How Can BCAA's Help You Lose Fat?
We work hard here at Fuse Fitness Coaching. When you workout or exercise at Fuse you begin to break down muscle which is good! You have to breakdown muscle so that you can make them stronger. If the rate of synthesis exceeds the rate of breakdown you gain muscle, however, when the rate of breakdown exceeds the rate of synthesis, you lose muscle.
When you workout whether you’re lifting, biking, running, sports training, you get the picture, you break down a lot of muscle! Why is all of this important for you to understand? In order to gain the maximum benefit of your work you need to ensure you’re getting some Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) into your diet.
What do Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) do?
BCAA’s stimulate protein synthesis to a greater extent than a normal protein on its own. BCAAs also increase synthesis (or blending) of the cellular machinery responsible for carrying out the process of protein synthesis. BCAAs not only increase the rate of protein synthesis, but they also increase the cell's capacity for protein synthesis!
Okay but why do BCAA’s matter?
BCAA’s not only help prevent muscle breakdown they actually help increase the rate of protein absorption and that helps build muscle which helps you burn more fat! You can eat lots of protein and veggies in your everyday diet but there are other factors that affect your body absorbing that protein. The other factors are water and fiber intake, sleep, stress, timing, gut health, etc. BCAA’s help to prevent muscle breakdown, which in turn, helps us build muscle as well as helps us burn fat. At the end of the day that is all we’re trying to do: BURN FAT.
Here at Fuse Fitness Coaching we have two products that contain BCAA’s. SPARK, which is a powder and contains a small amount of caffeine that we recommend taking before your workouts or as an afternoon energy boost. We also offer CATALYST which is a BCAA supplement with 1200 mg of Glutamine to help with recovery and 450 mg of Leucine, which is the key that starts the car. Talk to one of the Fuse Fitness Coaches to try a free sample of SPARK this week!
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On a separate note, Fuse Fitness Coaching is proud to be a sponsor for HOPE 4 Youth's 2nd annual "The Darkest Night of Your Life 4K." The 4K is Saturday, September 23rd and we'd love for you to run/walk with the Fuse Fitness Coaching Team!
Hope 4 Youth is a non-profit organization that works to provide pathways to end youth homelessness here in the north metro Twin Cities. This event is not only designed to raise awareness of youth homelessness, but to give participants a chance to experience what many homeless youth do: darkness, loneliness, cold, and quiet. Funds raised by this event will go to HOPE Place, which is HOPE 4 Youth's transitional housing program designed to help homeless youth become independent, self-sustaining adults.
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