7 Reasons to Skip the Workout After Alcohol Parties, even if you feel ok
Posted by cpaddon on January 5, 2017
Workout in the state of hangover is a huge load on all systems of the body. So you shouldn’t be proud that you didn’t skip gym even in this state.
WHO does not recommended men to use more than 40 grams of pure alcohol (ethanol) per day. Women – more than 30 grams of pure alcohol. These dosages are considered safe, exceeded ones are toxic.
How to calculate the amount of ethanol in alcoholic beverages:
Most vodkas and brandies have 40% – in fractions it is 0.4.
Most dessert wines have 16% – in fractions it is 0.16.
Most dry wines have 12% – in fractions it is 0.12.
Most beers have 4% – in fractions it is 0.04.
The general formula: divide the amount of alcohol by the portion and obtain a valid daily rate according to WHO
After drinking more than 1 oz of pure alcohol, refrain from exercise for 2-3 days.After drinking up to 1 oz of pure alcohol, refrain from training for 1 day.
Alcohol intake has a long-term effect:
# 1 Disturbed fluid balance
After drinking you are thirsty, which indicates to dehydration. This leads to a slowing of metabolism and disrupts the cell supply. No progress from training in this state is possible.
# 2 Disturbed heart work
Because of alcohol, blood viscosity increases at times, red blood cells get clumped, due to which the heart find it more difficult to pump blood, and it starts to run in the turbo mode. Imagine the motor, in which thick oil is poured – at first it will overheat, and then simply won’t survive. Heart, in such conditions, will respond to you by increased heart rate, under normal or even the minimum loads.
# 3 Destroyed capillaries and small vessels
Because of high blood pressure, small vessels and capillaries are destroyed. You will feel when capillaries the in the brain will begin to experience the load. Hangover is often accompanied by headaches in the temples, and the reason for this is the high-pressure action on the walls of cerebral blood vessels. The pressure rises even during normal exercise, so it can be critically dangerous after drinking alcohol.
# 4 High risk of injuring the ligaments
As you know, metabolism is slowed after drinking and microcirculation is disrupted, which leads to a lack of nutrients, coming during a workout to the muscles and tendons. This will lead to micro traumas and destruction, and in the future could result a serious long-term injury, the cause of won’t be clear.
Remember the warm-up is done in order to deliver the nutrients and hormones to the ligaments and muscles for normal physical activity? So, when you are hungover, this system practically does not work.
# 5 Violated coordination
The nervous system is inhibited, the coordination is impaired – in this state, you are very likely to drop the dumbbell or find any other way to injure yourself.
# 6 Shortness of breath
Already during warm-up, the respiratory system can fail, and the shortness of breath will take you into a dysfunctional state. It arises from the fact that cells which require oxygen, can’t receive it in the required quantities. And actually, retardation of all systems won’t allow to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide at the required speed.
# 7 Violated mineral and electrolyte balance
During training in hangover, sweating is even more enhanced, because of that the body sweats out a lot of useful minerals and salts. Violation of mineral balance also leads to slow metabolic processes, convulsions and rapid heart rate.
These are the main reasons for deciding to skip training for a few days before the full restoration of well-functioning of all body systems.
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