Thursday, 7/21/11

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Well, it’s that hot time of year. The sun’s out, days are long, and we are all out enjoying the most of every day that we can. All that activity, paired with the high heat as of late can make you a sweaty mess by late afternoon (or early morning for some us–we know who we are).

Did you know that the minimum amount of water in ounces you should be drinking daily is equal to half your body weight in pounds? That amount of water is separate from coffee, sodas, any caffeinated and sugared drinks, or alcohol that actually cause a deficit. And if you are working out hard, you should probably be replacing some lost electrolytes in your system such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. This is especially important if you are eating a clean, paleo/zone diet that is usually lacking sodium. Logbooks not only help you keep track of your food daily, fish oil, energy, sleep, and workouts/mobility–but they can also assist logging your water intake daily at a minimum.

You can also weigh yourself before and after workouts, and before bed/after waking to see if you are deficient. Losing more than 1 pound overnight is unacceptable and going to negatively impact performance. Sweating yourself through a workout is okay, but needs to be replaced in order for your body to keep up the good work.

First though, stick to the basics and make sure you are keeping your diet clean and logging your food, water, sleep, and workouts–then one can see if electrolyte replacements may be helpful. Be mindful to take care of your body and keep hydrating safely to keep headaches, muscle cramps, and your body ready for whatever life or we may throw at it each day.

Strength/Skill – Snatch
100 Double Unders
50 Sit-ups
400m run
30 Hang P.C.’s 95/45
10 Snatches 95/45

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