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Aeropro master
06-15-2007, 01:03 PM
What do you drink to stay hydrated?

ollinger
06-15-2007, 06:27 PM
Vitamin Water is a waste. Vitamins are not well absorbed from your GI tract in the absence of food.

Duzza
06-15-2007, 06:35 PM
Umm I drink plain tap water...?

johlhausen
06-15-2007, 06:45 PM
I have this awesome stuff called nuun. You've probably not heard of them, but they're little electrolyte tablets. They're cheaper than gatorade, they taste better imo, and I don't have to support huge corporations! lol. They come in 3 flavors: lemon-lime, citrus, and tri-berry. Yall should definitely give them a try.

StealthGnome
06-15-2007, 06:54 PM
Water, anyone?

princess bossass
06-15-2007, 07:23 PM
H20 fo' sho'.

Topaz
06-15-2007, 07:44 PM
Here's another vote for 'water'.

Zets147
06-15-2007, 07:45 PM
let's just say it's yellow (sometimes clear) and it's sterile

OrangeOne
06-15-2007, 07:59 PM
Umm I drink plain tap water...?

I'm suprised, but not overly so, that the world has come to a stage where 'water' is merely considered an 'other' in a poll about what people should drink to play sport.

To the OP: two threads have recently addressed similar issues. If your interest in is more than the poll, I'd think these two threads will answer most of your questions. There are some people in them who know what they're talking about, and others that do not - hopefully it's somewhat obvious who is who!

How much water should you drink in a day?
(http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=133828&highlight=hydration)
Building sports drink: need help! (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=120649&highlight=hydration)

dave333
06-16-2007, 07:48 AM
I LOOOOVE vita water! I usually drink vita water, then fill it up with some normal water.

Bodacious DVT
06-16-2007, 11:26 AM
Propel. nuf said.

forzainter
06-16-2007, 11:41 AM
i just drink plain water

TheShaun
06-16-2007, 01:11 PM
i like powerade blue. i think it's called berry something but it tastes nothing like berries.

stevekim8
06-18-2007, 07:34 AM
propel!!!!!

croatian sensation
06-18-2007, 10:40 AM
i like powerade blue. i think it's called berry something but it tastes nothing like berries.

Actually, me too. After years of avoiding it because of that scary color I tried it the other day and it's good. Though, I did get disgusted looks from my tennis bunch (who all drink the yellow one). :)
Btw. I think it tastes like E..something :)

Still, water is my 1st choice.

chroix
06-18-2007, 10:42 AM
Water. Aren't the "sports" drinks just kind of glorified kool aid? I usually drink one aafter I'm done for sugar and salts but come on?? How much high fructose corn syrup do you need?

LuckyR
06-19-2007, 11:24 AM
let's just say it's yellow (sometimes clear) and it's sterile


Eewwww!!!!

tenniskid3119
06-19-2007, 11:29 AM
let's just say it's yellow (sometimes clear) and it's sterile

dodgeball:D haha

and I drink mostly water and sometimes gatorade

nyc
06-19-2007, 11:36 AM
zym tablets (electrolyte tablets with very little sugar) - they were developed for bike racers

and isostar if I can get my hands on it

I get stomach cramps if I drink too much sugar

spindoctor020
06-19-2007, 06:20 PM
I would say most of the time i drink Gatorade and plain water, but I would drink any of those if they were for free...I have been liking the berry packages of propel that you can put in an ordinary water bottle! DELICIOUS but use the whole pack or it just taste watered down!

couch
06-19-2007, 07:33 PM
During the day I just drink plain water. Right before and during a match I will drink Gatorade to help with electrolyte loss since I sweat a lot. After a match I will drink Gatorade followed by lots of water.

Pretty simple.

WhiteSox05CA
06-19-2007, 08:43 PM
Normal water. H20. The goods. Although if I got REALLY serious I would consider those electrolyte drinks that the pros sometimes drink- like Cytomax.

xtremerunnerars
06-20-2007, 12:56 PM
Bought bulk gatorade powder that I mix at around 60% concentration along with water.

I drink on average 130oz of (usually cold) water a day, sometimes more and sometimes a little less (therefore the average).


p.s. @ whitesox: entourage pwns!

AlpineCadet
06-20-2007, 01:11 PM
When I head to the courts, I hardly if ever bring water, and I'm not sure why that is. The drinking fountain is good enough for me I guess, though on those really extreme days, I feel this dire desire to get Gatorade and INHALE IT.

Andres
06-21-2007, 03:57 PM
Water. Plain and simple :p

xtremerunnerars
06-21-2007, 04:09 PM
It was pointed out that vitamins are not absorbed well in the absence of food, and it seems to make sense to me.

Could anyone point me to an official study on that in case someone ever asks me to prove it?

netman
06-23-2007, 04:49 PM
20% Gatorade/80% water.

-k-

Ethan
08-10-2007, 12:15 PM
just plain tap boiled water after i filled it up in a bottle and freeze it for the coldness

shutupova
08-10-2007, 03:39 PM
can't believe you didn't put plain water option.
i also eat watermelon 30 minutes before i play.

Gantz
08-10-2007, 06:53 PM
i drink blood.

ubel
08-10-2007, 08:23 PM
let's just say it's yellow (sometimes clear) and it's sterile
LOL
i drink blood.
Word.

lol @ OP. that's like making a poll for who's going to win Wimbledon and not putting Roger Federer as an option. i also drink just plain ol' tap water *checks other* :p

WildVolley
08-10-2007, 08:25 PM
Water. I'll eat some salty peanuts during the match for energy and salt.

denty151
08-11-2007, 02:41 AM
yum.. water

lakis92
08-11-2007, 03:35 AM
Electrolyte drink