I'm 17 and I don't drink, I havn't done massive research in2 the topic like u guys but it is my belief that any serious athlete, particularly those being paid big bucks in pro sports should not drink ANY alcohol AT ALL, especially during the in/comp season. It prevents recovery from training sessions and injuries particularly is what i'v heard. I feel the world drinks 2 much alcohol, i know kids at my school who get absolutely pissed 2-3 times a week and 5-6 times a week in the hols and i also know of/and have heard of a lot more 10 year old kids that drink alcohol and some drink it lots and lots.
But back to my previous point, if your getting paid massive $'s to play sport at a pro level, then anything that disrupts your performance in competition or training should b ruled out - therefore no drugs or alcohol. Rugby players are pathetic, they rip a calf or whatsnot and that night they are away getting drunk. Pathetic. I remember seeing a picture taken of brian O-driscoll (Irish rugby captain) taken at 4.30 am in a nightclub on the eve of a test absoultely pissed. He then would have had ~35 hours til a hyped test match.
As far as i'm aware if u want 2 get the most out of your human potential, then your gonna have 2 b dedicated 2 not intake alcohol, particularly closing in on your time of truth.
All these athletes I hear measure every gram of grains they intake and buy thousands of $'s of supps and go all hard out then get drunk at least 1 a week and drink in moderation other times and may as well have not bothered 2 go 2 all the hard work in the 1st place.
It all depends on how committed u really r, is getting trashed over and over again worth never reaching your potential?
With the ultimate healthy diet alchohol may not contribute health benefits other than stress relief.
Otherwise the health benefits are attributed to the antioxidants and the anti-clotting (thinning) effects of alcohol itself although when the blood is at its most viscous, ie. in the morning, these effects from the alcohol have worn off, unless your a morning boozer.
Would a good recommendation be to eat the best diet possible and if feeling stressed just stick to 1 glass of red wine?
Check Havard journal of Mens health. Available in paperback. (One of my textbooks in college). It does have some positive effects but only in very, very, very, small miniscule amounts. You would have to take your measuring cup out for it.
These good effects are for LDL (bad) HDL (good) ratio, reducing plaques ect. Once you stop using these small amounts you can forget about any positive effects. All the once positive effects are now the opposite, they turn negative big time.
Anyways Mortality rate is through the roof. As we all know the more you drink the lower your life expectancy. Check out the mortality graph; its cool how it goes straight up after just a few drinks a week.
Anyways forget all that; heres the guy from bostons take:
Your really drinking yeast piss!!!
Ever wonder why alcohol tastes like, looks like, and smells like piss. Alcohol is really yeast excretion.
B's baby. B's.
P.S. I do not advocate using parentheses. Except when citing sources in text. (Hehateme 2007)