- 12-10-2007, 11:26 PM
- 12-10-2007, 11:42 PM
Love it, staple product at 5g per day. Increases my cardio in both weight training and MMA.M.Ed. Ex Phys
12-10-2007, 11:51 PM
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12-11-2007, 12:13 AM
12-11-2007, 12:14 AM
12-11-2007, 12:17 AM
so by drinking the rest throughout your workout do you find that helps you get through ur training? or make it more
12-11-2007, 12:20 AM
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12-11-2007, 12:45 AM
12-11-2007, 12:46 AM
5g is on the high end
Dave Pulumbo says its useless if you eat a high enough content of red meat, regardless, I doubt many of us do eat enough red meat.
3g is what I would go with, thats just me though (both from everything I've read on the science and from experience).
12-11-2007, 01:21 AM
I am a vegetarian any how which I feel a lot better when I stoped eating animals 4 - 5 years ago. So for me it is very critical any how. I am going with 9 because I am not doing it all in 2 dosages etc. I am spreading out 3:3:3 ratio than when I cut it down to 5 I will do 2:2:2:1 ratio.
12-11-2007, 08:41 AM
I just finished with IntraXcell and IntraBolic from Athletic Edge Nutrition and loved the BA effect from those products. It was my first experience with Beta Alanine of any kind, so I cannot comment on a bulk version of the product. I've seen a major increase in endurance and recovery which = more intense workouts!!
12-11-2007, 09:14 AM
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12-11-2007, 09:49 AM
12-11-2007, 10:24 AM
I believe it was found to be taken best with carbs, so when loading or even dosing in general I take it with my carbs; usually my post-WO shake and a bit with my carb meals. I do about 4g maintenance and have been on it for a while.
Edit: When I say loading I mean the initial phase when muscular levels of carnitine are starting to rise, you don't need to take massive doses of BA, just take 4-5g for a few weeks and it happens naturally
12-11-2007, 10:30 AM
No need to load it. It works a lot better mixed with creatine. I used a creatine product that has it in it at 1 gram per scoop(half serving), and it works great. No need to use more than 2 grams per day. Anything over that is really a waste.
12-11-2007, 11:30 AM
It's got a higher presence in chicken than red meat. Red meat is creatine.
BA is not useless for grappling. A lot of guys including myself love it for that purpose. Poliquin has his athletes using 10g/day so I would not worry about taking too much. I use 4-6g/day and notice improvement in muscular endurance. I also use citrulline malate and cordygen for mat endurance but if I had to use one thing it would be BA.
12-11-2007, 11:43 AM
12-13-2007, 04:23 PM
12-13-2007, 04:29 PM
12-13-2007, 04:52 PM
BA is one of the most noticable supps I've ever used. I started out using Biotest's extended release at 6 grams a day, split into three doses. After about two weeks, I had this one day where everything was suddenly easier, and I had more endurance. Was bloody weird. I just use bulk nowadays, I still split it up into a couple doses. I don't really keep track of how much, but I get a couple grams throughout the day.
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12-14-2007, 10:59 AM
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12-14-2007, 04:02 PM
Yea it makes a difference for cardio, although I notice it only in low-mid intensity cardio. HIIT is balls-to-the-wall , BA might let me push myself harder but it doesn't make it seem easier like I notice with mid-intensity (i.e. 30mins after a workout on the elliptical say)
12-14-2007, 04:07 PM
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