Just the Science: Alcohol is a Metabolic Poison- No Positive Effects

http://www.lifeofanathlete.us/science/4569593741

  • Heavy episodic drinking results in projected losses of up to 14 days of training effect

  •  Alcohol negatively affects heart lungs and muscle performance

  •  Decreased verticle jump, startup speed, lateral speed, acceleration speed, explosive power, power endurance, speed endurance.

  •  Lower VO2, Total Ventilation VE, VCO2

  •  Decreased Lactic Acid dynamics related to high-performance sport

  • Proven Scientific Facts:

  • Alcohol increases the time for recovery of androgenic training hormones (Up to 96 hours)

  • Alcohols diuretic effect diminishes water-soluble vitamins required for hormone catalytic/conversion actions

  • Human Growth Hormone release is reduced up to 70% during the sleeping hours when release is at peak levels

  • Alcohol increases the release of cortisol (the stress hormone). Cortisol negates training effect

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