I hope you’re not one of those guys that think, “If I train hard in the gym, the drinks I had from partying this week are cancelled out.” Think again. I truly hate to burst your liquid beer bubble, but alcohol can impact your body’s ability to burn fat and also lead the way to severe health problems down the road.
Alcohol is a toxin, plain and simple. When you down a few beers, your body on the inside immediately goes to work to break it down. Alcohol (ethanol) is broken down into Acetyl CoA and NADH by an enzyme . What does this medical mumbo-jumbo mean for an athlete like you? Is booze actually even worse for athletes than it is for couch potatoes?
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