Someone mentioned that they have better workouts at night after fueling themselves with healthy food all day. Wouldn’t your body benefit from that food better post-workout in the recovery stages?[/quote]
I’m assuming you’re referring to my comment.
I’m not really looking at the scientific side of things, just the reality of how I ‘feel’.
I have very low energy, strength, and often get nauseas if I train with anything less than 2 full meals and/or 3-4 hours of being awake.
And, my best workouts have always come near the end of the day, when I have about 5 meals worth of food to work with.
Regarding your logic, I don’t really consider the time following a workout as my only ‘recovery time’.
I’m ‘recovering’ 24 hours a day, or from whenever my last workout was.
Also, although you didn’t state this specifically as a concern, I get a post-workout meal, another meal 1 hour after that, and then another full meal in before I go to sleep, so I’m getting plenty of post-workout recovery nutrition in as well.