drdnjackson Happy #Friday Gang! ⁣ ⁣ Here’s a little #science-based #anabolic tip for you all before we head into the weekend. ⁣ ⁣ It’s Friday afternoon, the sun is out, you just finished a hard week of work, and you are at the gym plowing through your workout in anticipation of downing a few beers with friends. ⁣ ⁣ 🍻 BUT, did you know that binge drinking after weight training might be blunting your training goals---especially if you are male! ⁣ ⁣ 🍺 That's right, a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research reported that binge drinking immediately after training blunts markers of anabolism in males. ⁣ ⁣ Interestingly, males and females had similar anabolic responses to weight training without alcohol on board, but the post-exercise alcohol binge resulted in a ~40% decrease in mTOR phosphorylation (a marker of anabolic signalling) in men compared to placebo.⁣ ⁣ So, if you are serious about your health and physique, avoid binge drinking all together—especially postworkout! ⁣ ⁣ Reference: J Strength Cond Res. 2017 Jan;31(1):54-61

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