I always have a post workout shake, but I don't always have a pre-workout shake. Preworkout shakes depend on how I ate that day and what my macrobreakdown is. If I've got good nutrition/macro all day long, then I figure I'm already fueled up for a workout. However, if I'm lacking, then I'll toss in a pre-workout shake about a half hour before hitting the gym.
The brand I use has 24g of protein per serving... I use 2 servings (48g protein) for each shake because 2 makes the shake thicker and taste better. I'm not worried about sugar because it's artificially sweetened, (it's low carb).
Anyway, I have 2 questions:
Here's my stats:
36 year old dude
300 A2G squat
I'm doing a 5x5 program, with a decent amount of MMA cardio. I'm working on loosing about 1-2 pounds of fat per week, while retaining/building muscle.
1) With regard to bioavailability and protein absorbtion, am I wasting money using 2 scoops (48g protein)? Should I split that up?
2) A shake in the morning? I usually stop eating around 8pm and I wake up in the morning around 8. Since that means 12 hours of fasting during sleep... and I want to prevent losing muscle.... would you recommend a quickly digestible Whey shake when I wake up... or will a good breakfast meet my protein needs just as well.