I think the effects are overblown if you keep it in moderation. I have a beer about every other day, usually with dinner or after dinner, and I've never had any problems putting on quality muscle. I think, done in moderation, it's a similar problem to blowin loads everyday. Beat off all day everyday and it will probably have an effect. Binge drink and it will probably have an effect. In moderation, I really don't think it has a legitimate effect. Beer is good for you -- look it up.
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a lot of girls will actually find you attractive because of this
you will get blasted with peer pressure.. but its up to you
i drink maybe 2-4 glasses of wine per week. is it the absolute ideal thing for anabolic gains.. probably not. but its something that i enjoy.. which is important for sanity
Yea being an individual is bad ass. Good info guys.
I'd don't mind getting hammered friday and saturday night, "grinding on every piece of ***** that walks through that door", and just let loose. It's worth all those supposed negatives. I have 5 nights the rest of the week to let my body build muscle.
I drink a couple times a month, smoke half a pack a day and get high off various things several times a week. I workout 5 or 6 days a week and i'm progressing just fine. I might be a bit bigger if I didn't, but whatever, i've got my whole life to lift so i'm gonna have some fun now.
I drink beer!! I really do and I tend to drink about a six pack 3-5 times a week. I don't think that it is hurting my gains or progress at all. Here is my workout progress thread 6 week workout progress pics. I know that alcohol will dehydrate you if you let it, but i think that the gallon of milk I drink throughout the day helps me with this. I dont feel flat or small in the morning. Sometimes i actually feel fuller on drinking days cause the beer carbs are hanging out in my muscles. I really dont condone drinking i am just telling you my experiances. I am going to stay away from alcohol this week though and see what happens.
You'll actually be healthier and leaner than the non-drinking you from a parallel universe if you have one to two drinks a day. Any more than two and the deleterious effects of alcohol will tend to overwhelm the benefits. Any alcohol will do, but red wine is probably best -- Pinot noir, for instance has one of the higher resveratrol contents.
yes red wine is the healthiest alcohol that i know of.
Blah blah blah. Alcohol is bad for you, yes. But, in college, do you want to be the sober lame ass riding the wall with his diet Red Bull and vodka but oh-so-well-defined pecs.... or do you want to have a few drinks, be loose, and have a great time as well as a social life?
I choose the latter.
Chances are you could improve your diet, training, or intensity and see much better improvements, anyways.
It's easier to bang drunk women if you're drunk too. Your conscience doesn't come into play then
I've just came off a weekend bender with a bunch of m8s on leave from the Army before they go to Iraw/Afgan in June. Spent most of today in bed aswell! My bank account doesn't look to healthy now either.
Any gains i've made lately have probably just been pissed against the wall
Saying that i'd say i'm healthy now than i ever was Back in the gym tomorrow! and no more drink till the festival season.
I haven't had a drink in about 2 months. Every once in a while I think I miss it, but I'll tell you one thing that I don't miss - the hangovers.
It's so weird being sober while everyone else is ****faced. Really makes you realize how much of a jackass you are to onlookers.
Moderation is key. I'll drink again some day, but I have no desire to get stupid plastered again like I have in the past.
We can write ****faced and it doesn't get censored!
The key to not having hangovers is drinking hard liquor and mixing it with an antioxidant like cranberry juice. I've never had a hang over when I drank with cran juice.