Hey everyone! So my question is straightforward. It is good to drink water, sports drink, etc, during exercises?
I've been reading on internet and sometimes articles contradict each other. Like on some says 'you must hydrate during exercises', 'only after the exercise' 'only if is a long activity' 'drinking water during workouts can provoke stomach ache or worsen performance', and so on .
So what's the truth behind hydration?
I think it's important to, I get dehydrated during long workouts especially. My best advice is to sip at the water throughout the workout and don't gulp it down.
Well within an hour of exercise you are not going to dehydrate not unless tou havent been drinking for sometime before hand...so dont worry if you dont drink.
You should avoid drinking large amounts of water (Sport drinks are just money spinners) sip water to wet your throat is all thats needed.
After workout dont gulp pint after pint of water...drink around half a pint 5 mins after another half and so on to avoid stomach cramps and for your body to hydrate naturally .. technically you can drown drinking to much water in one sitting its extremely rare but the point is gulping isnt good.
Hmm ok, so drinking water is always good if is taken by short gulps. Thanks!
You don't really need to drink water during your workout unless you plan on exercising for over an hour
Yes it gives back electrolytes you're losing and gives you endurance
I drink water while I workout, hell I drink water all the time. Never touch sports drinks though, they are a waste and don't give you anything your body needs unless you are working out for a long time at a high intensity, like a couple hours straight.
Sport drinks are really useless? Everybody here says that.
All sports drink do is replace electrolytes (salt) that our body is pretty good at maintaining the levels of anyways, not to mention the added sugar and calories that are in sports drinks versus water. It really depends on the person but you have to sweat excessively for an extended period of time for your body to need the salt replaced.