 03:51 AM
01-05-2008, 04:05 AM
i have never tried the BCAAs from nutraplanet. i am not sure who manufactures their products but i think they come from a place where making stuff is very inexpensive. Now foods produces there stuff in the US and is certified by all sorts of lab tests. Maybe the Now brand aminos are more potent, i dont know. but i would think that if everybody was experiencing what i am then people would be raving like lunatics just like me.
lol i just realized i sound like a NOW foods rep. but i garuntee i am not. i am the farthest thing from...well anything in normal society lol.
01-05-2008, 08:17 AM
I do believe in the benefits of BCAA's but unfortunately they overtax neurotransmitters for me and make me apatheitc and unproductive (I train in the morning so this zombie-brain-like side effect is unacceptable forme as it occur the majority of the day).
01-05-2008, 11:12 AM
01-05-2008, 12:30 PM
01-05-2008, 04:22 PM
01-05-2008, 04:40 PM
01-05-2008, 04:42 PM
01-05-2008, 05:43 PM
It's great to hear some solid results coming from BCAA's. Xtend is by far one of my favorite supplements of all time. It keeps me fired up and good to go on my runs. I go with 30g Xtend (6 scoops) and 2 scoops of Posidon and I feel fantastic. Zero calories, so there is no digestion issues mid-run... yet it keeps me feeling strong throughout the session. Looking forward to my recently ordered Apple and Orange Xtend coming in!
01-05-2008, 06:17 PM
point is... 2.5 grams of BCAAs realistically will not deliver the results dynomite is claiming they do..
did somebody say, PLACEBO EFFECT?
01-05-2008, 06:50 PM
a level tsp is 5g isn't it? I take 10g BCAAs in my PWO, but I also take PVL Extendavol pre-workout. Because I'm doing a bit of a cut, I've been taking caffeine pre-workout too which I'm finding is working great for me, however on their own BCAAs don't give me much energy or stimulate me to any degree. I also add 5g of leucine to my PWO.
01-05-2008, 06:57 PM
01-05-2008, 09:08 PM
i am not taking 2.5 grams of BCAAs.
but hey if you dont believe i am getting the results that i a getting that is fine with me. i really couldnt care less. you can continue taking 30 grams along with the countless other supplements. most people in this forum take so many supplements they dont know what they are feeling and what they arent. thats not the case with me.
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