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Luke Sirakos 03-05-2016 06:07 AM

Re: Supplement advise, please
 
Chris, I would like your reasoning behind why you think someone should take BCAAs. Everything I have read shows that in trained individuals they do little to nothing as a stand alone supplement because you are getting enough in the form of food and most protein shakes have plenty as well.

Chris Mason 03-05-2016 01:28 PM

Re: Supplement advise, please
 
[QUOTE=Luke Sirakos;1261156]Chris, I would like your reasoning behind why you think someone should take BCAAs. Everything I have read shows that in trained individuals they do little to nothing as a stand alone supplement because you are getting enough in the form of food and most protein shakes have plenty as well.[/QUOTE]

Really just a catch-all. With that said, BCAA intake pre-workout may help with energy for training (via reduced perception of fatigue etc.). Consuming a BCAA supplement will deliver them aminos quickly.

Chris Mason 03-05-2016 01:34 PM

Re: Supplement advise, please
 
[QUOTE=David Meverden;1261145]Great, concise, advice, Chris. Do you adjust those recommendations for women? I'm working with a 150 lb female CrossFitter and presumably she would need less protein than me (a 225# male), though I'm not sure if there is some other consideration, like the under/over 50 you were talking about.

And do you still use the same creatine and beta-alanine recommendations for women?

Thanks, Chris![/QUOTE]

Thank you.

Yes, I would go with the same protein for women. This isn't about total daily intake, just a single bolus dose which helps to stimulate protein synthesis and provide the substrate for said stimulated synthesis.

I have not seen a study which differentiates between women and men for creatine or Beta-Alanine, so the same there as well..


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