A schematic illustrating the experimental protocol and time course of the present study. Participants were supplied with two kinds of sachets consists of combination of BCAA (or placebo of BCAA) and taurine (or placebo of taurine) from 2 weeks before exercise to the end of the experiment. Participants were performed elbow extension as part of ECC in the non-dominant arm using dumbbell weight. Muscle soreness and damage were then monitored for 4 days after ECC. Abbreviations: PRE, prior to amino acid supplementation; BEx, before exercise; AEx, immediately after exercise; Day1-Day4, 1st to 4th days following exercise; ECC, 6 sets of 5 repetitions of eccentric elbow extensions at 90% of maximal isometric strength; VAS, visual analogue scale for delayed onset muscle soreness assessment; CIR, upper arm circumference; Blood, blood sampling; Amino Acids, combination of amino acids (BCAA and/or taurine) supplementation; Suppl., supplementation; B, breakfast; L, lunch; D, dinner.