is it ok to drink 1 day a week?

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    Drinking alcohol in excess is never a good idea. With that said, there is no problem with having an occasional drink now and then, just remember that moderation is best! Something else to keep in mind: Alcohol has NO nutritional value whatsoever and in fact contains 7 calories/gram. Google alcohol and nutrition for more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force of Green View Post
    Hahaha. Yeah you're right pdigs. I'll do that right now.
    my point exactly
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  3. Personally, I say drinking 1 day a week is going to be better for your physique than having a few drinks a couple times a week. Basically, when you drink your body's process' focus completely on metabolizing the alcohol, so any food you consume is going to be stored, not used for energy. So pretty much every time the bottle touches your lips calorie burning is halted.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by OCCFan023 View Post
    as to why I limit any alcohol to beyond rare. If you have to drink to the point of "drunk status" I would say keep it to a max of once a month and never if you are really serious about gains (but that is an extreme).
    OCCFan, aren't you only 19? You're not allowed to drink yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptdanny View Post
    I agree with you guys.

    Almost anything in moderation is okay, and when you earn a drink, cheat meal, etc... it is sooo much better! drinking that often will only hinder results, besides it being hollow calories, it will slow progress.

    Also 40min of cardio & 2 hours of lifting EVERYDAY sounds kinda loco, unless u take really long breaks between sets or something? I used to lift for 2 hours when i first began, and i was doing 2 body parts together with 4-5 lifts per bodypart, so chest and back day was like 8-10 lifts and 4 sets on each usually. But now my workouts are 5x a week, for 1 hour or just over an hour of very quick and intense training. I think the muscles progress better that way personally.
    the 2 hours of lifting are split, morning and evening. the cardio is split 20min before each workout, i just added it all together. so i go 20min cardio, one bodypart....then later that evening another 20min of cardio and another bodypart. that comes out to working each bodypart twice a week, with abs every other day. so 2 times a week on each bodypart is perfect for me, but keep in mind i dont work so its easy. if i start working ill have to break it down into one workout
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevergoodenough View Post
    Personally, I say drinking 1 day a week is going to be better for your physique than having a few drinks a couple times a week. Basically, when you drink your body's process' focus completely on metabolizing the alcohol, so any food you consume is going to be stored, not used for energy. So pretty much every time the bottle touches your lips calorie burning is halted.
    completely agree. besides, what the hell is the point of "just a few drinks" lol. i mean im not some 50yr old dad sippin back a few glasses of merlow with my old haggy wife everynight to ease the pain of growing old

  7. Quote Originally Posted by pdigs View Post
    completely agree. besides, what the hell is the point of "just a few drinks" lol. i mean im not some 50yr old dad sippin back a few glasses of merlow with my old haggy wife everynight to ease the pain of growing old
    Nevergoodenough, don't make me pull out the damn studies on how good a serving or two of alcohol a day is for your heart and longevity.

    Pdiggity, not everyone who enjoys a couple good drinks isn't a 50 year old dad easing the pain of growing old. lol. Why can't you have a couple drinks and leave it at that? You don't have to answer, because it's not about your personal preference to be a lush whenever you decide it's your drinking day. If we're talking about health factors and a solid, vital lifestyle, don't intoxicate yourself. Ever.
    Freedom means nothing here.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Force of Green View Post
    Nevergoodenough, don't make me pull out the damn studies on how good a serving or two of alcohol a day is for your heart and longevity.

    Pdiggity, not everyone who enjoys a couple good drinks isn't a 50 year old dad easing the pain of growing old. lol. Why can't you have a couple drinks and leave it at that? You don't have to answer, because it's not about your personal preference to be a lush whenever you decide it's your drinking day. If we're talking about health factors and a solid, vital lifestyle, don't intoxicate yourself. Ever.

