Dirty Gerdy wrote:
Leucine and BCAA are awesome. you are just adding more aminos into your diet possibly laying down new muscle.
It is an awesome supplement and something I’ve been doing for a long time. I’m a huge fan of BCAA peri-workout.
It isn’t some wonder supplement that just came out tho.
Awesome to add, but won’t make DRAMATIC changes, but assistance over time.
DG, I’m guessing you take BCAAs during the workout and not “just” before and after? If you work out in the mornings, would you take it with breakfast, then during the workout (which is an hour later) and then right after with the protein shake (roughly 2 hours later)?[/quote]
I was under the impression that Leucine was taken with your meals that contain protein. If you take Surge, it already has it in there too so no need to supplement it PWO with Surge. Leucine is a “control” Amino Acid, it makes the other ones work better.
Unless you have protien floating around in your system, taking leucine is not very effective. Also taking BCAA’s alone, pre or during a workout seems to me to be a waste of the supplement. When working out your body goes catabolic.
Upon eating your first meal after a workout, your body goes anabolic. How much anabolic depends on exactly what that meal consists of. Generally, some glucose for an insulin spike and fast absorbing protein like whey do the trick, Adding leucine to this will kick it up another notch.
Surge does this perfectly so I just roll with that. Now luecine is very beneficial to take with your other meals because you don’t (read shouldn’t) be having a huge insulin dump the rest of these meals because you will add excessive fat.
Leucine triggers the body to increase protein synthesis similar to an insulin spike, without the side effect of piling on body fat as well. So you most important meal is always the PWO meal. But you can make every other meal very anabolic by adding some leucine to them (as long as there is some protein in the meal). Get it?