Alcohol and diet

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  1. Alcohol and diet


    ok so im in college and drink probably every night. i know its not good n **** but i just want to know if it would be a good idea to take a supplement such as animal pack once im done to help my body replenish. and how about eating after drinking? ive heard mixed things as far as wut the body does to food when intoxicated.


  2. personally for me. drinking kills all my work. i use to party all the time and have a very good diet and work out. but with the drinking never really saw any changes. until i basically stopped drinking. its just a personally choice u have to make for yourself.
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  3. so should i not take the animal pack after drinking? or eat after? i know im not gunna get results but ill be happy to maintain wut i have

  4. Drink as much water afterwards as you can handle...

    Vitamins couldn't hurt, or some BCAAs in your water.

    Regardless, you can kiss protein synthesis out the door. Drinking is one of the worst things fit people can do to their bodies.

  5. ya. as much water as possible. bcaa's before and after.
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  6. Water, Electrolytes, and food. That's what you should do after drinking.

  7. i'm so glad i've got my drinking under control now. 1 night on the town and its like 2 weeks hard work gone for me!
    “We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act, but a habit.”

  8. something like Poseidon would be the go.... if you had to drink. It's down to priorities mate.

  9. Agree with Jake on this. Poseidon will def. help if you feel you need to drink. Keep in mind, that for most of us are trying to do here, drinking certainly does not help
    Mr. Supps Board Rep

  10. Great advice already. I used to hit it up in college pretty hard about 3 times a week for sure. Then I backed down to one nite a week after that, not drunk a$$ but decently buzzed, blowin off steam ya know...anyhow, since about March of this year, I haven't drank really at all, maybe a glass of red wine a couple times a month... and WHAT A DIFFERENCE! drinking imo. maybe just burn one here and there instead

  11. Keep it to a minimum. When I drink, it's usually a couple Guinness' or a few glasses of Jameson. I try not to do it often. I used to never drink, but recently I've gotten a little more involved in it. But as everyone else said, make sure you drink tons of water afterwords. I always load up on Leucine and vitamins after I drink. I never drink so much alcohol that I don't remember that I'm a bodybuilder. I usually have my last drink about 3hrs before when I want to get to bed. That allows for me to come down a bit, get in some food/casein and lots of water. I stick to what I call "Irish Weekends". Saturday and Sunday are my two days off from training and a "super" strict diet. So, I tend to drink and smoke a little on the weekend. Just keep it conservative and don't let alcohol or smoking have a grip on you. That's never a good thing. If you follow the "Work Hard, Play Hard" principle then I think you will be okay. I lift and train and diet my butt off Monday thru Friday. Saturday and Sunday I give myself a little exta fun-room.

  12. When I drink and take my supps IE: Beer Sunday then Monday I have my creatine, I retain the alcohol and water that I had the day before and can't lose the weight.. So I don't drink unless I am cycling my creatine (maybe its just me, but this is what I found after trial and error)..

  13. problem with alcohol is your body has no storage capacity for it so it has to be used for energy at the expense of other nutritents.

    Equivalent of 1g of alcohol contains 7 calories

  14. cut it down to one or two nights per week if possible. I used to drink 5x a week or so and it was killing all gains, there is no way you can drink that much and get better, and maintaining is a chore. I don't eat if i can help it until the day after, dont get so loaded you go on a food binge. The animal pak is a good idea and I always drink a gatorade the next day and lots of water. If you must drink make sure you have a strict diet+ workout b/c if you only do it 1x a week it wont affect you too badly (cheat day ). I also started to do alot of extra cardio the morning of drinking and the day after, at least 500 cals on a treadmill each session. I figure this will help offset the cals a bit b/c it takes alotttt for me to get drunk, at least 5-6 beers for a lil buzz. Also when you drink opt for liquor and diet soda or at least light beer. hope you stop drinking like a fish, theres alot more to college than being plastered 24x7

  15. LOL, getting hammered all the time is not good for lifting obviously, but in my experience a few nights of drinking does not really hurt anything that badly, but it is better not to do it all.

    I guess I am saying that when I drink, I feel like I am achieving 90% of what is possible and not 100%.

    Then again, drinking usually results in me having a lot of sex, so that may be why I am not noticing the ill effects to bad. Remember, they all look better at closing, lol.

