Hydration is vital! Drink lots of water! Water is critical to every function our bodies and many people underestimate the importance of it. Getting enough of it ensures proper bodily function and is without our muscles would not grow.
A large percentage of the human body’s mass is water. Our brains are consisted of 95% water, our lungs are 90% and our blood is 82% water.
If you are working out in the gym you will be sweating a lot, in order to keep up your hydration levels you will need to drink a lot of water. Make sure you have a bottle of water with you in the gym.
Being fully hydrated has some health benefits more then just help you build muscle mass.
Healthier Skin; You will have a much smother complexion with less blemishes if you are fully hydrated. Also, you will be less prone to acne breakouts because your body will be able to flush away oils and impurities.
Healthier Joints; The synovial fluid which lubricates our joints is mostly made up of water. If you suffer dehydration you will have less synovial fluid. If you have intense workouts in the gym you will need strong healthy joints.
The Digestive System; hugely important for gym-goers and bodybuilders. Water will help improve your digestion processes and is needed to keep your urinary tract healthy.
Water will help you break down and metabolize your food, it will make sure that those nutrients of your food can be used properly by your body.
If you are aiming to build muscle mass you will be eating much more food than the average person, to make sure your body can digest it effectively make sure you are well hydrated.
Reduces Fatigue; being dehydrated will make you lethargic and sluggish. Although the water itself does not provide energy it plays a vital role in metabolizing our food.
Helping Build Muscle; water is used to transport all of the nutrients to the cells in our body. Water helps structure the proteins which will build your muscle. If you are dehydrated you cannot build muscle because your muscles will be deprived of electrolytes they need and they will cramp.
Increasing muscle tone; If you are dehydrated your muscle will not contact properly as you exercise, this will reduce muscle tone.