Reach Ultimate Performance. Hydrate yourself.
Hydration is often overlooked when people begin training plans - achieve your Ultimate Performance by something as simple as staying hydrated during your workout.
Approximately 60% of the human body is made up of water so hydration is crucial during exercise as well as pre- or post-workouts.
The effects of dehydration can have a negative impact on both performance and recovery:
- Fluid helps to regulate body temperature - when core temperature rises above normal additional stress is placed on the body and this can interfere with the body's energy systems.
- Fluid helps to regulate blood pressure - effectively regulated blood pressure can normalise the heart rate. This manages the stresses put on the body during training. Excessive stress can lead to inflammation and other processes affecting performance and recovery.
- Fluid aids in the movement and transport of essential energy nutrients - carbohydrates, protein, fats and supporting nutrients that are used as energy for the body are all transported to the areas you need it most by fluids.
- Waste removal - fluid helps to remove the metabolic waste that is produced by the body during intense exercise. This is most important for prevention of injury and speedy recovery.
Even the most well planned fitness program can fail due to poor hydration.
Dehydration can also lead to injuries, heat illnesses, excessive loss of sodium and cause an imbalance of electrolytes within the body. If you are dehydrated it can make even the simplest of exercises seem more difficult.
With this in mind we have developed a wide selection of Hydration Packs and bottles to help keep you hydrated during your training.