how does drinking alcohol on workout days effect your workout?

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  1. goten2000

    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    im pretty sure it does - im not really questioning that. but how much? ive been told that it completely negates the workout, but i dont think its that drastic. anyone know?
     
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    I'm pretty sure the big question is how it effects the workout the next day. Since getting drunk fucks up every system in my body, lots of fluid and a workout first thing the next morning is the only way I can unfuck myself. It's never a great workout, but I consider that my recovery workout.
     
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    Alcohol fucks you up in many ways. I hav basically stoped drinking over the past couple years, for this reason.


    sucks because I like social drinking.
     
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    I hit some PRs on deadlifts the day after usually.
     
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    In for an answer.

    I've been known to have a few glasses of red wine, or a pint of beer with my dinner a few hours after working out.

    am I fucking shit up?
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    The other night I had a couple glasses of wine with dinner then decided to go running. It felt different for sure...I was really thirsty the whole time, but that was about it.
     
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    depends on how much you're drinking obviously..

    we talkin a heavy night of drinking at a bar.. a few beers with friends during a football game?

    everyone is different.
     
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    According to GnP (then MaineSucks repeated it a few times and BigDamRay eventually agreed with Maine), even one drink affects testosterone levels for around 72 hours. That said, having a few drinks every so often won't kill you but it will affect you. Have a beer or two but don't get smashed all the time and you'll be fine.




    fixed for correctness
     
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    working out then drinking prolongs the depressant effect on testosterone that occurs if one drinks without working out at all
     
  10. Skeletor

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    depends... if I was lifting heavy and low rep it wouldn't bother me... if I'm doing bodyweight circuits it will fuck me up beyond the point of being able to do anything. I would feel too dehydrated (even if I drank a gallon of water beforehand) and it would prevent me from getting anywhere.
     
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    so its better not to workout at all if you're going to drink.
     
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    fixed
     
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    i think of beer more like gatorade than poison :eek5:
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I agree to go to the bar to have a few drinks with my friends, telling them I can't drink much because I'm trying to get in shape...

    ... then I wake up at home not really remembering how I got there. :o


    :wtc:
     
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    ohh gawd damnit.....




    sorry dude, gotta give credit where credit is due...
     
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    Drinking and working out don't go together. I mean, yeah, being drunk is fun and all but apparently, lifting while drunk isn't a good idea.
     
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    :ugh:

    i think you're off the mark a bit
     
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    No kidding :ugh:
     
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    When I competed in a PL meet a few years ago they passed out RedBulls and beer. BEFORE the event.

    But since I was getting over a cold I passed on the beer and drank a RedBull instead.
     
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    not true
     
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    Proof?
     
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    Proof that it does?
     
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    Information that proves your statement as true which would show my statement to be false.
     
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    Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2003 Apr;27(4):682-5.

    Testosterone increases in men after a low dose of alcohol.

    Sarkola T, Eriksson CJ.

    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

    BACKGROUND: Heavy acute alcohol drinking decreases blood testosterone in men due to an effect on the testicular level. An acute increase in blood testosterone levels after a low alcohol dose has, however, recently been reported in women. The objective of this investigation was to study the effect of a low alcohol dose on testosterone in men and further elucidate the mechanism behind the effect by using 4-methylpyrazole, an inhibitor of alcohol metabolism. METHODS: A double-blind placebo-controlled interventional crossover trial in random order (n = 13). RESULTS: After intake of alcohol (0.5 g/kg, 10% w/v), an acute increase in plasma testosterone (from 13.5 +/- 1.2 nmol/liter to 16.0 +/- 1.6 nmol/liter, mean +/- SEM; p < 0.05), a decrease in androstenedione (from 5.1 +/- 0.4 nmol/liter to 4.0 +/- 0.3 nmol/liter; p < 0.05), and an increase in the testosterone:androstenedione ratio (from 2.8 +/- 0.3 to 4.2 +/- 0.4; p < 0.01) were observed. The effects were not observed during pretreatment with 4-methylpyrazole (10-15 mg/kg orally), which inhibited the ethanol elimination rate by 37 +/- 3%. CONCLUSIONS: Alcohol intake affects the androgen balance in men through an effect mediated by the alcohol-induced change in the redox state in the liver.
     
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