BCAA supplementation has the potential to help athletes increase performance during training and aid in recovery. The benefits of greater energy levels and decreased fatigue can give athletes the opportunity to intensify their training. Higher intensity inevitably leads to better results in muscle size and strength gains. When higher intensity is combined with better muscle recovery from an increased rate of protein synthesis post-exercise, athletes will find the anabolic effects make BCAA supplementation a necessary addition to their workout regime. BCAA's are best consumed just before, during and immediately after training.