How Much Water To Drink?

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  1. caribou

    caribou New Member

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    14% bf, 190 pounds, 73 inches tall. Started cut diet this morning.

    i consistenyl drink about 5 liters a day, is that about right nutrition gurus?
     
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    1 to 1.5 gallons per day
     
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    if you have to ask how much water to drink...
     
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    lmfao, I drink nowhere near a gallon a day
     
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    thats nice water intake

    at my current size if i were to drink that much water in the day it would "fill" me up and reduce my apetite
     
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    i drink water pretty much all day at work now. i'm not sure what it comes out to. just drink plenty water... don't make it hard
     
  7. TZ

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    honestly, how important do you think it is to drink that much? have you felt any real benefits to drinking that much; performance/strength wise, and also for general health? I noticed Maine said he tries to shoot for 2 gallons a day as well. I am pretty sure this is something that you have to incorporate into your lifestyle, i mean you have to be doing this deliberately. I mean, you gotta have water with you all day...sipping/chugging. 2 gallons is a lot! I know that keeping hydrated is very important for sports...and I have heard it has a positive effect , but just how important would you say?

    I probably drink 8-16oz of water each day (a lot more when I lift), with the rest of my liquids coming from milk...minimum of 36 oz of 2%, and maybe 20 oz from gatorade/apple juice and I feel pretty good. Tap water at my house tastes like ass :barf:
     
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    I need more muscle to get ab cramps :mamoru:
     
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    6 - 8 Regular sized glasses of water perday...16 fl bottles (4) or 32 fl (2).

    Depending on how toxic the body is, you may have to drink a bit more water; however, that's the standard.
     
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    toxic..?
     
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    I drink about 5 or 6 bottles of water a day, minimum. If ever I go less than that, I can definitely feel a difference in my body.
     
  12. Skeletor

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    I drink a lot of nonfat milk and orange juice... maybe one diet soda every day... and probably half a gallon of water per day on days that I'm not working out too hard or doing a lot of strenuous activity, in which case I drink a lot more water.


    Drinking shitloads of water really brings no benefits to me that I have seen performancewise, and I rarely feel thirsty unless waking up after a night of drinking.
     
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    I don't see why performance should be the only motivating factor. It's healthy. Your kidneys are designed to process water, not milk or other liquids.
     
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    yea I drink a lot of water due to creatine usage alone
     
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    i get about 100oz a day
     
  16. Skeletor

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    Right, and drinking more than enough water may be detrimental to other organ functions despite its potential benefits to the kidneys.
     
  17. Skeletor

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    yeah well my point still stands, however weak it may be. If I get kidney stones or kidney failure at 30 then I'll make sure locate you guys to admit the error of my ways.


    edit: and if I was taking stuff like creatine or other supps and eating horribly I would definitely drink more water, but I'm not and I don't, so I won't.
     
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    Why do you still post here? Just to argue with EVERYONE?
     
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    No shit, Im drinking my bawls off because of the CEE and lifting reasons alone, I have like 2-4 bottles of water just at the gym...gotta stay hyrdated.
     
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    Your kidneys are designed to process everything. I'm not saying drinking 100% carbonated beverages is the way to go; but you don't have to drink pure water non stop. Your body is perfectly capable of using the water in food and liquids.
     
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    Think about this...it takes water to make any chemical reaction work in your body. Everyone should drink a minimum of 1 gallon of water a day. If you're serious about training then this shouldn't be difficult.
     
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