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Tips for the Hydration Test and Weight Certification

posted Oct 17, 2013, 9:09 AM by Nicholas Brenner   [ updated Oct 17, 2013, 9:09 AM ]
  1. Start now!!! Most people are not fully hydrated on a day to day basis and would not pass this test.  You have to be drinking plenty of fluids for a day or two leading up to the test.
  2. Stay away from food that are high in sodium (salt) and fat leading up to the test because they will cause you to retain water and your urine test will determine that you are not hydrated.
  3. Drink WATER ONLY!!!  Gatorade, Powerade, Soda and energy drinks will make you retain water and make it hard to pass the test.
  4. Urinate at least one time before coming to the test.  Your first trip to the bathroom each day is usually the most highly concentrated (yellow) one.
  5. Eat a very light breakfast that morning. If you can wait to eat your first big meal until after the test, that would be best.  The more food you have in your stomach the higher the chance that your body fat percentage will be off.  We scheduled the test later in the morning so the guys playing football the night before would have a little extra time to rehydrate.
  6. Wear the lightest weight shorts and t-shirt you can find.  It could be the difference between being eligible for a weight class that is better suited for you.
  7. BE THERE EARLY!!!  I will be there at 10:00am to get people started.  You only need to fill out one small form and then get in line.