During the hot summer months it is of utmost importance that we stay hydrated. While bodybuilders emphasize eating proteins in order to grow muscle, one often overlooked nutrient is water. Incidentally, water is the most anabolic nutrient you can have since muscles are mostly composed of water! Thus, if you are dehydrated all the time you will short circuit all of the muscle building and fat burning processes. On top of that, your muscles will not be able to have the full look that you want and your workouts will suffer greatly.
How much water do you need?
Simply consuming 0.66 x your body weight in ounces of water each day will get the job done. So for example, if you are 200 lbs you need approximately 132 ounces each day. The best way to accomplish this is by carrying a water bottle with you and sipping throughout the day and especially during the workout.