Do You Use These During Your Workouts? It's Time To Start....


What you do in your workouts and the type of foods you eat throughout the day, all play an important role in how quickly you see results. For example a lot of training with a very poor diet will hinder your results and not see you reach your potential. Similarly, a poor exercise plan and healthy eating will only do so much good for you. So there has to be a balance and providing you have this balance you really should start using this supplement during your workouts.

Drink When Exercising

It's really important to stay hydrated during exercise because your body needs enough of it to function properly and secondly your muscles require it. Since the body is mostly made up of water it needs the supply of liquid to help keep your performance levels high and energy up. Is water enough during your workouts though or should you be mixing other supplements with it?


Branched Chain Amino Acids is a great supplement to add to your drink when training because it does one major thing your muscles need, it helps protect them. During cardiovascular exercise such as running, cycling, swimming etc your muscles could break down and in a worse cases scenario lose some muscle mass. This time of the year this isn't something you will want to happen so the best way to protect all your hard work is by using a branched chain amino acid supplement. Here's why....

Effective BCAAs 

Branched chain amino acids are building blocks of protein for your muscles that help support and protect them. They are made up of three ingredients called Valine, IsoLeucine and Leucine, with leucine being the big key player of the three given. The reason why leucine is crucial amongst the three ingredients is because it's also responsible for the repair and rebuild process of your muscles. This is why you need to make sure you get enough leucine in your diet as it will reduce muscle soreness and atrophy.

Awesome Products? 

The best products I can recommend to you are ones that have a superb ratio of bccas within each serving. So, products like Animal Juiced Aminos, Scivation Xtend and USN Power Punch are all very good choices. You will notice that all three of these taste amazing and give you the necessary amounts of each ingredient to help fuel your workouts.


Simply mix one of these up and sip before your training, during and after if you have any left. Of course you can still have your whey protein shake after your sessions and then drink the rest a little bit later on. On non training day you can mix up one shake of bcaas and have them during the course of your day to boost recovery and repair.

So if you want something to enhance your workouts and give you extra strength and energy, bccas is the product for you!

About the Author

Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.


  • Chris

    Scott, what would be the recommended max. daily intake of BCAA's on workout days? I currently use PHD Pharma Gain which appears to already contain a moderate level within each serving - (small extract from the product page on your website):

    L-Leucine (BCAA): 2978mg
    L-Valine: (BCAA): 1976mg
    L-Glutamine Peptides: 5000mg

    Total BCAA'S (per 100g serving)
    BCAA'S: 6620mg

    I usually have 1 serving daily (normally within 1 hour pre or post workout depending on training / meal times). Would it be worth also including an extra BCAA drink intra-workout? I looked at PHD Amino Drive, which contains per serving:

    L-Glutamine: 2.5g
    L-Leucine: 2g
    L-Valine: 1g

    Or would this just be wasted by the body if consumed within the same 1 to 2 hour window as Pharma Gain?


    • Scott Riches
      January 21, 2015 Scott Riches

      Hey man! I would always have around 10 -15g of BCAAs on training days and rest days. So check your proteins and then use BCAA formulas to help bump this up. Sounds like you already have a good amount so you should be on track :)

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