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Drinking Water During Exercise

How Much Water Should I Drink When I Work Out?

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LRIGEIKOH

1/29/2009 12:31:46 PM

my favorite time to work out is first thing in the morning... but now i guess i'm not really doing the best thing for my body by not being at peak hydration.

DWAN1969

1/24/2009 9:31:31 PM

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I always drink 2 cups of water prior to a work out. During the summer time I will often drink a whole liter of water during my workout. During the other seasons I'll drink1/2 to a whole liter depending if it is a cardio day or a strength training day. All in all I get a gallon a day or more...and find that the more I drink the more I crave the water. If you are waiting until you are thirsty to drink then you are already dehydrated....

SALVARAD1

1/15/2009 9:24:21 AM

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As noted in a previous post, I cannot drink a cup a water every 15-20 minutes. I would have to go to the bathroom every 15-20 minutes once I got the cycle going in a total gym workout of 1.25 to 1.5 hours. Furthermore, I one of those who sweats very little: even when I run. I never have any sweat dripping from my body.

I'm wondering if haven't been sweating because I haven't been drinking enough water in general? I just joined Spark 2 weeks ago and then had minor surgery and must refrain from exercise another week.

Question: Will I sweat during my 35-60 minute cardio workouts now that I am getting at least 5-6 glasses of water a day (often more). Before I got a total of 2-3..

JACOBFAM4

1/10/2009 8:11:16 PM

I find it very difficult to drink water while playing raquetball. I am not being funny, like I should carry a bottle while actually playing. I am saying that when I stop to drink, I cool down and then drinking seems to take away some of my energy. I realize people would say hit the protein, but I just find it easier to play for a couple of hours and then go get something to drink. I may not do it right, but it seems to be working.

MONIBABIE

1/4/2009 10:29:38 AM

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I find it very difficult to tote a water bottle around with me while jogging, any suggestions

JOYCEG6

11/27/2008 9:29:16 PM

I am making drinking water my life style.

DSTRINKA

11/23/2008 6:11:55 PM

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I have a problem with drinking the right amount of water, hard to find bathrooms when I am walking

SWINGKITTEN

11/19/2008 1:55:01 AM

Really cold water is not so good for you, if you are hot or just come in from the outside heat. Room temperature is best.

OVERABUNDANCE

11/17/2008 4:20:58 PM

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I drink around 4 or 5 52 oz. jugs of water during the workday at work. When I work out I have 12 oz. while on the elypical and another 12 oz. while I do the stair stepper. It's mandatory for me that I keep my body cleansed and water is the best source for that!

DANIELIS

11/9/2008 9:57:07 PM

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I'm finding it hard to reach my water goal, due mainly to not really having an effective sense of thirst. I have been known to go all day drinking nothing but my morning coffee (singular). I'm trying to be mindful of my water consumption, and having it listed in the SP nutrition page really has helped.

JEN0828

11/9/2008 11:43:07 AM

I use to never drink water!! I went from drinking 12 pack of soda a day (4 years ago) to drinking about a gallon of sweet tea day. Since I've started the spark program all I drink mostly water (every now and then I'll have a soda) but now I find myself craving water when I work out. I actually drink about 4 cups to an hour on the treadmill. After I finish working out I usually drink 2 more before I even know it. It makes it a lot easier to meet the 8 cups a day.

SALLYFROGG

11/8/2008 2:47:38 AM

I drink lots of water daily and find that you have validated my reasons for doing so. Thanks for the good information.

MARATHONJOGGER

11/7/2008 10:13:43 AM

This article is right on target!! The USTF.org has a lot of science that back this up and I've personally started to increase my endurance once I started to stay properly hydrated while execising!!

marathonjogger

RUTHMINUS30

11/5/2008 5:58:30 PM

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I agree that drinking plenty of water through the day is a must... but 1 cup every 15 to 20 minutes??? My stomach would be so distended I wouldn't be able to continue with my workout! That sounds painfull to me!

JIMSRAINBOW

11/5/2008 8:41:40 AM

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a cup of water every 15-20 min!!! that's makes me feel so much more normal... i mean i am pretty much the only person at my gym guzzling water, going thru close to a liter of water from when i enter to when i get back home... i work out for 90 minutes non stop the days i do go to the gym, maybe 3 or 4 times a week... everybody else sort of just sips and i am th eone making a hundred trips to the water filter/cooler thing... and given that i am from a very hot country, i'd think that water would be a necessity when we are running and weight training... :)

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