The importance of it in your diet is not a debate. “Drink some”. How much water however is. In my training lifetime I have heard everything from eight 8oz glasses to 3x gallons a day. Personally my goal is to drink 1x gallon a day. Not through coffee, tea or juice but a strict gallon of water. Diet fads say to drink a glass before and after every meal to help you feel content, others argue too much water slows down the digestive process and your foods will not break down properly.
Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. Lack of water can lead to dehydration. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired. Which will lead to poor training performance.
*Remember Thursday’s WOD Whip it. If your thirsty it’s too late your probably dehydrated. Also remember if you stop in the middle of your WOD to drink some your wasting valuable seconds. So how much are you drinking? If you don’t know, keep track in your success journal. If you don’t like to drink water spice it up, not with imitation drinks or flavorades but with fresh lemon, cucumber or oranges. Also don’t re-use plastic bottles, leave them in your hot car or freeze them unless they are BPA free.
Regardless of the exact amount we say DRINK MORE. Especially now that temperatures will start reaching 100 degrees in Arizona. Drink it 12-24 hours before exercising not hours before or during to try and make up for it. Spend a couple bucks and get a good re usable bottle, keep it where you will see it all day long and track how much you drink.