I have written a few blog posts on post-workout protein & carbs but protein AND branched amino acids (BCAA’s) are just as important to disgest before your workout. The aminos will skip past the liver and go straight to your muscles for absorption to restock your muscle’s supply of BCAA’s. Eating or drinking protein before your lift will start the rebuilding and repairing process in your muscles during rather than after, for example, if you digested your protein post-workout. Protein pre-workout has also been shown to boost calorie burning in the 24 hours post-workout as well!
Don’t forget to consume your 20g of protein before you hit the gym!