how beneficial is drinking a protein shake before lifting? I always have one in the morn between breakfast(9:00) and lunch(1:30) and then after i lift(5:20). I lift at 3:15 and eat at 1:30 so there isnt a whole lot of time between the two. I also have to take in my BCAA's, creatine,, ALC, Citruline, and a couple other things before i lift. Should i try and also add a protein shake in there?? im trying to put on mass like crazy, but i feel like the protein and extra 10 ounces of water bloats me up a lot. is it worth it to do this and feel bloated when i get to the gym?