It’s not earth shattering news that consuming alcohol will negatively impact athletic performance. Zeke from CrossFit Coastal put together this piece detailing some of the impact. If you want to get stronger, faster, or leaner, drinking will slow you down.
You want to perform your best every time you’re at the gym. I know from personal experience, early in my life as a CrossFitter that a couple drinks the night before makes that max effort deadlift a lot tougher to pull, and metcons become even more brutal. That is, if you can make it into the gym after a night out. You’re doing supplemental work to slaughter your goats, you think you’re eating super clean, and you wonder why the progress you’re after isn’t there. Well, paleo with a boozin’ bias could be holding you back. Look, I’m not going to tell you to quit drinking altogether, but if you cut back on consistent or excessive drinking you’ll feel better. After all, don’t we do this to become more capable, and feel more alive?
April 27, 2011
Strength: High Bar Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3
2 Snatches (45kg/30kg)