I just started taking Amino Acids during my workouts a couple of weeks ago. I learned about this reading an old “Questions of Strength” Q&A by Poliquin. A few comments/questions:
In the article Coach Pliquin suggests that you take .44g/kg of body weight of aminos. I personally think that that is a lot to take, and in a lot of my sessions I have not been able to fully take that amount. I know he says the .44g/kg is ideal, and that you can make gains on less or even save it for more intense workouts, but my question is has anyone tried this and if so how much were you roughly taking? I know its a person by person type question, as everyone is different, but maybe there are some similarities out there.
These pills are fu#%ing HUGE! And, after
I almost choked to death, I began to cut them in half, but even then swallowing them became a big chore in my workout, because you want to focus on working out, and not swallowing horse tranqulizers. So I started to crush them up and mix them with water. Is this going to ruin any of their properties? I am going to switch to the liquid kind next time out, however, I am not just going to waste these.
Mixing them with water makes them taste, simply put, like stale ass. I added come crystal light to it once ad it obviouslly masked the taste, but like the above question, will that ruin its effect?
Any other comments, knowledge, or references about this would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance to those who answer.