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How Much Water?


#1

How many pints of water should an athlete be drinking each day?

Thanks,

I have searched but keep getting different answers.


#2

There really isn't an answer. I haven't seen any conclusive evidence to show any real number of water per day to consume. Also, the whole 8 glasses of 8 oz of water came outta someone's ass.

I personally drink lots of water, because I enjoy too. I'm sure I can get away with much less though.


#3

I drink a lot, but then again I found myself taking a leak rather ofte :slight_smile: I pretty much try to avoid drinking in the late afternoon to avoid waking up all night, though.


#4

make sure your piss is white, thats the best way to tell your getting enough IMO.


#5

Bingo.

:slight_smile:


#6

I barely drink a liter of water a day.
I'm never thirsty, ever (unless it's extremely hot outside).
Even after working out I am not that thirty. Just the water I have with my strawberry proteins shake is enough (200, 300ml)
I don't know, I might be extremely efficient for retaining liquids, like a human-camel or something.


#7

I get at least a gallon everyday...What i have read says that is minimum for athletes.


#8

It's so annoying waking up at night lol


#9

8+ liters a day while I was bulking. I'm always thirsty. Now I'm cutting down, lost roughly 9 lbs of fat and some muscle. I drink roughly 6 liters + every day. Just have a big bottle of water handy at all times and sip when you feel like. That's what I do.

Whoever said water is the best anabolic, he was so bloody right. I stand by drinking shitloads of water. It really helps.


#10

usually around 4L/1gallon. I don't think there are any hard or fast rules, but better hydrated than not. If you do feel you are dehydrated during the day, a good idea is just to have a large quanitity of water avalible at all times. I just take a 2L bottle of water with me to school/work, pans out well.

Oh and initially, if you're not used to drinking so much water, you're gonna be taking a leak every 30 minutes or so, but you'll adjust.


#11

I drink anywhere from a half gallon to a gallon and a half a day.


#12

I try to drink as much as possible short of sloshing around when I walk. I'd say a gallon a day is fine unless you're sweating a ton.

I'm over 50 and have no problems at night for some odd reason. I downed 2 24 ounce glasses of water last night between 7 and 10, took my last whiz of the night and sacked out at 11, slept all night. Beer is another story, I have 2 of them before bed and I'll be up once.

BG