What are BCAAs?
Branched-Chain Amino Acids are the newest method to prevent fatigue and muscle breakdown in bodybuilding.
Here are 5 benefits of BCAAs that are going to let you rock your next workout.
1. BCAAs Will Prevent Muscle Breakdown
What is so important about preventing muscle breakdown?
To build muscle you have to cause micro-tears in the tissue to begin the repair process. This repair process is what causes muscle gains.
So why stop it?
The main reason to stop or slow the muscle breakdown is to add to your gains.
The rate of muscle gain is the ability to process protein minus the muscle breakdown. BCAAs can help you gain muscle faster by preventing the big subtraction of lost muscle.
2. BCAAs Slow Catabolism
Catabolism is basically the opposite of anabolism.
Anabolism is good, catabolism is bad. Plane and simple.
This BCAAs benefit was enough on its own for me to start using BCAA supplements.
I know that when cutting body fat, the rate at which I gain muscle stops, or at worse, I lose a bit of the muscle I have worked so hard to gain.
Supplementing with amino acids provides my body an easy source of nutrition that it has to have as fat stores go down.
This means my body will turn less and less to the precious muscle, and more to the protein I've supplemented into my diet, for its source of nutrition. Even bodybuilding.com agrees, stopping the body's consumption of muscle is a top priority.
This is, to me, one of the main benefits of BCAAs!
3. Improves Overall Performance
It was so hard to maintain the intensity necessary to reach those peak performance moments.
The ability of these amino acids to help my body keep going, much after it wanted to give up before I started supplementing, made the benefits of BCAAs more than apparent.
4. Safe for Use Over Extended Time
I know there are a lot of supplements (that I have tried) that have a relatively short time frame, for safe use.
Supplements that I am only supposed to use for 1-2 weeks at a time.
BCAAs have been shown to have a safe-use period up to 6 months. The safe-use time benefits of BCAAs allows me to keep getting the most out of my workout, for a longer time than with other supplements.
I hate hitting a peak and then having to adjust to lower energy levels because of risks of cardiac arrest, or something worse. With BCAAs, I can maintain my improved performance.
5. You Will Have Longer Training Sessions
Men's Fitness recently published study results showing that cyclists who trained with BCAAs were able to ride up to 30 minutes longer on average.
Imagine being able to get an extra 30 minutes out of every workout for the next 6 months?
Where would you be?
I know it let me excel in ways that I didn't think were possible before.
Have you seen the benefits of BCAAs in your workout?
I have read all over about different people supplementing with BCAAs and their improvements they have seen in their workouts.
What about you?
How much of a difference did you notice when you started taking these?
I know for me it was like night and day difference when it came to my workout.
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