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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Surge recovery or just BCAA for fat loss

Hello, I remember reading in the PN book about the importance of recovery formula, and I also remember reading a line that said if you have fat to lose you would benefit from just a BCAA drink. I am here to see what I should do, I'm 5'3" 133 lbs very muscular base covered with fat no kidding, Do I want to use the surge recovery or just a BCAA drink after my workouts? Thank you anyone!
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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Those of us in Lean Eating just used a BCAA drink during/after exercise.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:09 PM
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What has worked for me is to take some BCAA pills with some glucose tablets immediately after my workout. You can find the glucose tablets at your drug store. The amino's and glucose might be a little cheaper than the Surge.
I also take the BCAA right before my workout which supplies some energy for the exercise session.
Hope this helps.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:13 PM
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I like liquid myself. I use SNI Watermelon blast and Modern BCAA Grape Bubblegum.

And here's the info from LE:

BCAA stands for branched chain amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. And proteins are essential to nearly every body function. Think of amino acids as Legos for your life.

There are 22 standard amino acids, 9 of which we have to get through our diet. These 9 are called essential amino acids. The three main aminos found in BCAA supplements are leucine, valine, and isoleucine. (Some BCAA formulas will include others like glutamine.)

While we’ll get into more details tomorrow, for now it’s important to realize that when you’re exercising, your muscles are being “broken down.”

A high-quality BCAA supplement, while it doesn’t prevent muscle tissue breakdown (that’s actually important in the process of getting stronger and more fit), it does help support our exercise demands while speeding up our muscle recovery from exercise. Some research even shows

that BCAA use can help us drop body fat.




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Old November 14th, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Those of us in Lean Eating just used a BCAA drink during/after exercise.
And what did you eat as a PW meal?
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Old November 14th, 2012, 06:58 PM
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And what did you eat as a PW meal?
FYI, I have changed to a plain BCAA and I mix in Stevia and True Lemon Grapefruit. I prefer it to all the chemicals in the other BCAA drinks.

As far as Post Workout meals, that's when I add my starchy carbs (i.e. sweet potatoes, yams, black rice, quinoa, Ezekial sprouted products) and of course lean protein, healthy fats and a ton of veggies!
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Old November 14th, 2012, 09:48 PM
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FYI, I have changed to a plain BCAA and I mix in Stevia and True Lemon Grapefruit. I prefer it to all the chemicals in the other BCAA drinks.

As far as Post Workout meals, that's when I add my starchy carbs (i.e. sweet potatoes, yams, black rice, quinoa, Ezekial sprouted products) and of course lean protein, healthy fats and a ton of veggies!
Thanks for the answer!
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Old December 4th, 2012, 04:23 AM
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May i put in a plug here for EAA's rather than BCAA's?

I'm seeing clients who when trying to lose weight relying on BCAA's typically are also low on overall protein. If they're a bit lethargic, or not sleeping well at night, i've been seeing either swapping out or adding in EAA's twice a day really makes a difference for overall performance without a caloric hit.

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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:46 PM
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Well, someone has to post it:

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/me...ead.php?t=8525

Have a read of that post dj, it will answer a lot of your questions and also touches on meals before and after workouts (well, it's actually more about the meals than the drink but does talk a lot about drinks as well).
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