Performance tips for state from Twin Cities Orthopedics

Peak performance tips our sponsor Twin Cities Orthopedics. Only 2% dehydration impairs performance.

New Prague Varsity Jazz performs at the Eastview Invitational. Photo by Matt Blewett/MN Dance News. #mndancenews #mystorymn

Dancers, coaches and parents,

Seeking some insight on peaking performance for state? Wondering what best practices are for an off-season?  

For the first part of the month, let’s keep building on our January tips for peak performance. In the second half, let’s uncover the offseason secrets of the pros. The first two weeks make a difference!

Each week on MN Dance News social media channels, our friends at Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) will share tips on nutrition, mindset, conditioning and practice modification to help you reach that peak and make the most of your off-season immediately.

Tip #1: Only 2% dehydration impairs performance

Dehydration, even at 2 percent, impairs performance. Our body is more than 60 percent water. Sometimes in cold weather, we avoid drinking cold water. Remi Famodu, RDN, notes: “Without proper hydration, your performance quality may lack luster. We can’t cram hydration into one session. Instead, drink fluids throughout the day and during practice. If energy levels are low, consider a sports drink, although water should make up our primary hydration source.”

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The articles from Twin Cities Orthopedics appearing in the Tips from the Pros segment are written by Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Dance Medicine providers for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any medical condition.

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