? asked in SportsCycling · 10 years ago

Whats a hydration test?

i need one for wrestling

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Two hours prior to hydration test have wrestler drink 24 ounces of water (three cups).

    Drink 8 to 10 (8 ounces) glasses of water, or non-caffeinated beverages daily.

    * Drink another 4 cups for every hour you workout. If you have a 2-hour football practice,

    that means an additional 8 cups of fluids. Individuals who sweat heavily or are in a hot

    environment may need to drink 6 to 8 cups of non-caffeinated beverage for each hour

    they workout.

    * 2 hours before the game, match or hydration test, drink 16 to 24 ounces of water or noncaffeinated

    beverage. The 2-hour time frame will allow the body to clear excess fluid

    from the body. Being dehydrated, then drinking immediately prior to an athletic contest

    or the hydration test will do little to help improve performance or pass the hydration test.

    * These tips stress avoiding caffeine, because caffeine is a diuretic. That means it

    increases urine production. Increased urine production means you are losing extra

    fluids, essential for top performance and will likely become dehydrated. Caffeine is a

    common ingredient in some sodas, coffee beverages and some teas. Chocolate and

    some pain relievers may also contain caffeine. Additionally, carbonated beverages will

    also contribute to the sensation of “feeling full” or bloated. This sensation may be

    counter-productive, as it will likely diminish the thirst drive.

    Also you have misplaced this, it is in the wrong category this should not be placed under cycling...

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  • I
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    Basically, it measures your body's hydration levels to make sure that you aren't over - or under-drinking in order to cheat the weigh-ins with water weight.

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