Bcaa powder for cyclists

Hey guys just wonder which bcaa supplement best for cyclists?

To each to their own, but I think supplements are a waste of money. Better to spend that extra $$$ on as much organic food as possible, and focusing on getting a lot of quality sleep: high end mattress, strong running airconditioning during summers, meditation, etc. Also, having positive and supportive social times for one’s general well being for work, life and training balance.

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Any brand with a high Leucine content I’d say. That’s the amino acid that’s needed to kick of muscle protein synthesis. Personally, I’m vegetarian, so I like to take a BCAA supplement as the foods I eat generally lack a full essential amino acid profile. If you are getting enough animal based protein, you should be getting all you need that way and probably don’t need a supplement.

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I’m going to give my two cents. I’m going to preface this with a quick bio. I got into cycling after a “career”-ending (bodybuilding) injury to my lumbar region after doing a deadlift improperly. This being said—supplements— I’ve tried them all. Want in on a little secret? They don’t work. You’ll see names like “proprietary blend”, which is a cute terminology that states, “we don’t answer to the FDA, so we will put bs filler in this, and call it ‘proprietary’”. The list of supplements that work:

  1. Testosterone Enanthate
  2. Testosterone Siponate (generic form of the above mentioned)
  3. EPO
  4. Deca (this is a bs drug)
  5. I’m being facetious

Point is: SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! Buy whole food. I’ve spent thousands…yes, thousands of dollars on supplements that simply do not work. The supplement industry is a multi-million dollar industry built on a lie.

Supplements are cheap to make. They will buy a bottle for about .25. The pills used to make them are about .01 each. The labels are about .25-.75 each. Then they’ll add some DHEA, and some extra filler for about $2.00 a bottle, and sell it to you for $50-$75. I wish someone explained this to me, but then again, I would have ignored them anyway

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