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Physical fitness + Drinking Habits by Angus Bladdleman - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:07:31 EST ID:I7qY+XlX No.278764 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Is anyone here into exercise, bodybuilding, etc.? tbqh the only thing keeping me from drinking lately is the fear that I'm compromising my fitness goals. Go on and convince me that I can drink liquor while progressing physically.

For reference I'm trying to gain muscle right now, fat isn't *that* big of a deal for me.
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Nathaniel Pimmlemotch - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:43:55 EST ID:Sz9sQkF4 No.278765 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just look into studies about inhibition of protein synthesis caused by, alcohol consumption
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Shitting Blatherwell - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:52:14 EST ID:1nZ/eT1g No.278766 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278765
I did and i'm just looking for personal anecdotes by, people here
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Rebecca Chabbleway - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:31:34 EST ID:GHFLwdVq No.278767 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You can drink if you do it on occasion but there will definitely be a loss in your fitness level every time you do. This is why I drink on occasion but I hate myself the next day because I've become a bit obsessed with my fitness.

But yeah, that's why everyone on this board is either a shriveled husk or a walrus.
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Fuck Brisslewater - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 05:00:50 EST ID:+dczL7sB No.278770 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278767
I used to wake up, first thing is ride my bike at least a 1/4 mile. Be real choosy about how I ate, it all depended well mostly on protein and other intakes and what was sufficient for my activity. Not too much and not too little. So a day would be, 98 degrees, a night 25, degrees I would ride my bike 20 miles, + at times walk partly jog another 5 miles as well. It was pretty easy. Would feel aches the next day after long rides, 20 + miles sometimes, but it was fairly easy to get over the aches after starting the whole thing over again.

Was dedicated, started to do fingertip pull-ups, at first needed to party cheat to get one, 5 minutes later do it again. Within a couple of months could do around 60 with relative ease. Sit-ups, eh, 100 ++ was nothing, as well pushups became second nature. A hundred in two sets 5 minutes apart from one set to the next.

But if I drank, I know for a fact it set my progress, health, interests motivation would be set back at least a week if not two three. Just from one night of drinking. Every time.

So yea, I am convinced even a few of beers would put me off track, focus would get cloudy, motivation would go way low. But used to binge, so more than a couple of beers. Alcohol is just a burden, at least for me.

You likely do not drink much to begin with, but, you likely got it right, that it can interfere with your progress and even set it back.
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When I am motivated but make a mistake and drink, I wake up going, what am I doing. A day of accomplishing things that were important the day before, just kinda disappears just like that.
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Wesley Sennerforth - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 05:20:42 EST ID:qFBkZUtj No.278772 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>mfw i'm a jacked as fuck, savage beast that's made of twisted steel and sex appeal

just keep it to the weekends. personally, i'm high as *fuck* and got enough for the whole weekend for some pro wrestling. idgaf.
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Lillian Blackwell - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:22:12 EST ID:5Ksia/VK No.278830 Ignore Report Quick Reply
When I was in my early 20s I was able to balance it. Going to the gym 5-6 days a week, lifting for over an hour. I had visible abs and only drank 2-3 times a week. Now at 27 I'm wiped out for two days after drinking and couldn't even imagine doing some pushups let alone getting into a gym and doing proper lifting.
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Shitting Brondlefield - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:53:05 EST ID:xo2lO6yt No.278911 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Health has to be priority #1
If you cant put it above drinking then good luck.
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Wesley Secklecocke - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:41:59 EST ID:qY8+1S/k No.278915 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278911
Drinking screws up my entire motivation, momentum for a while. Coordination that is near perfect turns into uncoordinated disorganized weakness. Sets me back days. Or resets to back to full uncoordinated disorganized weakness where simple tasks become difficult. Lose basic motivations.
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Wesley Secklecocke - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 02:26:04 EST ID:qY8+1S/k No.278916 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278911
Tobacco and alcohol. I stopped smoking off and on, maybe a few cigs a year the past 5 years? Alcohol though. $$$ always There. Can stop a few months at a time, at times, binge for days, weeks, longer. I think I kinda have been getting the message for a while. Too many times waking up with lights on. Too many times
feeling very ill if I don't drink. Drinking reverses that almost immediately, like 10 minutes start feeling ok 30 minutes ready to keep going. Makes it hard, feel ill, drink feel basically together. What keeps many to keep drinking. But stopping for a week, days at first is rough, 3 days suck, then day 5 ok, 7 days, basic normalcy. Getting back on track for now. a month or lomger not drinkingm maybe two months, not counting. A boring day accomplishing a few things not drinking is better than days of not accomplishing anything. Although sometimes drinking and prefects are fun, usually after getting over a hangover binge by drinking again. Some energy and clear a head?

It really is not worth it. As one Dr. put it, you feel like dog poop now, and will for a few days, then feel better and think all is cool and can drink again, then end back in the same rut you are in now. Yep. Niot frink for a month two three, then just one thought about getting a 24 oz of malt liquor, then thinking a 40, may end up at
just thinking , why am I picking up a 1.75, what am I doing with myself. Thinking,
well I can do some projects i have put off, then not actually doing anything.
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Nicholas Cliggleshit - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:29:22 EST ID:5rCnr8Pa No.278921 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278911

this is 100% not an opinion you would have seen on /hooch/ back in the day
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George Navingwater - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:43:07 EST ID:sq+CdLuQ No.278927 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>278916
I challenge our resident Hunter S. Thompsons to summarize alcoholism better than this stallion just did.
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James Sablingfuck - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:23:38 EST ID:DhpkwGF1 No.278951 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278927
Fuck trying to imitate someone else.

