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Eltie FTS BCAA Roundtable


#1

http://www.elitefts.com/documents/bcaa.htm

I am sure many of you have read this. I have experienced great results with BCAA's especially when cutting-but this has me kind of thinking that maybe I am pissing a lot of dinero away...

What do you guys think and how many BCAA's do you take regularly? (workout & other meals throughout the day)


#2

Thank you for that Alpha! I'm currently considering rejigging my budget to be able to afford some BCAAs. As it stands, my "stack" consists solely of protein and creatine - that said, I'm still a bit unsure about what to do, even after reading the article. Money's tight so I'd also like to know what others' dosage, results and budgeting for their BCAAs is!


#3

Interesting article, I've also always believed that BCAAs are better off saved for peri/post workout when in a caloric deficit.

I found this quote from J. Harris to be sorta funny. He took this as a time to plug his own product but still sounded sorta stupid by saying "BCAA and L-Leucine" when as we all know, Leucine IS! a BCAA.

Swing and a miss!


#4

Some of those contributors are ridiculous. If you support their use they say you are a stupid athlete who only takes them because you believe in them. I'm sure that's why I don't get sore taking my BCAA's during and after training, but DO get sore when I don't!


#5

To be fair we criticize NO users in a similar fashion and many of them remain committed to the idea that they feel remarkable differences in strength/recovery/etc. when taking said supplement.


#6

I would tend to agree simply from my past results...

I take 1-2 Biotest BCAA's with every meal just like my fish oil-and then load up during my workouts...

Anyone else take them with their other daily meals?


#7

The product is BCAAs with EXTRA L-Leucine, which is actually a pretty good idea.


#8

I used to take BCAA's between my meals. Now I just take 'em around my workout and use L-Leucine with my meals.


#9

Oh, I'm not saying it's a bad idea. I too have a Peri-Post WO shake with BCAA and I add 5g of Leu extra....but the wording made it sound as if he thought BCAA and Leu were different.