I just read David Barr’s article on the top ten post-workout nutrition myths. (http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=659666)
…And I came away very confused as to when one should drink the PW protein shake. On one hand, Barr seems to argue that drinking the shake before one’s workout can increase one’s gains dramatically (“liquid pre workout meal consumption dramatically increases muscle blood flow and protein synthesis”) but he also seems to simultaneously argue that about an hour after one’s workout is the best time to drink the shake.
Does anyone understand what he means? When is the best time to drink the protein shake? Before a workout? After a workout? How long before and how long after?
Take a read of the article and let me know if you understand it better than I do.