T Nation

pre or post nutrition

everyone knows of the importance of supplying adeqaute amino acids to the muscles immediately after a work out. everone says to drink a quickly digested protein drink afterwards to do this. But would it also be a good idea to consume your protein before a work out and time it so that it would finish digestion at the same time as your workout finishes. in this way the aminos would be immediately available for the muscles to take up rather than having to wait for the protein to digest and then absorb after eating after trainng

Some recent reserach I read (at least the way i see it) might suggest that aminos pre workout may be more or just as important as the post-workout aminos etc.
It would make sense in terms of amphibolic intermediates etc.