    Notice, I said "for your physique". Coffee is also the number one source of anti-oxidants for Americans. Does that mean it is the best source of anti-oxidants? Man you gotta work on the whole condesending thing. You present a lot of critical viewpoints without anything constructive.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by pdigs View Post
    completely agree. besides, what the hell is the point of "just a few drinks" lol. i mean im not some 50yr old dad sippin back a few glasses of merlow with my old haggy wife everynight to ease the pain of growing old

    Enjoy life, if you like to go out and get your drink on every now and again, have at it. To get back to your inital point (that usually gets diverted from because everyone wants to be a smart ass, or a one-upper) getting tipsy one time a week is not going to make you grow man boobs, or sink your testosterone. If you are drinking, my best advice is stay away from eating a XXL pizza at 3 am.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by nevergoodenough View Post
    Notice, I said "for your physique". Coffee is also the number one source of anti-oxidants for Americans. Does that mean it is the best source of anti-oxidants? Man you gotta work on the whole condesending thing. You present a lot of critical viewpoints without anything constructive.
    I'm not condescending onto anyone... Chill holmes.

    You can get results exercising and still drink now and then, I'm not going to argue that one. When you're ready to get serious about it to the point where it becomes a lifestyle and not just a few good things in a few aspects of the whole package, then the drinking stops.
    Freedom means nothing here.

  11. ya work will definitely change your workout routine! haha

    but if you have free time now, im glad your taking advantage of it, just be sure to rest well and not over train. Personally i would take a day off and not lift anything, or maybe just do cardio.

    I'm not sure about your goals or current situation, but if you eat right, and lift right, it will take care of most of it, then cardio can help drop weight & burn extra calories if needed.

    I agree with nevergoodenough too. Heck maybe you'll live to be 120!

  12. Quote Originally Posted by ptdanny View Post
    ya work will definitely change your workout routine! haha

    but if you have free time now, im glad your taking advantage of it, just be sure to rest well and not over train. Personally i would take a day off and not lift anything, or maybe just do cardio.

    I'm not sure about your goals or current situation, but if you eat right, and lift right, it will take care of most of it, then cardio can help drop weight & burn extra calories if needed.

    I agree with nevergoodenough too. Heck maybe you'll live to be 120!
    Why hello PT Danny! Good to have you on the boards. I agree with taking a day or two and not lifting anything, though I believe in using that time for some recreation (not the supplement by USP Labs).
    Freedom means nothing here.
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    i dont think it is the actual alcohol that detours training, its definently the XXL pizza u eat drunk at 3am like neverenough said. i have noticed there is relavence to this in peoples arguments, they dont factor the poor eating habits while drunk

  14. Quote Originally Posted by pdigs View Post
    i dont think it is the actual alcohol that detours training, its definently the XXL pizza u eat drunk at 3am like neverenough said. i have noticed there is relavence to this in peoples arguments, they dont factor the poor eating habits while drunk
    Some people can recovery from a night of getting lit up better than others... and people like me will lay in bed the entire next day telling everyone else to get lost
    Freedom means nothing here.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by OCCFan023 View Post
    In that case!

    **starts to pour a gram bag on to a mirror**


    ahah
    does this have any bad effects on the body like how alcohol does?....just wondering
    cuz i felt WEAK on my next workout after a GOOD night
    hehe
    o n btw i dont do this that much...it was a rare reoccurence of past bad habits that friends sometimes manage to lure me into:P..

  16. Quote Originally Posted by philspecv View Post
    does this have any bad effects on the body like how alcohol does?....just wondering
    cuz i felt WEAK on my next workout after a GOOD night
    hehe
    o n btw i dont do this that much...it was a rare reoccurence of past bad habits that friends sometimes manage to lure me into:P..
    Hahaha! They really have to try hard to lure you in

    Magic dust and exercise are kinda contradictory... but if you do party on Saturday, I'd definitely take Sunday completely off and refeed/veg-out.
    Freedom means nothing here.

  17. Saturday night is my designated drinking night. However, before I go out, I make sure to have 2 servings of Poseidon and 1 before I go to bed. Unless I drink a ridiculous amount, I do not have a hangover the next day. Sunday is the only day of the week that I don't train, so I use that as my rest/recovery day.

