If you’ve never known how much water you should drink before and after a workout, the American Council on Fitness has come out with recommendations today on just how much that should be:
– Two or three hours before you start to exercise, drink 17-to-20 ounces of water
[2 - 2.5 glasses]
- Twenty to 30 minutes prior to exercise, or while you’re warming up, drink another eight ounces
- While you’re exercising, drink seven-to-10 ounces every 10 minutes to 20 minutes
- Within 30 minutes of completing your workout, make sure you drink another eight ounces
Five glasses. Five glasses! I don’t think I drink that much water without working out. I say listen to your body, and watch the color of your pee. Dark yellow pee means you need water. That doesn’t account for the asparagus you ate earlier.