how to reduce the negative effect of alcohol on muscle growth


12/30/2023 10:18

Alcohol containing ethanol has effects on the central nervous system, and its use has a long history in various cultures. In the context of bodybuilding, alcohol has a negative effect on muscle and athletic performance.

Scientific research confirms that alcohol inhibits muscle protein synthesis, reduces growth hormone and testosterone levels, and causes dehydration and depletion of vitamins and minerals. It also promotes the formation of fat in the body.

To reduce the harmful effects of alcohol on muscles, it is recommended to avoid exercise for 2 days after drinking alcohol, abstain from drinking 1-2 days after exercise, eat a protein snack, increase fluid intake (mineral water) the next day, and use cysteine ​​to reduce harmful effects.

Thus, in the context of bodybuilding, alcohol should be consumed with caution given its negative effects on muscle and athletic performance.

Author Oleg Loginov

Oleg Loginov – student at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, freelance correspondent for Pravda.Ru

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