When to take BCAAs?

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    When to take BCAAs?


    I was going to do this, twice a day:

    L-Leucine 1500mg
    L-Isoleucine 750mg
    L-Valine 750mg


    Is it best to take it before and after work out? Or, first thing in the morning then after work out? Or, a different combo?

    Thanks!

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    I would just take it during the workout.

    Which Ivy university do you attend, and are you an undergrad?
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    IMO sipping throughout the day slowly is the best for body recomposition.

    Otherwise I would do 1 serving AM, 1 preWO, and 1 post (Alex Aragon turned me off from during training amino acids as they prevent the initial muscle breakdown that is necessary for starting the process of new muscle growth)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatSpread View Post
    IMO sipping throughout the day slowly is the best for body recomposition.

    Otherwise I would do 1 serving AM, 1 preWO, and 1 post (Alex Aragon turned me off from during training amino acids as they prevent the initial muscle breakdown that is necessary for starting the process of new muscle growth)
    wow I never really thought of that. Was there any research behind that or was it more reasoning?

    I use to drink BCAAs during my workout but stopped because I found it easier/more cost efficient to save them for afterwards/ throughout the day and also during cardio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatSpread View Post
    turned me off from during training amino acids as they prevent the initial muscle breakdown that is necessary for starting the process of new muscle growth)
    hmm interesting...
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    It kinda makes sense to me......I would really like to see some studies on it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCCFan023 View Post
    wow I never really thought of that. Was there any research behind that or was it more reasoning?

    I use to drink BCAAs during my workout but stopped because I found it easier/more cost efficient to save them for afterwards/ throughout the day and also during cardio.
    yea you'll have to search for Alan Aragons writings, he has a book called girth control that is very popular for mass gaining and fat loss, I believe it is in that book he mentions it and I believe its backed by at least one scientific study.

    Regardless of if you find the study it is common sense that the aminos would make tissue breakdown harder, in turn, making muscle gain harder.
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    i usually take


    L-Leucine 12gr
    L-Isoleucine 3.5gr
    L-Valine 3.5gr

    with 3gr beta alanine during the day (11am-4pm)

    and then i do the same during my workout(8-9:30)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatSpread View Post
    IMO sipping throughout the day slowly is the best for body recomposition.

    Otherwise I would do 1 serving AM, 1 preWO, and 1 post (Alex Aragon turned me off from during training amino acids as they prevent the initial muscle breakdown that is necessary for starting the process of new muscle growth)
    With all the mundane and weekly questions requestions regarding how/when to take BCAAs, this is the first fresh comment I've read in a very long time. Any further thoughts, opinions on this?
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    bump for more thought on BCAA's during a workout.
    So you're saying extend would cause me to gain muscle slower?
    **drinking during WO
    Last edited by dafox; 03-09-2008 at 07:32 PM. Reason: wanted to clarify
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGSky View Post
    With all the mundane and weekly questions requestions regarding how/when to take BCAAs, this is the first fresh comment I've read in a very long time. Any further thoughts, opinions on this?
    thanks man, I try to offer better answers to people than run of the mill "follow the directions on the bottle" type answers.
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    Can you add some further explanation for Aragon's conclusion on this method?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AM07 View Post
    I would just take it during the workout.

    Which Ivy university do you attend, and are you an undergrad?

    I am a graduate student. I went to Yale for my undergrad and currently attend Penn.

    Did you go to an Ivy school?

    As for the comment on how well BCAAs work, I'd love to see a study too. while we are at it, what does it take to become a supplement scientist to create these studies anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IvyLeaguePump View Post
    I am a graduate student. I went to Yale for my undergrad and currently attend Penn.

    Did you go to an Ivy school?

    As for the comment on how well BCAAs work, I'd love to see a study too. while we are at it, what does it take to become a supplement scientist to create these studies anyway?
    People inwhich have a doctorate in Organic Chemistry..
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    Also, thanks for the advice. I think I'll spread out my dosages.
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