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    Stopping drinking made me lose?


    I used to be a very heavy alcoholic for about 4 years. While I was drinking I kept very good size and shape. I worked and still lifted and looked good. I quick drinking and started focusing on a better lifestyle and lifting habits and have not seen incredible gains. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilmorecraig View Post
    I used to be a very heavy alcoholic for about 4 years. While I was drinking I kept very good size and shape. I worked and still lifted and looked good. I quick drinking and started focusing on a better lifestyle and lifting habits and have not seen incredible gains. Any ideas?

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    Start drinking again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilmorecraig View Post
    I used to be a very heavy alcoholic for about 4 years. While I was drinking I kept very good size and shape. I worked and still lifted and looked good. I quick drinking and started focusing on a better lifestyle and lifting habits and have not seen incredible gains. Any ideas?
    My guess? You quit drinking but didn't replace those calories with food.
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    youre doing it wrong. youre supposed to drink 1oz rum per lb of lbm post workout to take advantage of that 30minute anabolic window

    if youre dead set on no alcohol, then replace that with 5oz o'douls per lb of lbm post workout
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    The only good workout, is a hungover, beer chits, workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorSwift View Post
    The only good workout, is a hungover, beer chits, workout.
    Been there done that! That's when I hit my PR's
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    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post

    Been there done that! That's when I hit my PR's
    Haha it's so true, but so against every bodybuilding mantra. I love me some drinks!
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    Just don't go drink alcohol and then workout. You will make zero progress no matter how hard you work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliBuddha View Post
    Just don't go drink alcohol and then workout. You will make zero progress no matter how hard you work.
    Brb double fisting jäger bombs and then squatting 405lbs. for reps.
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    Y would u quit drinking? Is there any joy left in ur life? How do u kill the pain?
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    Maybe like when these bands quit drinking, and all of a sudden their music goes to ****. Seriously though congrats on quitting drinking, you're a better man than me. I've been known to put away a few.
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    I stay keto usually, but whenever I drink beer (usually vodka) I have very strong or PR lifts the next day
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    being sober >>>> being an alcoholic. some people just can't handle it and have to go all out numerous nights of the week, and that's no way to live, regardless of your strength/size.

    but yeah, you've probably just got great genetics, and your body will use any calories it gets efficiently, so when you stopped drinking and eating healthier, you cut back on calories. just replace it with good, high calorie foods. luckily for you it sounds like you could eat just about whatever, whenever and your body will use it efficiently.

    on a side note... when i'm hungover the LAST thing i want to do is workout, so i don't think i ever have.... although my friends dad used to do powerlifting in college and said his strongest lifts were the day after drinking... not sure how that works for everyone since alcohol is full of pretty useless calories and the notions of it being loaded with carbs is GREATLY exaggerated. i used to think all the calories in even light beer came from carbs... until i looked and say that 1 light beer has like 1% of your DV of carbs
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    Thanks to all, I like the different ideas. I wanna compete next month so I'm not drinking for the next few weeks regardless so we will see what I can do.
  

  
 

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