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    Dipping tobacco affect gains?

    OK I know I have heard smoking ciggs will slow down gains but will dipping do the same I dip a can of Copenhagen a day I know I have to quit cuz its nasty and bad for you but will it affect gains?

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    Nicotine is a vaso-dilator and restricts blood flow.

    Blood flow is important for all things related to growth.

    You'll have to be the judge on that one.

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    not sure and to be honest never seen someone on the bench with a chew in his lip or any bodybuilder for that matter, just drop it anyways your on a new path now remember??????

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    i know man but iv changed my eating to a cutting diet and quit drinking and i dont think i can quit dipping just yet its way to much plus all the shit with my ex but i will quit dipping soon !

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    I've been dipping and chewing for quite awhile. I've switched from grizzly, to skoal, to grizzly pouches, Levi Garret, to Southern Comfort, etc. I find that it doesn't affect my gains as long as I don't dip or chew before or immediately after I workout. If you must have one before, try to give yourself 1-2 hours without one, and 1-2 hours after your workout. These times are crucial for pre and post workout nutrition, which means that blood flow must be at it's best for optimal results.

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    ok ill keep that in mind i do have one as soon as i get out of the gym ill try to stop cuz i know your body is in a recovery mode as soon as your done working out and your blood flow is high thanks never realy thought about it tho

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    xbiker, you mean vaso-constrictor right?

    on a plus side, i heard that it can lower estrogen slightly

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    I'm a habitual copenhagen user. I hate it and love it. I know its time to throw in the towel on it though. I've been doing it for fourteen years now and have been way to lucky up to this point. No cavities, no tooth loss and most importantly, no cancer.

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    i would rather drink small quantities of alcohol than smoke and chew.
    IMO.
    Good luck with your goal to quit it.

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    i dipped for a long time, i made great gains

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    I hate alcohol and cigs. Dipping snuff is highly cancerous but, I never wind up hung over or out of breath as a result of its use. I've got the "no alcohol policy" under control. If I could quit the copenhagen, I'd be clean as a whistle.

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    True, it is a vaso-constrictor. I don't chew. But my bro does, and he still had great gains. I still recommend quitting. You'll feel tons better.

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    i dont think it will inhibit your gains but will probably increase your chances of loosing teeth getting gum disease and developing different types of cancers.

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    i used to dip ...skoal...mainly long cut...but i kinda came to this conclusion....no matter how good my body looks ill look like hell with a hole in my face or my lip removed....soooo that gave me a new perspective. It easy to rationalize dip b/c u can say well its better than smoking etc.... but its not good for you...gains or not...again this one is a personal choice.... will it seriously inhibit gains...i seriously doubt it...is it bad for you overall - yes.

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