Beers and bodybulding
- 11-17-2008, 07:13 PM
- 11-17-2008, 07:16 PM
I wonder if drinking could help or cancel out the negative effects in some way by relieving stress. I know its stressful to your digestive system, but its so relaxing and you feel so carefree. Going out is always fun and relaxing, but drinking makes it so much better and I feel so much more relaxed.
11-18-2008, 07:06 AM
11-18-2008, 08:25 AM
Beer is ok in moderation. I wouldn't go out and drink 20 beers, especially if you are on supplements, and have worked out that day. It dehydrates you and that is the most important thing in my opinion to building muscle. If you aren't properly hydrated your body can't function properly, and water is what feeds your muscles, without it they can't get the nutrients they need to grow.. . if you are serious about training or just serious about your health I would stay away from alcohol... have a few drinks socially ever now and then... but i wouldn't party like a rockstar very often
11-18-2008, 08:28 AM
11-18-2008, 11:09 PM
Genius, I will go shoot up for a month and log it. Come on, are you really going to compare beer to dope! Its a serious question, I am not talking about drinking so much that you puke, just a couple beers with you friends on a friday night. Stress has a huge influence on your weight.
This I agree with. Pot can stimulate your appetite, I gained so much when I used to smoke. :hot:
Last edited by nofx4110; 11-18-2008 at 11:11 PM. Reason: messed up quote
11-19-2008, 04:31 AM
11-19-2008, 07:46 AM
Alcohol has also been attributed to increasing the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) in the bloodstream, as well as helping to decrease blood clots.
So spouting off assumptions before you are educated is asinine. Good for you on your choice, but your demeanor is unwarranted and uneducated. Beer is known to have the same benefits of wine in moderation.
The Historic PES Legend
11-19-2008, 08:31 AM
11-19-2008, 10:59 AM
Binge drinking is really where the problem is. Most people can't drink in moderation, so that's what really affects the bodybuilding. I used to drink 1x a week, and that never seemed to affect me. Now I don't really drink much at all just out of personal choice; however, I do plan on having a few glasses of Cab on Thanksgiving!
11-19-2008, 06:04 PM
11-19-2008, 09:13 PM
Literalistic fear mongering is extremely annoying, especially when it is completely unqualified.
I commend you on your own life decisions, but the candor toward the opposite is quite something.
So to sum up... having a couple beers does have benefits.... debate over.
The Historic PES Legend
11-20-2008, 08:08 AM
11-20-2008, 10:03 AM
11-21-2008, 10:58 PM
12-06-2008, 05:42 PM
I generally only social drink, but when I am training hard for a meet or something I usually cut it out completely.
Anybody that says you cnat have fun without drinking, well they have obviously never been the sober friend laughing your a** of at the stupid stuff all the drunks do. LOL Sometimes that itself is more entertainment than drinking, atleast for me...
12-06-2008, 07:15 PM
12-06-2008, 10:00 PM
12-07-2008, 04:53 AM
12-07-2008, 10:35 AM
12-07-2008, 02:41 PM
12-07-2008, 03:13 PM
It could be a rumor like anything else, but I heard Arnold and all of the bbers from the 60's and 70's use to drink beer for that specific reason.
12-07-2008, 04:13 PM
I love my Soco and Root Beer mixed, i drink once every weekend... i have noticed no ill effects from when i quit drinking a while back and lifted. Okay in moderation, but i have no plans of going back to Mr. One-Bottle-a-Night-Marine anytime soon... bad bad mojo.
12-08-2008, 04:57 PM
12-08-2008, 05:58 PM
12-09-2008, 12:26 AM
i cut out drinking for about 6 or 7 months, i built up my 5rm bench press to 280 pounds. and i included it in my chest routine. i recently went to my girlfriends family party, and got completely tanked. i took the next day to recover, and the day after was my chest day. my 5rm was reduced by 30 pounds.
12-09-2008, 12:58 AM
12-09-2008, 01:20 AM
My .02, taste the beer, don't just drink it. Most beer drinkers that binge 1-2x per week usually are the ones with no abs. I'll tell you this much, as soon as I cut out all alcohol, I drop weight quick and I am more responsive at the gym. But I will tell you this, I do enjoy my beers every now and then, and I gotta be honest, I too indulge every once in a while! (blackouts)
12-09-2008, 07:44 AM
12-09-2008, 04:31 PM
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