Precision Nutrition Habit #5
Ready for your PN Habit for the week?! Here ya go!
-Coach Kyle D.
Precision Nutrition Habit #5: Only drink NON-calorie containing beverages
Along with the other nutritional habits, hydration is very important when it comes to muscle strength and stamina during these vigorous workouts. It is very important to hydrate well before your session and never allow yourself to fall into a deficit. Not only will dehydration affect your muscle strength and endurance but it will also put more strain on your heart because the blood is less viscous. Dehydration can also lead to muscles cramping, loss in motor control and agility, and extreme fatigue.
Higher Carb diets allow for more water storage. For every gram of stored carbohydrates, 3 to 4 grams of water are also stored. Therefore if the diet is high in carbs there is a chance for higher water storage whereas low carb diets allow for much less water storage.
On the other hand if your diet is higher in protein, less water will be stored because more of the water will be needed to flush the kidneys from the higher acidity running through them.
*Bathroom Tip- The darker the urine the more dehydrated you are. DRINK WATER!!!!!!