dpjr saidWhen I hired a couple of personal trainers earlier this year they both indicated that a whey protein drink taken within 30 minutes of the workout was best. Both had degrees in exercise physiology and minors in nutrition. One had written an article for a professional journal about this.
I know plenty of crazy folks who are shrinks, too. And several fat doctors, and more than few tiny personal trainers. I know more than a couple doctors who are clueless about sports medicine. Point being, a degree, may, or may not, mean something.
What the trainers forgot to tell you is that you need a "push" with the protein for the best results. That's done with carbs. You also need to recharge your glycogen in the golden hour post workout (uptake is nearly 70% better then). Feel free to ask them about it.
Massive giants supplement their post workout carbs with exogenous insulin to make the effect even more pronounced.
If you're looking for gains, carbs are key.
One of the guys that studied me in my 20's had a master's in exercise science (now a doctorate from University of Penn), but, also had the practical experience of being an advanced athlete. You would do well to find someone the same. I've met more than a few papered trainers who were terrible and look much worse now than they did several years ago.
Understand, some of these folks will repeat whatever was put in front of them. As part of the generation forced to watch "Reefer Madness" and that knows about the misinformation of "juice" I take many of these guys as nutcases.
I've often had doctors ask me for advice. Such is the way of The World.