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Hydration Issue

Discussion in 'Fitness' started by BuzzinSATX, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. BuzzinSATX

    BuzzinSATX Active Member

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    i recently broke down (couple months ago) and gave in to my wife’s insistence and took in a personal trainer twice a week. At 56, after a 28 year career in uniform, PTing several times per week, what would a trainer do for me? Well, teach me a helluva lot, as it turns out.

    But the most recent thing that learned from him is about a great product available at Costco called Liquid IV. For $30, you get 30 individual powder packs you can mix in water, juice, etc.

    This stuff has been a huge help for me whenever I’ve gotten behind on my water and haven’t really eaten much prior to a workout. When that happens, and I start a hard workout, I was getting splitting “exertion headaches”. When this happens, I can pop some in water, chug down 16-20 ounces, and I’ll be good to go. I’ve been getting these headaches kinda frequently in this crazy heat, and I am bad about drinking water before I need it.

    Anyway, I now keep some packs in my truck, at the job, and at home. I generally don’t drink more than one per day. They help me much better than Gatorade or any of the other electrolyte drinks ever did.

    Flavor is passable, but I mix mine in at least 24, usually 32+ oz of water as I like it diluted.

    These are not a substitute for good old H2O, you still need lots of water. they simply help put good electrolytes back into your bloodstream when you are needing and using it heavily.

    Something to consider, especially if you are a bit seasoned...we can dehydrate quickly in this Texas heat.
     


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  2. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Be careful to not over do it with those packets.

    I see the label says each serving has 500mg of Potassium.
    Generally speaking 1500-2000 mg per day is what is acceptable.

    Too much potassium can lead to serious heart rhythm problems
     
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  3. Frank59

    Frank59 NO MA'AM!! TGT Supporter

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    Has the OP pointed out this product is for someone doing extreme exercising and or working hard outside in the heat. Beware that to much electrolyte can be harmful to the kidneys if not filtered through the body properly.
     
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  4. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    Electrolytes are what plants crave.
     
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  5. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    For those scratching their heads.....

     
  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Just don't forget to drink enough water.

    Sounds like you're trying to play catch up...
     
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  7. Brains

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    My wife and daughter both use Tailwind, I'm guessing it's pretty similar. They're both athletes though, myself I stick to beer.
     
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  9. BuzzinSATX

    BuzzinSATX Active Member

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    Yes. I use this product no more than once daily, and probably only a few times per week when it’s really hot and prior to a hard workout.

    But it is the best thing I’ve found to help me feel better very quickly when I’ve been working physically hard and sweating a lot.
     
  10. BuzzinSATX

    BuzzinSATX Active Member

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    Wow...didn’t mean to push a potentially problematic product.

    Bottom line, I will not argue that a proper, consistent water intake is the best thing to do to stay hydrated. I generally try and drink water through the day. Other than my morning 16oz black homemade coffee, it is the only thing I drink throughout the day...generally 64-96 ozs. The don’t drink soda, energy drinks, juice, or other liquids during the day. May have an adult beverage at BN a.

    But sometimes, I just don’t get enough of those 64-96 ounces drank before I hit the gym window. I carry in a water bottle, but it doesn’t always hit me fast enough, and I can get headaches or light headed. When this happens, I mix up a packet of this stuff, and after 3-4 minutes, I can work out hard without any issues. It just works very well for me.

    But again, I realize it’s a fix to a problem I should not let happen, and need to try to avoid.

    I appreciate the input.
     


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