Originally Posted by hendrix
protein is amino acids.
Yes, I know. EAA's however, you can't get through "real food".
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but I think you're gonna get a lot more amino acids per gram of protein by taking it is its pure form, which is BCAA / EAA powder. Taken pre/during/post workout and just before you eat a meal, you can increase the protein synthesis.
Don't ask me how his protocol is working but here it is for anyone who's interested:
Use will depend on budget. Here is what I would do with Aminos based on different budgets.
When I say before meals I mean at least 10-15 minutes before on as empty a stomach as possible. They do their signaling when not competing with other complete proteins.
Big budget 10 grams EEA's 10 grams BCAA"s 10 grams glutamine before at least 3 meals a day. On a training day, 10 gram glutamine and 10 grams EAA's right before the workout, 30 grams BCAA's during workout
Less Budget 5 grams EEA's 5 grams BCAA"s 5 grams glutamine before at least 3 meals a day. On a training day 5 grams glutamine and 5 grams EAA's right before the workout, 30 grams BCAA's during workout
Less budget 5-10 grams BCAA's before at least 3 meals a day and 30 grams BCAA's during workout
Less budget and the cheapest way to use them and still have tangible results is 30 grams BCAA's during the workout.
As far as what kind of protein to use, use what you can tolerate. As you know I think whey sucks. Most people can handle the Team Skip blend which is 33 whey isolate, 33 egg, 33 casein. Don't add BCAA's, EAA's or Glute to this.
You DON'T want to mix your BCAA's or glutamine with anything as it reduces or stops the signaling effects they provide.
Eric Serrano says his lab research shows 10 grams of EAA's to be the anabolic equivalent of 40+ grams of protein. I believe him based on results. Sucks they are the most expensive.
The BCAA's should be the 4.1.1 mix which is nice as it s the cheaper of the two generally used mixes.
OOPS, I forgot to add that 3 grams of taurine with any of these is a great idea.