Fitness and alcohol...💪🍷🍾🍹
The basic principle, of course, is that alcohol is one of the worst things in regards to gains and fitness performance in general.
It doesn't only obstacle protein synthesis, it also gives you lack of focus but most important thing it dehydrates your body (water will be used to metabolise alcohol instead of other nutrients) and so your muscles.
A dehydrated muscle is a muscle that doesn't work properly and so overall strength and performance get reduced...actually in a very bad way 😕🏋️.
It is also a matter of calories...alcohol not only gives you calories that you should add up to your daily intake (yes, alcohol calories count, it's not just a liquid!), but also doesn't give you any nutrient at all, and so not even energy.
It actually prevents your body to metabolise other macronutrients including protein, which compromises muscle recovery and overall gains.
I'm not 100% against alcohol in bodybuilding (except the case you are prepping for a comp or a photoshoot).
While I'd suggest you to just skip training after a night out and recover, I'll tell you to just be wise and consider that if you are going out or have a special event like a friend's bday and stuff, you can have a few or even get wasted (it can happen we all know)...but be mindful and know that in the next 1 or 2 days or even more you won't be able to train as usual and gains will be postponed. Cardiovascular activity will be compromised as well...in other words, it will be useless.
You can always burn calories from alcohol with a workout, but the negative effects will remain in your body for quite a long time, sometimes even a few days.
Always remember to drink some water between drinks to keep your body hydrated, and also before bed.
A couple glasses in the morning will help too...talking about dehydration, pic taken in the morning after a few drinks last night, 83kg, no flex.
STAY STRONG 😎💪
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