Hydration

Tip on hydration       

Drink lots of water.   Why?

Water consumption prior to exercise is a key to your best performance…..

ONCE YOU ARE THIRSTY YOU ARE CONSIDERED DEHYDRATED IF YOU ARE DEHYDRATED YOU WORK AT  50% OF YOUR POTENTIAL


Tests have been done with two groups drinking same amount of water prior and one group drinking continuous during the event results speed did not change but length of time able to continue at that speed was significantly reduced what does this mean “drink” while on the bench for best performance!  Replenish water after each game especially when you have multiple games in the same day or on back-to-back days

 

Higher levels of dehydration impair mental concentration, alertness, muscular strength and endurance, physical work capacity, and increase risks for heat injury

 Sports drinks are a great choice of fluids……especially if they are not a fan of water but still should consume some water.

Your support with nutrition and water consumption is greatly appreciated and your child will be the one benefiting.

My Recommendations…… constant drinking….send water bottles with your athletes whenever she or he leaves the home.

  • 2 cups of water 2 hours prior to game

  • 1 cup 1 hour prior

  • Sipping water there after to game time

  • Replenishing throughout the game while on bench, during time out or injury

  • Drinking water and/or sports drinks (that can by diluted with water) immediately after game

  • If you are playing or have an activity you should maintaining fluid intake

TOURNAMENT NOTE

You should start consuming extra water prior to the tournament, as water stores will be depleted especially on days when we play multiple games

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~ by ellefitness on June 6, 2011.

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