Body Building Tips, How Alcohol Will Make You Fail

Clive EdwardsAug 30, 2009 | edited Aug 30, 2009 - by @CliveEdwards

[I:https://imarketingbiz.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/RicardodArgence22.jpg]In the next few lines ai am going to tell you why alcohol affects the muscle growth process.

Too much alcohol will almost definitely have a significant negative impact on your muscle-building results. Alcohol is far more harmful than most people think, and it's very important that you understand how this drug is affecting your progress.

It negatively affects protein synthesis. Protein is made by the joining of amino acids to form complete proteins. The problem becomes obvious when you realize that your muscles, which are composed of mostly protein, work less when alcohol is consumed in large amounts.

Alcohol reduces the amount of testosterone in the body and raises the body's estrogen level. Testosterone is the most important muscle-building hormone in your body. However much a person lifts weights, their testosterone levels limit their peak muscle mass. Higher free testosterone levels will help you burn fat and build huge muscles.

Alcohol causes dehydration. The body can quickly become dehydrated because the kidneys have to use so much water to be able to process the alcohol. A minimal amount of dehydration can be critical to body builders due to the fact that water is crucial to the muscle-building process. Our body's muscles are made up of 70% water.

Alcohol consumption causes vitamins A, C, the B's, calcium, zinc and phosphorus to all be drained at rapid rates. Vitamins and minerals keep every little process in your body functioning properly, and many of these processes involve muscle growth and maintenance.

Alcohol can be surprisingly fattening because of the 7 empty calories per gram. One key process in burning fat, the Kreb's Cycle, is influenced negatively by alcohol consumption.

Alcohol consumption affects the quality of your sleep, more so when you consume the alcohol during the hours you normally sleep. Obviously, a good night's sleep each night is crucial to the development of muscle mass. You must also get in enough rest and recovery or your efforts will be thwarted.

It's important to have fun in life, but too much fun can lead to problems. If you're serious about achieving significant muscle-building results, you definitely need to monitor your intake of alcohol and make sure that you are consuming it in moderation.

Don't be afraid to go out and have a good time once in a while, just make sure to keep your drinking nights infrequent and properly nourish yourself to lessen its effects.

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Mark Author Sep 03, 2009

I think a little alcohol is probably good for you, but when consumed in excess, it's all bad.

I know when I drink too much, the following day my testosterone levels plummet.

I have no energy, motivation, and really don't feel like doing anything, especially exercise.

I keep it at about 2 drinks max, and seem to do fine at that level.


edited Sep 03, 2009 - by @Mark28815
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