I am a hard-core, natural bodybuilding enthusiast who is going to go "old school" and try Liver Tablets and Protein.
One thing I am confused on though, is whether to take protein in the form of Amino Acids throughout the day, or is something like a Whey-based Protein Powder just as effective?
Now, my undergrad is in exercise and human nutrition, so I don't need nutrition 101. I understand the Free form, BCAA, stuff. I also get the release into the bloodstream/ Whey vs. Casein timing thing, etc.
But from a training perspective, are Amino Acid tablets superior, complementary, or outdated when compared to protein powders?
Is there a difference, or are we essentially talking about the same thing?
02-27-2010, 11:32 AM #1
Protein Powders vs. Amino Acid tablets
02-27-2010, 11:36 AM #2
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A lot of people use a combination of both and rely more on the whey protein to get the bulk of their bodies protein needs. I don't personally use amino acids other than luecine. I personally think if your diet is in check and you choose a protein that is high in amino acid content, then you really don't need to add anything, but others have more educated opinions on the topic. search around and see what Layne Norton has said on this.1708 total @220 Raw
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