Hydration is one of the greatest contributors for better performance. Following on from my last blog post Hydration, water is seen to have direct links to your performance levels. The Virtual Sports Injury Clinic, 2018, stated:
Even a 2% decrease in body weight through water loss can cause detrimental effects, with reports of up to a 20% decrease in performance.
As water is an integral part of our body functions, such as temperature regulation, blood composition and even cellular functions, we need to ensure our levels of water are optimal, especially before exercise. Even a slight decrease in water, as mentioned before, will result in drastic decreases in performance.
So next time before you hit a hard session, stock up on water before and during your exercise.