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Unread 01-09-2012, 01:18 AM
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Default Fasted training & BCAA's

I read the fasted training and BCAA discussion. Here's the thing I am now wondering:

I train in the morning: wake up at 6, train until 8 and eat my first food of the day somewhere between 11-13h. Now, I never take any BCAA's. So far, my lifts are up and I am losing fat.

My question is whether I am underestimating the importance of BCAA's (or protein in general) pre-workout (or immediately post-workout). Would the benefits of taking BCAA really be noticeable in the long run?

Generally I don't like to support the supplement industry apart from multi-vitamins, fish-oil and protein powders. Also, the simplicity of just 2-3 meals a day is why I do IF in the first place and I like to keep things simple. Lift heavy, eat what I need to eat by the end of the day. Would a little more 'micro-management' be of any benefit to me?
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If what you're doing is working and you're not plateauing then there really is no need to change. If you're plateauing and you're trying to get stronger or add mass, then it might be time to add in some BCAA's or even protein. If the only reason you're doing IF is for convenience, breaking the fast earlier with protein isn't going to make a difference. It probably wouldn't make a difference in body composition either so long as macros and Cals are on point for the day.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 12:20 PM
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If what you're doing is working and you're not plateauing then there really is no need to change. If you're plateauing and you're trying to get stronger or add mass, then it might be time to add in some BCAA's or even protein. If the only reason you're doing IF is for convenience, breaking the fast earlier with protein isn't going to make a difference. It probably wouldn't make a difference in body composition either so long as macros and Cals are on point for the day.
Thank you. That is what I was thinking actually; keep it simple and lift heavy + get the macros in.
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