You might have thought of this topic. What effect will alcohol have on my bodybuilding programs? Some people cannot say no to alcohol. Some people find it more difficult to cut down on alcohol than cutting back on food intake.
How does alcohol affect muscle building? What effects can alcohol have on the building of muscle? This information will help you understand the relationship between alcohol consumption and muscle building.
– Growth hormone
The release of human growth hormone is affected by alcohol intake. Growth hormone is an important substance in the human body that helps build muscle, promotes cell growth and optimum bone development. When you sleep, human growth hormone is at its highest level. Drinking alcohol before bed can disrupt your natural sleep cycle, which could lead to a decrease in the growth hormone’s release up to 70%.
– Testosterone levels
One of the most important hormones to promote muscle growth is testosterone. The liver can synthesize alcohol substances. These substances can become toxic and inhibit the release of testosterone. A decrease in testosterone levels can hinder muscle building.
– Recovery time
The body can often be harmed by alcohol. Our bodies must use more energy to eliminate alcohol from our bodies. This is to reduce its effects. The body expends more energy to eliminate alcohol, which means that there is less energy left for muscle recovery.
– Hydration levels
Diuretic substances such as alcohol can cause a disruption in your natural hydration levels. Dehydration can lead to fatigue and lower productivity. Dehydration can cause fatigue and decrease in productivity.
– Glycogen synthesis
Alcohol synthesis occurs when you consume alcohol drinks. Alcohol synthesis is the cause of Glycogen Synthesis. To avoid getting tired, you should not consume alcohol before or after your workout.
The rise in blood pressure and heart rate is triggered by alcohol intake. Your heart works at its best during exercise. The rise in blood pressure due to alcohol will make it more difficult.
– Body fat levels
You can easily gain weight by drinking alcohol because it contains calories. One gram of alcohol is equal to 7 calories of energy. It is the same thing to have a full meal with a few drinks of alcohol. It is only a matter time before you gain more fat.