Many athletes consume alcohol without any thought that it can have a negative impact on recovery and performance. It’s not uncommon after long hot training sessions to go share a cold beer with friends. However, the downside to this is that it can impact any gains the athlete may have made from the training.
How Alcohol Challenges the Athlete’s Body:
- Acts as powerful diuretic and interfering with rehydration.
- Suppresses fat as a fuel source during exercise.
- Interferes with post-exercise recovery by slowing down glycogen ...