Yes or no, specify why if you wish.
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Yes, most definately...Next to a multi-vitamin and protein, the most valuable supp, IMO.Normally I'd just shoot you and be done with it, but you caught me in a transitional period, so I'm gonna help you....
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01-17-2005, 08:54 PM #9
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Hell ya its worth it. Its pretty cheap and i believe it works. I take it before and after work outs and just once on off days.Want to save 25% off Athletic Xtreme products? Go to the AX home page and use Discount code AXLL1
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01-17-2005, 09:31 PM #15Originally Posted by 97S281_27
I read those instructions in a ebook some time ago, written by a guy who totally dismissed BCAA until he used them in the quantity stated pre-workout and was happy with the results. Moreover, this is the recommended dosage of Xtreme Formulations ICE, which is a BCAA product with some Glutamine:
Suggested Use: Mix ICE in cold water with a shaker bottle for best results split dose and consume before and during your workout. Optimal dosage is determined by bodyweight, lean body mass to be more specific. Determine bodyfat percentage and subtract your fat mass from your total body mass. The figure you are left with is you LBM (lean body mass). For example a 220 pound athlete with 10% bodyfat would be carrying 22 pounds of fat mass, so this athlete's LBM calculates out to 198 pounds. Now take your LBM and multiple that figure by 0.2, in this example the new figure which is used for dosage is 39.6. Each scoop of ICE provides 5 grams of product, so in this case the athlete would mix approximately 8 scoops of product in cold water. For optimal results do not use less than half of this dose. Liquid amounts can vary but a good starting point is to use 2 ounces of water per scoop (5 g) of ICE.
I can't handle the taste anymore so I take at most half the recommended dosage for my weight. Still, the results are noticeable unlike any of the other things I have tried. Again, I'm speaking from experience. Also, I use BCAA only on workout days.
P.S. I consider buying some gelatin capsules for ICE since it's way too overflavored and getting back to the intial dosage. I won't regret it for sure, but next time will buy some bulk BCAA.
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01-17-2005, 10:43 PM #18Originally Posted by Complete Muscle
ON Whey is about 23% BCAA. That means you would need to ingest about 5 servings to get the same amount. If I eat anything even within an hour of working out I would get sick and won't finish my workout. I know many people are not like that, but taking a 100+ grams of protein seems more excessive to me.
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The first 5 passages are quite informative
edit: page 4 is quite good as well, I just realized I knew most of it but never saw it all in one article
edit II: note that they say glycogen (energy stored) and not blood sugar levels (energy in the system). Someone somewhere said that it does not matter what you ate before working out but what you ate the day before. I completely agree. Once you replenish the glycogen stores in the liver and the muscles (starting with your post-workout shake), you will have the same energy even without your carb shake, of course up to the point you deplete those stores. Then you use the BCAA's to keep going. Again, that's how I feel it. It may be different for different people.
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I think it would be valuable to stack some BCAA's with a simple Amino Acid mixture too. BCAA's are not the only aminos burned during exercise for energy. There are about 3-4 others.
Dymatize 4800 is $20.95
Optimum BCAA Powder is $23.95
That would last you about 2-4 months depending on how much you took.i have a lot of tattoos for a 21 year old
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I like ICE by Xtreme Formulations or Xtend by Scivation yes take them pre, during and for sure afterwards of all your workouts. Also inbetween meals if you wish. I do cardio practically on an empty stomach besides a scoop of whey and a serving of BCAA to prevent muscle loss. The results have been greatOfficial Champion Performance Forum Rep
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