Quenching your muscles’ thirst

Water is more than just another nutrient that you will have to add to your body system every other day. There is so much more to water than meets the eye and a lot of people never really get to take this seriously. If you are a bodybuilder, water is one of the most important things that should make up the course of your day. This is especially so in the event that you are one of those bodybuilders who really train so hard to make sure that they can get what they want in the long run.

I normally shudder at the thought that a number of bodybuilders will go on to ignore the importance of water to their diet while they are trying to make sure that they can keep fit in the process. Taking into consideration the fact that the muscles really do need the water for lubrication purposes, I always wonder what is wrong with some bodybuilders who do not drink enough water yet they claim that they are trying to work so hard. This is like waling 5 steps ahead and 10 more backwards. You will forever be stuck in one place and you will never make any progress when it comes to working out. You have to first of all understand why you need water in your body system and from there look into how to get the right amount of water into your system over time.

Dehydration has a negative impact on workouts and considering how important water is to the body, you have to do so much more to make sure that you can get back in shape. First of all the actions of the muscles normally take place under water. This means that without water you would basically struggle to move muscle. The skeletal muscle is made up of more than 70% water. Therefore any of the muscle movements that go on in your body when you are working out are basically being carried out under water, so without water you are basically fighting a losing war.

For those who engage in resistance training, water generally moves to the muscle cells from the blood in the process of contraction and expansion of the muscles. This movement creates a pumping sensation and it is this that allows the muscles to handle larger or heavier loads when you add more weight on to your lifts. The movement of water to and from the muscle and back to the bloodstream helps in preserving the circulation of blood and in essence this will go a long way in making sure that your blood pressure stays at manageable levels.

Those who are not drinking enough water normally run the risk of losing more water than they are pumping from the blood as a result this hampers the muscle protein synthesis, which therefore means that your muscles are not able to make proper use of the proteins that they are supposed to use for growth, recuperation and restoration.