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Drinking Water During Exercise

How Much Water Should I Drink When I Work Out?


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  • "Start paying attention to your fluid intake 2-3 hours before you are going to exercise. "

    What about those of us who workout first thing in the morning? Like 6AM? Surely I don't have to set my alarm for 4!
  • When you first start drinking more water, your body is like a dried up plant: the water runs through the soil until the soil is saturated enough to begin holding the water. For those of you who are concerned about too many potty breaks, it will get better if you keep drinking the water.
  • I drink 32 oz during my 45 minute workout. I would not be able to do my workout with hydrating.
    One thing that I learned a long time ago was that the body can only absorb water so fast. If you gulp a large glass all at once, you will need to pee fairly quickly even when you're dehydrated. If you sip that glass, a few oz. every few minutes, the body will absorb what it needs and you won't make as many trips to the bathroom.

    Monibabe, have you seen those fanny packs made for water bottles? I got mine through a fitness program at work, but I think you can get them at K-mart or Target.

    Hope this helps some of you.
    I feel sick when I drink to much water while I'm working out. I drink a lot before and after my workout, otherwise I will throw up.
  • Every 15-20 minutes? That sounds almost like the prep for a colonoscopy! If I drank a bunch of water before my workouts, I'd never make it through without potty breaks. Guess I have a weak bladder... I really have to spread my water intake throughout the day or I'd never get anything done for visiting the bathroom.
    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.
  • 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....
  • 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..

    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.
  • I find it very difficult to tote a water bottle around with me while jogging, any suggestions
    I am making drinking water my life style.
  • I have a problem with drinking the right amount of water, hard to find bathrooms when I am walking
    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.

  • 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!

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