Pro Tips from Our Private Gym in Durham: All About Hydration with Dr. Phillip Goglia
We’re catching up with famed personal trainer, Phillip Goglia, again to hear all about his thoughts on proper hydration!. Keep reading to learn about this celebrity trainer’s top hydration tips! We hope you enjoy these fantastic tips!
Before and during a workout your body will use fluids to support electrolyte balance – energy pattern stability – stabilize the transport of nutrients and toxins – support muscular tonus and range of motion – extension and contraction of the muscle – proper temperature regulation – cognitive focus – and reduce the possibility of cramping. After a workout, beverages are used for the replenishment of electrolyte balance – the movement of nutrients and toxins through your system – temperature regulation – cognitive focus.
What are the WORST beverages to drink before a workout?
- Dairy; phlegm producing it will inhibit oxygen utilization adversely affect digestion produce gas and bloating and possible abdominal cramping
- Highly caffeinated beverages and or energy drinks with caffeine and taurine combinations; caffeine can over stimulate your central nervous system and cause stress related anxiety while training as well caffeine is a diuretic and a nutrient that generates heat, at which point you risk elevated heart rate shortness of breath and dehydration. Caffeine also expedites the shuttling of sugar to your muscle cells, at which point you will use glycogen at a faster rate and risk losing energy during a workout. This is why endurance athletes use caffeine at the end of their workouts not at the beginning.
- Alcohol; drinking and working out will empire judgment and balance and hydration. It’s never a good idea to drink and train
- Electrolyte drinks; electrolyte drinks consumed before a work out adversely affect sweat rate. The result is a cell that is over loaded with electrolytes and is essentially out of balance enough to adversely affect sweating and sweat rate and temperature control
- Protein shakes; protein should be used post workout to promote an Anabolic event for tissue repair
- Fermented energy drinks like kambucha; this drink is essentially known for its probiotic benefits – it is not a drink that supplies adequate hydration or energy. Fermented drinks like kambucha also contain a percentage of alcohol that will disrupt training focus balance hydration strength and temperature control
What drink should you reach for instead?
Keep it simple water is the best beverage before and during a workout after establishing a sweat rate with water that provides a temperature pattern sufficient enough to manage correct range of motion and strength then an electrolyte replacement mix can be used… the best available are powders manufactured by bonk breaker and scratch labs. Prior to an extended workout if energy is a concern, the metabolic sugars d-ribose and l-glutamine may be added to water with cinnamon and calcium magnesium and zinc to support endurance capacity and muscular range of motion. If oxygen utilization is a concern, beet extract may be added and as well cordyceps and rhodiola as adaptagens.
How does what you drink affect your energy level and ability to exercise?
Your hydration strategy can ruin a workout or support energy patterns – muscular strength and endurance – heart rate pattern – cognitive focus – muscular tonus – central nervous system stress management. Don’t be fooled by products that are marketed for energy and endurance
Are there any studies you know of about working out + drinking certain items?
Numerous studies have been performed using cyclists triathletes and marathoners to determine the best benefits of hydration strategies
Anything else you think is important to add to this article?
Drink your water!