Driking Alcohol after workout?

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Apr 5, 2014 7:43am
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Is drinking a small amount of alcohol going to hinder your recovery?

05 Apr
Drinking alcohol directly slows down the bodies recovery time
05 Apr
Thanks bro.
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1047 Posts
Apr 5, 2014 8:47am
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I woudnt recommend it.

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16 Posts
Apr 6, 2014 7:50am
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Is there any science behind these claims?  Why do marathoners drink beer after a race?  Time for some research.  :)

06 Apr
There is plenty of research done.
07 Apr
It's the same thing tough mudder, Spartan race n warrier dash at the finish beer
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16 Posts
Apr 6, 2014 8:54am
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New research. .. Google. ."benefits of drinking beer after a workout"... It's not a bad thing.  Yay! 

06 Apr
Google the exact opposite and I guarantee you'll find articles saying the complete opposite. You may have to use your own brain to discern truth from nonsense. Not everything on the Internet is true.
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Apr 6, 2014 11:32pm
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Obviously everything you read ANYWHERE isn't all true.  What I've discovered regarding this particular topic is that there are surprisingly few medically backed studies published.  With the popularity of alcohol, one would expect a larger source to access in the attempt to "use your brain" and decide what is true.  "Alcohol" is a broad topic.  Notice I said "beer".  Recent studies have shown that beer doesn't negatively effect muscle recovery post workout.  So again I say "Yay!  It's not a bad thing".

07 Apr
How much beer? Cuz mostly what i found was that it helped to hydrathe after workouts. And it was in very small amounts of beer. And it was mostly due to the sugar in beer not everything else in it.
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Apr 6, 2014 11:41pm
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I'm guessing it's all depends on how much alcohol we consume after working out.

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Apr 7, 2014 6:02am
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Maybe one of the reasons there is a lack of evidence is that no body would give ethical approval for a study where participants are loaded with varying amounts of alcoholic drinks post-exercise.

Also,  even if a trial was done the results would be questionable as a trial like this could not be double-blinded; in other words the alcohol group would know they were taking alcohol. The psychological effects of knowing you are drinking alcohol (which are well documented) may confound the actual physical effects. And so we would not know what effects are purely down to the physiological effects of alcohol post-exercise.

Just a thought...

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