I hear what you're sayin', Dude. But the optimum PWO plan is a little more complicated than just scarfin'-down any ol' mixture crammed with any ol' protein and carbs.
That's not quite accurate, which is why I used the phrase
, with regards to the specific types of protein and carbs Surge contains, and...
... the specfic amounts of each, because your body won't react the same.
Surge, by itself, in the suggested dosages (dependent on body weight), is formulated to bring about specific hormonal responses during the PWO window, to turn on your body's protein synthesis mechanisms, and turn off the catabolic processes brought on by the stress of a workout.
It may seem counter-intuitive, but shoveling-in gobs of protein during 'the window' can cause an adverse effect (David Barr explains it in the article I'll link to below).
Timing is also key.
I answer, "No." Those 350 calories are only the first step.
Very true! But not all at once, in one shake. PWO nutrition isn't a one-shot (and depending on your goals, not even a two-shot) deal; it's a process.
If you're not familiar with Berardi's two-part PWO article, you should read it.
And if you have read it, read it again. Anyone who lifts should live by this article.
And I would also read David Barr's write-up on Surge:
His info on the PWO process (timing, etc.) is an excellent addendum to Berardi' article.