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Old 04-02-2010, 05:51 PM   #20
Derek Weaver
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Didn't Martin Berkhan have a post a while back about BCAA's being fairly insulinogenic (sp? Is this a word?)

I have heard various people on the interwebz make mention that insulin is as much an anti-catabolic hormone as it is a storage hormone.

If the primarily goal of fasting is to (VERY GENERALLY SPEAKING) a) give the body a break from digestion and b) to cause a temporary drop in insulin, doesn't the presence of BCAA's mess with at least half of the equation?

I'm too lazy to look right now, but I thought that Martin noted that if a workout was done fasted, BCAA's pre-WO were a good idea assuming adequate PWO nutrition in a reasonable time frame was implemented?

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