It’s been said that losing as little as 2% of your body weight in fluids can decrease performance by as much as 10%. Staying hydrated requires drinking, but does the temperature of the drink matter? A study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggests it depends on the type of exercise.
A total of 45 physically fit men in their early 30s were given either cold (39 degree) or room temperature (72 degree) water during an hour-long exercise session. In tests conducted afterward, subjects who drank cold water delayed an increase in their core body temperature by 30 minutes. This allowed them to perform better on a broad jump test and cycle for longer until exhaustion.
On the other hand, cold water didn’t help these subjects bench press more reps to failure. In fact, the cold water slightly decreased bench press performance. So go with a cold performance beverageon cardio day, and mix up a pre-workout powder in room temperature water before weight room conquest.
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