It is not a secret that alcohol can be bad for our health. But what about our muscle growth? Can alcohol stop us from building muscle mass?
1 Alcohol prevents your body from making protein.
The process of building new muscle is called protein synthesis. When you drink alcohol, it prevents your body from getting the signals it needs to build muscle.
2 Signal Stops mean waste.
This means that molecules that cause muscle wasting are turned on.
3 Alcohol makes your body resistant to insulin.
Insulin helps muscles grow and makes it possible for muscles to absorb carbohydrates. If your muscles can’t absorb nutrients well, it will be hard for them to grow and recover.
Don’t forget alcohol consumption also leads to fat gain.
So when does it become harmful to your fitness goals to keep drinking, let us know in the comments?