I’ve read for years on how during and post-workout shakes are critical to recovering quicker and hopefully growing more muscle. Most everybody on this site should know that, and i blieve we all practicve it. Base formula is, as everybody knows, a high-quality protein mixed with a sugar such as maltodextrin or mixed in juice.
But, I’ve now read articles saying that you need to supplement the standard shake with high-quality BCAAs after lifting. Did some research and found Poliquin was one of the first to mention this, right here in t-mag.
So I went to some online stores and wouldn’t you know it, there’s a ton of BCAA supps that are recommended for post-workout use.
My question is: WTF is the point? I thought high-quality protein powders had all the BCAAs necessary for repair and growth?
Are BCAAs that effective? Is it just a marketing ploy?
Or is it that a few amino acids are more imp’t than others and thus should be used ina ddition to a regular prot powder?
I swear, it seems like BBers and lifters worry about the smallest details concerning supps.
So, somebody relieve my confusion