- 09-29-2011, 03:31 AM
Can bcaa boost your appetite? Ever since I started taking bcaa my appetite got bigger...
I use this LINK bcaa and so far I think it works great. Could someone please look at the link and tell me if iam understaning it right even thought one scoop is 10gm iam only geting less than 3gm of bcaa so considering the fact Iam 167 10-11%bf I should consume 3 scoops prior workout resulting in arroung 10gm of bcaa?
Do bcaa have any effect during the workout? I feel stronger and seem to be recovering quicker from the sets. (Could it be my mind playing tricks on me? )
Also not bcaa related question if I took creatine serveral times and never gained any waight during loading phase. Would this be an indication of creatine not working for me?(monohydrate)
Thank you in advance for taking time too look into this.
- 09-29-2011, 04:57 AM
To address your first question, it's very possible BCAAs are making you hungry. Leucine in particular, as well as EAAs/BCAAs increases protein synthesis, so if your breaking your muscles down to the point where they need to be fed MORE than they're getting, you will surely get hungry.
That product you linked me to, says 3g of Carbohydrates, 2.5g of glutamine, and about 2g of BCAAs.
Second question: Creatine mono won't make you gain weight, and if it does it may be simple water weight that will pass in a day or two.
- 09-29-2011, 09:49 AM
09-29-2011, 11:57 AM
BCAAs might possibly impact insulin, and if you're fasted they will be poorly converted to glucose and be used as an energy source. When insulin drops it may leave you feeling hungry or lethargic.
While lifting BCAAs may improve time to fatigue through varying mechanisms and the spike in mps and improvement in glucose replenishment might improve recovery or reduce the feeling of DOMS.
Creatine should cause you retain more intracellular water within your muscles, it will not cause water be stored subcutaneously. It takes on average a month for creatine to full saturate. If you dosed 5g per day for a month and noticed little change in strength and/or weight then that is indication you likely have naturally higher levels of creatine phosphate stores.
09-29-2011, 12:34 PM
So is it not a good idea to take bcaa and creatine preworkout in a fasted state?Originally Posted by itzDodge
09-29-2011, 12:38 PM
09-29-2011, 04:22 PM
You don't need to add them to your protein shakes, or to a meal, but in those 6 hour periods where you may not get in anything feel free to put some down and spike dat der MPS. Unless of course you're doing IF then just follow that protocol
09-29-2011, 04:31 PM
Good feedback bro!Originally Posted by itzDodge
10-03-2011, 02:49 PM
10-03-2011, 07:25 PM
10-04-2011, 12:06 AM
10-04-2011, 06:29 AM
10-04-2011, 06:47 AM
BCAA's are also the carbon skeleton of Glutamine, and are an excellent hedge against muscle loss if one a lower calorie diet - especially if you're fasting. I have many clients utilize these during Ramadan or other times. Ectomorphs are particularly susceptible to muscle loss on these types of diets. The body will utilize the BCAA's in circulation vs. tearing down your muscle.
Finally, BCAA's stimulate protein synthesis - likely due to the Leucine inherent therein. A TERRIFIC strategy if dieting is to dose 3g of GABA pre-workout on an empty stomach (research proven to release 480% more Growth Hormone - see link), then slam 10g of BCAA 20-30 minutes later.
Important to separate the dose of each, given large neutral amino acids will compete to cross the blood/brain barrier. In this scenario, BCAA's will compete (and win) with GABA, washing out it's GH boosting effects. That GH release btw, is BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE, according to the study on such. Here it is...
GABA will lead to GH and other growth factors being released. These are the workers if you will, the muscle building workers. These guys need bricks though, to lay down that new muscle with. The BCAA's are the bricks... . Simple, economical and effective. You'll recover faster, be able to lift more total tonnage per unit of time and greatly mitigate DOMS. You can repeat this dosing scheme every 2 hours throughout the day if you're fasting, or even in between meals provided a long enough time has passed. Finally, don't forget GABA and/or BCAA's prior to bed. Fantastic way to "feed" the body to prevent (or even build) muscle, without all the calories.
10-04-2011, 10:30 AM
10-04-2011, 10:57 AM
Also, iirc oral gaba is not able to effectively cross the BBB. phenyl-GABA(phenibut) does however
10-04-2011, 12:30 PM
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