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Yes, I don't see why not. Some protein shakes combine the two (or all three). Some samples: Hydro Builder (Protein + creatine) and Hydro Whey (Protein + BCAA) (mirror).


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There are two questions here: First, can you work out too long in one session? and Second, was I working out too long? The correct answer needs to frame the conclusion with the reasoning. Can you work out too long in one session? You will eventually reach a point where your body will be so fatigued and all your energy systems will be so depleted that ...


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In general I think all the colorful drinks are about marketing. The supplement industry has done a good job of convincing people that products are required pretty much 24/7. A pre-workout before you hit the gym, an intra-workout tagging along with you in the gym, a post-workout so you don't miss out on this mad gainz, supplements throughout the day to the ...


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First of all, BCAAs are branched-chain amino acids, and amino acids are the building blocks for protein. Your body can get amino acids from protein sources by catabolism just fine. Eat good protein sources, eat varied and supplement only as needed. Paying a premium for things that are needlessly complex (such as whey isolate instead of simple concentrate) ...


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I believe you can get all the mentioned nutrients with food. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) include leucine, isoleucine and valine, all of which can be found in common protein foods (meat, milk, beans...). The effects and possible disadvantages of taking BCAAs as supplements are described in another answer. The protein in protein supplements is more or ...


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10g of BCAAs is perfectly normal and fine to use regularly. For those that don't know what BCAAs are and why they may be beneficial, BCAAs are Branched Chain Amino Acids. Because they are straight amino acids that are used by the muscle systems, the body doesn't need to work hard to break them out of a full protein chain. When you lift heavy things, and ...


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You should be good to go for mixing. They sell some BCAA + Glutamine powders already and adding in whey to the mix shouldn't cause any reactions.


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You can, but its not optimal. Low carb is OK for fat loss, sub-optimal for muscle gain. Personally I carb cycle so training days are relatively high carb - 150g or so. Non-training days are low carb, 50g of carbs. Here are a few links to help: Why it is bad: http://www.examiner.com/article/low-carb-diets-make-it-hard-to-build-muscle Some links that ...


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Here's the truth and my view on BCAA's. Unless you don’t get enough BCAAs through your diet or you work out on an empty stomach, supplementing with the amino acids won’t help you achieve your goals faster or easier. Instead, if you already have your diet in check, the only thing that BCAA supplementation achieves is separating you from your hard-earned ...


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BMI is not well applicable to athletes. impedance scales are close to useless, except maybe if you take samples over a long period and then use averages. the effects of creatine are described here: https://examine.com/supplements/creatine/ - on the same site you can also find information about BCAAs. that said, creatine is cheap, safe and effective: you'll ...


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2 - BCAA will definitely brake your fast, as it actually has calories and Leucine (the main bcaa aminoacid) is highly insulinogenic so you will have insuline response to that.


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I read the article, as an advocate of Intermittent Fasting for the past 4 months or so. It makes sense, and basically states that the inclusion of BCAA's post and pre-workout are beneficial to preventing the catabolic state that your body can go into during intense workouts without the immediate nutrition we are all so accustomed to. Your questions: would ...


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Although the two can be taken together, there is no merit on using them both when an adequate amount of whey protein is ingested. This pretty much boils down to the fact that an adequate anount of whey protein already contains enough BCAAs to reap the benefits. Of the BCAAs, leucine in particular is potent in stimulating muscle protein synthesis (MPS) due ...


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Bcaas are good before, during, or after. Depending if you are having intense training a little carb meal ie 6-7 oz of sweet potatoe preworkout works exceptional. Gatorade powder and maltodextrin powder (or waxymaize) intraworkout while keep strength and performance higher do to streamline energy source, preferrably on longer workouts. Bcaas are good during ...


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Whether one staggers carbohydrate consumption when supplementing with BCAAs (or any other amino acids for that matter) or not is probably of negligible significance. Amino acids are zwitterionic and act as pseudo-buffers, and consequently their digestion shouldn't be affected significantly by stomach pH (which would presumably be increased slightly by ...


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