One key to a successful workout is staying hydrated. Dehydration and muscle growth are opposites. You can’t have one if you have the other. Being properly hydrated allows you to get more out of your workout.
Dehydration is excessive water loss from your body. Yet water is vital to every normal bodily function. Being dehydrated means your body doesn't have the water it needs.
Dehydration causes the following problems:
- It impacts physical performance.
- Dehydration slows muscle growth.
- Water transports nutrients that support muscle recovery.
- Dehydration increases the risk of DOMS.
- It impacts mental performance.
If you’re dehydrated, you will not perform at your best. Many lifters take electrolytes for hydration. Electrolytes are critical for muscle contraction, among other functions.
5% Hydrate Stk is the easiest way to stay hydrated. Hydrate Stk gives you on-the-go convenience. All you need is water!
Dehydration - What It Is And How It Affects The Body
Dehydration, as you might imagine, is excessive water loss from your body. That’s a problem since water is vital to every normal bodily function. After all, the body consists of 60% water. When you are dehydrated, your body doesn't have the water it needs to function normally. Since every function that happens in your body involves water, imagine the problems when you become dehydrated. Not to mention, when you are dehydrated, your brain and heart must work harder to try and maintain hydration levels. (1, 2)
Dehydration causes the following problems:
- It impacts physical performance by affecting strength and endurance.
- Dehydration slows muscle growth. That’s because hydration is needed to repair tissue damage and manufacture new cells.
- Muscle growth cannot occur without sufficient hydration. That’s because water transports nutrients that support muscle recovery after an intense workout.
- Dehydration increases the risk of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).
- It impacts mental performance, including memory, mood, and visual perception.
The Signs Of Dehydration
Some of the common signs of dehydration include:
- Extreme Thirst
- Dry Mouth
- Reduced Urination
- Possible Lightheadedness
If you experience any of these symptoms, don’t delay, get a bottle or a glass of water. Don’t forget to add a Hydrate Stk for complete hydration!
Electrolytes - Proper Hydration And Muscular Contractions
Electrolytes are essential minerals that carry a positive or negative electrical charge. They are critical to many bodily functions. They also ensure optimal mental and physical performance by keeping you hydrated. Other benefits include muscular contraction, nerve impulse conduction, and regulating your heartbeat. (3, 4)
Go back and re-read the words “muscular contraction”. Of course, the quality of contraction is a big part of a successful workout. It’s the starting point of everything you do in the gym. The feel of every rep and set depends on how well your muscles contract. If you want effective rep performance and if you want to hit all of your reps and sets, your muscles must effectively contract. That’s a major reason hydration is so important to muscle growth.
Hydrate Stk For Optimal Hydration
5% Nutrition’s new Hydrate Stk is a well-rounded hydration formula that comes in easy-to-use Stick Packs. This innovative formula contains electrolytes and other osmotic ingredients that work synergistically to ensure total hydration. It’s easy to stay hydrated with Hydrate Stk - no matter where you are or what you’re doing. These packs are great no matter how demanding your lifestyle. Got a busy day at work or school? Stay hydrated for maximum productivity. Just take a few packets with you as you head out, and you’re all set!
You can take Hydrate Stk by itself or add it to your 5% pre-workout. You can add it to All Day You May as your intra-workout. It's important to hydrate yourself leading up to and during your workout. That’s the best way to ensure complete hydration. That’s easily accomplished with Hydrate Stk.
Dehydration and muscle growth - are two things that do not go together! Stay hydrated and optimize growth with 5% Nutrition Hydrate Stk!
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