Chris, what makes the pre load dose the most important?[/quote]
In short, pre-loading the bloodstream with specialized anabolic and insulinogenic nutrients leads to more muscle gains than post-workout nutrition alone. Here’s an excerpt from an article of mine featuring John Meadows:
“Training itself is catabolic, not anabolic,” Meadows said. "There are two sides to the coin, muscle protein synthesis - which is how you build muscle - and protein breakdown, which is where you lose it. I can’t think of anything more impressive that what Plazma has done in this situation.
"You can’t just train hard. There has to be a nutritional component to it. And you can’t just use whey protein, something your body has to digest while you train. You don’t want blood flow being diverted from your legs when you’re doing squats to your stomach to digest a protein shake. And post-workout isn’t enough; you need pre and intra-workout nutrients. In fact, of the three phases of workout nutrition, intra or during is the most important, pre-workout is second, and post-workout is third.
"This is where bioactive casein comes in - the high-grade stuff that’s been broken down into di-/tri peptides. It doesn’t work with the cheap stuff. Plazma puts protein synthesis into motion while at the same time stopping protein breakdown by using the right carbs and aminos to create this awesome insulin response. Nothing is more powerful than insulin at stopping protein breakdown.
“You see, when you’re training you’re digging a ditch. If you dig that ditch 5 feet deep - signifying muscle protein breakdown - you’ve got to build it up 5 feet just to get back to where you started. Wouldn’t it make sense to only dig it a few inches deep, then add a couple of feet back to it? Now you’re building muscle every workout.”
And here’s Dr. John Berardi talking about this way back in 2003 when it first came to light that pre- and intra-workout nutrition was just as important as post (more so, we now know):
“…pre-workout drink containing protein/amino acids and carbohydrates can actually promote a greater anabolic response than what can be accomplished during the post-workout period…
It appears that consuming such a beverage immediately before or during exercise can increase blood flow to the exercising muscles. In addition, since this extra blood will be jam-packed with protein building amino acids and energy supplying carbohydrates, the body can actually maintain an anabolic state during exercise. …it turns out that a pre/during workout drink can actually shift the body into a muscle building state even during the most intense exercise.”