Really simple tip: Drink more, especially around your workouts. The difference for me is always night and day when I make an effort to drink more. I’ve blogged about this before, but I fell off the gallon-a-day wagon when I started reading about the dangers of BPA and was subsequently unable to find a BPA-free gallon jug. I’ve started again in the past couple days and my overall mood and exercise endurance have improved dramatically. I think the real brilliance of Biotest supplements (I haven’t taken any, so I can’t attest to their quality or effectiveness) is that they require you to drink a crapton of water to follow their protocol appropriately. Most people I come across on a day-to-day basis are marginally dehydrated and benefit significantly from drinking more, especially around their workouts. It also helps to drink a ton with your post-workout meal. The process of breaking chemical bonds is called hydrolysis (literally, “to cut with water”), and my subjective experience tells me that I digest things much better when I drink at least a liter of water with a large carb-based meal. Drink more water. Not exciting or sexy, but effective.
About Greg Nuckols
Greg Nuckols has over a decade of experience under the bar, and a BS in Exercise and Sports Science. He’s held 3 all-time world records in powerlifting in the 220 and 242 classes.
He’s trained hundreds of athletes and regular folks, both online and in-person. He’s written for many of the major magazines and websites in the fitness industry, including Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, T-Nation, and Schwarzenegger.com. Furthermore, he’s had the opportunity to work with and learn from numerous record holders, champion athletes, and collegiate and professional strength and conditioning coaches through his previous job as Chief Content Director for Juggernaut Training Systems and current full-time work here on Stronger By Science.
His passions are making complex information easily understandable for athletes, coaches, and fitness enthusiasts, helping people reach their strength and fitness goals, and drinking great beer.
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