Hulk, the Atlético Mineiro striker, entered the field against Tombense last weekend. The intense match was 2-1 for Atlético Mineiro in the second leg. However, what most caught the attention of the spectators of the game and the followers of the Hulk was the number of kilograms he lost during the feud, in total the athlete lost 6 kg, going from 97.6 kg to an incredible 91.9 kg.
Club Atlético Mineiro posted a video on Twitter demonstrating the success of the Hulk. “Did he run a lot during the game? A man is a machine on the field!”
After all, what is the reason for the loss of the structure?
Soccer is a high-intensity, albeit intermittent, activity. In this way, players must move quickly around the field to tame the opponent and reach as many goals as possible. Furthermore, climatic factors such as high temperatures and humid weather are common in Brazil, where national and state championships are held.
All this effort makes athletes lose a lot of fluid through sweat, and therefore also notice lower numbers on the scale. Therefore, at the end of the game, players must replenish lost fluid to prevent loss of body water, which can be detrimental to health.
According to a study published by the Hulk Brazilian Journal of Sports Medicine, during exercise in prolonged activities, when levels above 2% dehydration are reached, a decrease in performance can be observed.
Consequently, soccer players are exposed to great physiological stress during a match, particularly in hot climates. Muscle temperature can rise up to 2°C above resting temperature and core body temperature can be as high as 39°C. The rules and nature of the sport have a significant impact on players’ chances of having drinks, making it difficult for them to relax.
Finally, the picture is easily reversed when players pause or finish a game and have access to extensive hydration, which is a habit most athletes have in order to maintain good form.
Long Term effects of Dehydration
It is very likely that you already know how important it is to ensure adequate hydration for your body. After all, 60% of the male body and 50% of the female body is made up of water, which is an essential element for the maintenance of their organic functions. Knowing the main symptoms of dehydration is as important as adequate fluid intake.
During the summer, the need to stay hydrated tends to increase, as body temperature rises, which increases the loss of body fluids, especially through perspiration.
Dehydration can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. In the first two cases, it may cause headache, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, dry mouth, decreased urine output (urinary), decreased sweating, decreased tear secretion, tachycardia, seizures, and decreased blood pressure. skin elasticity.
On the other hand, in more severe cases, the symptoms are: extreme thirst, absence of urine, rapid breathing, change in level of consciousness, seizures, coldness and clammy skin (becomes sticky), hypotension, which may occur. leads to death.
Staying hydrated also helps with weight loss.
If you’re looking to lower the numbers on the scale, know that fluid intake can also help. Plus, you don’t have to go through long periods of sweating and dehydration like professional athletes do to lose weight. Especially since at the end of the game, the players recover their fluid intake and little by little they regain their weight.
Therefore, it has been proven that fluid intake has an effect on metabolism, which, when accelerated, facilitates fat burning and weight loss.
Therefore, keep in the habit of drinking water regularly and on warmer days, increase the amount due to the natural loss of fluids that occurs through sweat. Avoid artificial drinks such as soft drinks and industrial juices, and bet on a regimen of routine exercise and a balanced diet.