Every moment you push your body to the max, you are losing important fluids, burning through your energy reserves, and subjecting your body to fatigue and pain. In fact, professional athletes can sweat away as much as 5-8 pounds during a game or event. Ask any professional athlete, and he or she will tell you how important it is to stay hydrated, maintain energy, and recover quickly. It takes more than skill to be the best you can be. It takes proper nutrition to get the competitive edge.