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Fasted Training + BCAA??

Answered on April 11, 2014
Created April 11, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I lift heavy 3-4 times/week and almost always do so fasted but with BCAAs...some say this is NOT fasted because the BCAAs cause an insulin spike (the spike then stops fat burning and negates the benefits of fasted training).

I understand it may not be super fat burning, but my body would still have to burn fat for the workout, no?? I mean, let's say I haven't eaten for 10 hours and just take BCAAs...my thought is that the BCAAs protect my muscle and my body therefore needs to use fat and glucose stores to fuel the exercise (or is it just glucose and no fat?).

I know this has been covered many times before but just looking for peoples thoughts on how I view it. Am I correct? Way off?

Time for some BCAAs and then the gym...thanks for any help!

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on April 11, 2014
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Damn thought I was original...

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on April 11, 2014
at 09:05 PM

LOL, I get that alot

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Cool thanks for the links...tell Dwight I say hi

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on April 11, 2014
at 10:53 PM

you should be fine. yes, insulin may increase, but only for a moment. insulin will shunt glucose into your cells, but since you arent ingesting any glucose, your blood sugar should drop pretty rapidly triggering glucagon and turning off insulin.

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on April 11, 2014
at 08:49 PM

I think you are ok taking BCAA's. I've been wanting to know more about it aswell but haven't concluded anything here is one of the articles i read. http://www.precisionnutrition.com/intermittent-fasting/appendix-a

and here is another http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-bcaas-and-muscle-building-what-you-need-to-know

let me know if you find anything else too.

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on April 11, 2014
at 09:03 PM

Cool thanks for the links...tell Dwight I say hi

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