BCAA Timing & Maximum Performance
by Christian Duque
There is a time and a place for all things – supplements definitely included. Our main focus in the iron game is building a great physique, good health, & creating optimal conditions for longevity. All three of these goals can be reached through sound supplementation, but not all supplements are to be used at any given time. For example, let’s say you use a whey supplement, a casein, a creatine, a BCAA & glutamine. If you were to throw all these supplements in one blender, blend it, & and consume them in one shake, your body would get all the nutrients, but it would not digest them for optimal results. Whey you take post workout, casein before bed, creatine prior to training, and so on & so forth.
We’ve long established the need for pre & post training supplementation, but many people are still downplaying the very critical intra aspect of training. Some folks train 45 minutes, others can go up to 2hrs or more (e.g., powerlifters). Should a muscular body being exposed to stress really go 45 minute, 1 hour, or 2 hours solely on trips to the water fountain? If so, this might put the body in an even more catabolic state that during (nighttime) sleep. Although our bodies are catabolic for 6-8hrs each night, our bodies are sedentary. If we’re catabolic & training, our muscles are literally deteriorating as mind boggling rates.
BCAA Stack from Tokkyo Nutrition is the magic powder that will prevent this deterioration and keep your temple in a anabolic state. You won’t be starving, you won’t be lethargic, and most importantly you will keep your body in a muscle-building, as opposed to muscle-wasting mode. Perhaps least importantly, but still nice to know, the powder tastes amazing. Whenever you drink BCAA Stack, it’s summer in your shaker bottle year round. If you love watermelon, you won’t be able to stop re-ordering this amazing product.