Should I take anything before my morning cardio (BCAAs etc)? I’m finding conflicting information - some people say you should take nothing at all, others say a little bit of protein, some even say carbs.[/quote]
It all depends on why you’re doing cardio work. If you’re trying to improve performance, it makes sense to consume carbs prior. If the goal is fat loss, protein and possibly a little fat makes more sense.
One other question. Right now I’m taking 3g BCAAs before and after workouts, if I have a steady state cardio session somewhere in the week not around training, should I take BCAAs before and after?[/quote]
It won’t hurt to consume BCAA prior to and after steady-state exercise, but a fast acting protein like MAG-10 would be a better choice.
Actually one more. If I do PWO cardio currently I am going straight from weights to cardio without anything, should I be taking anything here also?[/quote]
Again, it depends, this time on what you’re doing, and how long you’re doing it, for weight training and cardio.