Binge drinking affects muscle growth

Don’t train and drink if you want to retain muscle and improve performance is the message from US researchers who found that alcohol consumed after training hampers the recovery process.

Drinks with the boys after a game or training may be etched in the Australian culture, but now researchers have shown the practice has a surprising downside in that it may undo all that good work.

Consuming alcohol post-exercise has been shown to reduce rates of myofibrillar protein synthesis (MPS) even if