BCAAs--How much should I take?
After reading some old threads regarding BCAAs (specifically, some of pklopp's posts and an article he linked to), I've decided to only take them post-workout and not before. I recently started taking 10 g within 45 minutes of CrossFit. According to a recent Bod Pod assessment, I have approximately 103 lbs of lean body mass. Is 10 g enough? I haven't noticed any reduction in muscle soreness.
Also, I think I've come up with a pretty good recipe for a palatable (good, even) BCAA concoction. Melt some coconut oil, then melt a third to half a square of 100% cacao (unsweetened) chocolate in the CO, and stir. Stir in the BCAAs. Add a smidge of maple syrup. Stir some more. Eat with a spoon. It actually tastes good. The chocolate masks most of the yucky BCAA taste.