Personal trainer told a guy I know to not drink cold water

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  1. DCyamaha

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    When lifting. Something about the cold water cooling your core temperature too much?? If you want to burn more fat, keep your core temp up and drink room temperature water.


    uhh, i've nevarrr heard this. Sounds like a load of bunk. Anyone else ever hear this??
     
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    It's a load of bullshit, but honestly i'm too lazy to explain why :hs:
     
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    it's not bullshit. drinking cold water means your body has to waste energy warming that water up before it can use it. if you drink warm water, no energy need be wasted warming the water up, which means you will have more energy. it sucks, though, because cold water just tastes so much better.
     
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    LOL actually warming up the water would burn calories therefore causing you to burn like 1/3 of a calorie more per hour.


    thats really taking things WAY too far.
     
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    Why would you want to conserve energy? If the point was to conserve energy you wouldn't be working out in the first place. You would burn more calories drinking cold water and having your body warm it up actively; increasing fat loss. That is if drinking cold water made a difference, which it does not.
     
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    drinking tons of icecold water on a continuous basis causes your body to expend more energy to heat up the water/maintain your body temperature.

    drinking icewater/warm water during a workout makes minimal difference.
     
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    uhhhhhhhhh :ugh:

    The energy used to warm up the water is not enough wasted to be noticed in your workout. That is like saying that walking to the bathroom and pissing during your workout is wasting energy and hence affecting your workout.

    As for calories, you actually would burn more calories by your logic because if your body is having to work to warm that water up to core temperature you will be burning calories in the process.

    Personal Trainers = idiots most of the time. The problem with PT's is that far too many of them get their certificates and take their classes and have book knowledge (which they usually forget a lot of) but they have no real world experience. If a PT has not been regularly lifting for at least 3 years, they should not be allowed to be a PT.
    It is just like with any career. You need both real experience and knowledge. One without the other usually = bad.
     
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    i like to distill my water in the parking lot before i train.
     
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    Any new PR's since starting this technique?
     
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    so the general consensus is that its BS. thats what i thought.
     
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