BCAAs??

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  1. tdluxon

    tdluxon Black Belt

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    I have been hearing a lot that taking bcaa pre-workout works well, especially when fasting... Has anyone tried them? Thoughts?
     
  2. Bekim

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    Just do a little search, plenty of threads on the subject.......
     
  3. Codger

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    In my experience no noticeable advantage. Might just be worth doing if you're trying to minimise catabolism whilst training fasted but then you could of course not train fasted.

    They never seem to dissolve properly so make for an unpleasant drink and give me terrible stomach ache so not worth it for me.

    Bear in mind that just about every supplement known to man, including plenty that 100% do not work, "work well" according to some people so I wouldn't go on that.
     
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  4. Bekim

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    Just consume plenty of protein during your feed period.......maybe look for types that are broken down slower than things like whey, there will be plenty of amino acids floating around for your body to use.
     
  5. MisterHappy

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    The only difference I've notcied with my BCAAs (taken either just prior to MT work or during lifting/conditioning) is help with recovery time. My soreness isn't quite as bad and doesn't last quite as long. I'm old though so what used to be brief soreness isn't so brief anymore and this has helped a bit. I wouldn't expect miracles.
     
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    BCAAs are basically protein, which is basically food. This means you have to take a lot of scoops of the stuff to really notice a difference. The main benefit it has over food is the fact that it has 0 calories, so it is best utilized on some sort of caloric deficit or fasted state.

    I use BCAAs when I'm trying to lose weight while being active, and I only really notice a difference when I'm taking like 5 scoops of the stuff a day. If you're trying for maintenance or weight gain, then regular food is by far a better and cheaper method.
     
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    Dolce said to take his protein and its got BCAAs and more.
     
  8. Saint Of The K

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    Zero kcals in BCAAs? Man, don't post shit like that without checking first!
    Not sure how big your scoops are, but assuming around 10g, that's 50g/day of BCAAs. Around 200kcal. I would expect that makes quite a difference in terms of macros and overall calories.
     
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    For me BCAAs work just fine when I can't afford to eat and then go train in a couple of hours. I take some BCAAs 40 mins before trsining and don't feel depleted.
    Also, my friend used to add a bit of liquid BCAAs in his water he drank during the workout and said it helped a lot.
     
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    i have been using BCAAs lately.

    during rolling in bjj classes. Just 5grams. Since i only eat something solid about 2 hour after class i think its a good idea because it contributes to growth hormone release. But i am not sure about this, i only have heard something from a bodybuilder. Anybody know something about this?

    i do use 5 grams during lifting sessions too. I dont feel fatigued despite its a relative demanding routine.

    People diss BCAA because it is does not do wonders like the supplement industry advertise. But BCAAs are just small pieces of protein so..i wont hurt you(except if you take huge amounts of it)

    I use powder form only. With water.
     
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    Powder or capsules?
     
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    Inject it
     
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    They're useless. Eat something high in protein, has all BCAAs in them.
     
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    If you're getting in enough total protein through out your day and per meal, then BCAAs might not be worth it.

    They have been shown to attenuate DOMS, speeding up recovery time, but I haven't had the chance to read the research, so I can't comment much more about that.
     

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