BCAA's, cardio, and IF?
- 02-24-2013, 12:27 PM
BCAA's, cardio, and IF?
First time doing IF for cutting, so far so good. My question is because of my work/life schedule I can get cardio in on certain days, however it would be separated from my lifting. For example today I want to add some cardio at 1pm, I would not break my fast until around 3pm and my lifting won't be until around 930pm. I know the bulk of calories should be post workout which is fine, just worried about going catabolic during cardio and post. I can take in BCAA's I have a ton, just wondering what to do. Thinking 10g BCAA pre cardio and 10g post should be okay, but is this too much or not enough. Advice appreciated.Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. Micah 7:8
- 02-24-2013, 12:36 PM
While you are fasting take in about 10 grams BCAAs roughly every 2 hours until you break your fast. You wont go catabolic.
I'm doing fasted cardio in the AM and take in 1.5 scoop Alphamine with 6 grams BCAA and seeing great results thus far.PES Representativehttp://www.pescience.com/insiderhttp://www.selectprotein.com
- 02-24-2013, 12:39 PM
If doing HIIT use BCAA's, if doing LISS its probably not needed, but won't hurt.
02-24-2013, 12:43 PM
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. Micah 7:8
02-24-2013, 12:48 PM
Aim for 5 IF days a week as a minimum. You'll still experience some great results if you get 5+ days a week doing IF.
Not too much BCAA, I get about 9-10g in Leucine before I workout (3-4 scoops Genomyx Protocol V.2) and then do the majority of my eating post-workout.
Your body will get used to it, and eventually it'll just come natural. For instance, I don't feel hungry till one or two in the afternoon most days now since I pretty much do IF year round.
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