As a general guideline, drink 5 oz. – 12 oz. of water every during every 15-20 minutes of exercise.
Drink enough water so that you weigh the same or slightly less after exercise.
The goal is to weigh no less than 98% of your body weight after exercise.
John weighed 200 lbs before exercise.
He’ll want to weigh no less than 196 lbs after exercise.
200 lbs x 98% (0.98) = 196 lbs
If you lose weight during exercise, it does not mean you’ve lost fat. It means you’ve lost water weight and need to replace the water you’ve lost. If you weigh less than 98% of your body weight after exercise, it means you’re very dehydrated.
Weigh yourself naked (if possible) before and after exercise because clothes that are drenched with sweat after exercise can add weight to the scale.
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