Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Alcohol suppresses training hormones for up to 4 days. You may show up to practice but there will be little improvement or gains.

A few drinks can offset your hard work by erasing the effects of your workouts, reducing your endurance and compromising your mental game. Alcohol affects your ability to learn new plays and strategies; it decreases your aptitude for muscle development and recovery and negatively impacts your nutrition and endurance.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Every time you drink alcohol, you lose approximately 14 days of training effect.

That’s right, drinking alcohol will erase two weeks of training effect. You are wasting your time and your team will suffer. Alcohol impacts your coordination, resulting in decreased ability to move, react and stay balanced. Alcohol is a metabolic poison, clear and simple. It affects the entire body and all body systems, especially those that control high performance.