This is probably a silly question and a product of over-thinking, but I need to ask it. I am working hard to build upper body strength with my trainer and it is a terribly slow process. I recognize that my gender and age (53) are both hits against me in this department and I am ok with that. I know this is (and has been) a long & slow process.

I have to go to work right after my training sessions/individual workouts. I've learned the hard way that I can't do fasted workouts - so I do have a substantial breakfast about 90 minutes before my sessions with a significant amount of protein. As far as my muscles are concerned, does it really matter if we get our protein before, or after, a strength session?

Am I over-thinking this? I just want to make certain that I am doing all that I can to help my body take advantage of the work.