Next week when i get back in the gym from my break i am going to be doing the BCAA/fasted-state protocol. I know stimulants like caffeine will be okay to take pre-workout. but what about amino acids such as tyrosine and ALCAR.
i'm noticed when i tried to take tyrosine in the ., but i feel as if i'm kicked out of the "Fasting state". so i now save it for the 8 hour window.
By taking in tyrosine and ALCAR pre-workout with the caffeine, then the BCAAs right before the workout. would that be pretty much altering the fasted state of the body?
I know it might not matter in the long-scheme of things, but i'm just curious lol. thanks
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