is there any great negative affects of having a drink once a week?
im pretty sure alcho lowers testosterone and stops protein synthesis not to mention it dehydrates u like a mutha ****a so i would limit ur drinks to once a month but on the otha hand u still gotta have a social life
thanks for the heads up. i dont drink very often but when im out with friends who are, i kinda join in a bit. i dont overdo it but i like to feel a buzz. guess ill drink a half gallon of water when i wake up before i goto the gym.
Arnold drank beer. Look how big he got
Everything in moderation.
True. I'll often have a beer or two the night before a heavy lifting session. There's some good stuff in beer.
Stolen from a friend of mine on another site
1. Alcohol is empty calories.
2. Alcohol dehydrates you
3. Alcohol slows down your metabolism
4. Alcohol inhibits protein synthesis
5. Alcohol blocks the absorption of nutrients to the muscles
6. Alcohol lowers testosterone
7. Alcohol increases estrogen
8. Alcohol consumption is catabolic
From experience: I haven't been drinking for 3 months now and I feel awesome.
Heavy drinking will always set you back.
i agree, bodybuilding is my antidrug. I think of what abuse of drugs and alcohol will do to my hard work that i put in to get my physique and it makes me think twice. I drink still but its not even every week compared to everyday before.... i dont even have the will to get ****ed up anymore. Drinking will set you back, just think of it as pissing away your gains literally.
For me it's never been the drinking that kills me (I usually just cut carbs that day substantially and I don't see too much of a negative impact), it's the fact that I always get a cold a few days after a big binge and I can't train properly.
I haven't been drinking much at all lately (1-3 drinks once a week basically) and I haven't been sick in a few months despite everyone around me getting sick all the time. Might be a coincidence but I can't help but feel the lack of booze is helpin.
No drinking for me at all
For the guys in college do you find it to be a big draw back socially or do you still find it easy to go out and "fit in" per say.
I'm heading off to school next year and have reservations about drinking (just like everyone I dislike drinking because of the negatives) but am also concerned of the social repercussions. Of course we can still be socialable and fun without alcohol but there is a difference when your friends are bombed and your sipping on water lol.
I used to crave alcohol, but alcohol has not touched my lips since the beginning of this semester, I can still have a good time at a party, its actually pretty funny to watch drunk people make a fool of themselves