is it ok to drink 1 day a week?

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  1. pdigs
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  2. Yes. 1-2 days a week will hamper you gains tremendously (beyond belief if your waking up with a hangover every time). Reduced protein synthesis and dehydration at the top of the list (a long list) 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).
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  4. you're fine then. LIVE, go and LIVE for all of those who are not fine with themselves yet! we'd all LOVE a drink!!!!!

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Manimalia View Post
    you're fine then. LIVE, go and LIVE for all of those who are not fine with themselves yet! we'd all LOVE a drink!!!!!
    lol after all that hard work if it were me i would NEVER touch a beer/alcohol. It kills your lifts/intesnsity for 2 weeks after one good night. Thats like one step forward 4 steps back.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Cellardude View Post
    lol after all that hard work if it were me i would NEVER touch a beer/alcohol. It kills your lifts/intesnsity for 2 weeks after one good night. Thats like one step forward 4 steps back.
    hardly, m'friend. this man is looking to maintain something that took a long time to build. if he still hits the gym, it's totally doable to maintain. people do it every day. and not to mention, this man may not look like a bb'er. he may just be in decent shape and happy with it.

    p.s.-that woman in your avatar is.......hypnotizing. i don't know why, but i just stare for about 10 seconds each time i see it.

  7. I'll have to agree with OCCfan here. on special occasions I wouldn't hold it against myself, but anything more often than once every couple of months is just slapping yourself in the face. Mani's right, it's ok to live a little, but I'd have to call bs on anyone using that as an excuse to get plastered every weekend. I would rather see you drink a couple brews with your meals 2 or three nights a week
    than get plastered once a week.

  8. I was going to type out a big long thing, but I can sum it up with "alcohol greatly inhibits gains (whether cutting or bulking)". I can back that up first hand.

  9. if your not looking to BB and just want to look good then have a few beers but dont over do it

    If your looking to BB then I would limit drinks like everyone has mentioned

  10. If you are getting a hangover, then whether you're a bodybuilder or simply maintaining, it isn't doing your body any good.

    A couple of drinks, is no problem and in fact may help some people sleep better and de-stress a bit. But those who are accustomed to getting hammered won't limit their consumption to just a couple.

    it's taken me two years to be able to control my drinking to once a week on Sundays with a couple glasses of wine at dinner time.
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  11. It's ok to go out and let off some steam with friends. Just don't overdo it is my recommendation. What's the point of getting so plastered you can't function and need other people to help you walk? I've been in that position before. Had 3 shots and 13 beers within a few hours. It was fun, but it did more harm to me than good because my intensity was temporarily diminished and I definitely noticed loss of strength even a few days after the fact. Personally, I get more satisfaction out of success in the gym and with my body than with going out and getting hammered and crap.

    But this doesn't mean you're not allowed to have a social life. Go out and have a drink or two. But make those drinks last for a while so you're constantly sipping on something. This way you don't feel out of the loop if you're with friends and you're controlling your drinking within reasonable limits. Make sure you eat if anything and your net loss shouldn't be very significant at all. Just remember if you're serious about BB'ing you're not gaining anything either from the experience. Still, if you're not specifically training for a show at any particular time where you must be totally and religiously dedicated, then you really have nothing to lose.

  12. Which one is better?

    Personally I hate having a couple of drinks here and there during the night, no benefit IMO. I would much rather take a night..and really drink. However I usually only do this...once or twice a month.

  13. dude and i quote "everything in moderation is ok"

  14. Quote Originally Posted by cokeholio View Post
    dude and i quote "everything in moderation is ok"
    In that case!

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


    ahah

  15. lol key word is moderation i dont know if illegal things fall in that though just some wise thing an old customer of mine told me.

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

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


    ahah
    that for PreWO??


  17. Quote Originally Posted by JDF View Post
    that for PreWO??


    thats the pre night out Baby!

  18. Not to deviate to much from the original topic but 40mins of cardio and 2 hours of lifting a day I serious overkill if you are just trying to maintain. You are putting a lot of stress on your system there and alcohol will hinder it ability to recover greatly. The everything in moderation works for both drinking and exercise. Now blow on the other hand, just go ballz to the wallz with that.
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  19. I would definitely recommend 1-2 servings of alcohol every day/night over getting wasted even one night a week. I don't see the need to get wasted, but that's just me.
    Freedom means nothing here.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    Not to deviate to much from the original topic but 40mins of cardio and 2 hours of lifting a day I serious overkill if you are just trying to maintain. You are putting a lot of stress on your system there and alcohol will hinder it ability to recover greatly. The everything in moderation works for both drinking and exercise. Now blow on the other hand, just go ballz to the wallz with that.
    Damn... I guess I misread that... 40 mins of cardio per day and 2 hours of lifting per day?

    Bro, you should look into a dictionary and find the word intensity... then get some.
    Freedom means nothing here.

  21. Pdigs i understand where you are coming from being a college student myself. I keep myself to one night a week getting drunk. I always drink half a gallonof water before bed, and have protein rich meal bfore as well. Then i set my alarm a few times during the night and drink h2o so the gallon is gone by the time i wake up. And although i do feel the effects the next day, i think they are greatly reduced and i dont see any real drawbacks in my strength or appearance thereafter.
  22. pdigs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force of Green View Post
    Damn... I guess I misread that... 40 mins of cardio per day and 2 hours of lifting per day?

    Bro, you should look into a dictionary and find the word intensity... then get some.
    u need to look up the word endurance, detication, patience. years of working out and u can get both intensity and last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbadboy View Post
    Pdigs i understand where you are coming from being a college student myself. I keep myself to one night a week getting drunk. I always drink half a gallonof water before bed, and have protein rich meal bfore as well. Then i set my alarm a few times during the night and drink h2o so the gallon is gone by the time i wake up. And although i do feel the effects the next day, i think they are greatly reduced and i dont see any real drawbacks in my strength or appearance thereafter.
    this is pretty much the same thing i do. i havnt noticed any drawbacks either the last few years... maybe slower progress, but no setbacks. im sure my progress could of been better without but still i burned both ends of the stick for a long time and still looked good. getting older now though so ill take some advice and cut it out

  24. 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.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by pdigs View Post
    u need to look up the word endurance, detication, patience. years of working out and u can get both intensity and last.
    Hahaha. Yeah you're right pdigs. I'll do that right now.
    Freedom means nothing here.
  26. Drinkers


    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

  28. 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.

  29. 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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