As the weather is starting to warm up, please can we remind you that it is still important to bring a drink to your Taekwondo class with you. As with all physical activity, it is important that everyone takes seriously the need to replace fluid lost during a training session. You should come to every class with either water or a isotonic sports drink. During a class an adult should be looking at drinking approximately 800-1000ml of fluid, and another 500ml immediately after training. Juniors should be take on proportionate amounts. If you don’t take on board sufficient fluid your performance will be affected, your recovery time after the session will be longer, and in extreme cases you can make yourself seriously unwell. If you don’t want to pay the high price for isotonic drinks, the following is a good alternative:-
Home made sport drink 500ml water, 500ml unsweetened fruit juice (orange, apple, pineapple, etc) and a pinch of salt.
Remember you will need to take on more fluid than you expect and before you think you need it.