With the hot weather upon us, you NEED to hydrate.
“Before you even walk into the gym, you should be peeing clear.”
It doesn’t get any simpler than that folks. DRINK WATER. You performance and recovery is directly tied to your ability to be sufficiently hydrated. Our bodies are made up of so much water that if you are even slightly dehydrated you can expect a performance loss of 10% or more. That may not seem like much, but on a workout you could’ve done 10 rounds on, you just did 9 instead.
Other reasons to hydrate effectively…
1) This will allow you to recover, so you can continue to train hard for days in a row. Primarily to also avoid doing damage to your body and kidneys from Rhabdo.
2) It will correct issues with your diet. Often times when you think you are hungry, you are just thirsty and need to drink water. Learn to know the difference!
3) Will allow you to regulate your body temperature better.
Bed time, hydration timing.
One thing you want to avoid however is drinking too much water right before bed. Having to wake up constantly all night to goto the bathroom is going to hurt your recovery, so try to get really hydrated maybe within an hour or two of bed, then call it quits till morning. The next best thing to do in the morning is pop out of bed, fill up a tall class of water and pound it. Next to a good breakfast it is the best thing you can do. You cannot expect to get fully hydrated for class after you walked in the door, you wont have enough time to absord all of the water before you need it.
~Coach Serious is serious about drinking water and coffee.