I was reading this and I want to know your guys thoughts.
It makes sense to me after reading more articles about the subject.
from http://www.simplyshredded.com/page/2?s=layne+norton+faq were you can find all the FAQ's.
extract from faq 3 - http://www.simplyshredded.com/discus...-of-bcaas.html
Layne Norton, Natural Bodybuilder answers some of your most frequently asked questions on the major roles of BCAA’s
On Why the preference of BCAA over Whey in PWO shakes
Was curious, while listening to MDR and your conversations (which were awesome by the way, great for us “Natties” to get some exposure) you mentioned you use 15-20 gms of BCAA post workout. I know you follow this up with a whole meal about an hour later, but why do you feel this is more beneficial than say getting a whey protein that is a complete protein that has a good BCAA profile post workout? Do the BCAA’s lead to greater/faster protein synthesis than whey?
I think you are saying that whey may be better since it has all the aminos. The BCAAs in particular leucine are the amino acids responsible for stimulating protein synthesis… not the others. The others are needed as substrates but if you are eating like a typical bodybuilder (every 2-3 hours) then you will have AMPLE levels of all the other amino acids and BCAAs alone will be sufficient. And yes the reason I like free form bcaas is because they spike plasma BCAA levels to a much greater extent than whey.
Layne's PW shake
10-15 gr Bcaas (xtend dose)
20-30 gr of dextrose
20-30 gr of oats
5 gr of creatine
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