Originally Posted by why
It is straight and you're a fool.
Deadlift is very anthropometrically dependent and people of different heights and genders will lift differently. There's an optimal joint angle and it's not the same for everyone.
If he actually said it had to be after a workout, then he's wrong and dumb. Digestion doesn't stop and start around working out.
I don't understand why people think a workout is some kind of isolated entity that changes the body. Everything done -- eating, drinking, shitting, walking, etc. engages so many different parts of the body that they all have an effect. When someone starts talking about hard and fast rules for weight loss/gain or strength/speed or what have you they always end up looking like fools because they can't see the forest for the trees.
The post-workout window is a timeframe in which in the body recovers. Nutrients in the bloodstream from previous meals can be sufficient and the idea that a person needs to blast their body with protein and such after a workout is just wrong.
OMG! You mean there is no difference after I run an ultra marathon and after I run after the bus? You mean I can just eat an apple after both occasions and that is sufficient for me to recover and improve my ultra marathon timing?
Do you know what is depleted in your body after an ultra marathon, a 1,000 metres freestyle and a tough 1 hour gym session? Do you know what you need to take to replenish those?
If you say there is no difference, and you can eat what you ordinarily eat, then you are a goddamn fool and danger to this forum.