Best time to take BCAAs?

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    Best time to take BCAAs?


    I've read everything from 30-60 mins pre workout to during your workout and right after to anytime at all.
    Just wanted to hear some peoples' opinion on when they think the best time is to take them.

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    IMHO during and after are the most important but anytime is a good time :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbymac
    IMHO during and after are the most important but anytime is a good time :-)

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    Alrighty then. Thanks for the input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erihis

    Alrighty then. Thanks for the input.
    I like them also at different times.
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    I do pre and post workout. I opt for water during but thats just a personal preference.
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    before during and after or before and after-I like intra myself

    in between meals as well
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    only PWO here, in larger quantity's like 25-30 grams.....occasionally I do 10 gram shots of luecine if i am not eating anything and want a little shot of "protein"......I've actually been using Leucine for PWO also since 8:1:1 BCAA seem to be a waste of money, just take the bulk Leucine....
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    I take them first thing in the morning when I roll out of bed, then pre, intra, post workout, between meals and at bedtime. I'll also grab a few tablets when I get up to go piss in the middle of the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruiser76 View Post
    I take them first thing in the morning when I roll out of bed, then pre, intra, post workout, between meals and at bedtime. I'll also grab a few tablets when I get up to go piss in the middle of the night.
    thats how I take and sometimes when I wake up during sleep, I like shakes better in the middle of the night
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    Immediately upon waking, since by the time i shower, cook, and eat its 30-45 mins later.. then pre/post workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench
    Immediately upon waking, since by the time i shower, cook, and eat its 30-45 mins later.. then pre/post workout.

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    Not to sound like a dbag, but that seems like a waste to me. Think bout it u been fasting all night hopefully that's least 8hrs. You think waiting another 30-40 min before your first meal is going to effect your gains?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugry4more View Post
    Not to sound like a dbag, but that seems like a waste to me. Think bout it u been fasting all night hopefully that's least 8hrs. You think waiting another 30-40 min before your first meal is going to effect your gains?
    he is probably doing this in order to get better absorption of the BCAA, taken separate from food....I do this PWO, take the BCAA immediately after then wait 30-45 minutes before taking 50 grams of whey protein. also if I take 10G of leucine during the day, its inbetween meals on a relatively empty stomach....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WARBIRDWS6 View Post
    he is probably doing this in order to get better absorption of the BCAA, taken separate from food....I do this PWO, take the BCAA immediately after then wait 30-45 minutes before taking 50 grams of whey protein. also if I take 10G of leucine during the day, its inbetween meals on a relatively empty stomach....
    agreed taking bcaa's alone, and between meals, spikes bcaa levels higher than any meal does. Bcaa's matter a good bit
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    Preworkout and between meals. Don't bother with intraworkout use.
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    The above is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of PES
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    Thanks for the input
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    I use BCAAs between meals(usually between breakfast /lunch) and Intra(in Powershock)

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    best times for BCAA are pre and intra.

    I personally take some xtend with my breakfast and lunch sometimes.
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    I prefer Intra or Post.
  

  
 

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