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BCAA - dosage, capsules versus powder

Peso

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Curious of thoughts on BCAA's. I have always taken pre workout(1500mg) and immediately following workout(1500mg) (L-Leucine 750 / L-Isoleucine 375 / L-Valine 375) in capsule form.
A buddy of mine recently went into Super Supplements to grab some BCAA's and was told to go the route of powder and to mix with a gallon of water and drink continuously throughout the entire day. He picked up the brand "Scivation Xtend BCAA's" which per serving is 6g BCAA's.

Curious of thoughts on dosage (# grams), time and capsules vs powder..

Thanks brothers
 

DylanGemelli

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i use bpi sports best bcaa shredded... not a fan of the brand your friend bought... i drink one and half servings after my workout and also use bcaa power chews at 2 more servings per day... not a fan of capule bcaas but honestly there is not set range because people use different amounts for their own liking and goals...
 

RickRock

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I use BCAAs every morning during training. I feel they are very beneficial. There are a few brands I use. Recoverpro from AI sports nutrition is a decent one for the price. It also has a 4:1:1 ratio with higher luecine content
 

Peso

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Appreciate the insight guys..I will move to a powder mixture. Out of curiosity do you both drink water during training or some form of electrolyte drink of sorts?
 

DylanGemelli

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remember LEUCINE is the key to muscle building... many people often forget that... leucine is the part of whey that is whats beneficial so thats why i just use bcaas as opposed to whey after my workout but you can go either route...
 

Peso

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remember LEUCINE is the key to muscle building... many people often forget that... leucine is the part of whey that is whats beneficial so thats why i just use bcaas as opposed to whey after my workout but you can go either route...

Understood. I do make a whey isolate protein shake post training so thinking I will mix the bcaa and drink just prior to and during training.

Thanks again Dylan and Rick
 

RickRock

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Appreciate the insight guys..I will move to a powder mixture. Out of curiosity do you both drink water during training or some form of electrolyte drink of sorts?
I drink water only mixed with BCAAs during training.
 

Saiyan

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Anyone watch James Tiny Vest?
He said that when he uses BCAAs, which is in short stents when shooting for a goal, he hits 30g during training.
I have generally stuck to 10g. I’m not a high roller that can buy any and all lol
 

RickRock

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Anyone watch James Tiny Vest?
He said that when he uses BCAAs, which is in short stents when shooting for a goal, he hits 30g during training.
I have generally stuck to 10g. I’m not a high roller that can buy any and all lol
No shit. Damn.....30g of BCAAs per day would be $$$$
 

RickRock

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EAA are great if you want to spend the extra coin. As far as any additional benefit, it's debatable
 
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