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Coach's Blog

Beat the Heat, Stay Hydrated

By Rob | In Coach's Blog | on July 30, 2012

This summer has been quite an enigma in Houston. The rains of July kept the temperatures near bearable.  With all the rain, August sets up to be extremely hot and humid. As we move into August, it is really important to stay hydrated.

Some studies have shown that most humans are chronically dehydrated. Exercising in the heat causes excessive fluid loss. This combination can be an incredibly dangerous situation. And we are CrossFitters so that adds the intensity to the equation significantly upping the ante.

What are the Signs?

  • Thirst
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Dry Skin
  • Skin Flushing
  • Dark Colored Urine (see Dehydration Chart)
  • Dry Mouth
  • Fatigue or Weakness
  • Chills

What Are Effects?

  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased Respiration
  • Decreased Sweating
  • Increased Body Temperature
  • Muscle cramps
  • Headaches
  • Nausea

Extreme Cases

  • Confusion
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizures
  • Heat Stroke
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Chest and Abdominal pain

Preventing

  • Drink approximately 64 oz , more if you are exercising
  • Drink 15 to 20 fl oz, 2-3 hours before WOD
  • Drink 8 to 10 oz before exercise
  • Drink 8 to 10 oz during
  • Drink 20-24 fl oz for every lb lost during a workout.
  • If you are Paleo and limiting sodium, you should consider using Nunn or Emergen C mixed in your water to replace electrolytes

Stay hydrated through the heat. It is important to your recovery, performance and health.

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