This protocol made a lot of sense to me at first but after taking my clinical physiology course I have a few questions that I hope can be answered.
First off, one thing I learned is that high protein in the blood causes an acidic environment, and in an acidic environment in the body, neuron conduction is decreased (this is very bad for lifting). So wouldn't a lot of protein before and during the workout actually hinder workout performance?
Secondly, there is also a fair amount of calcium in the protocol for pre-intra workout. High calcium levels in the blood also lower neuron conduction and make the body slower/sluggish. Also = big problem for workout performance.
Since protein synthesis is increased for 24-48 hours after working out and doesn't really get jacked up any more during the workout. The carb uptake is what is increased during and for up to 4 hours after the workout. So wouldn't the optimal protocol be to eat just lots of carbs + a little protein right before and during the workout? This would keep insulin high preventing the muscle breakdown (also shuttling w/e carbs aren't used for energy into the muscle stores) and would shuttle the protein into the muscles more optimally w/o causing a lot of protein in the blood creating an acidic environment. Then having protein after the workout while insulin levels are still high (from the continuous intake of carbs). This will still shuttle the protein into the muscles while creating a better environment in the body for optimal performance in the gym and optimal growth outside the gym.