Yes, it is a common response for your muscles to retain water when you start/increase an exercise program.
If you are already drinking 48-64 oz, you don't really have to do anything more. The body will 'obtain' the extra water simply by restricting how much water it gets rid of when you pee.
One thing worth considering is that muscle and water are considerably denser than fat, so if you are eating right and exercising, you will probably see the result in lost inches, even if the scale is being unco-operative. The tape is often a much more reliable means of tracking your progress than the scale.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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