Skip the Gym before Drinking if you want to get big, Especially If You're A Guy

Skip the Gym before Drinking if you want to get big, Especially If You're A Guy

Going to the gym before drinking alcohol might actually be worse than not going to the gym at all.

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Most of the time, we hit the gym before a night out to compensate for the high caloric intake inevitable with alcohol consumption. However, alcohol interferes with the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, which is known to be involved with protein synthesis—the reason we grunt through our workouts in the first place.

In a 1985 study, it was found that "acute EtOH (alcohol) intoxication suppresses muscle protein synthesis for at least 12 h," and a 2014 study showed that alcohol ingestion "suppresses the anabolic response in skeletal muscle and may, therefore, impair recovery and adaptation to training and/or subsequent performance."

What's more, it appears that alcohol consumption affects males more than females. When comparing a study on men and a study on women, there appears to be a gender difference. It is hypothesized that men are more affected because alcohol can be harmful to testosterone, and has been suggested that perhaps an injection of estrogen in men can reduce the negative effects of alcohol post-gym.

However, a study in 2018 found that "after a non-novel heavy eccentric resistance exercise bout, alcohol did not affect soreness or recovery of muscular power" in men. In this study, 10 weightlifting men did 4 sets of 10 back squats and drank either Crystal Light or Crystal Light with vodka. They performed physical tests that measured vertical jump, change-of-direction, and sprinting.

After 1 week, the same 10 men were called back to do another 4 sets of 10 back squats and drank a different drink than the previous week – those who drank Crystal Light in the first week drank Crystal Light with vodka the following week and those who drank Crystal Light with vodka in the first week drank Crystal Light the following week. They performed the same tasks again, and it was found that soreness and vertical jump height did not significantly differ between the two conditions. The authors concluded that consuming alcohol after back squats—familiar exercises that weightlifting men perform—did not necessarily induce any noticeable short-term effects.

So, the question comes down to: should you go to the gym before going out to a party? Perhaps not working out altogether might actually be better for your body if you are planning on consuming alcohol!

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10 Reasons Moe's Will Always And Forever Be Superior To Chipotle

Welcome to Moe's!
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With the great debate between which burrito place is the best, here are 10 reasons why Moe's is clearly the better option than Chipotle. *Side note, I do like Chipotle, but Moe's will always be No. 1 in my heart.

1. WELCOME TO MOE'S!

You don't get this kind of hospitality from Chipotle.

2. Their menu is much larger.

Moe's offers burritos, quesadillas, nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads, and they all have cool names! Chipotle just has burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads. BORING.

3. They offer a variety of toppings.


Moe's offers over 20 fresh ingredients while Chipotle has...barely anything. :/

4. Moe Monday.

$5 BURRITOS!!!!! Seriously no one can beat that.

5. Their prices in general.


At Chipotle it's $6.50 just for a for a burrito alone. Add on chips, guac and a drink and that's roughly $13. At Moe's you can get a burrito, chips, unlimited salsa, and a drink for $8.80. Add on queso and that's only $1.25 more. (But totally worth it!!!) Which brings me to my next case...

6. QUESO!!!!!!!!!!

Queso is bae. That is all.

7. Free chips and a salsa bar!

We don't pay extra here.

8. The atmosphere at Moe's just feels better.

Chipotle's are usually tiny little restaurants that barely have any tables. Every time I go to Chipotle I feel rushed to eat my food because people are usually hovering over you looking for a seat. Moe's is like five times it size and they play good music.

9. Moe's is made with FRESH ingredients.


I'm not even gonna get into the whole Chipotle situation...

10. Overall, Moe's just tastes better than Chipotle.


Sorry 'bout it.

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9 Of The Best Fries, Ranked Accordingly

From our hangover cures to our classy side dish, who can say "no" to fries?

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Ok, so obviously we all LOVE fries right? Or why else would you click on this?

That being said, it is about time that someone ranks the best fries because the people need to know!

As a side note, this will only include fast food fries and it will go from the least to the most delectable!

 1. Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries

Ok, so maybe this seemed like a good idea but I'm not sure that it's the best. The fries kind of just taste like super crispy regular fries with a tad bit of cheese-flavored seasoning on them, which I guess is essentially what it is.

It seems like a chips and queso wanna-be.

Dipping them in the nacho cheese does make them a bit better but it still can't replace that savory taste of crunchy chips and creamy queso.

2. Wendy’s Natural Cut Fries 

Virginia Lewis on Instagram: “Wendy's fries are vegan! Just needed a little snack 🍟 . . . . #goodtoknow #fridaysnack #wendys #wendysfries #veganfries #didyouknow”

We get it. Your naturally cut and ~perfectly~ seasoned with sea salt, but they still aren't the best. Don't get me wrong, they are great, but they just don't have that nice crisp on the outside of them.

3. Burger King

Fries

Burger King's fries aren't super special. They are just kind of there. They aren't horrible, but they aren't the best.

4.   Steak n’ Shake 

So, Steak n' Shake's fries are skinny to the max. These shoestring fries are pretty good but, I think that we can all agree that they need some more salt for sure.

5. PDQ

These fries aren't too skinny but they are on the skinny side, in a good way.

They are a tad soggy sometimes but rarely; it's only usually the long ones. Plus, the seasoning on these fries is so good.

6. Arby's

Ah, the only curly fries on the list.

These ones are clearly special for a couple reasons. The most obvious being their special curled shape, but their seasoning, that has a little spice, is also pretty good.

These fries do always seem to taste even greasier than usual for fries though, so they lose points for that.

7. McDonald's

Fries

These are the undisputed king of the skinny fries.

They aren't too skinny, to where they are soggy and they still manage to be just a tad crunchy but in the best way possible.

They are also slated just right and they always will leave you wanting more. Plus, when you do want more, there's usually a couple left at the bottom and when you reach down there and feel them it truly is a joyful moment.

8. Chick-fil-A   

Fries

Admit it, we all love our selves some waffle fries.

Chick Fil a masters the waffle fries (usually, sometimes it will vary by location). They are crunchy on the outside but nice and fluffy on the inside.

Sometimes though they do get over done and salted a little too much or too little so that is why they aren't the very best.

 9.  Bojangles  

I feel so bad for the West Coast where they don't have Bojangles because honestly, their fries are the absolute best.

These fries are right in the middle with their size. Not too think, but not too thin. Perfectly in the middle.

Plus, they are rarely over or underdone. They are mushy in the best way.

They also are topped off with the best seasoning! Try asking for some extra seasoning if you want; you won't regret it!

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