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    BCAA's - When and How Much

    Just wondering what the optimal amount of BCAA's are (powdered form) and when would be best to take them ? I workout in the evening and do cardio immediately after lifting. My Whey protein already has 5.5g of BCAA's in it too, though it's mostly glutamine (3g). Finally, what are the supposed "benefits" of BCAA's ?

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    I would drink 10g B4 your weight training session

    then 5g B4 your cardio

    and finaly your whey protein after your cardio
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    Quote Originally Posted by baseline_9 View Post
    I would drink 10g B4 your weight training session

    then 5g B4 your cardio

    and finaly your whey protein after your cardio
    Sick thank you, so just bring an empty cup with 5g to the gym and add water and right before cardio chug it down the hatch ??

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    glutamie isnt a BCAA man, BCAA's are leucine, isoleucine and valine. hoestly theres not real solid evidence that they actually make a big dif. i only take 5g pre-workout, never tried any higher dose so i cant give u proper answer.

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    I do 10g upon waking and 15g at the end of my workout right before cardio.

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    BCAA's can also be supplemented in between meals at 5-10g on an empty stomach, taken intra-workout too.

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    Perfect thank you everyone for the advice, I really appreciate it. So optimal times are:

    - In between workouts
    - Empty stomach / fasted
    - Pre - Cardio
    - Post Workout.

    Is there an excessive amount of BCAA's to take in 1 day ? For example if I did:

    10g in the Morning on an empty stomach
    10g Before my workout
    10g After lifting but before cardio.

    Or is that way too much ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    Is there an excessive amount of BCAA's to take in 1 day ? For example if I did:

    10g in the Morning on an empty stomach
    10g Before my workout
    10g After lifting but before cardio.

    Or is that way too much ?
    Dosing of BCCA, like any other supplement, depends on your bodyweight and training regimen before anything else. Total intake of 30gr BCAA on training days cannot possibly be too much for anyone who trains hard 4-6 days a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    Is there an excessive amount of BCAA's to take in 1 day ? For example if I did:

    10g in the Morning on an empty stomach
    10g Before my workout
    10g After lifting but before cardio.

    Or is that way too much ?
    you're g2g!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish Juicer View Post
    Dosing of BCCA, like any other supplement, depends on your bodyweight and training regimen before anything else. Total intake of 30gr BCAA on training days cannot possibly be too much for anyone who trains hard 4-6 days a week.
    Thank you. I am ~176 pounds, lifting + cardio 5 days a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M302_Imola View Post
    you're g2g!
    Alright thank you. ^_^.

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