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Old 03-08-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
Charlie Crist
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Bcaa

Does it help to take a branched chain amino acid (BCAA) supplement? If so is it better to take a pill or powder?

Maybe eating more lean meat would be best, I don't know.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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Re: Bcaa

i take BCAA's after workouts occasionally. How much it actually helps im not sure of, but it defanitely wont hurt anything.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:04 PM   #3
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Re: Bcaa

Here's a pretty good [technical] review on BCAAs wfs

http://www.ironmagazine.com/review40.html

Simply put:

1. help inhibit fatigue during workouts
2. tend to halt catabolic & stimulate anabolic response in the muscles (protein synth).


Powder would be absorbed faster which would be better pre, peri or post workout.

Whole foods are always good though.....
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:24 PM   #4
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Re: Bcaa

They have been shown to have limited benefit and improvements. Like Steven said, you're better off just eating a clean whole food diet.
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