Drink Your Carbs: The Drinker's Diet Announces Review of Recent Studies Into the Effects of Alcohol on Post-Exercise Recovery
By reviewing studies from 1985 to 2012, Drink Your Carbs presents a clear picture of the real impacts of alcohol on muscle recovery. "There is definitely an impact," noted Deutsch. A study out of Massey University in New Zealand clearly showed that binge drinking delays the recovery of muscle strength after hard exercise. However, a follow up study done by the same team using the same methodology showed that moderate drinking had absolutely no affect on recovery.