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Serena Williams' Trick For Staying Hydrated Has Gone Viral For A Completely Different Life Hack

Fans couldn't help but notice how the tennis legend took bottles of Gatorade out of the plastic packaging.

Serena Williams
@serena/TikTok

Ever felt yourself struggling to do a simple task and think there's got to be an easier way?

Like taking a bottle of Gatorade out of the plastic ring holder, an endeavor that soon becomes an Olympic sport itself?

Turns out we've been doing it wrong.

Gatorade spokesperson Serena Williams recently posted a video on TikTok that was "not an ad" but did show her dumping several bottles of lemon-lime Gatorade into a giant water bottle filled with ice. While some people were newly converted to the drink she made, most people were fascinated with how easily she got the Gatorade out of the plastic rings.

Not the intention, but many learned a lesson and a life hack. The life hack here being how to use the packaging as intended and not just engaging in a strength contest with plastic.

You can see Williams' video here:

@serena

Woke up feeling dehydrated not an ad just truth @Gatorade #relatable

Many comments were actually about the intended content of the video—Williams' love of lemon-lime Gatorade.

@sabrina_thornt/TikTok

But then the comments veered off track into the inadvertent lesson everyone got in freeing the bottles from the plastic rings.

@laurgreenfield_/TikTok

We are not alone in our ignorance.

@1.ck.4/TikTok

It's not a wrestling match?

@slickeryafterdark/TikTok

Some people had to go back just to watch again to make sure they learned it right.

@niyahhhhh28/TikTok

Others were questioning life-long assumptions.

@user5581485415785/TikTok

It's never too late to learn a new thing.

@momdecinco/TikTok

Many thanked Williams for the lesson.

@lalliiipop23/TikTok

Well, the most valuable lesson of the video, not the Gatorade-over-ice recipe.

@britg34/TikTok

Even athletes had apparently been wasting their energy on getting those bottles out of the plastic ring holder their entire life.

@mtb1004/TikTok

However, as one commenter put it, is it truly a life hack if you're just doing it the right way?

@scottyhubs/TikTok

Maybe the next TikTok trend will just be celebrities doing basic tasks the correct way.