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    Effect of ONLY 1 beer/drink.

    Hey guys, serious question here.

    Obviously, alcohol is detrimental to making gains, but whenever I see it talked about people are talking about getting shitfaced on the weekends or going out to bars for the night.

    Would you say there's any downside to that 1 beer after work? Or a 2oz splash of aged whisky on the rocks?

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    No real downside to the occasional drink. It can actually increase your T level briefly.

    Testosterone increases in men after a l... [Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2003] - PubMed - NCBI
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    the long term complication of having just one beer is: your life is going to be real boring.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AD View Post
    the long term complication of having just one beer is: your life is going to be real boring.


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    Not an issue. Enjoy a drink, but don't drive

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    So you like the taste of whisky?

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    I highly doubt one or two beers occasionally would be detrimental. However when alcohol is consumed frequently and in mass quantities, it can mess you up without (and I'll assume with) gear.

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    Of course its fine and that one drink may even have long term benifits. I don't drink at all but having a drink here and there will definitely not hurt you.
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    i get tipsy off of 1 beer...

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    Agreed, I dont have more than one beer a day.
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    Ive been known to let my kid have a sip once in a while also.
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    And just in case you get thirsty while working out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPTUK View Post
    Dude one beer is totally fine, you can even have 3 or 4 just don't make it like 9 or 10!

    Probably better if you drink spirits like whisky or vodka with water, less sugar and not as fattening etc.

    The thing is since alcohol dehydrates you, its so much better to drink spirits with soda water so at the same time that the alcohol is dehydrating you the water is re hydrating you, I almost never got hangovers using this method.

    On an aside I have no idea what it is about cider (I love strawberry cider) but if makes me so godamn pumped and vascular, whenever I drink it my muscles start popping out like crazy.

    If I ever became good enough to do a comp, I would drink cider few hours before a show to get that edge! : )

    Yeah my morning afters have become phenomenally better since I started doing vodka and water, wish I had known that 10yrs ago. However it doesn't alter the visual appearance of whatever I wake up next to the morning after so you still need to be careful

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshopRep View Post
    So you like the taste of whisky?
    A good single malt on the rocks any day, hell yes.

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    Having the occasional drink once in a while is no big deal. Having 3 drinks every night seems like it would be a complete waste of calories.

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    What I'm talking about is 1 drink, most nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    And just in case you get thirsty while working out.
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    Not at all.

    I usually drink once or twice a week. When I do it is Vodka on the rocks with a few olives or even olive juice. This way I get 0 sugar and fillers. Plus drinking your shit on the rocks makes you feel a little more manly.

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    I'm drinking right now for the first time in months. I've had three crown/rocks and only because I have been stranded for days trying to get home and I feel like it. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igifuno View Post
    I'm drinking right now for the first time in months. I've had three crown/rocks and only because I have been stranded for days trying to get home and I feel like it. Lol.
    Crown is good stuff. I have a 3L bottle of Crown I got on one of my cruises.


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    Dorian yates had less than 10 alcoholic drinks in his adult life while he competed

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    one or two is probably ok if you can limit it to that. I could pretty easily throw down a 6 pack every day after work and 9 or 10 on Friday-Sunday. I've read that alcohol, especially beer, is bad for T levels. Without a doubt, it is a lot of empty calories. I know I feel better since putting it down in my miserable and seemingly ever-ending quest to get my diet in order and consistent.

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