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First timer to BCAAs..

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM

So my coach has put his foot down and recommended I get into BCAAs..

I am a female 5'9' 25 years weigh between 63-65kg. I eat paleo (have been for the last 6 months) roughly 9000 calories per week with roughly 45-50%fat, 25-30% protein, 20-25% carbs.

I have the occasional alcoholic party drinks on a Saturday night or some bread for brekky Sunday...

So he's recommended I get into BcAAs to speed to fat loss and boost the muscle growth... - thoughts? He also said I need to flip my fat and protein ratio and focus on red meat (which I don't doubt for a second as I went to donate blood and my haemoglobin levels were too low!)

Can someone explain how BCAAs work, when they are used best and recommend any products available in Australia?

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on December 24, 2012
at 07:06 AM

Awesome thank you for that :)

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on December 23, 2012
at 10:11 PM

For muscles growth, try taking as I said - just before and after the workout. If you can, increase your protein intake a bit more and try lowering carbs and fats. Better get a protein powder which include those amino acids (L-leucine, L-isoleucine & L-valine), for immediately after workout.

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on December 23, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Thanks for that - I do CrossFit... I should have said sorry that I want to rip up and in order to do that I need to grow my muscles with more HITT...

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on December 22, 2012
at 10:32 PM

go with 30-35% protein, also get way more carbs to grow muscle

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on December 22, 2012
at 10:13 PM

45-50% protein sounds a bit mental.

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on December 23, 2012
at 03:07 AM

bcaas are particularly good because of the amino acid leucine. its the only dietary amino acid that can stimulate protein synthesis. it also triggers muscle growth and endurance among a lot of other really great things. bcaas are primarily leucine. best used any time around workouts but can be used effectively at pretty much any time.

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on December 23, 2012
at 01:38 PM

As far as products I use Gaspari's AmminoLast. I love it. Hydrating, energizing, and delicious.

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on December 23, 2012
at 12:21 PM

BCAA's are amino acids that are being absorbed directly into the muscle. They stimulate muscle growth and can help gain more muscle energy. Some protein supplements already include good amount of BCAA. Don't know which sport you are practicing, but if it is quite intense muscle work, than might be best to take a serving just before workout and right after. As per the fat/protein ratio, I wouldn't switch but try lowering a bit fat and add a bit protein. Good luck!

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on December 24, 2012
at 07:06 AM

Awesome thank you for that :)

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on December 23, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Thanks for that - I do CrossFit... I should have said sorry that I want to rip up and in order to do that I need to grow my muscles with more HITT...

B22965caa0c7a8e7a7c2813ac28ed4fc

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on December 23, 2012
at 10:11 PM

For muscles growth, try taking as I said - just before and after the workout. If you can, increase your protein intake a bit more and try lowering carbs and fats. Better get a protein powder which include those amino acids (L-leucine, L-isoleucine & L-valine), for immediately after workout.

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on December 23, 2012
at 04:07 AM

Too much protein is a complete myth if you're not trying to lose weight. I've had weeks with as much as 50% protein. I tend to use carbs for replenishment and energy. The right fats are much-needed for many other vital functions in the body. With that said, if you're seriously trying to put on muscle, it requires eating a LOT of food. Look at the diet of a powerlifter who IS NOT just letting themselves get fat. It's generally fairly clean, but definitely isn't going to shy away from a ton of protein and well-timed carbs and fat.

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