Amino Acid inquiry

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    Amino Acid inquiry


    My current amino acid supplement is AminoBolic from Ultimate Nutrition. The pills are freakin' huge (bigger than any in animal pak haha) and was thinking of maybe trying recoverPro from AI. My only thought is that I can get aminobolic for $26 and it will last two months (I take it pre w/o only).

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    I know EAAs have to be acquired through diet, but how important are they pre w/o? If I bought recoverPro I could take it pre and intra w/o and it would last longer but I wonder if would be missing something going that route. Thanks for the thoughts.

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    If you consume a well-balanced meal (total macros depending on goal of training) ~1.5 hours before workout, then you should not need anything else prior to workout. However, you could sip on a gator-aid during workout, but ideally you should only require water with workouts lasting less than ~1.5 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryane87 View Post
    My current amino acid supplement is AminoBolic from Ultimate Nutrition. The pills are freakin' huge (bigger than any in animal pak haha) and was thinking of maybe trying recoverPro from AI. My only thought is that I can get aminobolic for $26 and it will last two months (I take it pre w/o only).

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    Leucine 6500 or so
    Valine 1200
    Isoleucine 1200
    Histidine 800
    Lysine 1200
    Methionine 400
    Phenylalanine 1200
    Threonine 1200
    Taurine 1500
    Glutamine 1500

    I know EAAs have to be acquired through diet, but how important are they pre w/o? If I bought recoverPro I could take it pre and intra w/o and it would last longer but I wonder if would be missing something going that route. Thanks for the thoughts.
    you will get the rest of your aminos through a nice diet rich in protein
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    I know I get plenty of aminos through the day. When life is cooperating I get in at least 300 grams of protein a day. I just like the extra recovery of the aminos and was wondering if just BCAA's would better cover what I want. Normal pre w/o meal is a 1-1.5 scoops of protein and normally a dry cup of oatmeal. With the amino acids, though, my body has felt a lot better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryane87 View Post
    I know I get plenty of aminos through the day. When life is cooperating I get in at least 300 grams of protein a day. I just like the extra recovery of the aminos and was wondering if just BCAA's would better cover what I want. Normal pre w/o meal is a 1-1.5 scoops of protein and normally a dry cup of oatmeal. With the amino acids, though, my body has felt a lot better.
    You should consume a bit more food before workout, and like I said you'll have to wait ~1.5 hours for maximal performance. BCAAs consist of 3 EAAs, I believe-and through a well-balanced diet you shouldn't need any additional supplementation.
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