by Harvey Bond
Almost everybody that works out on a regular basis feels that it is the type of foods and amount of foods that they eat which is going to make the largest difference in the way that they look. Although it certainly is important for you to eat regularly in order to fuel the muscles that are being worked out, there is also something else that you should make sure that you are not ignoring.
That is the drinking of water, something that far too many bodybuilders restrict themselves on for one reason or another. If you drink enough water, you will grow.
The difficult part about this is that the amount of water that you need is going to vary from individual to individual. A basic recipe for you to follow is to drink half of your body weight every day in ounces of water.
This will fully hydrate you, giving your muscles the opportunity to grow at a maximal level. It will also be necessary for you to take a little bit of sea salt every time you drink water so that the water will be able to stay in your body long enough to do its hydration work.
This is where the difficult part comes in. If you’re working out regularly, you might need to increase the amount of water that you drink along with your exercise.
If you’re doing cardiovascular exercise regularly, you will need to replenish the water that you lose by sweating along with drinking enough to stay hydrated as well. You also lose a lot of water whenever you are weight training, so keep that in mind.
The type of drinks also make a difference because you’re not going to get the same benefits out of drinking sports drinks or coffee as you would out of drinking pure water.
It may take a little bit of adjustment on your part but the gains that you are going to get from drinking water like this is going to far outweigh any type of inconvenience of drinking that much water.
The next time you go to the gym, make sure that you take your H2O along with you. Not only will it help to keep you hydrated, it will help you keep your body healthy and growing for the long term. That is what you’re at the gym for anyway, isn’t it?
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