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Old 01-22-2009, 03:59 PM   #11
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I might try it. It seems like a good experiment.

I also want to compare regular BCAAs vs. leucine as well. If the effect of BCAAs is mostly due to leucine we should see improve performance of just leucine as compared to BCAAs... possibly.
Ill have to find the article again, I am not sure where I even read it. But, pretty much, the other two that are usually included in BCAAs are also important. While leucine alone can do a lot of things, the other two are support for it. With them present as well, they will improve the efficency of the leucine.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:36 PM   #12
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I just purchased some glutamine and leucine. Does anybody know the suggested dosage I should be taking? I'm 5' 5'', 141 lbs, 15-17% body fat. I'm trying to get up to 150 lbs, but I'm in no hurry, so I won't be stuffing too much food down. I'm more concerned with recovery. I was thinking of taking them pre and post workout. I generally workout fasted, but I could drink some milk preworkout if that helps with digesting the glutamine and leucine.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:00 PM   #13
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Here's the Biotest article, dosing is discussed here:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...tial _of_food

Another T-Nation article, smells too sales-y too me, but it's the dosing I would try if I went for it:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...amned_it_works
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:52 PM   #14
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Here's the Biotest article, dosing is discussed here:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...tial _of_food

Another T-Nation article, smells too sales-y too me, but it's the dosing I would try if I went for it:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...amned_it_works
Hmm. It seems that taking glutamine on an empty stomach is fine. Does glutamine pre-workout and post-workout with a shake sound good, and leucine with all my meals? Or should leucine be included with food pre-workout? I workout in the mornings, so I don't eat before I workout.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:36 PM   #15
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Here's the Biotest article, dosing is discussed here:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...tial _of_food

Another T-Nation article, smells too sales-y too me, but it's the dosing I would try if I went for it:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...amned_it_works
Until I see it really discussed on any other site than supplemenT-nation....I'm sticking with plain BCAAs and eating enough leucine throughout the day with real foods.
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Does glutamine pre-workout and post-workout with a shake sound good, and leucine with all my meals?
Sounds like a plan to me.

MOD, back in my med school days when I was a research assistant for a creatine study at Athlete's Performance, they were adding isolated leucine to the PWO shakes, so I've seen the leucine-only approach before...FWIW.
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Until I see it really discussed on any other site than supplemenT-nation....I'm sticking with plain BCAAs and eating enough leucine throughout the day with real foods.



leucine is it better to rat with food
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