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Old 01-31-2006, 05:22 PM   #1
Frank Menendez
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Apart from the water you consume during your WOD, how many ounces of water do you tend to drink a day? I feel i'm not drinking enough...
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Old 01-31-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
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I have heard that you should aim for an ounce of water for every 2 pounds daily. So I'm 188lbs. I'll need 188/2=94 ounces a day. Thats like ~12 8oz. drinks.
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Old 01-31-2006, 05:48 PM   #3
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Considering red wine is 88% water, and scotch is 60% water, I think I get plenty.

I know, I know.. ethanol is dehydrating, loops of Henle, renin, angiotensinogen... I'll just drink a beer in the morning to rehydrate. :-)

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Old 01-31-2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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If your thristy(usually an indicator that you need fliuds) drink more,if your urine is bright yellow (and you haven't just swallowed 5 multi vit,and beroca) drink more.
The stardard call is 2litres a day but most in an active lifestyle should get more fliuds then this.(not just water).
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:08 PM   #5
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I drink at least a gallon a day, its really easy if you carry a gallon around all day it will go fast.
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:37 PM   #6
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I usually hit somewhere between 6-10L. It really depends on the day though and how much of it I am home for. When I am out at other peoples houses it is harder to find pitchers to keep ones water in *grin*.
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Old 02-01-2006, 03:18 AM   #7
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It is not real common and I am not trying scare anyone away from drinking lots of H20 (dehydration is a bad thing), but Hyponatremia or "water intoxication" is a real possibility. It happen when sodium concentrations in blood get too low. I did some quick research and is is commonly accepted that the body can excrete 15-20 L of urine a day. Higher intakes of water than this or more importantly large quantities in a very short period of time can cause problems. Large water intake combined with depleted sodium from loss through sweat following a long workout could also cause problems. I think that somewhere between 3-6 liters a day would be lots and anything above 10 liters a day is probably overkill. My 2 cents.

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Old 02-01-2006, 04:51 AM   #8
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Water intoxication is really electrolite underabundance more then water over abundance. I have read that this occurs in events like marathons and prolonged sport practices in high heat. So yes be aware of the danger of not having adequite electrolites, but also stay hydrated. I also aggree that over 10 liters a day is possibley excessive.
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:21 AM   #9
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Take a look at Dr. Mercola's recommendation.

http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan..._beverages.htm

I have found that his "ramp up" strategy works well.
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:53 AM   #10
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Between 1-2 gallons, just get a couple of nice nalgene bottles, fill 'em and go. I have two "double" nalgene bottles- 2 L each.
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