For the love of God, live a little. I used to be extremely anal and view drinking as merely excess calories, but, in hindsight, I probably missed out on a good amount of fun. I usually drink every weekend 1-2x and I know that it does not positively contribute to my aesthetics, but it has little impact inside the gym.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
Im only 19 and im a recovering alcoholic haven't dranken alcohol in a year and a half
It's great not being sh it faced all the time
I drink on my resting days (weekends) once or twice a month, usually on a friday. By monday I am good to go. I also alternate the muscle groups I work on earlier in the week to offset the negative effects. I drink pretty heavily, usually mixing beer and liquor.
i f/ucking drink! pour a couple shots in ur protein shake & blend all that sh1t up with ice is great! especially with that after workout smoke
i prefer holding of the smoking for after work outs now, its so much more enjoyable
i remember when i use to do bad mon styles w/ a ciggarette hanging out my mouth while me & my boys spot each other with blunts in rotation.
Even though I enjoy a beer every now and then with my friends beer and body building do not mix. Beer is nothing but empty calories and does nothing for you but takes away gains. Plus if your on a cycle you should never drink because most chemical compounds are methylated and already harsh on the liver but mixed with alcohol can be dangerous.
Now I do avoid getting drunk, but a few drinks every once in a while isn't going to hurt anything in the long run, unless maybe you're dieting for competitive bodybuilding. It's apparent that alcohol and bodybuilding don't mix, but some people go so far to where it's just plain funny!
I drank and worked out for the past 4 years. It effected my gains but I was ok with it. I was in better shape than if I wasn't working out. Right now,I am not ok with alcohol effecting my gains. It's all about what you want. If you want to look good then drink! If you want to look above average and possible compete in a show then drinking heavily shouldn't be done.
Guess you could say im anal about drinking, it really comes down to what you want to do, and how it effects you. I dont drink because my body wants to kick the crap out of me the next 3 days. Its all personal choice, there not going to be some guy popping out of the woodwork every time you decided to enjoy a good beer.
I LOVE beer but the 2 do not mix.
If you enjoy beer like I do then you should drink some. However, if your #1 goal is bodybuilding then you should have some water instead.
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.
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
Amen to the grass!!!!
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:
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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
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!