Daily hydration is Day 9 in our 31 High-Performance Habits Series.
Hydration, especially in the hot summer months is important. For athletes, a 2% body weight loss during exercise can start to affect performance.
Water is best absorbed by the body when taken in consistently throughout the day, and in small amounts. Downing a 16oz bottle of water floods the body with more than it can absorb at one given time, resulting in more being excreted (hello bathroom trips!).
Instead, set a timer such as the one on your phone, to go off every 60 minutes. When it goes off, take 3-6 gulps of water. Reset the alarm and forget about it. Let’s say you start at 7am. By the time you have dinner you could have had a minimum of 40 ounces of water.
And don’t forget about race hydration either.
Water and gravity is all you need. Download the Spartan Bodyweight Program.