Topping Off Your Water

Our bones are one-quarter water. The muscles that drive your performance are three quarters water. Your brain that steers your limbs is 76% water. The blood that carries your nutrients is 82% water. Your lungs that provide your oxygen are nearly 90% water.

The most important nutrient in your body is water.

The quality of your tissues, their performance, and their resistance to injury, is absolutely dependent on the quality and quantity of the water you drink. And you have to drink it constantly.  Light exercise in a temperate climate uses half a gallon of water a day in breath, sweat, and urine.

Athletes in heavy training use over 2 gallons of water a day! For example, a 165 lb athlete is mainly composed of 50 quarts of water. In heavy training, he has to replace all of it every six days.

Dehydrate a muscle by a mere 3% and you cause about 10% loss of contractile strength, and an 8% loss of speed. Therefore, performance literally dries up.

So if you want optimum performance, the unbreakable rule is:

Continually top up your water!

 

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