International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part C (2014)
Effect of alcohol on athletic performance and recovery
Alcohol consumption within elite sport has been continually reported both anecdotally within the media and quantitatively in the literature. The detrimental effects of alcohol on human physiology have been well documented, adversely influencing neural function, metabolism, cardiovascular physiology, thermoregulation and skeletal muscle myopathy. Remarkably, the downstream effects of alcohol consumption on exercise performance and recovery, has received less attention and as such is not well understood. The focus of this review is to identify the acute effects of alcohol on exercise performance and give a brief insight into explanatory factors.
How to cite this article:
Kranti. Effect of alcohol on athletic performance and recovery. International Journal of Applied Research. 2014; 1(1): 97-101.