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Old 03-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #21
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Think I take 5 grams. I use one scoop mixed with a scoop of creatine. Sipping it during your workout is good too, but easier for me to take it before. Taking it after would be good, but I just do regular whey after instead.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #22
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Get more sleep. 5 hours is a joke. Once you get at least 8 hours, and you still have a problem, think about other factors. Right now all you should be worried about is lack of sleep because not only does it effect your ability to train but also your ability to recover.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:05 AM   #23
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You don't know how many bcaas cause it just shows a mixture of all of them so I would take 5- 10 grams pure bcaas. Like dabears said you need to get your sleep in. How much do you weigh? Carbs should be 1-1 ratio depending on Your goals
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #24
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I will say this... Some people do like to use "overtraining" as an excuse. It is an extremely over-used term, but very few actually know what it really is. It is very real and is something that happens long term. You just can't base it off a workout session. Variables like how you train, the intensity you train at, the frequency trained at during the week, the amount of volume you're doing, your rest/recovery period, proper nutrition, your progression (or lack there of), how you feel, etc... all play a very important roll.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:23 AM   #25
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Get more sleep. 5 hours is a joke. Once you get at least 8 hours, and you still have a problem, think about other factors. Right now all you should be worried about is lack of sleep because not only does it effect your ability to train but also your ability to recover.
For real.. I got 6 hours last night, and I feel DRAINED. There's no way I could give my all at the gym today, luckily today is a rest day.
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You don't know how many bcaas cause it just shows a mixture of all of them so I would take 5- 10 grams pure bcaas. Like dabears said you need to get your sleep in. How much do you weigh? Carbs should be 1-1 ratio depending on Your goals
then why did you say this? lol
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I will say this... Some people do like to use "overtraining" as an excuse. It is an extremely over-used term, but very few actually know what it really is. It is very real and is something that happens long term. You just can't base it off a workout session. Variables like how you train, the intensity you train at, the frequency trained at during the week, the amount of volume you're doing, your rest/recovery period, proper nutrition, your progression (or lack there of), how you feel, etc... all play a very important roll.
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You have to know what your body can handle. If you feel like you're doing shitty reps, stop.
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Like everyone said, just eat and sleep more.

Other than that, you can look at your workout and volume. Could be something as simple as switching your workout around or chalking it up to a bad day. I like BCAAs, but don't think it's the answer to your problems.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #32
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The time you can go during a workout is definitely dependent upon the intensity of the workout. Most of the time I'm building, so I am waiting 90 seconds or more between heavy sets. I take my time while building. When I do this, I can go 90 minutes to 2hrs without a problem. I'm somewhat spent, but it's not utter hell.
In contrast, during a cutting phase I'm doing high-intensity stuff and am resting no more than 45 seconds between sets. My reps are much higher and rest times are shorter, so I'm good for about 45-70 minutes, max.

In re the BCAAs, I take them intra-workout. I have found that drinking an intra-workout drink while I'm working out helps keep my energy levels up and supplement the electrolytes. I tend to prefer both a carb and BCAA mix, but a straight BCAA mix is enough to supplement things.
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