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As an athlete, it is always important to make sure that your body is hydrated. Muscles need water for optimal performance. It is even more crucial that you are hydrated as the temperature and humidity rises during the summer months. You should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water each day.
This is a fantastic article from theboxmag.com. It breaks down hydration for CrossFitters. It covers everything from, how to hydrate properly before a WOD, so that you don't lose too much time hydrating during it, to showing the importance that water plays in your performance. Best quote of the article, "Better to hydrate often — throughout the day and during activity — than to try to get it all in during one make-out session with a gallon water bottle."
Check it out here: http://www.theboxmag.com/crossfit-supplementation/dynamic-fluid/
Stay hydrated and remember to bring a towel for those sweaty faces! :) Summer is officially upon us! Enjoy!