Best time to take BCAAs????
- 01-14-2010, 07:35 PM
- 01-14-2010, 07:44 PM
ive never taken bcaa but im currently taking uni-liver
which if liver in pills which is naturally high in amino acids and bcaaThe difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.
- 01-14-2010, 08:00 PM
01-14-2010, 08:32 PM
Take them before, during, and after your workout...also while doing cardio!
01-14-2010, 09:28 PM
I take a scoop of Nutraplanet bulk BCAA's with every meal.
1 scoop in my pre-workout concoction.
2 scoops after workout in the pwo shake.
01-14-2010, 09:46 PM
When I usually take them its morning, afternoon, preworkout in my shake, after my workout then before bed. If you take a lot it can get expensive but nutra always has good deals on bulk powders
01-14-2010, 09:56 PM
I always mixed it into my drink while working out..
01-15-2010, 12:38 AM
pre/intra/post workout ftw!
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01-15-2010, 08:35 AM
i carry around a 1 gallon jug mixed with water and BCAAs and drink that all day.
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01-15-2010, 10:31 AM
01-15-2010, 10:37 AM
01-15-2010, 12:55 PM
perosnally, i wake up have them 1hr later have breakfast, i follow that for every meal, which i time so that 1 dose of BCAA is during workout
Breakfast, preworkout/duringworkout, middle of the night
01-15-2010, 09:33 PM
Has layne aka str8flexed been on here in awhile he was studying the effects of protein quite extensively. Not sure there is a best method at this point, but I wouldn't exactly be using them too frequently. Some of your body's natural hormones are most active during states of depletion and without the presence of food (see:growth hormone).
01-15-2010, 09:56 PM
01-15-2010, 10:42 PM
I would take them throughout the day with meals.
01-16-2010, 01:28 AM
layne advocates bcaa 1hr before, with a huge leucine content of like 15g total i believe.
01-16-2010, 11:53 AM
before and after workout workout
01-16-2010, 12:04 PM
I've been using extend 3-4 times a day in an effort to cut fat, and it has been working magnificently!
Think training's hard,. try losing!
01-16-2010, 12:43 PM
ive been taking bcaa's religiously intra workout ~20 grams for a while. it works very well but i wonder if ecaa's would be better around workouts and bcaa's better around food? there was some study about ecaa's raising protein synthesis levels or something of that nature and IIRC they last a little longer in the blood stream with the other amino acids combined. bcaa's around food would work well because they combine with the aminos in what you eat.
does that make any sense? lol
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01-16-2010, 12:53 PM
bcaa (chain ammnio acids) are used for plenty of thing if you run track,cardio etc, theyll lhelp you keep your muscle on so you wont burn it when finished running,why poeple tend to loose wieght,can be water,but some will be muscle,its a good idea to talks bcaa's witgh your mutlivitamen tho
01-16-2010, 01:04 PM
01-16-2010, 01:12 PM
01-16-2010, 01:45 PM
In my opinion it helps with keeping muscle during a cut more than actuay burning fat. I always drink during fasted cardio or when I'm in a cal defecit diet to keep muscle I worked hard to get. Always drink during lifting as well and I notice a big difference in how hard I can train. Xtend tastes so good I use it when I have a craving for sweets which really helps my mindset during a cut.
Also any times I will be with out food for a while to keep muscles happy. That's just me though it really depends on the person.
01-16-2010, 02:41 PM
I swear by BCAA's as i train fasted first thing in the morning.
If you are dieting strictly they would also be useful but any other time i just can't see the point. Food, including Whey Protein, should be enough.
Glutamine falls into this category as well but that's another can of worms!!!!
01-16-2010, 05:40 PM
01-16-2010, 08:40 PM
http://www.campusmen.com/building-muscle/bcaas.htmlBCAAs also cause an increase in fat burning, most likely because high BCAA levels in the blood are a signal of muscle breakdown. Increased BCAA levels after supplementation can “trick” the body into revving up the fat-burning machinery to drastically increase fat burning.
http://www.muscleandbodymag.com/arti...ArticleID=5287Use BCAAs To Help Cut Fat.
Another benefit of BCAAs is their ability to enhance fat loss. Research on leucine alone has shown that this amino acid can increase metabolic rate, and therefore the amount of total calories and fat burned.
In addition, research shows that leucine helps to blunt hunger. It is theorized that leucine is used by the brain as an indicator of the levels of total amino acids in the bloodstream. Having more total amino acids in the blood signals your brain that you are well-fed, which means hunger should be reduced to prevent overeating, and your metabolic rate can be set on high without the concern that energy levels will run out.
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/inmag13.htmSupplementation of BCAAs has been shown to trigger significant and preferential losses of visceral body fat. Located in the deeper layers of the body under the subcutaneous fat, this visceral fat tends to be resistant to dieting and is hard to lose
01-17-2010, 02:04 AM
01-17-2010, 09:35 AM
01-17-2010, 12:16 PM
01-17-2010, 12:23 PM
That is very intersting, Thanks
01-17-2010, 08:02 PM
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