Alcohol + Athletes = Poor Performance
Alcohol has a wide variety of negative effects on the body. Moderate consumption of alcohol can inhibit motor skills and physical performance; chronic use may cause muscle damage, and weakness. The bottom line: regular consumption of alcohol (3-4 days/week) and more than 2-3 drinks, can decrease or prevent improvement in strength and performance.
Alcohol has been named the most abused drug by the NCAA. Each gram of alcohol provides seven calories. If you are trying to maintain or lose weight, consumption of alcohol can make reaching that goal very difficult. One serving of alcohol is considered: 12 ounces beer, 5 ounces wine,and 1 ½ ounces liquor.