HYDRATION - Water is essential for muscle growth

Water is essential for muscle growth. A decrease in 1.5% translates in a drop of 10% of your maximal strength. You should be drinking 0.6 to 0.7 ounces of water per pound of body weight.

For example: A 200 pound male should be consuming 120 to 140 ounces of water a day.

You will be able to do more sets and reps while staying hydrated. How do you know your body is properly hydrated? Let’s look at the urine color chart.

This is a basic and simplistic urine chart to determine how hydrated you are.

Make sure that before you train your urine color is at the top of the chart for maximal strength and muscle gains.

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