I agree with Gladgad. I try to not take everything I read at face value. I use my past experience on how my body feels and reacts in addition to using the information I read. For me, it is a struggle to get in enough water throughout the day, but I manage mostly. But I could never get that amount of water in before and during a workout without losing my momentum and making myself too bloated workout effectively. Like some have mentioned, I too get nauseated with too much water. I sip before and a little during, try to make sure I do not become severely dehydrated, and I replace the fluids in a reasonable amount of time after. I don't think water needs to be instantaneously replaced as it is lost. Besides that, if you are working out hard, I would think that your body would have trouble processing a high volume of water at the same time.
As a side note... I had a nice water bottle (which I lost shortly after buying it) that had a pop up straw. Although a pain to clean, it worked great for workouts. It made it easy to sip and it was less disruptive to my workout.
- 5/30/2009 12:17:32 AM