The V-Diet calls for extra leucine because Biotest is in the business of selling supplements.
I am pretty torn when it comes to BCAA supplementation. If one is getting adequate protein, they should be getting plenty of them. There's a good amount in whey protein on its own.
I think that one can get around problems with leptin and the other hormones of bodyweight regulation by high carb refeeds, which would also boost performance in the short term due to replenished glycogen stores.
In short, I'm not a huge fan.
And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
- CJ Kim