Article: Lose Fat And Gain Muscle With BCAAs

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    This article make it sound like u can go on ur cut and still gain muscle. Wouldn't it be more accurate to say bcaas help u retain muscle while on a cut due to its anticatabolic properties?
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    Readin this article, I thought the same as nemix
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    Originally Posted by nemix View Post
    This article make it sound like u can go on ur cut and still gain muscle. Wouldn't it be more accurate to say bcaas help u retain muscle while on a cut due to its anticatabolic properties?
    I have gained muscle on a cut before. Granted not as quickly (or as fun) as when not cutting, gains are slow, you feel like crap due to low glyco. So you have to have serious mental drive to work hard through fatigue, and you have to take in PLENTY of protein, but it is possible....(just not the most efficient or fun route).

    Remember people who tout Fat loss and muscle gain are only about calorie deficits and surplus + work are trying to oversimplify the riduculously complex nature of our bodies and how they process nutrition. There are many more factors involved (nutrition timing, sources, non-calorie related nutritional defeciencies or presence, training style, quality of recovery, unique hormonal triggers and interactions, etc) that you can tweak to try and manipulate where you body seeks its energy stores from and how often it is anabolic or catabolic.

    When I make gains while cutting, thats not my goal or focus (and doesn't happen everytime and usually isn't a beastly amount), but it is possible and is a nice bonus, and BCAAs are a big part of it ever happening if you want it to considering their unique properties ie leucine as a Keto-available amino acid ans its ability to bypass the liver for metabolism.

    Good research, hard work, and mental fortitude are the best tools to get you there if its a goal, unfortunately the masses generally lack one of these qualities so its not going to be as talked about as the easier ways that exist, plus its not as sustainable as other methods, but it is possible. I promise. ;-)
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    Care to point me in the direction so I can test this possibility on my next cut in a few weeks. I've tried different recomp/cut diets but never hit a point where I was growing while dropping fat
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