The Impact of Alcohol on Performance

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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 ...
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