I usually go for a meal about 1.5 hours before my workouts that includes protein and some carbs. I then smack down a protein shake with around 40 grams of protein, some creatine, and some glutamine. Does anyone think it’s a good idea to take some BCAAs before my workouts or in my PWO?
I have seen the debate that goes something like “BCAAs are not necessary since they are contained in whey”. After reading the debate, I’m still confused.
I was thinking BCAA’s have leucine in them, so if Biotest thinks leucine is anabolic, perhaps they can make a PWO much more anabolic, but I’m not sure, maybe there’s enough leucine in 40 grams of whey and there’s no need for much more (I’m 180 lbs, 17-18% body fat now, in case that’s a factor).
Also, I also figure whey has tryptophan and some other aminos, and I wondered if taking whey pre-workout may result in some pre-mature fatigue.
Anyway, I’m really confused and very interested at the same time. Does anyone have any thoughts from their own experiences? Should I just get a tub of BCAAs and try this out in my PWO? or take it during my workout or something like people do with Xtend?
Thanks in advance guys.