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Old 03-21-2009, 07:05 AM   #1
Jason L. Jones
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Alcohol and training

This may be obvious to some but I am wondering what the effect of alcohol is on the body after a long workout? Could anybody give me a little pathophysiology on this topic? I have heard that it adversely affects the clotting of the blood worse after a workout then normal. Are there any other adverse effects?

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Old 03-21-2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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Re: Alcohol and training

Guinness while help replenish carbs and depleted B vitamins. At least that's the excuse.

Sorry, not what you were looking for.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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Re: Alcohol and training

I thought this was going to be about hangovers. The WODs suck when you are hungover.

For me, I tend to drink more after a workout versus just a regular day, and get drunk. That is all I know.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:35 PM   #4
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Re: Alcohol and training

I have read that alcohol inhibits testosterone production and muscle recovery. Hopefully someone will chime in with more facts than my anecdotal memory.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:07 PM   #5
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Re: Alcohol and training

So the next time I come home from my workout and crack open a cool one I can address the "look" from my wife with "I'm replenishing my b vitamins." That should work. Thanks for the note though. I was under the impression that beer was low in B vitamins, but maybe that was just the light colored ones.
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Re: Alcohol and training

doctors in Ireland used to recommend it for pregnant mothers because of folic acid content........
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:05 PM   #7
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Re: Alcohol and training

i know you get drunk waay quicker after you workout
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:10 PM   #8
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Re: Alcohol and training

Want to be a cheap drunk? Workout all day at altitude, then soak in the hot springs for a while, then hit the bar...

Intense exercise sends your body in search of energy and/or fluids. Post-workout is the time to eat carbs, because they go straight to glycogen replenishment. Provide those carbs in solution with alcohol, and well... drink in moderation and designate a driver.

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Old 03-22-2009, 11:23 AM   #9
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Re: Alcohol and training

I can tell you first hand that if you are on a restricted diet like the Zone, drink to much to often and still train with the same intensity you will set yourself up for failure. I've been battling a spell of overtraining for the past 2 weeks. I'm still only feeling about 60%-70% so it looks like I'll be doing another week of skill work. yay (sarcasm)
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:38 AM   #10
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Re: Alcohol and training

http://www.crossfitinvictus.com/blog...march-13-2007/ WFS

This references a few studies that go beyond "working out hungover sucks" as far as scientific reasons for laying off the booze.
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