Don’t start your workout one step behind. Any fluid deficit incurred during a workout can potentially compromise the next session if adequate fluid replacement does not occur. Therefore, it is important to replace fluid and electrolyte losses, and replenish energy stores, in order to achieve recovery before the next workout.
Here are some tips on rehydrating so you can be better prepared for the next workout:
- Rehydration should occur within two hours post-exercise to assure optimal effect
- Post-exercise rehydration should be a minimum of 1 pint (16oz) for every pound of body weight lost during exercise
- To calculate weight lost during exercise:
Pre-Exercise Weight (nude) - Post-Exercise Weight (nude) = Weight Loss