There are so many benefits to drinking water! Water is one of those things that a lot of times you will not notice the positive effects in your body when you HAVE ENOUGH WATER…and it is because of this that people often get dehydrated because by the time you FEEL THIRSTY you are already dehydrated!

waiting to drink water until you “feel thirsty” is like waiting to get the oil changed until the Oil light has ALREADY BEEN ON.

For me Water is essential.  As an athlete I notice my performance is improved and I am able to demonstrate larger amounts of explosive power, endurance, and even focus.  This is why you see so many athletes carrying around plastic water jugs…(….errrgh….glass gallon jugs!?). For me I try to drink 2 gallons of water a day, and towards the last week of fight camp I am well into the third gallon of water by the end of the day.

When you drink water that frequently it is easy to ‘forget’ that it ‘is time’ to drink! A simple trick that I use is a timer on the side of my water jug telling me when and how much water I need to drink.  This keeps me consuming water throughout the day and gives me a since of achievement as I maintain accountability with myself!

Errrr Buddy Get Your Drink on!

Other fluids like coffee, tea, juice don’t count into the water I drink from the Gallon but knowing I am going to have to drink from the jug usually keeps me away from those sugary alternatives.  Water is an essential  part of anyone who is serious about their diet for fitness, competition, or losing weight. If they are looking to increase muscle mass, decrease body fat, and get a six pack one of the most critical components of that is water as that is the vehicle used to help pass nutrients to the muscles and push waste out of the body.  If you are interested in ultimate performance for MMA, BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, or Wrestling make sure you are consuming water along with your protein, electrolytes, creatine, and other vitamin, minerals with your pre workout and post recovery protein shakes, lol!!

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