Alcohol Is Performance Poison

by editors on January 20, 2015


According to a study in Northwestern Medicine people tend to drink more alcohol on the days they’ve exercised, and according to a story that’s a bad thing. In fact, alcohol is a bad thing for athletes all the way around.

If you still think a post-race beer isn’t a bad idea, consider this: alcohol interferes with your muscles’ post-workout rebuilding process by reducing protein synthesis. “So not only does alcohol interfere with recovery of muscle damage and injury,” says Barnes, “it also reduces the processes responsible for building muscle.”

Beer works great for getting you fat and keeping you on the couch. For anything else, there’s water. Click the link for even more reasons why.


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