Water & Bodybuilding

July 23rd, 2007 by Paul Johnson

With our high calorie high protein active lifestyle, it is no surprise water should be at the top of our list of importance.

Why Bodybuilders need a lot of water:

High protein diets require a lot of water. The extra water is needed to reduce stress on kidneys and liver. Bodybuilders who take creatine will require even more water intake. Another reason is hydrated muscle cells are more anabolic. Adequate water also aids in fat loss, digestion, and nutrient uptake. Drinking plenty of water will also cause you to retain less water, making you look more "ripped".

How much water do bodybuilders need?

8 glasses a day is what is recommended to the general public. However, bodybuilders require much more water due to our diet and active lifestyle. How much water you require will depend on your weight, what supplements or drugs you are taking, and if it's a rest or workout day. The general recommendation for bodybuilders, should be at least 0.7 ounces per lb of bodyweight.

  1. Freddie Mills on January 13th, 2009

    I work out at night around the time 11:00pm and 01:00am. My question is this, if I take creatine (my favorite EAS phosphagen hp) and drink alot of water (I carry a old milk jug full of water, which is almost consume doing workout), and drink my protein shake after work. would it cause any problems when I’m sleeping through the day, would I still gain mass. (Average time in the gym about and 1hr and 30min or 2hrs, and I do two to three workouts at the sametime.

  2. sagar on March 9th, 2010

    i am losing a fat