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2014/11/19 09:28:43 (permalink)

Beer and bodybuilding.

im new too all this and have been a big fan of having a good few beers at the weekend for many years now. what kind of balance can I have between sinking a few pints and getting the kind of physique I desire?
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Re: Beer and bodybuilding. 2014/11/19 10:00:13 (permalink)
if your diet apart from the beers is nailed well and you are training regularly it wont be that much of a problem. if you think you wont be able to give it up then see it as your treat meals.
 
it might slow weight loss a little if that's what you are after but as long as you are in a calorie deficit state it shouldnt matter too much.
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Re: Beer and bodybuilding. 2014/11/19 10:43:09 (permalink)
Try and take into account your calories consumed via drinking and figure it into whatever goals you're wanting to achieve.  If you're bulking then they're just additional 'dead' calories i.e. booze doesn't bring that much to the party nutrition wise.  If you're dieting down then you're going to have to eat less during the week to accommodate those swifties.
 
Rule of thumb is to ditch the beer if you're wanting to build a good physique but that's pretty unrealistic if you ask me.  I would chose booze that's light on the calories or that *may* add something to your diet i.e. gin and slimline tonic (v. low cal) and Guinness (arguably the best beer/stout for you in terms of calories & nutrients).  Red wine is a favourite tipple of mine but the health benefits of drinking the stuff is wildly over-played.
 
You could balance your booze by doing a 'fast' the following day - no good for curing a hangover but it could reduce the toll of all those [link=mailto:cr@ppy]cr@ppy[/link] calories.  Maybe a couple of bananas in the morning/lunch (whenever you wake up) with a protein shake and then nothing til a balanced evening meal?  

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Re: Beer and bodybuilding. 2014/11/19 12:50:17 (permalink)
I generally sacrifice carbs during the day prior to drinking.  Allows you more freedom to accomodate the calories and you require less alcohol to get drunk, so can pace yourself with espressos between each drink 

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Re: Beer and bodybuilding. 2014/11/19 13:36:20 (permalink)
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I generally sacrifice carbs during the day prior to drinking.  Allows you more freedom to accomodate the calories and you require less alcohol to get drunk, so can pace yourself with espressos between each drink 




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Re: Beer and bodybuilding. 2014/11/19 14:40:53 (permalink)
Don't think its the best, tbh, but i also feel too many people drink too much too often.
Has other concerns outside of just the cals.
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Re: Re: Beer and bodybuilding. 2014/11/19 15:50:55 (permalink)
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I generally sacrifice carbs during the day prior to drinking.  Allows you more freedom to accomodate the calories and you require less alcohol to get drunk, so can pace yourself with espressos between each drink 


I would hate to see myself after 7-8 espressos AND 7-8 pints!
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Re: Re: Beer and bodybuilding. 2014/11/19 16:26:50 (permalink)
Depends how much beer you drink, a few pints won't do too much harm, but if you plan on binging then that won't help you on your way in any respect, I'd ditch it altogether if I could, failing that limit it.

Drinking for me leads to sh*te sleep, which messes with my recovery and just generally throws me off track but were all different, just don't do the above and drink coffee along with it, unless you plan on staying up all night anyway.

When I drink now, I will have a becks or two then vodka diet coke or something light.

6 drinks and call it night although it usually ends up being 8-10 hence why I avoid it lol.

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Re: Re: Beer and bodybuilding. 2014/11/20 05:25:01 (permalink)
I don't know what kind of physique you can get, but I once heard that Kevin Levrone used to have a beer before going on stage.  I don't know how true that is but if you plan on competing in the Mr. Olympia I guess you could have a physique like Kevin Levrone and still have a beer.
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Re: Re: Beer and bodybuilding. 2014/11/20 07:00:13 (permalink)
Great comparison lol, you're talking about someone gifted in the genetics department and on a whole load of drugs, he could probably drink everyday and still look better than 99% of trainers.

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Re: 2014/11/20 08:40:51 (permalink)
Read this:
http://fitterlondon.co.uk/2014/11/05/booze-do-calories-count/
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Re: 2014/11/20 13:40:42 (permalink)
cheers for this guys good to see your outlook on it, well im stuck in sierra leone for the next month with no drink so that's a good month to get started with and I guess ill just have to try control myself a little better with the celebrations on my return.
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Re: 2014/11/20 14:15:01 (permalink)
I'd be more worried about getting shot or kidnapped
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Re: 2014/11/20 15:27:57 (permalink)
erm not worried about that at all, not a very likely thing to happen. diseases however
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Re: 2014/11/20 15:47:23 (permalink)
Was meant in jest.
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Re: 2014/11/21 12:40:22 (permalink)
I drink 2 beers per week. I think i'm ok.
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Re: 2014/11/21 16:24:11 (permalink)
To clarify on my mixing espresso with alcohol, I'm particularly resistant to caffienne due to abuse (serious coffee adict) so it doesn't effect my sleep.
 
Booze does make my sleep bad and dehydrates me though.
 
I tend to stick with wine these days, 2 or 3 glasses is enough for a night out, with maybe an espresso martini to start.  I'll sometimes have a glass with dinner.  Worse thing is cider IMO, followed by lager.  As somebody mentioned above, stout has some nutritional value and is lower in calories so a good pint to go for (gets pretty heavy and turns your poo black though).

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Re: 2014/11/21 19:50:27 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby The_Lone_Wolf 2014/11/24 08:53:06
Guinness turds
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Re: 2014/11/21 19:54:30 (permalink)
Gin + Tonic, with a scoop of whey
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Re: Re: Beer and bodybuilding. 2014/11/22 21:39:17 (permalink)
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I don't know what kind of physique you can get, but I once heard that Kevin Levrone used to have a beer before going on stage.  I don't know how true that is but if you plan on competing in the Mr. Olympia I guess you could have a physique like Kevin Levrone and still have a beer.


that was probably to getting vascular rather than he wanted a beer.
SOme people have used wine as well.
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