Monday, February 1, 2010

Beer, Personal Trainer?

I was excited to read this in Rogue's newsletter; as you may know I try and workout a fair amount.  So I'm told that drinking beer is good for a workout and that makes working out a very great time.  Don't get me wrong, I love water, but beer is 98% water anyway.  I know in the past few years people have seen an increase in low carb beer.  Seeing as how it's the carbs, salts and sugars in beer that replenish valuable resources after a workout I think it's a good idea to stay away from these low carb beer's, or just drink water.  I suppose low carb beer and water are probably pretty similar, maybe even the same.
That being said, you probably want to make sure that you have something substantial with a low alcohol content.  I'd imagine that if you begin to get too hot as well, beer will help that too.  I talked to a friend of mine (Joel) about the cooling effects of beer and why we feel cool drinking this lovely beverage.  I think the conclusion we came to was that alcohol evaporates faster than water and so it left the body through skin faster, carrying heat with it.  That was our guess anyway. 
Go pump some iron and pound those glasses.  Bunnies high!!!