What you eat for dinner Friday night, can have a major impact on your athletic performance Saturday morning. Most people simply focus on what they are going to eat the day of their big basketball game or track meet, when in fact, what you eat the night before is just as important.
The first thing to do, even before considering your meal, is make sure to drink an abundance of water. It’s impossible to adequately stress the importance of hydration and the major role it plays in the function of your brain, heart, and muscles. Your body needs more than just a few hours to completely absorb the water you are consuming so while drinking water the morning before your event is crucial, it’s more effective if you start to hydrate the day before.