Dehydration is a Killer
- Dehydration is the #1 factor causing a decrease in performance in sport.
- If you are thirsty, it is too late. Drink BEFORE your body craves water.
- Drinking lots of water combined with a good eating plan will reduce soreness from a hard workout or game.
- Start your day drinking 20 ounces (2.5 cups, 625 mL) of water. You will be shocked at how good it feels!
- Drink at least 1 cup (250 mL) of water before training sessions then 1 cup every 15 minutes as a minimum.
- How much? Take your weight in pounds, divide by 2 and add 20%. For example: 180 lbs / 2 = 90 * 1.2 = 108 ounces of water (8 ounces = 1 cup = 250 mL) So you need to drink 13.5 cups of water a day. Drink ALL day!
- Urine – I have a free document on how urine color helps to determine dehydration
Fuel the Hunger
Jacques has created a system called Fuel the Hunger, a blueprint on eating well for performance. The program is designed to help athletes find the foods and eating pattern that works best for them to improve training results and reach peak performance levels. A better choice of foods and a plan of when to eat them will maximize energy levels, muscle efficiency and mental clarity so they are not sacrificing critical position to a weaker opponent. The knowledge gained will help the athlete to transition to a healthy, life-long pattern of eating that will keep them vibrant and reduce the risk of serious illness.