Is there a correlation between alcohol and loss of strength? This past weekend I had a few (too many) beers with friends. We drank Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I usually drink 6 beers on Fridays, but since it's the summer and many friends are visiting, enjoying their free time, etc., we ended up drinking quite a bit.
I did not go to the gym on Monday because I still felt a little hung over, so I went to bed quite early and slept about 12 hours.
On Tuesday I went to the gym and ALL my lifts had to be done with about 20-30 lbs of weight less than what I was used to. I felt extremely weak, as if I had taken a 3-month gym break.
Did this happen due to the alcohol? How does alcohol interact with muscles and weight training?