- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite 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
* 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...
- ILv 510 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.