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post #16 of 26
Check pubmed for scientific studies pre 1980s regarding water and you will see just how much water our kidneys can process remineralisation is the important factor and not loading your body with excess waater
post #17 of 26
OK guys...I was gonna start a thread, but may just want to hijack this one...anyway, I drink at least 150 fl oz a day (Usually on workout days I'll drink up to 200fl oz) and I'm pissing ALL THE TIME. Thing is, I keep getting sick, literally every 2-3 months I'll get a cold that'll knock me for a few days (have one now on vaca, it SUCKS). Every doctor I've been to and had urine and blood tested says I'm ok due to how much i work out or run. I'd like to hear what some of you clowns think. If I try and cut down I feel so damn thirsty, but have a feeling that its all in my head. I've been on this water regiment since I started losing weight (was ~210, now am 165) which was 5 years ago.
post #18 of 26
It really depends on how physically active you are. Personally, I drink one glass of water in the morning and coffee throughout the rest of the day.
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

OK guys...I was gonna start a thread, but may just want to hijack this one...anyway, I drink at least 150 fl oz a day (Usually on workout days I'll drink up to 200fl oz) and I'm pissing ALL THE TIME. Thing is, I keep getting sick, literally every 2-3 months I'll get a cold that'll knock me for a few days (have one now on vaca, it SUCKS). Every doctor I've been to and had urine and blood tested says I'm ok due to how much i work out or run. I'd like to hear what some of you clowns think. If I try and cut down I feel so damn thirsty, but have a feeling that its all in my head. I've been on this water regiment since I started losing weight (was ~210, now am 165) which was 5 years ago.

Are you having general cold symptoms (sneezing,runny nose) or worse? You say "knock me for a few days"? Do you feel aches and pains similar to the flu symptoms?
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Chico2007 View Post


Are you having general cold symptoms (sneezing,runny nose) or worse? You say "knock me for a few days"? Do you feel aches and pains similar to the flu symptoms?

Cold symptoms, mostly congestion and fatigue. Sometimes I'll ache but not always. I'm very active, usually work out 6 days a week.
post #21 of 26
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Cold symptoms, mostly congestion and fatigue. Sometimes I'll ache but not always. I'm very active, usually work out 6 days a week.

I know you don't have many ticks down there, but I've had two friends who were having similar symptoms and were finally diagnosed with lyme disease this summer. They never recall having a tick on them, but ticks are a major problem here (upstate NY).
Congestion with runny nose could be allergies too. Not seasonal, but something like mold, dust mites, pets etc.

Feel better.
post #22 of 26
I try to drink 4 liters (1 liter =33 oz) a day if I can. Usually if I'm at home not doing much then I'll be 1.5 or 2 liters. Outside at least 3.
post #23 of 26
Saw this about the importance of water for building muscle. So if into weight lifting, the timing of water drinking would be important also.

"Dehydration likely reduces the benefits of resistance exercise"
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Over the years, I have become increasingly interested in the value of resistance exercise in maintaining or increasing muscle mass and strength, as well as its impact on general health and wellbeing. Individuals engaging in resistance exercise are often concerned that they fuel themselves adequately afterwards. A usual goal here is to supply the muscle with the protein/amino acids required to repair and regenerate muscle.

I was interested to read a study recently which suggests that the effects of resistance exercise might be affected by our state of hydration [1]. In this study, young men performed resistance exercise in three states of hydration: normal hydration, 2.5 per cent dehydration, and 5.0 per dehydration. A number of physiological markers were assessed prior to and after exercise.

Two of the most notable findings of this study were that in a dehydrated state, the men experienced:

1. higher levels of ‘stress’ hormones cortisol and noradrenaline

2. lower levels of testosterone

This is relevant because, generally speaking, stress hormones such as cortisol are ‘catabolic’ – which means they facilitate the breakdown of body tissue including muscle. On the other hand, testosterone is ‘anabolic’ – meaning it stimulates muscle generation.

All-in-all, what these results show is that performing resistance exercise in a dehydrated state may lead to fewer gains in terms of muscle development. Another problem with dehydration is that it will generally lead to individuals being able to do less work in a given session too, further limiting the benefits to be had from the exercise.

The rest is at:

http://www.drbriffa.com/2011/08/22/dehydration-likely-reduces-the-benefits-of-resistance-exercise/
post #24 of 26
I really don't drink a lot of fluids. Usually around 2 liters total of only water and milk (I allow myself one night of alcohol per week). But I primarily eat whole vegetables and meat and fruit, and lot of them, all of which contain a good amount of water, so I think I get a lot of water via my food since don't ever feel--and my piss doesn't appear--dehydrated despite not drinking so much fluid.

It is interesting to note how my water intake changes on cheat days when I eat lots of carbs and salty food... I'll drink almost twice as much, without peeing any more than usual, indicating that a lot of that water is just being sucked up into cells to try and balance things out. An additional 1 liter of water weighs 2.2 lbs.
post #25 of 26
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for water it's eight eight ounce glasses a day (so 64oz) minimum. if you want to drink more and have to pee every hour then go for it. a good indicator that you're hydrated is clear pee. if it's yellow and smells then you're definitely dehydrated.

I researched and found this.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

OK guys...I was gonna start a thread, but may just want to hijack this one...anyway, I drink at least 150 fl oz a day (Usually on workout days I'll drink up to 200fl oz) and I'm pissing ALL THE TIME. Thing is, I keep getting sick, literally every 2-3 months I'll get a cold that'll knock me for a few days (have one now on vaca, it SUCKS). Every doctor I've been to and had urine and blood tested says I'm ok due to how much i work out or run. I'd like to hear what some of you clowns think. If I try and cut down I feel so damn thirsty, but have a feeling that its all in my head. I've been on this water regiment since I started losing weight (was ~210, now am 165) which was 5 years ago.

I think this has more to do with your training regime. By training so often it's not unusual if your immune system is not as strong as it should be. And living in NY and not having great immune system = plane crash. By training when you are a little sick you are literally inviting bacteria to attack. It is also important with a full recovery after bacterial infections, since they can blossom up if you start to train before they are completely gone.

I remember one time where I had a bacterial infection in the throat, and went on antibiotics. After a week I felt good, and since this was in my insane training period I had six workouts in the gym the first week. The infection blossomed like a bitch, and went full rambo on my ass. It also was immune to the antibiotics, so I had to be put in on 24/7 watch for about two weeks at the hospital. About five-six weeks after the blossomed infetion I could get back to training, with muscles like a 10 year old.

If tl;dr: Wait a week before training after you've been sick.
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