So, long story short, I've just recently discovered it's vastly cheaper to order supplements online (I know, I know, colour me retarded). Thinking with the money saved I can improve upon my old faithful combo of whey protein and gatorade powder. Swap out the gatorade for some malto/dex, get some fish oil, try out some ZMA and creatine, maybe a different multi, yada yada etc etc.
The question I have is whether or not it's a good idea to add BCAAs into a periworkout drink that's already containing whey protein and a bunch of carbs. I've read nothing but good things about BCAAs, but mostly when used by themselves, and as an alternative to whey/carbs when on a low carb diet. As a competitive strength athlete generally looking to get stronger, going low carb isn't very appealing to me.
So does it make sense to have a periworkout shake consisting of whey, malto/dex, AND BCAAs? Overkill? Too much added expense for not enough added benefit? Just a completely bad idea because of some scientific stuff like all the essential nutrients competing for the same pathways of absorption? Thoughts?