Is there any merit in taking BCAA's only half of the week?

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    Is there any merit in taking BCAA's only half of the week?


    I tend to only be sore on Thurs-Sat. Is there any benefit to just taking BCAA's on the days that I expect to be sore?

    Or, do I need BCAA's constantly in my bloodstream to build up a tolerance?

    I could see how it wouldn't be benefitial (maybe even be negative) to take them when I am not sore. But, I have no science to back that up.

    Any thought?

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    I take BCAA and/or EAAs on lifting days only - it drastically reduces soreness. If that's all you're taking them for, I see no problem with it.
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    Being sore is no indication of muscle hypertrophy. So with that said, I would take it on days that you lift.
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    I take it everyday, because on off days I'm doing fasted cardio.
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    considering how inexpensive bulk BCAA from NP are and since they are a staple supplement for most, i don't see why you would not take them every day.

    I take it twice a day on days off, once up on waking up and once before bed time
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    BCAAs are amino acids. Amino acids make up proteins. Do you eat protein only certain days of the week? Do you need to build up a tolerance to food for it to work? Is protein detrimental to you when you are not sore?

    Take them whenever you want quickly absorbed proteins.
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    Take em when you expend a good deal of energy. Workouts, cardio, jogging, sports, etc.
    Take them when dieting as well.
  

  
 

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