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big_geek
12-18-2002, 11:38 AM
Drinking a lot of water?
How do you benefit from it?

NateDogg
12-18-2002, 11:47 AM
Very important...

http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23639

big_geek
12-18-2002, 11:52 AM
What 'bout cardio and weight training?
Glycogen stores are stores of energy that your body uses during weight training and cardiovascular exercise. Although, during weight training glycogen stores are the only energy source used. Thus, completing your cardiovascular routine before weight training will substantially deplete your energy (glycogen) stores needed to complete a proper weight training program. Also, completing your weight training before your cardiovascular program significantly decreases you glycogen stores. So, when you begin your cardiovascular training your body burns less glycogen and more of your stored fat. In summary, to reach you optimal fat burning stages and to have the proper energy to utilize an exercise program, complete your weight training before you cardiovascular training.

NateDogg
12-18-2002, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by big_geek
What 'bout cardio and weight training?
Glycogen stores are stores of energy that your body uses during weight training and cardiovascular exercise. Although, during weight training glycogen stores are the only energy source used. Thus, completing your cardiovascular routine before weight training will substantially deplete your energy (glycogen) stores needed to complete a proper weight training program. Also, completing your weight training before your cardiovascular program significantly decreases you glycogen stores. So, when you begin your cardiovascular training your body burns less glycogen and more of your stored fat. In summary, to reach you optimal fat burning stages and to have the proper energy to utilize an exercise program, complete your weight training before you cardiovascular training.

Are you making a statement here, or is this a question?

big_geek
12-18-2002, 12:11 PM
I asked this question before.
I used to do cardio before weight training, than switched to after weight training. Than I asked when to do it on this board and was told not to do it combined with lifting period. So I dropped it and only do it on occasion on the in-between lifting days. Because of this I don't do nearly as much cardio as I used to. As a result I've grown a bit of a gut which makes me feel uncomfortable.
That's when I read the above, just wanted to hear some opinions on the topic, keep in mind my goal is to get bigger.

NateDogg
12-18-2002, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by big_geek
I asked this question before.
I used to do cardio before weight training, than switched to after weight training. Than I asked when to do it on this board and was told not to do it combined with lifting period. So I dropped it and only do it on occasion on the in-between lifting days. Because of this I don't do nearly as much cardio as I used to. As a result I've grown a bit of a gut which makes me feel uncomfortable.
That's when I read the above, just wanted to hear some opinions on the topic, keep in mind my goal is to get bigger.

Oh, ok...refer to the HIIT sticky at the top of the training forum. That should help you out.

Shao-LiN
12-18-2002, 12:54 PM
If you don't do the cardio you used to, you lower cals.

LAM
12-18-2002, 02:01 PM
10 Reasons to keep your water intake high

1). Keytones, a natural byproduct of fat burning, are flushed out of the body through urine. Drinking water helps to flush them out, thereby improving the fat burning process.

2). If you're a bodybuilder on a protein diet, water has an additional importance. One of the chief byproducts of protein metabolism is urea. Water helps to flush this out.

3). While there is question on whether water is anabolic, there is no doubt of its anti-catabolic effects. Dehydration stimulates catabolic (muscle destroying) hormones and increases the cortisol response to exercise.

4). An additional reason to keep your muscles well hydrated is based on the theory of cell-volumization, of which Creatine plays a large role. When your muscles cells are fluid-filled, an anabolic stimulus is generated and more nutrients enter your muscle cells.

5). Your digestion and metabolism--two factors we are concerned with in controlling weight--are greatly impaired without enough water. However, if you are drinking enough, you ensure that your metabolism and digestive system is working to its full potential.muscle requires more water.

6). You can help curb your appetite when you drink 6-8 glasses per day because of water's filling effect. If your stomach is full, it can help you not to overeat.

7). Sometimes dehydration can signal your body to eat because breaking down food releases water. Don't be fooled when really your body is asking for water! This is a phenomenon that can be controlled if you're getting enough water.

8). Increased workout performance results when your body is fully hydrated to meet the physical demands you are placing on it. You may have seen bodybuilders at the gym with a 2 gallon milk carton full of water...they are smart. You can truly maximize your body's potential from this simple addition to your workout, especially if you're doing an aerobic workout where you are sweating a lot.

9). Surprise! Your muscle is 70% water. Fat is only 25% water. By drinking water, you add muscle weight, allowing the muscle to work more efficiently, which in turn burns fat. It only makes since that the more muscle you gain, the more water you require! The higher your activity level, the more calories your muscles burn, and your needs for water become greater to maintain your muscles.

10). When you're more fit, you burn calories at a higher rate because your muscles store more glycogen, a form of carbohydrate that is used for energy. Every gram of glycogen requires and holds about 3 grams of water. So, again, water is essential to your energy and calorie burning.

big_geek
12-18-2002, 03:36 PM
Thank you LAM, this is the kind of info I was looking for.
I always drink a lot of water when I work out (1.5l), but I neglect drinking it at work and even more at home...