BCAAS?? what in the world are those??
Branch Chain Amino Acids,, The amino acids L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine comprise 35 percent of muscle tissue. The BCAAs help increase work capacity by stimulating production of insulin, the hormone that opens muscle cells to glucose.  BCAAs are burned os fuel during highly intense training and at the end of long-distance eventes, when the body recuits protien for as much as 20 percent of its energy needs. 
Ok, so what does this mean to us?  When and why should we supplement with these?BCAAS are required to spare muscle breakdown while excercising.  We need BCAAs for energy, and when they run out, we must replace what we just used. Amino acids Glutamic and Glutamine are important for the growth of muscle tissue. BCAAs, have also been proven to add lean muscle if used with weight training, and also help gain strength So think about it,, you go to the gym , deplete all you BCAAs while working out,, wouldnt you find a way to put them back in your body? Especially if used for energy, and muscle growth?  
So how do you go about putting these amino acids back into the body?  And when should we supplement them? Taking BCAAs before, during, and after workouts is recomended.  This will help with evergy, and muscle synthisis, which is repair. I personally dont like popping pills,, If you know what i mean. I have found an awesome product which can help supplement these much neded amino acids back into the body. It is called Xtend( made by a company called Scivation).  This is in drink form, which tastes oh so yummy!  They recomend drinking before during, and after workouts, Pretty much you can drink throughout the day. I deffinately notice the difference if I dont have this product. My energy does go up, and I just feel better. Try it out and let me know what you think! And remember! Support your workouts!!
 
It never ceases to amaze me that everytime I go to the gym I see people going through the motion, but not accomplishing anything.. There are people who go to the gym and do the same thing every time. Then I see people attempting to do weights.. They will come over, pick up a dumbell and do one set, thinking that will help.. Well I hate to tell you that it probably wont accomplish much to do one set of curls. 
When going to the gym, before you even walk in the door, you have got to have a plan.  If not, you are really just spinning your wheels,  running in circles, like a hampster on a wheel, never making it anywhere. 
How do you go about making a plan?  There is an awesome tool now, called the internet!! I cannot begin to tell you how much knowledge there is out there to learn.  If reading about working out confuses you, talk to someone.. Personal trainers can help you set a goal, then map out a short term plan, and a long term plan to get there.  If you do not set a plan to succeed, you will deffinately fail. And who wants to fail? Or waist time?
Please do yourself, and me a favor,, Have a Plan!! Deterine what you want, and what it will take to get there.. Then go to the gym and walk in, and know exactly what you need to do to get to goal.  It will come so much faster for you if you know what you are doing.. :)
 
Spring break has come and left us. I had a great time with my kids, the beach , Busch Gardens, and just haning out at the pool. But now school starts back monday, and its time to get back to some kind of schedule.  Some people may dread this, but I kinda enjoy having a routine.  My days are mainly the same. Take kids to school, hit the gym, go home, take care of the house, pick kids up, homework, diner, bed.  This is great, bc it keeps me at a constant, and keeps me more focused. 
So where are you at with your goals?  There are not many weeks left of school, which means summer! WHich for me means more days at the pool!  I love to hang out at the pool, but this also means,, am I ready?  Am I ready to have a bikini on in front of everyone? Especially people i might see again :).  The answer is probably no for most of us.. What does this mean?  Get to work!!
 No more slacking, no more excuses, Just do it!!  Dont let sping break, or Easter, or any other holiday, or day off mess with your goals.. Get focused on what you want, and where you want to be. Keep that image in your head, and just do it! 
If you need help getting focused, or motivated, let me know! I would love to see everyone reach their own personal goals, as I know its possible.  Good luck! and Just do it!