View Full Version : Hydration

Aeropro master
06-15-2007, 12:03 PM
What do you drink to stay hydrated?

06-15-2007, 05:27 PM
Vitamin Water is a waste. Vitamins are not well absorbed from your GI tract in the absence of food.

06-15-2007, 05:35 PM
Umm I drink plain tap water...?

06-15-2007, 05:45 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.

06-15-2007, 05:54 PM
Water, anyone?

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

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

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

06-15-2007, 06:59 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?
Building sports drink: need help! (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=120649&highlight=hydration)

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

Bodacious DVT
06-16-2007, 10:26 AM
Propel. nuf said.

06-16-2007, 10:41 AM
i just drink plain water

06-16-2007, 12:11 PM
i like powerade blue. i think it's called berry something but it tastes nothing like berries.

06-18-2007, 06:34 AM

croatian sensation
06-18-2007, 09:40 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.

06-18-2007, 09:42 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?

06-19-2007, 10:24 AM
let's just say it's yellow (sometimes clear) and it's sterile


06-19-2007, 10:29 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

06-19-2007, 10:36 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

06-19-2007, 05:20 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!

06-19-2007, 06:33 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.

06-19-2007, 07:43 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.

06-20-2007, 11:56 AM
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!

06-20-2007, 12:11 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.

06-21-2007, 02:57 PM
Water. Plain and simple :p

06-21-2007, 03:09 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?

06-23-2007, 03:49 PM
20% Gatorade/80% water.


08-10-2007, 11:15 AM
just plain tap boiled water after i filled it up in a bottle and freeze it for the coldness

08-10-2007, 02:39 PM
can't believe you didn't put plain water option.
i also eat watermelon 30 minutes before i play.

08-10-2007, 05:53 PM
i drink blood.

08-10-2007, 07:23 PM
let's just say it's yellow (sometimes clear) and it's sterile
i drink blood.

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

08-10-2007, 07:25 PM
Water. I'll eat some salty peanuts during the match for energy and salt.

08-11-2007, 01:41 AM
yum.. water

08-11-2007, 02:35 AM
Electrolyte drink