BCAA’s in Endurance Training

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Would you like to train harder with less effort?

As an endurance athlete, you love to push the limits.

You don’t just “work out” – You challenge the boundaries of personal fitness, and then redefine those limits by digging deep and pushing hard!

But you have to admit; in your quest to kick your body into a higher gear there are times when you hit a wall. Sometimes you set ambitious goals, and your body refuses to go the distance.

Certain situations challenge everyone’s endurance: You can suffer so much oxygen debt after a swim that the competition grinds you to a halt…

Or your legs turn to lead after only a few steps away from the bike…

Or you totally run out of gas when you’re running, and end up shuffling along in the middle or back of the pack.

Most frustrating is when you feel great while racing or lifting weights, but feel battered and beaten the next day. But it doesn’t have to be that way….

This post will help you understand the role of BCAA’s in TriFuel and their importance in improving your endurance as well as having the proper ratio of each in the formula.

The Science of TriFuel® BCAAs

TriFuel® has the proper ratio of BCAAs, (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine) so your body can reap the full benefits. TriFuel contains more amino acids than any of our competitors.

1. L-Leucine is Proven to Improve endurance and prevent muscle breakdown
A study in the European Journal of Applied Physiology documented the significant effects of L-Leucine on 13 canoeists. In the study the canoeists either took L-Leucine or a placebo before a six-week training session. The placebo group showed no improvement in the amount of time that they were able to row, but the L-Leucine group increased their time by a full minute – From 6.3 to 7.3 minutes!

A study done by the Washington University School of Medicine compared the rate of muscle protein synthesis in young and elderly men and women. L-Leucine was given to all the subjects, who then followed a two-week weight-training program. Before training the elderly subjects synthesized new muscle protein slower than their younger counterparts. However, after the two-week program, the older subjects were synthesizing protein at a rate similar to the young subjects and presented a marked decrease in whole body protein breakdown.

2. L-Isoleucine –  increases energy and stamina in 3 ways:
* Improves glucose uptake
* Produces hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the body
* Creates energy within muscle tissues

3. L-Valine – Enhances mental performance that can be compromised during intense physical activity

* Reduces stress and frustration
* Improves coordination and reflexes
* Produces neurotransmitters and enzymes for brain metabolism
* Improves sleep quality
* Regulates the immune system
* Suppresses the appetite
* Increases bioavailability of complex carbohydrates

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“There is nothing like having that huge burst of energy at mile 75 of a 102 mile ride with over 6000ft in Elevation gain…with only TriFuel® in my body for the full 5 hours…….I am a fan for life! TriFuel® rocks!”

Tanya Houghton, Pro-Triathlete



With TriFuel® you can power through your most punishing workout without feeling like you’ve literally been spanked the next day.

To Your Success!

BRL Sports Team