Originally Posted by logrus
1 cup protein, 1 cup oats, half a banana is how I roll before I train. I forgot the reason for the protein, something about the make up of it and how it helps, the oats is the complex carb, and the banana is the simple carb.
Protein is mostly to prevent catabolism. From what I've read, taking aminos before workout increases blood flow within the muscles, priming anabolic response. This also indicates a greater stimulation of net protein synthesis for protein ingested within 1-hour of the end of your workout.