Drink More Water

Everyday when I do coaching, I tour of the box, picking up all the half drunk bottles of water….. Some are empty some not opened…. You have all seen me do it 🙂

 

So here are some reasons why you should be drinking more water, especially when we are doing Crossfit and living in this sand-pit.

 

Hydration and weightlifting/exercise, go together like a needle and thread. You need to drink lots of water if you want to build muscle and/or lose fat at the fastest possible rate. This is one of the simplest and most effective fitness concepts to implement. Yet it is very often overlooked.

 

Since your body is made primarily of water (about 60-70 percent), it is no surprise that H2O is essential for achieving good health.

 

Despite water’s importance, the vast majority of people don’t drink nearly enough of it. This obviously is the case for your average couch-dwelling, inactive bob. But many weight lifters, athletes and other fitness-minded individuals also suffer (unknowingly) from less than stellar hydration.

 

Drink water to build muscle, drinking enough water allows you to build muscle and lose fat more efficiently because your body is functioning optimally on a cellular level.

 

  • Increased energy and focus
  • Increased physical strength
  • Increased metabolism
  • Excess toxins washed away
  • Reduced food cravings
  • Reduced chance of overeating
  • Reduced water weight

 

How much water should you be drinking?

 

-Bodyweight. The more you weigh, the more water you will need

-Replace What You Lose. You must replace the fluids you lose through perspiration (sweat and the moisture from breathing)

-Climate/Physical Environment. If you’re outside on hot days for long periods of time, you should drink more water because you’ll be losing more fluids. Likewise, you should increase your intake if you’re inside and it’s hot

-Recommendations. 2-3 liters per day, CrossFitters should be on the upper end of this

 

Seeing as we live in Dubai and summer is here make sure you are always sufficiently hydrated, before you start training as well as after the classes.

 

Coach Oreo