This is not going to be welcome advice...

A new study has found that drinking alcohol after working out reduces rates of muscle protein synthesis (e.g. building new muscle), even when alcohol was consumed alongside recommended amounts of protein. So unfortunately a few beers after your workout might impair your recovery and adaptation to training, as well as your subsequent performance.

 

So going reaching for some high quality protein and carbs (without the wine and whisky) after exercise is the best option for making the most out of your workout.

Photo by Martin Garrido and bar photo by Sayot, Flickr

Photo by Martin Garrido and bar photo by Sayot, Flickr

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