Using BCAAs When Training On Empty Spares Muscle Protein Catabolism


Just a quick tip for you guys…carry a tub of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) in the car/ gym bag wherever you go for when, for whatever reason, you find yourself training on an empty stomach. The reason BCAAs are so useful is because they are particularly high in the most anabolic (muscle building) of all amino acids…Leucine. Should you find yourself in a position where you need to train but are worried that you haven’t had adequate protein or carbs in preparation, then BCAAs will stave off muscle catabolism (breakdown), as well as keep your growth hormones elevated.

A great BCAA is USN BCAA Power Punch or Cellucor Alpha Amino

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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