9. Drink lots of water
“Your muscles are 72 percent water,” says Nelson. “A hydrated muscle is a stronger muscle.” To that end, being well hydrated is more important than what you eat before a workout to power you through. “Your body doesn’t have a water reserve for storage, so you need to replace fluids every day.” Her recommendation: Be sure to drink 16 ounces one hour before a workout and 24 ounces for every pound lost during a training session (weigh yourself before and after you work out to measure this).
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