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Amino Acids

Post by MiamiGuy » Tue May 06, 2008 3:19 pm

Hello Everyone,
First time Long time, I love the site. I have been in and out of the gym for years, and I have recently been going for a solid 4 months, I have been reading about Amino Acids and BCAA. Which amino acids are imperative to weight lifting and excercise. Is there one pill or brand that stacks these together?
I also have a question about Slow and Fast burning carbs. What is a good assortment of each and when should fruit be eaten (time of day)?

Thanks

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Post by ironmaiden708 » Tue May 06, 2008 6:46 pm

BCAA
BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) are very popular among bodybuilders, these are a group of 3 amino acids that are the most potent ones for muscle building & repair, or in other words they are the most anabolic AAs. These AAs are Leucine, Iso-Leucine, & Valine. Best if this is used with B-Complex also there should be a 2:1:2 ratio of these AAs (L:I-L:V).

I pulled that from my AA thread. These are the only ones you even want to consider supplementing. The other you get plenty of. You can find BCAAS in nutrition stores pretty much anywhere.

All AAs are neccisary since they are the building blocks of pretty much everything but supplementing isn't required for any of them.

http://exrx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4492
The 8 essentials are in this thread
I also have a question about Slow and Fast burning carbs. What is a good assortment of each and when should fruit be eaten (time of day)?
'Fast burning' (you mean dextrose?) you want 60g immediately after lifting with 15-20g of protein.

'Slow burning' you would want to eat during the day with meals.

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Post by MiamiGuy » Tue May 06, 2008 8:58 pm

Thanks for the info. I bought Univerasl BCAA 2000 Im gonna give them a try.

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