Posts Tagged ‘water’

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

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Here you go!!!  This one is so short, sweet and to the point, but should be addressed when you are doing high endurance exercise.  To 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!!!!

How Important Is Water When Exercising?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

So NOW it’s time to get serious about H2O. Does is really matter how much you drink after a workout?

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So you should be hydrated BEFORE your workout and stay hydrated DURING your workout, but did you know it’s also important to maintain hydration AFTER you’ve given your heart and soul into your workout?

Being hydrated before your workout will keep you from getting lethargic, dizzy, experiencing muscle cramps during the workout, regulate your bodies temperature and it will keep your body running like a well-oiled machine because that water will act as a lubricant for your muscles. Weigh yourself BEFORE and AFTER you are done kicking your own butt into shape. For each pound lost during your exercise, drink appropriately  2 -3 cups of water.

You just might alleviate muscle soreness, those body aches and pains and give those vital organs that pumped so hard to help get you through that exercise some good ol’ T.L.C.