  16. umm well i dont really feel like explaining all this but here is a descent article in regards to alcohol and building muscle

    AskMen.com - Alcohol & Muscles

  17. A good liver health supplement before bed after drinking is worth it too.

  18. dont worry about it.. if its fun and you like going out getting hammered and ending up with random girls then go for it.. its four or five years if your life that u can actually partake in these activities.. ya alcohol isnt that great for your body.. but i got to Arizona state where every1 drinks.. and there is not shortage of extremely fit muscular guys at parties..
    i try ot just drink vodka when i drink or hard liqourr .. i felt that the beer was just far too much extra calories for me.. try not to eat junk food while drinking.. i have made some changes this year.. junior year in college.. i dont drink within 2 hours after i workout.. and i make sure i eat first thing after i get up., also only drink thurs-sat.. and workout days i dont plan on drinking at night... honestly u will be fine.. if your not going to be a competitive bodybuilder and you have different priorities then do what u feel is right and fun for u.. just cause half the site doesnt agree with drinking while working out doesnt mean you cant do it.. what is right for them is not nessasarily right for you

  19. Well Said Sir
    Quote Originally Posted by bigzach1234 View Post
    dont worry about it.. if its fun and you like going out getting hammered and ending up with random girls then go for it.. its four or five years if your life that u can actually partake in these activities.. ya alcohol isnt that great for your body.. but i got to Arizona state where every1 drinks.. and there is not shortage of extremely fit muscular guys at parties..
    i try ot just drink vodka when i drink or hard liqourr .. i felt that the beer was just far too much extra calories for me.. try not to eat junk food while drinking.. i have made some changes this year.. junior year in college.. i dont drink within 2 hours after i workout.. and i make sure i eat first thing after i get up., also only drink thurs-sat.. and workout days i dont plan on drinking at night... honestly u will be fine.. if your not going to be a competitive bodybuilder and you have different priorities then do what u feel is right and fun for u.. just cause half the site doesnt agree with drinking while working out doesnt mean you cant do it.. what is right for them is not nessasarily right for you

  20. Quote Originally Posted by bigzach1234 View Post
    ya alcohol isnt that great for your body.. but i got to Arizona state where every1 drinks..
    What are you talking about...you go to Arizona state and EVERYBODY drinks! You go to college...it's the same at any college in the country.

    I really don't drink at all anymore and my gains have reflected that. I'm 22 now but when I was in college I drank all the time and worked out and didn't see any gains. I wouldn't trade those years for anything though. When it comes down to it if you're serious about making gains than be serious about it but don't let working out control your life.

    I currently find drinking to just interfere with...everything. I rarely do it so when I do it completely ruins my appetite and I feel like crap the next day.

  21. Rep coming your way.... Nice one.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigzach1234 View Post
    dont worry about it.. if its fun and you like going out getting hammered and ending up with random girls then go for it.. its four or five years if your life that u can actually partake in these activities.. ya alcohol isnt that great for your body.. but i got to Arizona state where every1 drinks.. and there is not shortage of extremely fit muscular guys at parties..
    i try ot just drink vodka when i drink or hard liqourr .. i felt that the beer was just far too much extra calories for me.. try not to eat junk food while drinking.. i have made some changes this year.. junior year in college.. i dont drink within 2 hours after i workout.. and i make sure i eat first thing after i get up., also only drink thurs-sat.. and workout days i dont plan on drinking at night... honestly u will be fine.. if your not going to be a competitive bodybuilder and you have different priorities then do what u feel is right and fun for u.. just cause half the site doesnt agree with drinking while working out doesnt mean you cant do it.. what is right for them is not nessasarily right for you

  22. yeah man, I graduated a couple years back and don't regret a thing. Unless you're at the competitive level or you're on a sports scholarship I wouldn't sacrifice your college life, just have realistic expectations in the gym after you party.

    One suggestion would be to cycle off drinking (you read that right!). If you want to make some gains or harden up a bit then stop drinkning or cut waayyy back for month or so. Not a perfect solution but it might be the happy medium between the two choices.

  23. wake up, pop ZMA's or T-booster if you got it, orange juice, multi-vitamin, large black coffee and drink lots of water through out the day. i would eat Mickey Dees just to get rid of the alcohol and do squats and die. thats what i used to do before ph use....not fun haha.

  24. I honestly don't know how anybody who is serious about training can drink. If you are in college and you don't want to be a bodybuilder or you understand that you might hinder any gains then that's fine. Have fun. I doubt Arnold drank that much...he did smoke the MJ though.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by planetfuzz View Post
    I honestly don't know how anybody who is serious about training can drink. If you are in college and you don't want to be a bodybuilder or you understand that you might hinder any gains then that's fine. Have fun. I doubt Arnold drank that much...he did smoke the MJ though.
    "Milk is for babies, Real Men Drink Beer."

    But seriously. I have gotten ham-hammered and had some of the best work outs of my life the next day. Not that its normal, but there is more to life than Protein Shakes, Oatmeal, and 45 lbs. plates.
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