Showing up to the gym for a workout after a late night of drinking and very little sleep isn’t exactly a recipe for success. When you're dehydrated (which can leave you feeling run down, anxious, and foggy) and tired, your body is at a major disadvantage from the start, and you won’t be able to perform as well.
“I've had clients who have been too social in the evening, and if it affects their sleep patterns, then it definitely will effect their strength and ability to perform during a challenging training session,” McCall says. “In addition, some studies have found that a lack of sleep can produce more cortisol, a hormone associated with storing fat in the adipose tissue of the abdominal cavity.”
If you're really serious about seeing results, drink in moderation (we love these skinny cocktail ideas) and get plenty of sleep so you can make the most of your sweat sessions.
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