View Full Version : How much water to drink

01-14-2007, 01:02 PM
I was reading a book about boxing and it said to drink 16oz of water every hour you are awake. Wouldnt that flush out all the vitamins? what would be a good amount of water for a amateur boxer/football playr to drink a day?

01-14-2007, 01:05 PM
just try to drink a gallon a day and should be fine.

01-14-2007, 01:06 PM
And for informative purposes, 1 Gallon = 128 Ounces

01-14-2007, 01:08 PM
oo ok so i wont flush out all the vitamins and nutrients I take.

01-14-2007, 01:17 PM
As long as you spread your water intake out over the course of each day. Water soluble vitamins get flushed out way more often than fat soluble vitamins. I wouldn't worry about it.

01-14-2007, 01:38 PM
Ok. What are water soluable vitamins. Basically I take a multi vitamin. a 369 oil vitamin for my joints. Some royal jelly vitamin for energy.Zyflamend ofr my inflamed joints and a whole food mutivitamin(everyman brand) I also drink whey protein powder in milk various times throughout the day a myoplex shake and L glutamine powder once or twice a day. I am trying to drink 16 oz of water everyhour I am awake generally 6AM-12PM

01-14-2007, 01:40 PM

Dude, that's 288 ounces of water. That's over 2 gallons of water per day. That's insane. Just aim for a gallon or more and spread it out.

01-14-2007, 01:49 PM
Ok. thanks for the link and all the help I really appreciate it. I am going to try and drink a little over 1 gallon mainly because I already do drink about a gallon a day.

01-14-2007, 02:45 PM
Generally this is an area where I believe we should use common sense. I would say 1 gallon a day is great to aim for. However, some days you may only take in 1/2 and others maybe 1 and 1/2. Let the body decide some of this. There is no sense of being bloated because you are trying to down a crapload of water. I tried that, it sucks. Water isn't a miracle supplement like some say it is. Meaning, some people believe that if they force more water down then they will lose fat faster... That is really only possible if you were drinking absolutely no water before... Everything in moderation (well, not everything, but most everything)

Big Jay
01-14-2007, 02:52 PM
a gallon a day?...is that plain water ontop of everything else you drink? or what if you drank half a gallon of water and half of milk?

01-14-2007, 03:07 PM
or what if you drank half a gallon of water and half of milk?That would go towards your fluid intake for the day, and considering that milk is 80-85% water, that should be fine.

01-14-2007, 03:41 PM
O ok. Well yah I willl ai for 1 gallion but as stated above sometimes less sometimes more.

01-14-2007, 05:23 PM
as long as you aim for more or less a gallon a day i wouldn't worry about it. don't sweat the small things.

01-16-2007, 01:31 PM
I hear that man.

01-19-2007, 01:45 PM
Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things


01-19-2007, 04:27 PM
Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things


Great line!!

01-19-2007, 04:45 PM
And for informative purposes, 1 Gallon = 128 Ounces

And for us Canadians 1 gallon = 3.8 Liters :)