What is the most important nutrient for health, growth and development?
Hydrate for hypertrophy: Water is needed to transport nutrients to your cells and transport waste out of the body. Water helps form the structures of protein and glycogen.
In order to move and flex your muscles, you need water. If your body is dehydrated, your muscles will be deprived of electrolytes and cramp. Since muscles are controlled by nerves, without the proper water and electrolyte balance, muscle strength and control will also be impaired.
It is essential that you stay hydrated if you want to build muscle and experience optimal performance in the gym.
The list of benefits includes but is far from limited to:
- Healthier skin
- Teeth and bones
- Mind and body
- Digestive system
- Reduces fatigue
- Aids weight loss
- Reduces fluid retention
- Aids muscle tone
How much should we drink
I recommend an ounce per pound of weight. In example if you weigh 150 pounds that would be 150 ounces. 2 litres of water = around 70 ounces of water.
Try it for a week, carry your bottle with you, stick a 2 litre bottle on your desk, take a bottle in the car, and leave a jug with a slice of lemon in the kitchen. Feel the benefits and tell me about them on facebook.
Yours in health
Matt My Trainer.