How many grams of BCAAs after workout?

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  1. deadbolt

    deadbolt New Member

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    im talking about bulk BCAA powder or something like xtend

    how many grams do you consume post workout mixed in with whey?
     
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    i bought the nutraplanet bulk bcaa powder
     
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    All depends what you're trying to do with it really (ie what you're using it for). Sounds like you should have researched Branch Chained Aminos a little more before buying them.
     
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    for recovery.

    :rofl:theyre amino acids, its not like i bought superdrol on a whim
     
  5. Damnation

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    i bought the bulk 1fast BCAAs and i just calculated it using the xtend label

    180+lbs = 33.87g
    160-180lbs = 22.56g

    also, you might want to try it out (the taste, i mean). because i just had my first serving, and it was probably the worst thing i've ever had. i mixed it in with watermelon WPI and it gave a horrible after taste. so ya...i'm kinda wishing i bought xtend instead :(
     
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    yea they taste bad. i just scoop them into my mouth and chase with gatorade. its not too bad
     
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    how? once it makes contact with any liquid, it's just gonna clump up...unless you gurgle it or something lol
     
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    yea, i dont mix it in my mouth. it just goes down with the gatorade:rofl:

    almost like swallowing a pill
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    :werd: fold a piece of paper up and make a V out of it, then put the powder in the paper, take a sip of water and pour the powder into your mouth
     
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    bulk BCAA's are a lot worse tasting than just bulk leucine
     
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    but you need the others to avoid an imbalance :o

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/beast23.htm
     
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    If you take whole bcaa, you'll create an imbalance with other amino acids :)
     
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    ya, i remember you (maybe?) posting that in one of the other BCAA threads.

    so, what's worse? what the hell do we do? :(
     
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    The goal is to jack up what has an effect. Take leucine, it will be cheaper and you'll be able to take less g too. I don't think anyone will notice any difference. If you want to know its possible side-effects, you should check out with which amino acids it will compete and guess from their supposed effect on the brain. I have an exam tomorrow morning and I don't have time now.
     
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    you didn't understand my question :squint:
     
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    whats your question?:hsugh:
     
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    I prefer BCAAs during training, with protein/carb after
     
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    how many grams you ingest pre?
     
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    none... protein/carbs before, bcaa's during, protein/carbs/creatine post
     
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    Same...sip it during the workout.
     
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    Me too, I mix 6 scoops of xtend with 1 ids whey shot and 1 quart of water and drink that while I train.
     
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    xtend only.. bulk powder is nasty..

    I only take a few scoops during the workout.. I don't really follow the directions, otherwise you'll go through a tub a week.
     
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    4 is max for me.. 2-4 is my norm. And yes, kills my breath..
     
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    i just started capping it. fuck it man, i tried doing it the way deadbolt does it but i couldn't manage. i got a couple scoops in but then out of no where, i got 1 bad scoop and caughed it up.

    i'd rather take 100 caps then do that shit again :o
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
    yea, ya have to be careful. i dont have the patience to cap them. ill stick to my method for now
     
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