Top 3 Reasons Why Every Tactical Athlete Should Stay Hydrated

Hydration is one of the most essential things for tactical athletes to consider when they attempt to get Thick AF. Water is essential for life and most body processes, including regulating body temperature, lubricating joints and tissues, and facilitating digestion. Running around without drinking water will do more damage to your body than good and can actually deter your training. Most people can last several weeks without food but only one week without water.

Grab a water bottle before heading to the gym, at the very least. (We, of course, suggest the INSULATED METAL 32OZ HYDRATION BOTTLE). And if you don't want to take our word for it, check out the top three reasons all tactical athletes need to stay hydrated to make gains.

1. Water regulates body temperature

Water is the most essential nutrient for regulating body temperature. If you don't have enough water in your system, your body's ability to regulate its temperature becomes compromised. And as we know–badasses don't get compromised.

Dehydration and dysregulated body temperature can really fuck up your workouts. It can lead to heat stress, which is associated with fatigue and poor athletic performance. If you're not staying hydrated during physical activity, then it's likely that your heart rate will increase more than usual–and not in a good way. Dehydration can lead you down a path of exhaustion, destroying chances for any gains during your session.

2. Drinking water before or during a workout can help increase performance.

When it comes to your training, staying hydrated is critical. When muscle cells are dehydrated by as little as 2%, they have a more challenging time contracting and relaxing, making them more prone to cramps. And this isn't just an issue for athletes; even mild dehydration can make you feel tired and sluggish during everyday activities like walking upstairs or carrying groceries up the stairs–which isn't badass.

Listen, hydration isn't complicated. Grab a Wide Mouth Nalgene Bottle with the Combat Iron logo, fill it up 2-3 times a day, and watch your workouts improve. Your muscles will thank you.

3. Chronic dehydration weakens the immune system, which makes tactical athletes more likely to get sick.

Never skip leg day–even when sick. But what if you could avoid getting sick altogether? And all you need to do that is a water bottle?

The immune system is the body's natural defense against infection. It protects us from viruses, bacteria, and other harmful organisms. With chronic dehydration weakening the immune system, tactical athletes are more likely to get sick during or after training, leading to a cascade of shitty health effects such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney damage. Don't let your body punk you–stay hydrated!

Our Take: Being Dehydrated Can Make You Weak.

You're not weak. You train hard, and you work harder. Do you really want to let dehydration stop you?

It's essential to stay hydrated, and there are many benefits to doing so. Not only does it help you perform better during your workouts, but also it will keep you healthy and prevent injuries. You can grab water bottles or swag to remind you that tactical athletes move differently, and water helps us do it. And if you want to get hydrated in the pool, don't forget to grab a Combat Iron Bikini.


Nalgene 32oz Wide Mouth water bottle is made with durable Tritan plastic. BPA/BPS free, and made in the USA. Expertly crafted threads for leak-proof hydration and a wide mouth that’s perfect for ice cubes or fruit infusions. Proven in the elements and ready to withstand even the most rugged conditions.

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