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Letting BCAAs Sit


#1

hey guys! ive been reading around the site about PWO nutrition however im a bit confused mainly with timing of Surge/pwo drink... David Barr stated a 24 window for protein synthesis but some of the older articles state taking ur shake immediately after (0 minutes) and some state around 30 minutes later? which is it? i admit im one of the "as soon as it hits the floor" guys so im a bit confused. and how long after mixing BCAAs does it become less effective. would making the dirnk 2 hours before consuming it be a problem? thanks in advance!!


#2

Straight after a workout if need a post workout drink just to stop feeling sick and listless. Perhaps those who don't bother training properly can get away with not having one.


#3

I'm pretty sure "as soon as possible" is when a PWO shake is suggested. Alot of people even drink Surge during their workout, myself included. I drink half a serving during, then chug the other half as soon as I'm done. I noticed the Surge during my workout helps keep my energy levels up.