Is it necessary to supplement BCAA's
11-08-2005 09:07 AM
If you want to save some cash.. definately don't bother with ice, or xtend or shiet like that.. you just paying large for them to flavor it for you...
Buy the bulk bcaa's.. usplabs.
And dump it in with a gatoraid (better idea.. cause of the electrolytes and carbs).. or some crystal light (not so good, lack of carbs and electrolytes).
Turns out you get use the taste really quick, and it's nothing like getting use to CEE... Lemon gatoraid seems to cover it up the best, and it's practically unoticable... If you want cheap gatoraid, get Kirklands brand from costco.
Also, Since steadily supplementing BCAA's, I've noticed substancially quicker recovery, and much less discomfort in my legs imperticular.
I just took a week off... and usually that means when I hit legs, I'm extremely sore for about 3-4 days... However, this time, I hit them HARD managed 12 reps of 315 BB Squats, 16 sets total (lunges, leg press, leg extensions)... Best performance ever... and I had no troubles walking at all... and barely any discomfort. Totally unheard of.. I can only blame my current diet and the bcaa's.
11-08-2005 09:09 AM
how did my post end up above your's? Err make it how did both of these posts end up above your's Beowulf?
11-08-2005 09:16 AM
It was on clearance. You gotta move fast, boys!
11-08-2005 10:01 AM
Why can't I find USP Labs website anywhere???
11-08-2005 10:06 AM
synergymuscle.com...They have a banner you can just click on that and it will take you there.
Originally Posted by Magickk
11-08-2005 10:07 AM
Originally Posted by Manu20
11-08-2005 11:12 AM
Gatorade is good I also like powerade it's got some b vitamins in there.
Originally Posted by Poobah
11-09-2005 07:45 PM
Depends on your goal? If you are cutting they can help.
Originally Posted by b_delgros
Oxidizing BCAAS in muscle is just another pathway you can use for generating energy during workouts. I don't think it interfers with fat oxidation at skeletal muscle but may be additive instead.
Best time to take them is when insulin levels are low (ie, during a workout) because that is when branched chain alpha -ketoacid dehydrogenase levels are high.
11-09-2005 08:00 PM
Where do you get the vitamin B6 powder? Or do you just take it in pill form?
Originally Posted by Beowulf
11-09-2005 08:04 PM
I'm not sure what he does, but lots of times when I make up my own custom recipes I just break open capsules and pour the powder in the tub. It works just as good and you don't have to mess with multiple pills/caspules all the time.
Originally Posted by bearmeat
Once the custom batch is "set" I don't have to think about it anymore.
11-09-2005 08:31 PM
I do the same as Phosphate Bond, only difference is I don't mix it up all at once. I used to, but it was a pain. I just toss in my BCAAs, Cit Malate, and I open a B6 capsule and dump a bit in. 1cap has 100mg, so a single cap can last for 3-4 servings (note: a serving for me is about 25-30g BCAA).
11-09-2005 09:35 PM
Well, I think BCAA is very handy to have around.
In the spring/summer I take the Bcaa during my workout and I also take them before I go to bed.
11-09-2005 09:42 PM
BCAA's are part of my year-round supplement use..
11-16-2005 01:29 PM
"He's not human!"
Originally Posted by bigpetefox
11-16-2005 01:30 PM
11-16-2005 10:25 PM
While we are on the subject, I'm wondering how many of you feel the same way about Glutamine? I use pro complex like many of you and was told I was getting enough Bcaa's and glutamine with my protein shakes. So additional supplementation wasn't needed. According to you guys this apparently isn't the case.
11-16-2005 11:06 PM
BCAA's are a "the more the merrier" type of product.. You can go pretty high on dosage, even low doses show effect.. BCAA's make glutamine look like baby powder..
Originally Posted by gten79
11-16-2005 11:21 PM
Hey Pete where do you pick up your Optimum Bcaa's? I can't seem to find them anywhere?
Or would the deal at synergymuscle.com 1kg leucine for $30.00 be sufficient enough?
500 g leucine
250 g Iso-leucine
250 g Valine
11-16-2005 11:34 PM
I work in a supplement store, so I order them when needed..
The deal at synergy is cheaper, 1kg is worth it and will last you quite abit..
01-22-2006 12:26 AM
How are you guys measuring your BCAA powder? I don't happen to have a scale handy, so I am wondering if a teaspoon ~ 5grams and a tablespoon ~ 15grams?
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