Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you need to do for your health – and for your surfing! If you are surfing and working out multiple times a week, your hydration levels always need to always be at the optimum level. This section will cover your best hydration options so that you are at your best on and off the surf. Since the majority of your surfing or fitness training is high-rep and high-intensity, your muscles will become fatigued quickly. Your muscles will be prone to cramping, tears and pulls if you are not properly hydrated. Drinking clean and pure water is obviously one of the best ways to assure your body is receiving the proper hydration. Besides water, here are some other great options that will help you stay perfectly hydrated.
Coconut Water has helped me dramatically with my intense workouts. Coconut water has some amazing hydrating benefits and has twice the potassium of a whole banana in just 8 ounces! I drink 8 ounces of coconut water before my workout and another 10-16 during my intense workout sessions. It will give you great energy and also prevents muscle cramping during highly intense training sessions. Only go for brands that don’t have any added sugar and are 100% coconut water – not from concentrate.
It is refreshing, alkaline and very tasty alternative to commercial sports drinks that pack lot of sugar, artificial colours and flavours. Next time you shop, grab some coconut water and your body will reward you.