Many people like to combine branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) with their pre-workout, but why?
Aside from their muscle-building and recovery benefits, research shows BCAAs can also improve performance. Taking them before your workout allows your body to utilize the supplement for fuel and repair during the exercise, which helps increase strength and endurance.
For example, one study in 2005 found that leucine-enriched protein increased strength gains by 30% over eight weeks. Another study by the Air Force demonstrated that participants taking a BCAA supplement experienced increased strength and lean muscle in comparison to those taking a placebo. Finally, results from a Japanese study showed that BCAA supplementation before strenuous exercise increased endurance.
This research makes it clear that BCAAs play a significant role in improving performance. Mix them in with your pre-workout or sip on them up to 30 minutes into your workout for the best results.
Below we’ve recommended two BCAA/pre-workout stacks using our products:
BAM!™ + Best BCAA™
BAM!™ is a 2-in-1 pre-workout and lean muscle-building formula that provides a smooth release of energy, muscle-swelling pumps and increased focus. It contains citrulline and carnitine, which increase nitric oxide levels to promote endurance and performance.
Combined with our award-winning Best BCAA™, you can train harder, feel stronger and build more muscle. Best BCAA™ contains agmatine to promote proper hydration levels and our CLA matrix, which helps your body convert stored body fat to fuel.
1.M.R™ + Amino Strong™
1.M.R™ is a powerful pre-workout formula created to help you crush even the toughest workouts. Every scoop delivers unrivaled energy and focus, plus additional performance-enhancing ingredients to help you maximize strength gains and endurance. Combine it with Amino Strong™ for the perfect, pre-workout cocktail.
Amino Strong™ is a 3-in-1 muscle-building, pump and recovery formula that keeps muscles full and hydrated during workouts. It uses the same Oligopeptide-Enzymatic Technology™ BCAAs as Best BCAA™, but the absorption rate is further optimized by the Liposomal Matrix Delivery System unique to Amino Strong™.