Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Buzz Killington, Jul 9, 2007.
Additional supplementation needed?
Say at 4-7 scoops per day?
Its a "decent" amount for an average athlete. HOwever I usually will take an additional 2-3 grams along with whatever I get from ON.
I maybe wrong but I thought the main point of taking BCAA's is the immediate absorbption rather than having to still be digested.
only when you have an overload of serotonin flooding your brain is where I believe the absorption timing is necessary...thats all I can think of.
the point of BCAA's is to stimulate protien sythesis and increase the cell's capacity for this sythesis, thus decreasing breakdown.
is there a specific time that it'd be best to take BCAA's? before workout? during workout? after workout? before bed? first thing in the morning? etc.
I usually take equal amounts throughout the day but make sure that one of those times is right after working out.
although some believe that serotonin levels rise during workout (if you've ever experiened fatigue, not exhaustion but fatigue it could be that) since they rise during workout some believe that in order to combat this they take their BCAAs prior to training to reduce the amount of tryptophan(which converts to serotonin) that enters your brain. i've never experienced any difference in it.
From what I've read BCAAs help lessen fatigue during workouts and muscle atrophy(sp??), the best time to take them is during workout.
i take mine when i wake up, pre work out, during work out, post work out, and before bed.
Also, holy shit at 4-7 scoops of whey a day. That's like 80-140g of protein just from your whey.
I take 4 on my workout days . .
i've noticed that when i do take them pre-workout i won't fatigue as quickly. I can easily last 1.5 hours (including cardio)
Whats strange is that I don't notice much of a difference when i take them up to an hour before hand to when i take them in the morning. its when I don't take them for up to a week I notice a drag in energy in the gym. Then when getting back on them I notice I'm more [focused] than when not.