I'm a student and so naturally go out quite a bit, I know alcohol is very calorific etc but it has to be done and besides there are some huge guys at the Uni gym who drink a lot. What I'm wondering is what's the best thing to drink? I'm on a cut at the moment so I'm going for the slimline gin and tonics but this is kind of gay, any better ideas?
Thread: Best Alcoholic Drink
02-22-2010, 10:00 PM #1
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02-22-2010, 10:10 PM #3
theres no magical answers, alcohol is the devil when it comes to bodybuilding. I drink twice a week, and I know I am not helping anything, but i try and keep it clean sunday-thursday.
calorie wise, hard liquor + diet soda of some kind. or just shoot it straight
or if you want to get really crazy, drink some budweiser 55's...
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02-23-2010, 12:01 AM #6
ask for it pressed
i like my hard booze pressed. this might be a Canadian term, i dunno, but its a rum or whiskey with water and a splash of coke (i like coke zero).
if your drinking vodka, there's a low calorie beverage called Fuze (comes in 2-3 flavors). its kind of like a juice. but doesn't have much sugar or calories and mixes great with vodka or dark rum (captain morgan's goes great). i can only find it at 7-11. if your a fan of fruity drinks, mix with flavored Malibu rum, great summer drink!
Or my favorite, scotch, water and ice
those are my healthy alternatives for hard liqour, as for beer, i usually go dark.
also, at your height and weight i wouldn't worry about cutting
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To make muscle gains, the best alcohol--is zero alcohol.
Alcohol dehydrates the blood. To be in an anabolic state your blood needs to be hydrated. That is why serious bodybuilders guzzle water all day long, not just during workouts.
If you choose to drink alcohol at least you know what you are giving up.
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my drink of choice is vodka mixed with diet soda. 0 carbs, 0 sugar, the only calories you get are from the vodka itself which should be 7cal/g
just watch out for the drunk munchies. and beware of water retention in days following.Vegan
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Just don't drink them out of a rainbow swirly straw.
Gotta choose what sacrifice to give. Drink alcohol have fun and have a good body or drink no alcohol and have a better body. I'd just limit yourself to a couple of shots a night and that should keep you decently buzzed.
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02-23-2010, 07:32 AM #16
I'm sure there will be a lot of negative comments in regards to this. But you are in college, you should go out and experience it. Once it's over, its over. I drank a good amount in college and still managed to hit the weights hard. Mind you, I kept drinking to the weekends.
Tonic water is loaded w sugar so i would avoid that. When I do a cut I get all my booze with water. Vodka water is a pretty good mixture. It's girly but I really don't care what people think. Give it a shot and see what you think.If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.
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02-23-2010, 07:42 AM #18
stick to red wine or hard liquour with diet sodas if you're concerned calorie wise.
my favourite is a tom collins with or without the sugar (i think it becomes a rickey then).. you can sub splenda if you want. i'll dump blue berries in it too sometimes. good summer drink.
1oz lemon juice
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06-03-2013, 03:08 AM #23
Take some mixer with drinks to balance the calories..Their are so many types of drinks that have less calories why not you try it.We have a website that dedicated all types of drinks and i am sure you like it.Usually i prefer that site when i gonna to drink some other tastes.Go to my profile or you can check it onlinecashandcarry.co.uk
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...To be honest, I really shouldn't drink it; I react to the gluten and get weepy/clogged eyes and a massive headache the day after (unlike with other drinks, which have no such affect)... but beer is too freaking awesome to not have.
That or whiskey. Whiskey, coffee and the library = fond memories of high school. <3Dark chocolate and coffee, running through my veins....
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