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Competition and the importance of hydration

Competition

Hydration before the competition is a fundamental pillar for your sports performance, since dehydration in the athlete can cause:

  • Decreased aerobic energy capacity
  • Reduced exercise endurance
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Temperature increases

When practicing sports, water and minerals are lost through sweat, so it is essential to replace them adequately. Did you know that when in a competition, training or in a hot environment you could lose between 2 and 4 liters of water per day?

The competition is approaching and days before, you should start with proper hydration, which can provide pure water for your body.

Hours before the competition, water is not enough, you should choose rehydrating drinks that provide electrolytes (sodium, potassium) and depending on the hours of exercise, choose carbohydrates for glucose reserves. This way you will retain more liquid during sports practice.

There are now established protocols for an athlete’s hydration needs. We will focus on your hydration before the competition.

Features of the drink for a competition athlete

Sports drinks are designed for proper hydration and therefore its primary objective is:

  • Provide electrolytes for mineral compensation.
  • Contribute carbohydrates to delay the depletion of sugar in the body.

In terms of body composition, the Spanish Federation of Sports Medicine Consensus on beverages for athletes recomends:

Zumub brings you the best drinks for your proper hydration before your competition:

  • Choose the ultimate isotonic drink: Zumub Isotonic! Starts by supplying your body with fast-acting carbohydrates in the form of glucose that will give you an immediate surge of energy.
  • If you are looking for a quick way to restore lost electrolytes, what you need is Electroactive de Activlab!

Get ready for the competition with these tips and with the best Zumub products!

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