2 Acronyms Every Athlete Should Know: IF and BCAAs
You've probably heard about intermittent fasting and BCAAs right now, but do you know exactly why they are beneficial for athletes? If you don't, or if you just want to learn more, here are 6 articles that explain what they are, how they work, and why they work well together.
Intermittent Fasting For Athletes: The Why and How (Jason Maxwell)
In this article, the two forms of fasting I will breakdown for you are Full day fasts (FDF) and daily fasts. I will discuss the pros and cons of each, and how it can be directly applied to athletes.
BCAAs: What They Are and Why To Take Them (Andrew Read)
What exactly are branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and should you be taking them? Do they help build muscle? Read on to find out whether they will help your training and how to take them.
So, you want to get leaner and build muscle? This is the ultimate goal. Surprisingly, it is easier to reach than you think. The answer is strategic carb and calorie cycling with the help of fasting.
You want to build muscle, you're intrigued by intermittent fasting, and you keep hearing everyone talk about BCAAs. How can all these things work together? Find out from Clint of CrudeFitness.com.
First Rule: Do Not Talk About Intermittent Fasting (Jason Maxwell)
The first rule of intermittent fasting is: you do not talk about intermittent fasting. If you want to have a social life AND practice intermittent fasting, these are the rules you need to follow.
The Effect of BCAAs on Exercise Induced Muscle Soreness (Joshua Wortman)
BCAAs are known for their muscle sparing and building properties, but a recent study done in the UK showed that BCAAs can also curb muscle soreness associated with exercise.