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2. Hydration
THE human body consists of around 66 per cent water – and muscle, brain and organ tissues are heavily reliant on good hydration. As training intensity increases the body will lose water through sweat. Continual ingestion of water during training, with meals and in between meals, is needed for recovery and overall health. Additional to general wellbeing and quenching your thirst, water assists the absorption of nutrients into the cells, as well as the removal of toxins that build up during training. Lastly a well-hydrated brain is a brain that is performing at the highest level possible. Decision-making under pressure, as well as super-fast reflexes and reactions are all crucial functions needed by the boxer during the fight.

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