"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
Arthur Jones believes, "has all but
destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
The New Bodybuilding for
Old-School Results supplies
MUCH of that "something."
This is one of 93 photos of Andy McCutcheon that are used in The New High-Intensity Training to illustrate the recommended exercises.
To find out more about McCutcheon and his training, click here.
Hey, this is mainly for Dr. Darden if he has the time, but I'd be interested in hearing from other experienced people as well. I'm not following a reduced calorie diet, but I'm trying superhydration this week anyway. More to ensure that I'm hydrated enough than anything else. I wouldn't even care if I lose additional fat out of this.
I've always drunk water, but never consciously kept track of how much. The initial recommendation is 4 liters per day and top out at 8 liters. At first I thought 4 liters would be a lot, but in the first couple of days so far, I've been drinking 6.5 without much effort. I still feel dry (I'm still waiting until I'm feeling it to drink), so I'll go up to 8 liters (maximum recommended by the "Superhydration" article here). 6 liters was the max for "Florida Dreaming", but I don't think that's enough.
I'm wondering if other factors would cause one to need MUCH more than the initial 4 liters? Such as season, amount of exercise performed, amount of sleep, amount of supplements, and so on? If I need 8 liters on an average day this summer, will I need 8 liters in the winter??
Doc - I used to think a gallon a day was fine until I started to look into how dehydrated we all actually are. My goal with hydration was to control my asthma. I'm happy to say that I've been off the Albuterol and Advair for over a month. I need to drink a gallon a day just to keep it under control.
Whether water is the cure for inflamation, asthma or heart burn I do not know. I know it's working for me. Not only with the asthma but with recovery. I do know that I need a gallon and a half a day minimum to feel "normal", control my asthma, train at intense levels and get a good nights sleep!
There are times where I feel I am holding water in my hands and lower legs. Am I drinking to much? Do I just need to move around a little more while at work?
I used to work in an opencut mine in the desert where it's normal for it to be 120 in the shade in Summer, 130 in the pit, and hotter still if you're trapped in amongst a machine which just broke down and is still hot from running.
Due to liability issues, all of the urinals had diagrams of what color your urine should be if properly hydrated.
It's served me well to drink enough water to keep my urine clear or close to clear, which these days can mean 3 gallons during a work day(no longer in the mine, god knows how much I consumed a day there) and maybe a 1-1.5 gallons on days off(Less activity and food, solutes and waste products).
I've been doing this for 10 years now, and the only problem I've had is failing a couple of work related drug tests for my urine sample being too dilute, and having to retake the test somewhat dehydrated.
I urinate maybe once every 2 hours, give or take, and drink a bottle before bed which gets me up halfway through the night to urinate, and drink another bottle to urinate again in the morning when I get up. This won't be for everyone but has become a habit for me.
I have always been a water drinker, but I liked it lukewarm so I could CHUG open throated. Can't do that with Iced Water.
Since I read the Superhydration article and been doing HIT, I have lost about 10 pounds of fat this Summer. It is hard to argue with results.
I have learned to appreciate the cool water. I use quart bottles, and keep one in the freezer chilling at all times. I drink the other and switch them when I pass the freezer. Works for me.
Nice job so far, my man. Yeah, I used to drink it lukewarm, too. My old job had a water cooler with two temperature faucets and I always filled up my bottle with the warmer temperature. Ice cold water took some getting used to. I drink it out of the refrigator when I'm at home. If I need to use a water faucet somewhere to refill my water bottle, well, that's when I'm stuck drinking water warmer than optimal.