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When to Take BCAAs?


#1

I am thinking of getting BCAA but i dont know when to take them or how to take them with my glutamine and protein.


#2

I use powder.
5-7 grams in my pre-workout w/15 grams of simple carb, 4 grams of creatine-mono and 25 grams whey and 5-7 grams post workout with 80-100 grams simple carb, 4 grams of creatine-mono and 40-50 grams whey.


#3

Right now I'm following Berardi's protocol:

Training Days: 5 grams upon waking, 5 grams during training, 5 grams after training

Off-Days: 5 grams 2-3 times spread evenly through the day.


#4

I feel BCAAs are more beneficial for fasted weight training...or if you have a pre workout meal..then perhaps 10gs intra-workout..


#5

If you eat enough protein, you dont need BCAA's. Waste of money IMO

However, if you do fasted training then they become very useful. Taking 10grams before training


#6

This hurts my eyes to read, but i'm going to agree with you to see what other outrageous things you believe. If you go on that protein-kidneys rant, i'll die of laughter.


#7

I supose money spent on BCAA powder can't be spent elsewhere, but by mail order the cost is below .20 per serving. Reasonable IMO.....