Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:13 AM
You should also have a rough plan for how much to drink and when (I generally do a bottle per stage, with several glasses beforehand).
What you eat is equally important. It affects how your body absorbs water and how thirsty you feel. E.g. wolfing down Doritos is probably going to make you down more water than necessary.
Beyond hydration, I wear cool (literally) clothing and keep a bandana in the bottom of my cooler that I can wrap around my neck. It helps lower my body temperature and improves comfort level. Find shade when you can, and don't work harder than you need to (e.g., don't be the guy that walks down to the 40 yard targets every time)
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:49 AM
GU Energy makes products for endurance sports. The calorie output isn't the same, but I really like their hydration powder that you add to water. Their Rocktane Energy Gel is quick/easy and has a small amount of caffeine. Great for near the end of the match when you start to fade.
Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:03 AM
I’m in the heat every day. I spend a great deal of time in my shop and this time of year it stays above 90 in there
Get out in the heat more often. Seriously, inoculate yourself.
Run, jog, wow the yard in the middle of the day. Just something to normalize working in the heat.
Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:55 AM
Drink a bunch of water, before, during, after.
If you normally avoid salty food, eat some stuff a little higher in it, supposedly it helps you use/retain the water you drink.
Sleep, being sleep deprived screws up the body's ability to regulate everything.
Posted 16 July 2018 - 02:50 PM
I was never a big ice or cold drinks guy, just go out, sweat lots and drink lots. Lots in, lots out, still don’t pee enough. I’ve been trying to use a cooler and colder drinks more recently though and it can help to lower your body temp.
Most of my live fire is in the middle of the day or late afternoon in Alabama, when the sun in low enough so that the bay coevrs provide little shade. I also am prone to weedeating large areas (3-4 tanks of gas easy) in the middle of the day so I’m reasonable innoculated. It still can take a toll though.
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