S&P SHERDOGGERS: Beta-Alanine experiences/reviews?

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  1. BeRGLeZ

    BeRGLeZ Ramenbowl

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    What do you guys think of this stuff??

    I think I really am noticing the effects of it .. I definitely feel like I have more 'oomph' to train harder and longer, and I have this 'charged' feeling after taking it. Seems to be pretty good stuff :icon_twis
     
  2. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid In search for the Ultimate cup of Coffee

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    I never tried it but I hear good things from it. I guess I need to hop on and see what its all about, :)
     
  3. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der √úbermensch

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    I like it overall, but I think it's more for endurance/cardio geared workouts. Either way I'm a fan of it
     
  4. Andy Rickert

    Andy Rickert Amateur Fighter

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    Im going to pick some up this summer, see if it helps with hill sprint/ anaerobic cardio
     
  5. ghostwipe

    ghostwipe Black Belt

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    I'm not loading it and properly dosing yet, but there is some in my pre/peri-workout drink. Don't know if it's that, the other stuff in it, or the combo, but the drink sure as hell gives me extra juice.
     
  6. Revok

    Revok Brown Belt

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    Meh. Was on it for four months, got faster and stronger. Been off it for three months, still getting faster and stronger. I can live without it.
     
  7. finnegan

    finnegan Mountains and Fleas

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    See my training log.
    My work capacity shot through the roof, esp. when it is carb loaded. BA along w/ Fish Oil and Caffeine will never, ever, ever be removed from my list of sups.
     
  8. ghostwipe

    ghostwipe Black Belt

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    Finn, would you say you reached somewhere near the limit of your training capacity before supping with beta alanine? I'm anxious to start using mine, but I feel like I should get in better shape first, and thus make it more effective / noticeable.
     
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    finnegan Mountains and Fleas

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    That's tough to say. I started doing Ross's II at about the same time, and I evidently have some badass genetics. I remember, at the time, being very impressed w/ the nearly immediate increase in work capacity, esp on stuff like sprints, conditioning challenges, etc.
    However, I also was able to increase my workload considerably without feeling tired either the day of or the days following a workout. In the II system, you do:
    Density
    Sprints/ Intervals
    Strength
    GPP
    Rest
    Repeat.

    This kicked my ass pretty hard, and I noticed a very immediate increase in my recovery and intensity output throughout the week's workouts after adding in BA. Honestly, for the price (35 bucks for something like 3 months supply) I don't think you'll find another supp that has as much bang for the buck outside of Fish Oil.
     
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    ghostwipe Black Belt

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    Thanks for the detailed reply. I think I'll give it another few weeks of basic dojo work before starting on it.
     
  11. joshetc

    joshetc butthole hurts from teh gay

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    I've been using it for about 3 weeks and really haven't noticed that much of a difference. They say maximum saturation can take up to 6 weeks or something, though. A while ago I used it for about a month and a half, til I ran out and I got like an extra couple reps per workout, nothing fantastic.. but still something. I expect better results after a few more weeks of using it (roughly 4g/day spread throughout)
     
  12. Donut62

    Donut62 Black Belt

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    I've noticed an increase in work capacity, nothing to note strength wise but I feel higher rep assistance work I can push harder for more reps. The effect is nothing drastic, and could be chalked up to placebo, but as with creatine there is enough science behind it and it is cheap enough to warrant me continuing to use it.
     
  13. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    I noticed an increase in work capacity, wasn't a huge factor in my training as I wasn't doing much endurance work, would like to see how it performs when I refocus on more MA type training.
     
  14. WinterIsComing

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    How often and when do you take it? I'm expanding my supplements to include Creatine this week and if this stuff works I might grab some also.
     
  15. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Works well for me, takes a while to kick in though.


    That said I buy 1kg amounts which last me is I dose it the way it should be dosed 200 days.


    I still have loads left :icon_cry2
     
  16. theNuge

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    The D&S forum has a long thread devoted to BA. You should check it out.
     
  17. TimmyTomatoes

    TimmyTomatoes Orange Belt

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    I've been taking BA for about 3 months now and the largest change I've noticed is less rest needed between sets. I often feel I can get right into my next set and have to force myself to take a minute or two of rest.
     
  18. DEVILsSON

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    For me it's been amazing in terms of muscle recovery aside from increased muscle endurance and work capacity. Definitely a great supplement.
     
  19. Jake Martin

    Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    I love BA, been taking it for a few months and it definitely helped my cardio. I'm going to be off it for a couple weeks, but only due to money being short and my supply almost out.
     

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