Alcohol And The Effects On Building Muscle

by admin on May 19, 2011

Alcohol is going to dehydrate you plain and simple. As you know our muscles are primarily made up of water so getting dehydrated isn’t going to help them.

On top of that alcohol inhibits protein synthesis so that our muscles can’t grow, repair or rebuild. The last point regarding the detrimental effects of alcohol is the fact that it lowers testosterone and elevates estrogen.

But you know what alcohol is part of life and moderation is the key. If you’re going to have a couple drinks it’s not going to help your muscle building goals but it’s not the end of the world.

So if you are going to have a couple drinks these are your best choices.

1. Red Wine: It has a little bit higher sugar content than we’d like. The benefits include high anti-oxidant levels and it has been shown to be good for the cardiovascular system.

2. Pure Vodka: Research suggest it has one of the lowest sugar contents. Mix it with a diet soda or club soda not tonic water. Throw in a lemon or lime. Stay away from flavored Vodka. The sugar content is much different and you should be aware of that.

Hope this was helpful. Watch the next video below.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Dani April 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm

One part that is very wrong about that video is mixing it with a diet coke. it would be better to mix it with orange juice (or some other kind of juice) Diet cokes still give an insulin response.
Now i will believe him in that alcohol lowers testosorone levels, though i am wondering how as i can get angry very quickly when drunk(obliviously i have to be upset
What about Guinness as well?


Paul Kern July 31, 2012 at 12:06 am

I hear what you’re saying but as a Chemical Dependency Professional and Mental health counselor I advise people to don’t take the 1st drink. A lot of emotional and physical problems occur to many. No addiction (even to exercise) is healthy. If you can drink moderately. If not, don’t. It doesn’t encourage a healthy lifestyle.
BTW-I couldn’t downlead the free Ebook. It didn’t like my email address.


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