Drinking and alcohol

  • Guy2010

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    Jun 06, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    Ive been training pretty hard building mass and maintaining my abs. My friends want me to drink sometimes when I go out. I try not to drink at all. But does anyone know if it is acceptable for your body to intake alcohol during protein synthesis. I don't drink often. just sometimes and maybe just a beer or two. At the same time it makes feel like like i am drinking a toxin. (which technical speaking, i am)

    Do you recommend drinking occasionally? If so, any specific kind of beer or alcohol?

    Again, even if i do drink it will probably be one or two beers. I do not drink heavily. Just to get a buzz.

    any help would be great.
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    Jun 06, 2010 10:52 AM GMT
    One or two beers isn't going to hurt your protein synthesis...much.
    But if your friends drink regularly and want you to tag along and drink with them, it would be in your best physical interest to find different friends...friends who are active, healthy, have common fitness interests, and don't waste their bodies away with too much alcohol.
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    Jun 06, 2010 11:11 AM GMT
    Question: are there any credible studies on the effects of alcohol on muscle building and sports training? There has been published research that suggests MODERATE wine & beer drinking (a new beer study just came out and was posted on RJ) can offer more benefits than drawbacks, particularly with cardiovascular health. Though some experts suggest part of that result may be due to the overall lifestyle choices of persons who are consistently moderate drinkers, versus heavy or non-drinkers.

    So does anyone have any data with links on the specific issue of alcohol as it affects body builders and athletes? I do not myself, but I do recall that the coaches at the university where I taught PE forbade alcohol for their athletes, regardless of age (and no, it wasn't Oral Roberts U!), though naturally that was sometimes violated, especially since we didn't have exclusive supervised athletic dorms per se, just reserved dorm rooms.
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    Jun 06, 2010 12:11 PM GMT
    Wilton saidQuestion: are there any credible studies on the effects of alcohol on muscle building and sports training? .


    The link is the to the current comment about alcohol from the American College of Sports Medicine

    Alcohol and Athletic Performance


    There are a multitude of studies demonstrating that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with improved survival in men and women. There is debate in medicine, if physicians should make the recommendation to consume alcohol in moderation. The current party line, in mainstream medicine, is that nondrinkers should not begin drinking alcohol to improve health. One of the reasons for not recommending alcohol is it's association with an increased risk of cancer in both sexes. Other reasons include concerns about alcoholism, social and religious issues.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jun 07, 2010 1:53 AM GMT
    Um, thi sis jugst me, buut dgrinking ifs funn!@!
  • Guy2010

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    Jun 08, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    Thanks everyone for the input. I think i found my answer in first knights link. Thanks again everyone.
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    Jun 08, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    bitch alcohol is yo nemesis when yo ass is tryna get a fukable body......that shitz be puttin yo body on a catabolic state.... icon_rolleyes.gif