The general rule of thumb has always been that post-workout protein consumption is the holy grail to improved muscle building and development. Currently I use Platinum Hydro Builder from Optimum Nutrition. I purchase it from Bodybuilding.com. They have great prices and fast delivery. I've never had a problem...plus they throw in little giveaways when you spend $75, $125 or more on your purchases. Hey who doesn't need another water bottle right?
But what about pre-workout nutrition? Lots of people in CrossFit come to the gym on an intermittent fast. If they do a morning workout, that means they have a glass of water before starting their WOD and not much else. Does that put us at risk of burning muscle for energy production due to a lack of glucose availability in our body? Here is an interesting tidbit I found on a Bodybuilding.com nutrition article:
Interesting concept right? Just something to think about when you head into your workout after a 12 hour intermittent fast.