During a 90 minute boxing session, you can lose between 3 and 5 % of your body mass through sweat alone. That’s a whole lot of perspiration that needs to be replaced. Yet, a glass of water can have other impacts on your health as a boxer too.
First of all, it increases your heart rate which improves your workout. This is like having a HIIT work out all through the day. Top up your glass and find your peak point.
It improves your concentration which is crucial to avoiding hits and landing them. We’ve all heard the phrase “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”, well that certainly won’t happen without water. Hydration is crucial for your cognition.
And speaking of cognition, being well hydrated improves reaction time and decision time.
Liquid doesn’t have to be in the form of refreshment alone. It can be a double up for other nutritional qualities. Including liquid carbohydrate after your workout can facilitate quicker and more effective rehydration while also making sure that your blood sugar levels don’t drop too much. You can also mix it with your protein for faster absorption. This aids in muscle repair, protein synthesis and nutrient absorption.