Mar 17, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
Is it ok to have a cup of red wine if Im working out? Would it affect my fitness goals? I have a cup of wine every other day but I've been refraining from drinking since I started to hit gym again.
Unintended saidcharlitos saidIs it ok to have a cup of red wine if Im working out? Would it affect my fitness goals? I have a cup of wine every other day but I've been refraining from drinking since I started to hit gym again.
Before or after?
charlitos saidIs it ok to have a cup of red wine if Im working out? Would it affect my fitness goals? I have a cup of wine every other day but I've been refraining from drinking since I started to hit gym again.
GonzoTheGreat saida small amount is fine. A lot of the complete abstinence stuff is temperance/AA revisited.
Hi Charlitos ;)
Arcturian saidOne cup of wine is not lethal, but will affect Your muscles after workout.
Alcohol dries and is metabolized on formaldehyd. The drying effect means that Your body in try to get back in balance will take the water from cells and solute the extracellular liquid. That menas, that the inner presure in cell which pushes it to improve the cell membtrane goes down and the effect of workout is gone. As a acidic element, alcohol damages protein chains holding cells together, so the muscle will lose the structural integrity. It goes blob.
Later, the alcohol is processed by liver on formaldehyde. That´s the stuff making You sick after party. Processing this poison will cost You lot of proteins. They won´t go to repair the muscles but they will be used for creating detoxicating enzymes.
Better drink day after :-D
Kev1962 saidMy $0.02.
Quite a few years ago it was thought (?) alcohol consumption inhibits muscle repair to some extent. Read it several times in the mags of the day. Just googled it and couldn't find anything though.
Ask any heart patient or someone w/an heart arrhythmia (me) and they will tell you that alcohol inhibits the efficiency of the heart and if you've had a heart attack/muscle or valve damage you will notice it after a drink or 2. That being said I drink a lot of home brewed beer, micro brews, good red wines and whiskey. Just not when I am going hiking or going to be doing manual labor. I am a good example of a bad example though lol Don't follow my lead.
You are young and way healthy. Shouldn't even be an issue. The folks who can't spare the surplus calories on the other hand shouldn't drink alcohol, fruit juices or soda pop until they get their body fat down. Body fat as an organ influences body metabolism and hormone production and the chunky folks to a larger extent suffer the consequences w/athero and arteriosclerosis leading to heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease. My physician told me (and I looked it up as he is a BSer) that 20% of adults who drink regularly will develop some level of liver sclerosis or fatty liver. They might succumb to something else but have that as an underlying condition.
Alcohol and any large regular influx of simple sugars will "F" w/triglyceride levels (elevate them) and suppress HDL, and enhance LDL so the literature and my blood lipid profile attests to. The 2 drinks a day model for a man (1 for women) is a good idea not to exceed.
A drink before going to the gym or just about anywhere would make me sleepy but that's just me.