I was just wondering how much do you guys drink and how does it affect your lifting/physique.
I'm in Prague right now where alcohol/beer is ridiculously cheap while being insanely good and where you can get a medium pizza and a bowl of pasta with meat and cheese for 5$. So it's happened more than once that my PWO drink consisted of a few beers.
Is wine a better alternative?
Last edited by K-R-M; 10-11-2010 at 06:36 AM.
I love beer. Im also a fat bastard as well so I cant tell you it doesnt affect my physique though. As with anything its about balance. If you are trying to lean out stick to light beer and eat healthy on the night out. As for strength I have had my best days on a hangover and I personally have never noticed a difference when I cut booze out, or if I was boozing hard all weekend. I stick to vodka on ice pre meet as the calories are low.
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I doubt strength wise it will have much impact, you may get fatter though. Last contest I did I drank fairly often and hit a 150lbs PR total, i was a fat mess though in the end haha.
Last edited by SELK; 10-11-2010 at 08:55 AM.
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Its different for everybody...if numbers start going down then you know likely why this is.
Personally, it doesn't make much of a difference if any on strength. But its obviously not good if you are trying to stay in a weight class (like me) or trying to lean up in general.
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Last edited by K-R-M; 10-11-2010 at 11:45 AM.
I'm with Brian... get me to Prague ASAP. Seriously though,I drink quite a bit, and feel it has no negative impact on my strength; in fact I think my beer belly is great for benching. If I were bodybuilding though I'm sure it would be in my best interest to avoid it.
Drinking in Prague does sound like it vaguely resembles Wisconsin though; the prices are much different though.
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I like a cold beer, but I don't drink that much. Beer or any alcohol before a meet is a no-no for me. I might have one wiht the post meet feeding frenzy but thats not all the time.
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I'm just curious how much you're actually drinking when you say you're boozing hard. I quit drinking a few months ago but when I did drink, I could barely stand up the next day. There's no way I'd be able to have the coordination, focus and strength to hit a PR.
i feel like crap lifting on a hangover, but i have definitely hit some huge prs with a serious hangover. It doesnt effect my strength at all, I even quit drinking for 2 months and saw no noticeable difference.
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Im not quite as good a lifter as some but i get drunk alot. vodka, rum, whisky and beer some times. Its a pain having to do pee ever 10 minutes
moderation is key i would say. i'm becoming a fan of a beer or 4 during training here lately.
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