It's hard to summarize "alcoholism" when AA has completely warped our society's conception of addiction. AA is a cult based on absolutely zero science. Our idea of alcoholism is almost entirely based on their cult. They say you either have the "disease" or you don't. If you don't have the disease, then you can drink and it's fine. If you have the disease, then the only cure is to stop drinking entirely. Otherwise, your "disease" will progress until you destroy yourself through alcohol.

Of course it's way more complicated than that. Modern addiction specialists don't really use the word 'alcoholic'. Instead, they talk about 'alcohol use disorder'. That includes everyone from the person that occasionally has a bad experience with alcohol, to the person that has seizures when they stop drinking. It's a spectrum.

Of course that's not what you're looking for. There's some Burrough's quote that I think describes alcohol pretty well. He's talking about heroin, but it sounds like booze to me. He basically calls it a warm blanket on a cold day. Or a lover. Or an old friend. I can't find the qupte.
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Clara Danderfoot - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 05:33:49 EST ID:vbYcq7uI No.278959 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278951
recently ive been struggling not to pathologize my behaviour since even if it happens to be highly damaging, viewing it as something else than a choice is a slippery slope to just excusing yourself.

>so youre telling me i have no control over my drinking and the sauce completely controls me?
>and i gotta accept a higher power into my heart aka third eye aka second asshole
im no logician but wouldnt alcohol then be the most obvious choice?
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Ian Dettingwater - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:50:09 EST ID:C/E/pBLz No.278966 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278951
AA is one of the worst ways of quitting
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Charlotte Clavingville - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:37:41 EST ID:GZKVYpxN No.278967 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i drink every day and im in good shape, been losing some fat lately too while keeping the muscle on. you can do it if you give yourself an adequate recovery window, stay hydrated, get enough sleep, etc. the older u get the harder it is though. im still in my 20's which is why i am so hedonistic. in my 30's i might slow down
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Eugene Fomblespear - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 22:32:53 EST ID:EkhdZvD0 No.278976 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278951
Ferreal, fuck Anon groups. I'm a goddamn opiate addict, but I'm not taking a single step pun unintended lol towards NA and their goddamn "you're a victim, you can't help it!" mentality. Fuck that, my terrible choices are mine.
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Cornelius Gashditch - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 23:20:28 EST ID:mlBDc0Vo No.278977 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278976
>Fuck that, my terrible choices are mine.
give this person a public office. you, you who made that post, go get yourself elected.
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Beatrice Blommlechuck - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:52:22 EST ID:oGwJsDB9 No.279034 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I mean you can most certainly stay physically fit while drinking everyday, but it will take more effort than if you weren't an alcoholic. The main things you need to account for are dehydration, loss of sleep, hangovers, and nutrition. This goes without saying, but regardless, drink loads of water with your booze, and avoid mixing different types of alcohol. Alcohol reduces your quality of sleep no matter what, but a few ways to minimize this effect is to stop drinking a few hours before bed, and exercise before drinking. Hangovers will kill your urge to exercise, so it's important to curb them as best as possible. A hearty breakfast, water, and caffeine is the tried and true method, but nothing is a perfect cure. Lastly, the number one way alcohol can fuck up your health is by interfering with your nutrition. Alcohol fills you with empty calories, reduces your appetite, and often causes you to make unhealthy food choices. The best way to deal with this is to eat healthily before you begin drinking, staying away from alcohols with lots of sugar/calories, and resisting the urge to stuff your face with taco bell when the drunk munchies set it.
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Priscilla Picklebanks - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:37:50 EST ID:KUBFHeux No.279035 Ignore Report Quick Reply
as the poster above me has explained, its certainly possible but quite improbable. Voluntary exercise takes a certain outlook and enthusiasm that alcohol tends to run antithetical to.

When your younger its common to be both a vigorous drinker an belong to some sort of group that enforces systemic exercise, like a sports team or a group of gym friends and so you might do both and get the illusion that its perfectly possible to regularly do both.
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Isabella Gashgold - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:04:11 EST ID:EkhdZvD0 No.279040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>278977
lmao yessir Mr. Gashditch
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AltView - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:37:47 EST ID:8eO1wKuL No.279144 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>279040

As a new poster on here, I feel like offering a different perspective. I think you'll suffer more in your twenties when you binge drink at the weekends and take a few days to recover..

As you get into your 30's, (hopefully) you have a bit more cash, and you can drink every few days...As a result, your tolerance levels rise.

I don't fully subscribe to the "if you drink you're fucked" mentality..... For some people, alcohol boosts your testosterone level and quells the social anxiety that may stop you going to the gym. I am quite anxious, and personally work out a lot more if I'm drinking every few days, as it takes the edge off life. If I try to go dry, I become a real asshole and recluse.... I guess what I'm saying is sample both approaches and find your equilibrium.
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Molly Fanbanks - Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:21:35 EST ID:PVsXIBw4 No.279152 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>279144

Drinking to treat anxiety is a quick way to alcoholism and making your anxiety worse. Having a few drinks to quell nerves when you're at a bar, house party or other big social event is totally different from drinking to be able to go out and cope with everyday life events

You should consider that your anxiety grows in the days after you drink, and is relieved by drinking, is a symptom of a burgeoning alcohol dependence, mostly psychological but the physical symptoms of hangovers and withdrawal matches that of heightened anxiety almost to a tee. Stop drinking for a month or 2, see how you feel
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Wesley Pockstock - Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:08:28 EST ID:DhpkwGF1 No.279168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>279152
>Drinking to treat anxiety is a quick way to alcoholism and making your anxiety worse.
Can confirm. Didn't drink yesterday. Could barely sleep and now I don't think i'll leave the house unless I scrounge enough change for a 40.
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Martin Ponnerhan - Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:12:01 EST ID:GZKVYpxN No.279170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>279168

>scrounging change for a 40

i wish i did not intimately know this feel


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