Train Like a Dog to Look Like a God – Prometheus
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This Train Like a Dog to Look Like a God Blog is focusing on alcohol and is named Liver Like Prometheus.
Liver Like Prometheus
In Greek mythology Prometheus was the giver of fire to mortals which angered Zeus. Zeus had Prometheus taken to the Caucasus Mountains, and chain him to a rock with unbreakable, diamond chains. There, he was tormented day and night by a giant eagle tearing at his liver.
As we come to the end of Dry January, which so many of you have taken part of I thought, with the help of one of my clients, that it would be apt to do this blog now.
Before you finish your No Drinking as of february here are a few things to remember: (BTN Academy Call #9 Alcohol, Lifestyle and Training, 15 Jan 2015)
- Alcohol will yield roughly 7 calories per gram consumed
- A typical glass of wine, might contain 15grams of alcohol (105Kcal per glass)
- Do not forget to add the extra calories from mixers, syrups and anything else that gets added
- Alcohol affects your hormones
One major issue with the consumption of alcohol has to do with its effects on the release of growth hormone. Growth hormone is the substance in the body that plays a very large role when it comes to building muscle, stimulating other cell growth and development. When this hormone is low, you aren’t going to get the same amount of muscle development as you would when it’s at an optimal level.
Growth hormone is predominately secreted during the early sleeping hours of the night and because alcohol tends to disrupt the natural sleep rhythms that occur, it will decrease the amount of growth hormone released. This decrease can be up to as much as 70%, so it will really short-circuit the progress you are able to make.
Testosterone is another huge hormone associated with muscle growth and is the reason why men carry a great deal more muscle mass than women (since men have more testosterone flowing through their bodies).
When you consume alcohol, however, a substance is produced in the liver that is toxic to the release of testosterone. This substance decreases the concentration of testosterone in the body, resulting in lower muscle mass and definition.
(taken from http://uk.askmen.com/sports/bodybuilding_200/218_fitness_tip.html , 29 Jan 2015)
So I am not saying do not drink alcohol, but just take these into consideration before drinking whilst trying to get the body of you dreams and do not get a liver like Prometheus.