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Scientists Suggest Beer After Workout

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by mjshearer1, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. mjshearer1

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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/10/scientists-suggest-beer-after-workout/

    Once again, my so-called "bad habits" are vindicated by science. :)
     
  2. ShogoKawada

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    I like to crack an OE in the parking lot before I go in. Gives me liftin' fuel
     
  3. gcamparone

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    What about before and during?
     
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    Breaking news: beer has more carbs than water!

    This kind of thing has been reported for football (read: soccer) and long-distance runners for a few years now. They're usually talking about 5% lagers and lower, not the 8+% hop-bombs populating LNBA.

    I don't think selecting "the right type of post-workout beer" is a problem for most BAs.
     
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    I have to say...I'm not so sure I want to get buzzed while sweaty, tired, and out of breath. But different strokes and all that rot.
     
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    I used to live in Alabama, and Sundays were the only days I could sleep late. I used to do a 10-15 mile run around 10AM, which is just about as hot as you would imagine. The last two miles of that run, I was thinking of nothing but the water and Hennepin I was about to consume.
     
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    Great, another excuse to drink beer during the day. Whose paying these clowns?
     
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    who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?
     
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    Been doing this for years....
     
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    I drink a beer right after every run and I used to drink one after wrestling practices in college. Definately a good way to end a workout.
     
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    I had heard of this, and then heard it was non alcoholic beer. Which isn't mentioned in this link, but interesting nonetheless
     
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    screw that just stay home and do OE curls. take a swiggy at the top of each rep. youll have some killer guns before you know it ;)
     
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    Yet another reason to increase my bench press.
     
  14. pitweasel

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    Same ones who came up with chicken mcnuggets, probably.
     
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    I am a scientist, and I heartily endorse this statement :D
     
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    Time to start leaving a six-pack of Flower Power in my trunk next to my box of protein bars.
     
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    The post workout beer is similar to the post workout chocolate hoarding: because your metabolism is running like rocket fuel, it just burns right through whatever you take in. It's not really a good idea, though. The theory is if you're going to indulge, do it immediately after your workout. I don't think any of us are serious about our fitness enough to even listen to this study, though. This coming from a 25 year old, skinny, 5'10'' 165lb BA that doesn't really have any intention on staying an ounce below 275lbs at 35...

    Nothing better than lining up a drunk dude receiving a drop pass at the blue line. I love playing aggressively against idiots that float into the A Division and still think they can show up toasty.
     
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    This is complete nans. Alcohol slows the recovery process as well.
     
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    I experimented with this over the summer while training. I felt noticeably better after a SNPA than after a combination of water and food. Far from scientific evidence, but it was enough for me.
     
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    I do enjoy a pint especially during the summer months after a work out.
    The trick is not to over indulge.
     
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    an excellent "sports drink" when knocking out some miles on the bicycle trails...
     
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    There was a German study that found non-alcoholic or low alcohol hefeweizen was better than water or sports drinks for German athletes.
     
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    It's always great to find confirmation bias in favor of my favorite hobby! Looks like I'll be building up that six pack in no time!
     
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    A friend and I are avid Crossfitter's, and we are planning on marketing a protein beer. Ideally, it'll have about 9 grams of protein per 12 oz. So, if you drink 3 after a workout, you'll be hydrated and your muscles will recover well. Oh, and you'll get buzzed too.
     
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    Zombie Dust + Steroids, check.
     
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    How are you getting "hydrated" thru an alcoholic beverage??? I like the protein concept, but the fact remains that the liquid makes you feel like you're quenching your thirst, but the alcohol is really just negatively affecting both your body's need for water, and your tolerance (drunker faster).
     
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    What would a scientist know about working out in the first place?

    EDIT: NERDS!
     
  29. whitekiboko

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    As someone else said, this is not new, heard this several years ago.
     
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    Someone told me alcohol is like poison for your muscles after a workout, but he wasnt a scientist soo...
     
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    There is bound to be some truth to this actually. Consider the Belgian Saison, it was not meant to be a lets get sloshed dejour drink but a low alcohol re-hydrating energizing water substitute for seasonal workers. That being said, in the summertime when drinking a low abv pilner during the day, I've never felt better. :D
     
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    There is a dog-eared copy of the earlier study hanging from the side of one of the beer refrigerators at my kettlebell gym. I think it has been there for at least four years.
     
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    This is totally correct, what ever study OP is referring to is crap. Alcohol is a essentially (it is) a poison and your body treats it like a poison, its going to attack it and break it down first. When drank anytime after lifting weights, as your muscles actually grow out of the gym during recovery, alcohol will have an adverse, negative affect on muscular growth; It will limit the potential muscle gains that can be achieved from your lifting. After lifting all you want is protein shake, shortly followed by a massive protein and some carb meal.
     
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    The only weights I lift on a daily basis gradually get lighter with each lift. Add the fact that these weights are comprised of glass which have been filled with beer and I've got myself in a real pickle. Perhaps I should start this "workout" thing you speak of. I'd ride my bike, but its too fucking cold outside, sooooo no.
     
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    This is complete ignorance. The body treats alcohol as fuel, first and foremost. Delicious, delicious fuel, which, unlike poison, the body will happily and greedily metabolize.
     
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    OP is a complete crock of shit. The "professor" mentioned in the article did not publish peer-reviewed research; the statement is based upon a claim made at a conference of some kind.

    And it's bullshit. Period. Here is a real study talking about the effects of alcoholic beverages post-exercise on hydration levels.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9338423
     
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    I too have heard of this
     
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    alcohol inhibits the secretion of ADH..nuff said.
     
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    Having a beer immediately after a heavy workout made me feel so much better that I've since replaced the workout with another beer.
     
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    I have already been on this train for a while, and all this time I just thought I was an alchy.
     
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