Thank to all some great info. Rather then trying to respond to each post individually, let me just ramble for a moment.
Most of what you read, in this modern era, focuses on the immediate time before and after training. BTB, your point is well taken and what I have experienced personally. The benefits of pre and post nutrition is for post training recovery. However, much of what you read sounds like if you do not eat a chicken breast and sweet potato an hour before training (BTW, I don't workout, I train... another story) you will end up like the RB at USC with a barbell stuck on your throat. Even the talk of protein synthesis seems to imply that if you don't have protein within milliseconds of your last rep you will wither up and die. I appreciate Layne Norton, Alan Aragon and others who seem to think and write logically concerning pre and post nutrition. Sorry to ramble, but this is an issue that I am really interested in learn about. It will not only help me in my own training, but also the seniors I am working with each week.
I think I have an electronic version of that book Rich, I will have to read it.
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
Meet Maxes: Gym Maxes:
Squat 308 315
Bench 176 185 This WILL change!
Deadlift 408 375
Shooting for a 1000+ total for next meet, spring/summer 2015. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified