Does Alcohol KILL Gains?

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So what happens when our body processes alcohol?

Alcohol actually impairs muscle protein synthesis (MPS).

Why does this matter?

MPS (pro muscle growth) is one side of the teeter-totter and muscle protein breakdown or MPB (anti muscle growth) is the other.
If MPB is greater than MPS, then you lose muscle.

But if MPS is greater than MPB, you grow muscle.

So in other words, alcohol can be considered anti-muscle growth.

BUT, we're not just gonna stop drinking...

So here's how to approach drinking to STILL grow muscle:
1) Consume your protein requirement before you drink

So ideally, we're working out early morning and consuming 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight BEFORE we start drinking later.

This gives us the best chance to get to most MPS out of the protein we eat.
2) Don't get absolutely wasted

In reality, having a few drinks has a very minimal impact on our muscle growth.

What does have a significant impact is if you're getting drunk on a consistent basis.

If you're always wasted, you simply don't give a fuck about growing muscle.
3) Stay hydrated.

Alcohol dehydrates you.
And it screws up glycogen storage.

You need both for the best muscle growth.

If you plan to drink, make water throughout the day a priority.
Personally, I still enjoy alcohol and see great results.

This comes down to personal preference and sustainability.
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Why You're Still Fat

(Required homework if you ever wish to be lean)

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Why can't you lose fat?

Let's put it like this...

If you don't enjoy something you'll want it to end.

People who hate their jobs → eager to retire.

People who hate their marriages → eager to get divorced.

People who hate their diets → eager for them to end.
1) You need to eat foods you enjoy.

Ask yourself this simple question:

"Would I enjoy eating this if I was already lean?"

If the answer is yes, eat it while you're still fat.

Make it fit your nutrition goals, and you'll suddenly enjoy getting lean. Image
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