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    How much water should I be drinking


    I have just started training 3 days a week and consuming around 3000 calories. I'm going to be using whey protein and creatine and wondered how much water I should be drinking?
    I've read about a gallon but then again read never more than 4 litres?
    Can anyone help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tackle01 View Post
    I have just started training 3 days a week and consuming around 3000 calories. I'm going to be using whey protein and creatine and wondered how much water I should be drinking?
    I've read about a gallon but then again read never more than 4 litres?
    Can anyone help?
    normally i'd say 8-10 pints a day. Plenty during your workout.

    i'm doing just under 2 gallons at the moment.
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    Thanks chub, I was worried that I might flush out the vitamins/ protein etc if I drank too much but if you're on nearly two gallons then I guess it'd fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tackle01 View Post
    Thanks chub, I was worried that I might flush out the vitamins/ protein etc if I drank too much but if you're on nearly two gallons then I guess it'd fine
    na your good. The more you drink while on creatine the better. my multivits say on the back to drink at least 1-2 gallon a day. I try to keep my pee clear all the time. If its really yellow or almost orange you know your not drinking enough!
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    Good tip, keep it clear!
    Thanks Chub
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    Usually when your pee is yellow, it means that vitamins are being flushed out of your body that aren't being used. B vits in particular. It doesn't necessarily mean you aren't drinking enough. Keep in mind if you take a multi, it will make your pee yellow green. I usually drink a gallon or more a day. 1.5 when I used to take creatine, but that has been a long time ago.
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    I would say 2 L or just about that per day.

    I have brothers who are deep into working out and that's usually what they take.

    They are on all sorts of supplements and drink gallons of water!!
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    I would jus say drink as much fluids as you can theres no harm in h20
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickesq View Post
    I would jus say drink as much fluids as you can theres no harm in h20
    Too much of anything is harmful, even water.
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    At minimum, 1 oz H2O for every 2 lbs of body weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    At minimum, 1 oz H2O for every 2 lbs of body weight.
    That is a good rule of thumb.
  

  
 

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