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How Do You Dose Your Bcaa?


#1

So decided to get some supplements finally. I have creatine and a powder but decided to buy a bcaa too
How do you guys dose? The powder is 25g a dose and due to I being like $40 I'm taking half doses to make it last. I've been reading though and it sounds like that's not enough to be worth if.


#2

how much did you get for 40? creatine is usually one of the cheaper supps out there.


#3

the bcaas were 40


#4

In the old days…

One scoop BCAA and creatine before workout.

one scoop BCAA first thing in the morning.

lasted just over a month.


#5

20-30g whey protein and granola bar within 1 hour before starting warmup.

10g BCAAs during workout, with 20-30g carb/electrolyte mix, in 1.5 L of water.

20-30g whey protein after workout. Food when get home.


#6

pre and during workout

and I’ll use 10-15g total over that period


#7

I like to take my BCAA during my workout. I just started this about 2 months ago. Ten grams of BCAA, 4grams of CLA and 1gram of Agmatine. No caffeine or other stimulates included. I sip on this while I am working out in a quart of water mixed with my BCAA’s in a empty Gatorade bottle. By the time my workout is over, the bottle is empty. It has made all the difference in the world. I feel I can train longer and not have that wiped-out feeling after the workout. I workout at home most times in my garage so I don’t have to get fancy with the Gatorade bottle. If I hit a gym, I’ll use a shaker bottle. I must admit, the girls at the gym sometimes ask me what is the pink color (BCAA-Watermelon flavor) in my shaker bottle for. Great conversation starter.
Tub is around $30 bucks. You can check around for various prices and ingredients listed on the label. Good luck to you.


#8

pre, during, and post workout with most consumed during the workout