    I probably drink more than most on this board, but I make sure to have a strict diet, training, and rest routine the rest of the week. It's pretty much my treat to myself for a hard weeks work.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys

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    Quote Originally Posted by philspecv View Post
    does this have any bad effects on the body like how alcohol does?....just wondering
    cuz i felt WEAK on my next workout after a GOOD night
    hehe
    o n btw i dont do this that much...it was a rare reoccurence of past bad habits that friends sometimes manage to lure me into:P..
    nothing wrong with a little yayo, i was in the best shape of my life when i was a cokehead no joke (super cut). however if u let it lead to things like opiates then its over... u wont care about working out ever again trust me

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Force of Green View Post
    When you're ready to get serious about it to the point where it becomes a lifestyle and not just a few good things in a few aspects of the whole package, then the drinking stops.
    See that's the thing for me, even though I doubt a couple beers on a weekend here and there would show visibly on an active person's physique, I just can't help but think I'm just chugging
    a bunch of worthless carbs and sugar, and that while my body's busy processing it all, my liver is too distracted to metabolize fat.
    It makes me not want a drink.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Nightwanderer View Post
    See that's the thing for me, even though I doubt a couple beers on a weekend here and there would show visibly on an active person's physique, I just can't help but think I'm just chugging
    a bunch of worthless carbs and sugar, and that while my body's busy processing it all, my liver is too distracted to metabolize fat.
    It makes me not want a drink.
    I hear ya... I kinda learned to let go a little bit here and there, though I'm not touching it while I'm cutting/recomping.
    Freedom means nothing here.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by pdigs View Post
    nothing wrong with a little yayo, i was in the best shape of my life when i was a cokehead no joke (super cut). however if u let it lead to things like opiates then its over... u wont care about working out ever again trust me
    I've seen many cokeheads that are cut. It doesn't mean you're in amazing shape because your face is sunken in and you have excreted the subcutaneous water weight from beneath the skin. It doesn't mean you're in great shape because you sniffed so much blow that your appetite decided to go away and you don't eat for extended periods of time. That's called being anorexic. It doesn't mean jack when you hit a good line of snow and the dopamine (and NE & adrenaline) rush causes the nervous system to contract every muscle in your body.
    I must've HONESTLY been 5% bodyfat while using speed. It doesn't mean I was in great shape. My confidence was high and a ton of women would be talking to me and that definitely boosted the ego, but what does being in good shape mean to you?
    Freedom means nothing here.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Saturday night is my designated drinking night. However, before I go out, I make sure to have 2 servings of Poseidon and 1 before I go to bed. Unless I drink a ridiculous amount, I do not have a hangover the next day. Sunday is the only day of the week that I don't train, so I use that as my rest/recovery day.

    I probably drink more than most on this board, but I make sure to have a strict diet, training, and rest routine the rest of the week. It's pretty much my treat to myself for a hard weeks work.
    I like this strategy. Good example of a balance between both sides

  23. I think like some others have said you have to decide what your goals are. If your dead-set on looking like a bodybuilder, then obviously drinking won't do you any good.

    However there's a balance in life, and if it's all work and no play... are you really enjoying yourself? I think you should let yourself have a night of drinking here and there. I know tons of guys at the gym who look ripped and drink beer regularly! Just avoid eating tons of food late at night, and maybe try drinking on an empty stomach so it doesn't take as much to get you to the drunk point you want

    Enjoy life, it only happens once. The girl won't care if you put on 0.1% bf that night, or that your bench is now -5lbs. All that matters is that you met her.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    I think like some others have said you have to decide what your goals are. If your dead-set on looking like a bodybuilder, then obviously drinking won't do you any good.

    However there's a balance in life, and if it's all work and no play... are you really enjoying yourself? I think you should let yourself have a night of drinking here and there. I know tons of guys at the gym who look ripped and drink beer regularly! Just avoid eating tons of food late at night, and maybe try drinking on an empty stomach so it doesn't take as much to get you to the drunk point you want

    Enjoy life, it only happens once. The girl won't care if you put on 0.1% bf that night, or that your bench is now -5lbs. All that matters is that you met her.
    **** that. On a similar note, be VERY careful if you drink while taking any product with naringin in it (e.g. RPM, Drive, etc). I have had some very bad nights and mornings because I forgot about these. A 12 will hit you like 18 and you go from sober to buzzed to trashed within 1-2 drinks.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  25. good to know every1s insight on this matter getting drunk with friends is always a good time, working out during the week makes up for it to some but just remember.. in life not to take it too seriously no one makes it out alive..
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