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latinomasfino
03-03-2004, 04:59 PM
I know weight lifters we need to consume more water..how much water should we consume each day?

ogarchamplin
03-03-2004, 05:06 PM
Take your bodyweight divide in half and drink that amount in fluid oz's

Jasonl
03-03-2004, 07:22 PM
1-2 gallons per day should be sufficient.

Deathwish
03-03-2004, 09:06 PM
Take your bodyweight divide in half and drink that amount in fluid oz's

wtf?! You gotta be kidding me! For me that'ld be 180/2 = 90 fl oz/16 = 5.6 gallons of water a day? bah that's not right. I'ld drink a gallon to two a day. If your piss is clear then you're drinking too much. You want your piss to be a light yellow color.

**Edit** hahahaha oops I was thinking 16 oz to one pound... So 180/128 = 1.4 gals which seems much more reasonable...

thanky0ujesus
03-03-2004, 10:00 PM
wtf?! You gotta be kidding me! For me that'ld be 180/2 = 90 fl oz/16 = 5.6 gallons of water a day? bah that's not right. I'ld drink a gallon to two a day. If your piss is clear then you're drinking too much. You want your piss to be a light yellow color.

actually there's 128 fl oz in a gallon... not 16. but then again, i dont agree with the bw/2. i weight 160 and drink about a gallon. i pay attention to my pee.. if its clear i figure im drinking too much water.. and if its too yellow i figure i'm not drinking enough

dxiw
03-03-2004, 10:05 PM
8 fl oz in a cup deathwish - how the hell is 16 gonna be a gallon? SLAP

illa_noize
03-04-2004, 08:31 AM
8 fl oz in a cup deathwish - how the hell is 16 gonna be a gallon? SLAP
:zipit:

LOL

TheGimp
03-04-2004, 08:42 AM
What's your reasoning for saying clear pee is too much water? I am aware that there is such a thing as too much water and it can even be fatal but what happens at the stage when pee is clear for it to be too much?

Deathwish
03-04-2004, 10:37 AM
hahahaha oops I was thinking 16 oz to one pound...

Holto
03-04-2004, 11:34 AM
you want your urine to be clear

latinomasfino
03-04-2004, 02:03 PM
What's your reasoning for saying clear pee is too much water? I am aware that there is such a thing as too much water and it can even be fatal but what happens at the stage when pee is clear for it to be too much?

wtf!!! fatal??? so u mean i can die if i drink too much water hahah

HemiVision
03-04-2004, 02:28 PM
wtf!!! fatal??? so u mean i can die if i drink too much water hahah

Yes. There is a condition known as hyponatremia or "water intoxication." Basically, it's a dilution of blood sodium. In rare cases it can be fatal.

TheGimp
03-04-2004, 03:26 PM
http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/news/state/7282507.htm

Excessive consumption of water can be fatal, causing pulmonary edema, a condition where water enters the lungs, and hyponatremia, a sodium imbalance brought on by excess fluid consumption.

It's possible to have too much of anything.

LuvDaPump
03-04-2004, 04:04 PM
Yip, basically if you drink to much you piss away all the sodium. Often times some of the symptoms occure for endurance athletes that consume too much water. You have to make sure there is sufficient sodium and other minerals in the water. Still though it takes awhile for the sodium to absorb. I don't think you could have this condition unless you were sweating alot for hours on end.

I've been drinking about 2 gallons a day/ milk and water mixed with protein count too/ for about 2 years with no problems. I would stay away from 5 gallons a day though :)

Ezekiel009
03-04-2004, 05:59 PM
What does drinking alot of water do?

BUFF STUFF
03-04-2004, 07:00 PM
5GALLONS!!http://www.intense-training.com/forums/images/smilies/puke.gif

1-2 should be fine. :cool:

LuvDaPump
03-04-2004, 07:27 PM
HAHA
I didn't mean to imply that I ever drank 5 gallons.

Drinking a lot of water helps dilute food and nutrients for better absorbtion and also because you are well hydrated it will help dilute the toxins for your kidneys to filter.
Rather than big clumps (orange pee) your kidneys get a more diluted form and don't get clogged up. Being well hydrated also helps cellular functions. Mainly the transporting of energy and waste.