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Results and Alcohol Use


Ok, 235#, 6'1, Lifting 3-4 times per week, serious about increasing muscle mass. Drinking on fri, Sat and sometimes sunday. Using NO explode XT, Cell Mass and Nitro-Tech. I am inclined to believe that any alcohol consumption is negatively affecting my ability to increase muscle mass, though some of my buddies are doing the same thing and are competing body builders. Does anyone have any info about this subject of drinking alcohol and increasing muscle mass?


Alcohol has been shown to lower T levels which will impact your gains, not to mention the nutritionless calories and the effect it has on your blood sugar regulation systems. A tipple every now and then is acceptable, but drinking 3 days a week will definitely impact your ability to increase muscle mass.