The anabolic effect of water in strength training:
I think we’ve all heard the ‘drinking a lot of water is good for you‘ line more than we can count. To support the case of consuming a large volume of water daily for strength athletes and bodybuilders the following outlines a researched based explanation:
Bodybuilders will grow faster after training sessions if they have enough water in their bodies. Dehydration, or hypohydration as scientists call it, reduces the natural production of anabolic hormones after strength training and stimulates the production of catabolic hormones. If you lose several percent of your bodyweight through dehydration the quality of a strength training session will decline. What’s more, studies with endurance athletes show that dehydration enhances post-training cortisol synthesis.
The importance of drinking plenty of liquids goes beyond the obvious benefits of staying hydrated; at a much deeper level of understanding it’s about pushing…
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