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    Default Do you take your bcaa pre or post workout? or both?

    Ive heard so many different things, just wanted some more opinions on it, ive heard people take it 10grams pre 15grams during and another 10grams of bcaa post workout. Then some people are telling me just post work out then others are only saying pre workout.. So I rather take my advice from muscle central, how do you take your bcaa?

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    I do both

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    I also do both. helps with muscle endurance during the workout and helps for quick recovery post. Try and get a good bcaa like xtend or chaind out that has citruline malate in it so it really absorbs fast.

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    pre post intra, and 1hr before each meal brah! its the best way for a nattie to grow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Newman View Post
    pre post intra, and 1hr before each meal brah! its the best way for a nattie to grow
    how many grams of bcaa do u normally do?

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    I take 5 Six Star BCAA quick-dissolve tabs 1 hour pre-workout, a half hour later I take a mainly Creatine/Beta-Alanine pre-workout drink. Immediately AFTER 2 hour workout I pop another 5 quick-dissolve tabs as this helps recovery as I cannot eat regular food until about an hour or more after working out... I hope this helps!!

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    total waste of money


    eat a meal an hour and a half before training and you'll have all the aminos you need. even if its whey and oatmeal or something similar.


    you guys should consider stopping this wasteful supplement using and invest in some grassfed beef and just better quality food which is generally more expensive.

    i stopped using all these stupid supplements and just stick to creatine and whey isolate and use the money i save to get higher quaslity food and my gains have been better than any supplement i ever took.

    if your truly eating all day the way you should be there is no reason to supplement with addistional aminos

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    Pre-wo is most efficient, and 1h after wo is more efficient then just after. Both pre and post is better then any single dose though, of course.

    I do: 10g EAA -> workout -> 10g EAA/Whey/Food -> Food.

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    In all honesty if you are taking a high quality whey protein along with other good sources of complete protein you probably dont need to be taking lots of BCAAs because your getting plenty of them through your food. Studies on BCAAs both promote the use and say that its not necessary if adequate protein is met through the diet. If you are going to work out for longer than 90 minutes at a time then BCAAs would be a good idea to keep you from getting catabolic. Also read through this journal article. Itll give you a lot of what you need to know with protein, BCAA, AAs, etc.

    http://www.jissn.com/content/4/1/8

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilarnold View Post
    total waste of money


    eat a meal an hour and a half before training and you'll have all the aminos you need. even if its whey and oatmeal or something similar.
    False.

    AAs and long protein chains doesn't have the same impact on protein synthesis. At all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp_88 View Post
    False.

    AAs and long protein chains doesn't have the same impact on protein synthesis. At all.
    Generally during exercise BCAAs are not used for protein synthesis. The are a preferred source, aside from glucose, of energy for the skeletal muscles. The point of BCAA supplementation during exercise is to decrease muscle catabolism not increase protein synthesis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt3viper View Post
    Generally during exercise BCAAs are not used for protein synthesis. The are a preferred source, aside from glucose, of energy for the skeletal muscles. The point of BCAA supplementation during exercise is to decrease muscle catabolism not increase protein synthesis.
    Even if they wouldn't be used in the protein synthesis (which I doubt, but I'm not sure) they still stimulate it way more then whey, tuna, beef or any other intact protein does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp_88 View Post
    Even if they wouldn't be used in the protein synthesis (which I doubt, but I'm not sure) they still stimulate it way more then whey, tuna, beef or any other intact protein does.
    I dont think so. In order for protein synthesis to occur you need to have all the essential aminos present in the correct amounts. If one is limited or missing protein synthesis cannot occur. So BCAAs do not provide all the essentials for it to occur which would mean pro synthesis does not occur. Although BCAAs provide 3 of 9 EAAs the other 6 must come from sources like whey, tuna, beef, etc.

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    I gets muh bcaa from protein powder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt3viper View Post
    I dont think so. In order for protein synthesis to occur you need to have all the essential aminos present in the correct amounts. If one is limited or missing protein synthesis cannot occur. So BCAAs do not provide all the essentials for it to occur which would mean pro synthesis does not occur. Although BCAAs provide 3 of 9 EAAs the other 6 must come from sources like whey, tuna, beef, etc.
    this is why i take PURPLE WRAATH

    It has all the essential amino acids. not just the branched chains.
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    Un-Ban SKELETOR though, yo.

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