If You’re Trying to Win, Why Would You Play With 1/3 of Your Clubs?
By: Justin Cobb
Everything in our bodies are made up of cells. This means EVERYTHING! Our blood, muscles, organs, nerves, bones, ligaments and hair are all cells. Our cells are specialized to conduct electrical currents. Electricity is required for the nervous system to send signals throughout the body and to the brain, making it possible for us to move, think and feel. Water is a great conductor of electricity. Electricity moves through water like Michael Phelps in a pool at the Olympics! Our cells are supposed to be composed of 70% water. What does this mean for you?
Well, in order for your body to perform optimally you need to be sufficiently hydrated. I know what you’re thinking. I drink. I’m not ever really “thirsty”. The key is to not only drink water, but to get it absorbed into your cells. That is the difference between intracellular and extracellular hydration. Have you ever started to drink more fluids and immediately started using the bathroom much more frequently? That is because this water is just passing through your system and you may not be absorbing it into the muscles and cells. Picture this if you will. The good old kitchen sponge. When that sponge is sitting on the edge of the sink and has not been used in a while what happens to it? It becomes dry and stiff. It becomes brittle and can rip or tear. Now imagine you put that same sponge under water and you start to squeeze it. The sponge fills with water and becomes nice and flexible. It can now be folded in half, twisted and turned and will not rip or break. This is how your muscles and cells function. First, we need the hydration inside of us, then we need to move the body properly in order to get this water into our muscles and cells.
Not all water is created equally. We recommend you get a good quality filter and get your water from home. Most processed bottled water has contaminants and pollutants and is not optimal for drinking. By increasing your water intake with good quality water, moving your body and exercising according to human evolution you will increase your performance exponentially. If you want to find out what your current hydration levels are, need good quality water or if you need guidance on what proper exercise for golf looks like, visit us today!