As a member of our operations staff, Tyler Cooke makes sure our entire business runs smoothly and efficiently. When he is out of the office however, Tyler’s focus switches from ensuring the “health” of AquaHealth to the health of his body.
I sat down with Tyler last week and asked our self-described resident “healthy living and fitness freak” a couple questions about his regimen.
One conversation that always comes up in the office is the latest fitness edge you are pursuing. What methods are you currently pursuing to get that extra edge?
To start, I drink over a gallon of water a day. A few years ago I learned that more than forty-percent of adults are constantly dehydrated. I also learned as well that if you drink an 8oz glass of water when you wake up in the morning it boosts your metabolism by thirty to forty percent. As a result, staying hydrated is key for me.
I also eat a protein-rich diet to promote muscle growth, and I make sure to consume protein after each and every workout.
Are there certain exercises that you swear by?
My goal is to build muscle mass, so the exercises I incorporate into my workout are about building strength, not necessarily calorie burning. I run a mile before every workout and then hit the weights for about an hour. I am currently using a routine called “German Volume Training”, which includes doing 10 sets of 10 reps each of a compound movement such as a bench press or dumbbell chest press.
As we all know, hydration is vitally important to a successful workout, about how many glasses of water do you drink during and after each of your workouts?
I drink about 30-50 ounces of water before 9am every morning, and I try to drink over a gallon of water a day whether I am hitting the gym that day or not. When I do workout, the key for me is to drink 20-40 ounces of water during my time hitting the weights and running on the track.