Here’s the link: http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=778056 . In short, Chris Lockwood says that PS can be useful for someone for whom cortisol might be too high, but says that the reason it shouldn’t be taken pre-workout is because the rising of cortisol levels due to exercise is what signals the body’s anabolic response to kick into gear . . . .
“To set the record straight, the cortisol response to training is quite possibly the MOST important factor contributing to the anabolic response to your training. In other words, the greater the muscle damage, the greater the cortisol response?and, subsequently, the greater the body’s anabolic response and muscle building potential.”
(He of course goes into more detail if you read the whole article).
[quote]David Barr wrote:
Thanks very much. I searched this site and found an article by Chris Lockwood from a few months back in which he recommends 800 mg but only taken several hours (?) after working out. He says to definately NOT take it pre-workout. I know that Thib also recommends 800 mg post-workout.
If I were to take around 1,600 mg per day, do you have any recommendations regarding how I should time it (both on workout days and non-workout days)? (BTW, my workouts are always in the evening).
We’re still in the experimental stage of PS supplementation, so there are no rules that I’m aware of (so far).
Do you know why pre workout supplementation was contraindicated? This seems like the best time to me.
You could try the other dose immediately upon waking, or in the middle of the night (due to a time-delay effect).[/quote]