TO further add to its negative effect on body composition, alcohol seems to have a negative influence on the ability of the body to ‘burn fat’. An important stage of making weight for boxers, is to reduce their fat mass. Therefore, leading up to a weigh-in, consuming alcohol could negatively influence their ability to burn fat, and to make weight.
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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS