Drinking lots of water to add mass.

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    Feb 25, 2015 9:35 AM GMT
    I know this has likely been covered somewhere, but I'm seeing more and more guys carrying around gallon water jugs at the gym.

    I know with creatine it's recommended to drink 1-2 gallons a day, but I find drinking a gallon a water a day is so hard. Of course, I see the benefits of creatine without that much water, but maybe results will be better if I drank more.

    Issue is, it's even harder to drink a gallon of water a day and eat 50 million calories a day also. How do you take it in?

    And how much more important do you think protien mass is to water mass in a muscle, or they both mutually important?
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    Feb 25, 2015 9:52 AM GMT
    Are you actually using creatine?
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 25, 2015 3:19 PM GMT
    Protein mass is muscle. Water is to transport nutrients and waste. If you're healthy, your water level will return to normal pretty quickly so any mass benefit is short-lived. You can o/d on water but I doubt you're thinking that much water.
  • Olympus1991

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    Feb 25, 2015 7:24 PM GMT
    I'm Sticking with my 3 liters of water a day. (0,8 gallon?)
    I'm not using Creatine. And this works fine for me icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 25, 2015 9:02 PM GMT
    I tried drinking a gallon of water a day for about a month. It didn't last. I got tired of going to the bathroom every 3 ½ minutes. It was embarrassing.
    I probably drink about ½ gallon a day now.
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    Feb 25, 2015 11:34 PM GMT
    I drink 1.2 gallons of water per day because many of my meals are liquid.
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    Feb 26, 2015 2:30 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidAre you actually using creatine?


    Yes bitch, I'm actually using creatine (pardon the emphasis).

    I've tried all sorts of brands of preworkout supplements from the discontinued EAS mix to ultra concentrated mixes. but I always go with stuff that is mixed with Amino Acids and Beta Alanine. Plain creatine doesn't seem as effective.

    And yes...someone said going to the bathroom every 20 minutes, that's the main thing. Of course, it's also winter so our water requirements go down a bit. I can easily drink a few bottles of water in hot weather. When it's cold I have to remember to drink any at all.

    I also don't take creatine non-stop. I tend to do it for the course of the package, then take breaks simultaneously when I don't workout. I'll take 1-2 weeks off from working out/creatine at times.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 26, 2015 9:44 PM GMT
    @FuzzyPecs

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    Feb 28, 2015 7:23 AM GMT
    Drinking lots of water helps keep the skin cells hydrated enough to remain supple and elastic.

    Drinking lots of water helps reduce the buildup of unwanted "toxins" that can diminish energy levels.

    Drinking lots of water reduces the need for eating comfort food all the time (listen up, fat-asses).

    Drinking lots of water does not add mass, unless you consider temporary water weight as mass.

    [citation(s) needed]
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    Mar 01, 2015 1:24 PM GMT
    bachian saidI drink 1.2 gallons of water per day because many of my meals are liquid.


    Perfectly sculpted Carrara marble needs nutrition?
  • wesv

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    Mar 15, 2015 3:37 PM GMT
    I take creatine and drink a lot of water each day, but I have the same mass.
  • mybud

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    Jul 21, 2015 8:34 PM GMT
    wesv saidI take creatine and drink a lot of water each day, but I have the same mass.
    Drop the creatine, don't continue supplements you know don't benefit you or your program.
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    Jul 27, 2015 3:35 AM GMT
    mybud said
    wesv saidI take creatine and drink a lot of water each day, but I have the same mass.
    Drop the creatine, don't continue supplements you know don't benefit you or your program.
    Or switch to a different brand of creatine. Some are better than others.