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Old 06-04-2006, 06:21 PM   #1
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Here in Los Angeles, we have been having some pretty hot days. I searched the boards for any re-hydration drink suggestions to consume during and after the WOD, but didn’t find any.

Any suggestions?

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Old 06-04-2006, 07:06 PM   #2
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not to be glib, but how about water?

or did you mean gatorade-type deal?
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:00 PM   #3
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Hi Andrew,
Water is a must of course, which I have on hand during and after. I was thinking of something to help the body recover. I haven't used a gatorade-like product for many years now, but I'm always looking for that "edge" or best way to help my body function at it's best.
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:51 PM   #4
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Check out Accelerade, http://www.accelerade.com/pages/desc...n_science.html.
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Old 06-04-2006, 09:03 PM   #5
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Stephen,
to be honest water is your best bet. Best thing for recovery is water and rest. While you may need to restore your glycogen stores, a well thought out diet with water as your staple fluid should do that without going to excess carbohydrate drinks like gatoraid or acceleraid. UNLESS you do quite a bit of long duration activity, then acceleraid might be a good choice. But nothing can beat water and good quality food.
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:25 PM   #6
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How do these drinks like gatorade/accelorade do with zone diet?
When I used to run a lot I would carry a bottle of 1/2 water, 1/2 gatorade. When I would just use water I would get headaches(need the electrolytes?), now i've been finding myself doing longer runns.
Whats a good drink to have while your Zoning?
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:51 AM   #7
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Search the board for "water" and "hydration". There have been two huge threads on the topic.

The amounts of minerals and sugars that are needed to vastly increase the amount of hydration are much smaller than the "magical sugar-and-salt" drinks we all are familiar with.
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:00 AM   #8
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Unless you've engaged in some performance of epic duration, don't be super concerned with replenishing electrolytes, etc. Water is adequate. Weight yourself (or your athletes) before and after activity. Basic rule is 1 pint of water for each lb of BW lost. Make sure to drink at least a pint 1-2 hrs before activity too. During activity (if possible), drink regularly (chug--the water will get through the stomach faster).

If you're having trouble getting people to drink water because they want something with flavor, strike them repeatedly in public while berating them for their wankishness until a sufficient level of humilation has developed to inspire them to drink water like big kids.
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:28 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone for your input, and the humor.
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:57 PM   #10
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That wasn't humor Stephen. I've heard of Greg doing that to a guy.
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