Energy drinks and their repercussions...
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05-16-2012, 12:42 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
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I would suggest a Gatorade before the game more then a cup of coffee. Caffeine is diuretic meaning it will make your body excrete more water in your urine, this isnt good when your in your hot hockey gear, working hard, sweating lots and having to pee more.
Dehydration symptoms generally become noticeable after 2% of one's normal water volume has been lost. Initially, one experiences thirst and discomfort, possibly along with loss of appetite and dry skin. This can be followed by constipation. Athletes may suffer a loss of performance of up to 30% and experience flushing, low endurance, rapid heart rates, elevated body temperatures, and rapid onset of fatigue.
I would also drink water continuously throughout your games at least a couple of sips every few shifts.
I've experienced the dehydration. I've had muscle cramps so intense that I was literally afraid I'd tear a muscle. Some of the most excruciating pain I've ever felt.
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