BCAA's, cardio, and IF?

  1. 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.
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  2. 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.
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  3. If doing HIIT use BCAA's, if doing LISS its probably not needed, but won't hurt.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    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.
    Same boat seems like, I'm doing 1.5-2 scoops alphamine in the am and loving it. Will down some BCAA's as a precaution with cardio and just break fast at 3pm with ~1/3 of my calories for the day.
    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

  5. Quote Originally Posted by tilldeath View Post
    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.

    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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