I was advised by a friend who's been working out for like 9 years to take amino acids to help me with muscle growth.
Would this work while I'm cutting (eating at a calorie deficit of about 1000 calories/day)?
I'm changing my workout routines, doing just enough weight to reach failure at 12 reps/set, I'm trying to get some definition with the calorie def.
What do you guys reckon, is it worth it? I've used whey protein before, and it hasn't helped, it gave me this strange dangling belly, although I was following instructions and taking it with water not milk.
I'm still in a honeymoon phase, I'm acheiving muscle growth while cutting, guess that's because I NEVER worked those muscles before in my life.
Thread: Amino Acids during cut
06-13-2009, 06:45 AM #1
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06-13-2009, 09:49 AM #2
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06-13-2009, 09:52 AM #3
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06-13-2009, 10:07 AM #4
you shouldn't need to supplement BCAAs(yet), it certainly won't hurt though, I don't think it's going to speed up/slow down the process any either, you'll get sufficient BCAAs from your whole foods/protein shakes
i do supplement them for the extra energy they provide intraWO, a tasty calorie free energy boostEat Clean Snatch & Jerk
06-14-2009, 12:03 AM #5
06-14-2009, 03:53 AM #6
bcaas are found in whole foods as well, not just protein shakes, proteins are constructed from amino acids and amino acids are broken into essential and branch chain when listing them
some foods, like vegetables and grains both have incomplete AA profiles, but when combined, have complete AA profiles, so for vegetarians, it's important to combine both when eating, whereas animal proteins have more complete AA profiles and don't require special combos
that's very strange you'd lose weight going off protein shakes, sounds like a bloating issueEat Clean Snatch & Jerk
06-14-2009, 03:56 AM #7
if it was a mass gainer or something along the lines then i can understand that, but personaly i think protein is great because you can substitute if for a meal, low calories, fills you up, and if u feel like a treat u can have it with milk and penut butter"bustin my ass for the perfect body"
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