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How much water is enough when you are doing high endurance exercise?

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Here you go!!! ┬áThis one is so short, sweet and to the point, but should be addressed when you are doing high endurance exercise. ┬áTo me high endurance exercise is anything that is elevating your respiratory and muscle endurance for a long duration of time at a consistent level. Even if you are working out for just 30 minutes, if that 30 minutes is all out high intensity exercise with plyometrics, pull-ups, push-ups, dynamic moves like lunges and squats, moving push-ups, weight transfer utilizing core balance and stability….if you are go, go, go then I think water will play an exceptionally important role in your overall performance and how you feel during and after your workout.20131125_175002-1

You should drink at least six to eight 12-ounce glass of water (non-carbonated) everyday, but when it comes to fitness and drinking water to help your body function properly, I recommend the following:

  • 12-ounces of water 2 hours before you exercise
  • 8-12 ounces of water 15-20 minutes before you exercise
  • 4-8 ounces of water every 15 minutes during exercise

Of course limiting the amount you drink DURING exercise is important because you don’t want to be too hydrated and throw-up. Water regulates your body temperature, lubricates your joints, and move essential nutrients throughout your body. It is important to replenish your body with fluids when exercising because when you don’t, it becomes harder for your heart to circulate blood which can lead to muscle cramps, dizziness, fatigue, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion.

These are just my suggestions because everyBODY is different but every EVERYBODY needs water. DRINK UP!!!!