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BCAA's!?!

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2011/03/25 09:20:14 (permalink)

BCAA's!?!

Hi
 
I'm new to the whole supplements thing & just hoped that some of you could explain what BCAA's are & their benefits.
 
I'm currently doing a P90X work out which has loads of CV as well as weight training.
 
The only supplements I'm using right now is Protein shake which includes Creatine.
 
Sorry if I sound silly but as I mentioned, the supplement side of things is all very new to me & I want to do it right with the best results I can get.   I'm after a lean/ripped/defined look, the classic Brad Pitt Fight Club look.
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/03/29 11:11:51 (permalink)
    Add them to a solid training routine and diet - and I would say they are benefit for trainers who are at a pretty developed level in terms of training intensity and therefore tissue breakdown, due to their well developed CNS conditioning and experience.
     
     
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/03/29 11:41:06 (permalink)
    So it is a good idea to use these along side the whey protein shakes aswell then?

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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/03/29 16:57:59 (permalink)
    Pre workout (10mins), during and whey afterwards should be fine.
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/03/29 19:34:58 (permalink)
    I only really use them if I'm feeling particularly sore as I find they reduce muscle soreness over time. For me this is mostly when lifting heavy. Not sure about the routine you're following but when trying to cut (as I am now) I don't find the need to add more BCAAs as I'm not stressing the muscles to the same extent.
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/03/29 21:52:52 (permalink)
    Sorry to hijack thread again, but I have been getting some severe doms last week or so due to starting the dorian yates blood and guts routine. Its quite a shocker on the muscles. I guess BCAAs would play a good role for me as the doms have been last 3 days+

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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/03/29 22:15:44 (permalink)
    Maybe - I meant more long term, your muscles are going to hurt if you switch to a really intense routine - BCAAs or no BCAAs!!
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/03/30 11:34:31 (permalink)
    Yeah fair enough. Thanks for the advice man.

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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/03/30 12:25:49 (permalink)
    glutamine also helps with doms
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/03/30 12:39:16 (permalink)
    Yeah currently on Glutamine to help with that, always been confused about when to take it mind...

    Currently taking 5g in morning and 5g at night on rest days and on training days, 5g after workout and 5g before bed. Is this ok?
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/03/30 13:18:21 (permalink)
    i would take 10g after workout and before bed
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/04/01 20:26:26 (permalink)
    if you want a lean body like the brad pitt fightclub look, taking creatine wont help as its a water retainer, correct me if im wrong
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/04/01 20:30:25 (permalink)
    bulldog dave
    glutamine also helps with doms

    So does stretching.
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/04/16 12:36:07 (permalink)
    I'm doing a workout called P90X. It's a high intensity workout with loads of CV & weight training. Perfect for the Fight Club look
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    Re:BCAA's!?! 2011/04/16 13:22:58 (permalink)
    Pump1ng_1ron
    if you want a lean body like the brad pitt fightclub look, taking creatine wont help as its a water retainer, correct me if im wrong

     
    I'd disagree with that - personally I find the 'bloating' thing a bit odd, creatine can't make that much difference! Unless you're very very low bodyfat then I v.much doubt you will 'see' water retention anyway.  Certainly I use creatine all the time and have very visible abs showing so its not something I'd worry about!
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