Beer before bed debate
- 08-12-2007, 09:33 PM
Beer before bed debate
I have heard mixed opinions on this debate for quite a while now. From what I gathered is that some feel that a couple beers at night is good for your weightlifting because beer is a "natural anti-estrogen"..which is where I believe the term "beer balls" comes from. Im curious to find out other thoughts as to why some bodybuilders support it.
The negatives seem to outweight the positives so far, and i myself am not a fan of it, but it might be an informative debate. Alcohol supposedly breaks down muscle, the calories are huge, and beer dehydates you. I know myself before bed I have to get my Protein in as well as some water to keep my body from rolling all night long.
What are the 2 schools of thought?
- 08-12-2007, 10:02 PM
Alcohol also blunts your testosterone which should end this debate.M.Ed. Ex Phys
- 08-12-2007, 10:13 PM
alcohol increases estrogen!!!The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.-Psalm 18:2
08-12-2007, 10:16 PM
Dam*....A post like this should be read by all those Mon-Thurs lifters who go out boozin all weekend..hahaha
08-12-2007, 10:21 PM
...it makes me snore sooo much that I can't sleep!
This thread from last year immediately popped into my head when I read the original post: 5 Reasons Why Alcohol Will Destroy Your Muscle Gains
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
08-12-2007, 10:21 PM
08-13-2007, 05:31 AM
the term beer balls comes from when someone is intoxicated they get a false sense of bravery / strength
08-13-2007, 05:35 AM
Well if your on gear year round you woun't have to worry about it hurting your gains. 1-2 gs every week of testosterone will easily overide any catabolism the alcohol would have.lol. If health benefits is what your looking for I think a couple beers is overdoing it. I'd think one beer a night would probably be ok.
09-02-2007, 10:56 AM
09-02-2007, 10:58 AM
09-02-2007, 12:18 PM
09-02-2007, 02:29 PM
Oh well. There goes my two coronas on the weekend.
09-02-2007, 10:49 PM
a small glass of wine every night(less than 1 cup), healthy and kind of a ritual that gets me ready to sleep.
09-05-2007, 04:22 AM
come on guys life cant be all about body building. come saturday night i just got to roll out into town for a few beers and sometimes become a bit of a ladies man. as long as you dont go over board i cant see the harm in it dudes
09-05-2007, 07:00 AM
09-05-2007, 09:19 AM
im an alcoholic, the weights is what keeps me focused. im in it 110% which means strict diet and no hops
09-05-2007, 02:09 PM
Give me a dose of GABA/E/C and a glass of water over a beer anyday.
09-05-2007, 07:44 PM
09-05-2007, 07:52 PM
09-05-2007, 08:18 PM
for the rigid bodybuilder who has the weight of the world on his buff shoulders- 1 beer is excessive let alone 10
for me who has retired from the late night drinking - 10 beers is excessive and would take a week to recover (a stag night for one of my best buds was proof of that)
for a reformed alcoholic - 10 beers is excessive and is 10 beers too many
for a guy i know called Ballsy B - 10 beers is just warming up
for vince spider who i read somewhere uses nimbus posiedion to aid in recovery from drinking i guess 10 beers is about your range but it will depend on what the surf is doing the next day i suspect and whether or not u get any action
09-05-2007, 08:51 PM
IIRC, acute alcohol intake RAISES test, then after a few days lowers it.
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09-05-2007, 09:12 PM
09-05-2007, 09:55 PM
09-05-2007, 09:56 PM
Ding Ding Ding
09-05-2007, 10:18 PM
09-05-2007, 10:47 PM
09-05-2007, 10:48 PM
chewballs, i think you're estrogen levels are more your concern anyway, seems by the way u bit-chin, they're a little on the high side
09-05-2007, 10:53 PM
If there is going to be a fight at 2:30 at the flagpole I have to get my azz in gear and get around to all the other classrooms in this highschool to promote this fight.....I think everyones high school had a fight promoter...or maybe it was just mine
09-05-2007, 11:04 PM
Beer is probably fine for most. I think its the shots and longislands that will do most people in.lol I personally like to have a beer or two with a meal when I go out to eat and I'll usually have 2 or 3 when I go out to a club or bar. It never hurts my gains at all. Oh and also when I golf with my family I'll have 2 or 3. So it is not out of the norm for me to have 6-8 beers a week and it never hurts my gains. When I was younger I was like alot of the guys on here and scared to touch the stuff and felt guilty that I would mess up my gains. Then I realized I'm not a proffesional and figured why not enjoy life some. Glad I did because gains are the same and I like the taste of a good beer.
09-05-2007, 11:14 PM
09-06-2007, 12:32 AM
how old are you?
do you have a pro bodybuilding career or are you a high performance athlete?
i actually agree with mr unit on this one also i think you are way too rigid and need to relax, you'll never succeed with your "bodybuilding career" when you so worried about dimished test levels and protein synthesis from having one beer and a budweiser at that (weak beer)
i think that you maybe are the ...too late.
relax and live a little, go get laid or are you worried that ejaculation will lower your test levels?
09-06-2007, 12:33 AM
09-06-2007, 05:58 AM
You guys are taking my comment way out of context...
09-06-2007, 05:21 PM
09-06-2007, 06:02 PM
08-26-2009, 07:27 PM
08-26-2009, 08:16 PM
Lift weights, then drink beer. Repeat.
08-31-2009, 12:19 AM
08-31-2009, 12:46 AM
LOL @ the 2-year bumpage.
08-31-2009, 02:05 AM
Good information, thanks everyone!
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