would rather be biking
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Plymouth and Framingham, MA
Bikes: a customized yokota 1x1 mtb, a single speed peugeot, and a CAAD9 5
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Protein should be consumed after. Think about it; your muscles need to be damaged first to recover. Protein before and during the ride aren't going to help much (and it isn't as efficient for energy as carbs). Recovery does take time too, so the protein can wait 'til after. Also, its been shown that for optimum absportion of protein, it should be accompanied by carbohydrates, in a 4:1 ratio (4g carb per 1g protein). That's partly why endurox 4 is so popular.
Also, s4one, if you don't mind me asking, why are you consuming expensive whey protein instead of meats, or complimentary plant proteins?