Someone might try to pass this off as carbo-loading but with all the negative effects downing 20 drinks should have, I doubt this is the case.
Now if you’re drinking 15 Natty Lights in one night, each having an alcoholic content of less than 4%, maybe you really are carbo-loading and you didn’t take in an awful amount of alcohol.
But what I want to know is were you really hung over or did you just drink a lot last night, wake up, and have a good workout?
There’s a difference between a normative claim and a descriptive claim. You can make the descriptive claim that you got shitfaced friday, and you had an awesome workout saturay. You cannot make the descriptive claim that you got shitfaced friday, and your consumption of beer caused you to have a grand-slam of a workout.
A lot of people reach success not just because of what they do but in spite of what they do.
The truth is you’re young, your in shape, and you probably psyched yourself up to compensate for your hangover and had a good workout. Two years ago when I last had the flu I hit a rep record for pull ups. The truth is I probably could have done even more if I felt better and you could have probably lifted even better than you did if you hadn’t been drinking for 8 hours in one night. [/quote]
If you couldn’t replicated it thats one thing, but regurgitating MADD propoganda doesn’t help find little golden nuggets of science that might help. I am not young, not old 30, and plenty of times I have gone to the gym and lifted a few pounds heavier with a hangover then I could without. I am no scientist but when it happens its as clear as an apple falling to the ground.
If a study was done on this effect, theres no telling what research may find. Maybe nothing, maybe a new supplement, or a better way to warm up for a MAX. We all know alcohol is bad for you overall, but I think there is definitely something to look at when multiple people experience the same phenomena.