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Old 03-01-2009, 01:59 PM   #1
Matthieu Hertilus
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I've recently read about the benefits of a bcaa/creatine combo drink as a pre workout "meal." Since I am someone who likes early morning workouts because I work later on that same morning, would it be a bad idea to have a bcaa/creatine drink upon waking up before I go to the gym since I don't have the time to eat breakfast and let that digest? (i.e. would i be saying farewell to the muscle I'm trying to keep while trimming down?) Any thoughts on that question, bcaa/cratine drinks in general/ and pre workout nutrition would be very helpful. Thank You.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:15 PM   #2
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Okay let's think about this...

What do BCAA and creatine do?

So why do you think you would "lose" muscle mass again?
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:26 PM   #3
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skip breakfast.... eat more bacon
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I thought after fasting all night from sleeping, further delaying a meal + exercising might be catabolic
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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I thought after fasting all night from sleeping, further delaying a meal + exercising might be catabolic
no..

you'll be fine.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:18 AM   #6
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I feel that if you are training hard enough, it's like a signal to your body to retain it's muscle regardless of your food intake. Now this could be taken to extremes, but I mean in moderation.

Everybody is different, and you have to find what works best for you. Experiment a little, and record what's happening. Also remember that as you progress, your body changes and you may have to add or take away things. I know this sounds generic, but I have food logs and body stats from years ago, and it makes it easier for me to go back and see what I felt worked for me at certain times, and what didn't.

But for peace of mind, you could try the BCAA's and Creatine during your workout. I will do this sometimes if I take my calories lower than normal. About halfway through, I start sipping on it and finish it with my workout.

Then I have my normal meal at the next time.
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