The effects of alcohol after a training session or a competition

The advice of Luca Mondazzi, head of the Nutrition Service for Sport and the Dietology Service for Wellness at the Mapei Sport Research Center

Everyone will have had a drink or a glass of wine after a football match with friends or at the end of a ride with friends. What is the effect of drinking alcohol after a demanding exercise session? Luca Mondazzi, head of the Nutrition Service for Sport and the Dietetics Service for Wellness at the Mapei Sport Research Center explains this to us. “The main negative effects are two: the first is that the reconstruction of muscle proteins, which are in need of repair processes for optimal recovery, is substantially compromised. The second is that the quality of sleep and rest is compromised. Another unfavorable effect, albeit less marked than the first two, is that the speed at which the muscle glycogen stores are restored can be reduced ”. In the previous episode, power meters in cycling.

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