Will a night on the booze make you lose? Alcohol and sports performance.

Alcohol and sports performance

Is it healthful?

Can anyone remember a headline about an elite athlete drinking too much, partying too hard and ultimately getting themselves in to a spot of bother?  I sure can’t! Although, I must divulge, I do suffer from severe amnesia.

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Sarcasm aside, drinking and sport seem to go hand in hand. David Boon infamously inhaled 52 frothies (that’s Australian for beer) on a flight; John Daly spent the majority of his golfing career drunk; and Wade Boggs supposedly skulled 107 stouts on a mere cross country trip. Unsurprisingly, stories like these have led sporting clubs to stop their athletes from drinking, even in low amounts, in any sort of proximity to games. Now, even amateur sporting clubs are implementing similar policies, as weekend warriors attempt to emulate their less than sober superstars both on and now off the field. So, while I don’t condone excess drinking, I’m curious to find out does…

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