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    Default Alcohol advice

    Hi everyone,

    I realise you must get alcohol questions all the time so I do apologise.

    After researching I know alcohol prevents muscle growth so yeah, it's bad for me.

    So my idea is to only drink a few (i.e. I have a wedding this weekend so its going to be heavy) every 3/4 weeks

    So...

    1. Is this a good plan? - I won't drink at all in between as I don't have the cravings for it

    2. If I follow this - how many day(s) should I not train after? i.e. if I drink on the Saturday, do I miss Sunday then train back on the Monday?

    Any other advice would be useful as I don't miss the pure fats anymore e.g. takeaways, crisps... Its just now and again I do fancy a beverage!

    Thanks

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    if you drink in moderation there shouldn't be any issues. over drinking is a clear issue whether you are worried about your health or not. but if you drink on a saturday, i don't see why you shouldn't be able to workout on a sunday. you might even look more vascular from the carbs in certain alcohols

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    Yeah, drinking once every now and then is fine. I mean, you don't think these muscular college frat boys or these stud athletes drink and party? of course they do, but they also stay in shape due to discipline and doing everything else right

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    if you want you can even track you alcohol https://www.samedaysupplements.com/b...l-weight-loss/

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    To be honest, I avoid drinking alcohol completely, since I've noticed that when I drink not only do I have troubles to retain my muscle mass, but also I don't have enough stamina when working out and get tired easily.

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    Drinking occasionally is fine, also champaign and vodka have less calories then other drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joydalia View Post
    Drinking occasionally is fine, also champaign and vodka have less calories then other drinks.
    Myth. All liquor has around the same amount of kcals per oz.
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    I had to quit drinking because I developed an allergy to alcohol. Every time I drink it I break out in handcuffs.
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    total abstinence is better, but if you can not, then know your limit

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    @GYMRVT2 nice find

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    Hi Themag1987,

    Even though alcohol will greatly impact performance 25-to-48 hours after the last drink, it has longer-lasting, more indirect, effects. The reduction in quality of training and sleep in the period after its consumption, may cause a reduction in performance over the days following this period.

    So it is probably best to stay away from alcohol completely when training and competing to win. Indeed, the only real way to avoid alcohol's effects is to refrain from its use completely.

    Hope this helps!

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    I quit drinking a couple years ago and recommend you the same. I found the best alternative to alcohol in sport. Train hard and it will cause the same effect (or even better) as alcohol + it` absolutely healthy.

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    Drinking Alcohol occasionally is fine but don't drink it frequently and if you can leave drinking occassionally also then it will be best.

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    Just quit the alcohol entirely, it'll benefit immensely in and out of the gym.

    Cheers

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    I drink it also from time to time and its ok.
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    You can drink alcohol, but modestly and when you drink, it's advisable to stay hydrated, because alcohol takes moisture out of your muscle cells. Drink enough water before, during and after you drink, so that you reduce the negative effects alcohol has on gaining muscle mass.

 

 

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