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Your Body and Brain on Booze

 

I recently competed in a SWAT competition which was a two day event consisting of a day of scenarios involving role-players and NLTA (non-lethal training ammo), followed by a day of shooting and physical fitness events.

 

As part of my preparations for this, I took a month off from drinking any type of alcohol. Since many are currently embarking on the “Sober October” challenge, I felt now was the perfect time to write this blog post. 

 

Excessive alcohol consumption has always been a part of the worlds I’ve lived in.

 

As an Army 2nd Lieutenant, I (along with everyone I was around) would binge drink every day of the week, then get up at 4:30 am, work out, go about the day, work out a second time, and repeat the whole process again and again (during that time of my life, I was setting new strength PRs and running sub 6:00 miles at almost 5,000 ft of elevation).

 

And of course, cop parties/weddings never have a shortage of alcohol....

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