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Hydration is paramount with any form of exercise. Hydration is a necessary component of all metabolic processes. This includes building muscle. However, hydration is also a bit more than just drinking water. Proper hydration requires that you keep your electrolytes in balance. Electrolyte imbalance is more critical in endurance training than ...


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Creating draws more water into your muscle cells, which helps to increase muscle bulk and also increase protein synthesis (1)(2), although the total amount of water involved is relatively small. It may be this, or anecdotal evidence that creatine causes cramps - which does not appear to be backed up by evidence (3)(4), which has caused some articles to ...


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My answer is anecdotal from personal experience. You could very well be crashing post workout. Does your "fuzzybrain" go away after you eat and drinking? Have you considered blood sugar levels post workout, or eating something more then a protein shake post workout. I would suggest. Throw in some (teaspoon or less) honey in your protein shake, to get ...


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When the human body goes from laying prone to standing up there is a rapid, and brief, change in blood pressure. This is the likely cause. Some people are more susceptible than others, and it's called orthostatic hypotension, or sometimes, "vertigo." “He's Dizzy when he Stands Up.” An Introduction to Initial orthostatic Hypotension Orthostatic hypotension


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It is not exactly clear what your intentions are. If you drink tons of water your kidneys are not happy. You will have many bio-breaks ;) In case of (muscle) workouts you can increase the amount of water in your muscles by using creatine. If your intention is only to drink enough water before a training session you could eat vegetables/fruits with a high ...


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No, urea is not the cause of the yellow colour of urine. That's urobilin, which is an end product of the breakdown of red blood cells. Urea is the body's means of disposing of metabolised amino acids, and so urea production (and need for disposal) will increase if you have a high protein diet. You'll need to urinate more to dispose of that, and drink more ...


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Dehydration has a negative effect on metabolic rate in skeletal muscular metabolism in that it hinders metabolic efficiency with strain and heat. See this link for the full article. And this one for a research publication. "Based on three previous studies that found dehydration depressed metabolic rate, a team of graduate students at the University of ...


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You need to factor in what keeps your body hydrated before breaking a sweat. If you've heard the term "Electrolytes", it is simply a blood mineral made up of sodium, potassium, chloride, etc. In order to be replenished before and after cardio activity, your body needs to have high enough levels so that it can function. For instance, if I'm breaking a sweat, ...


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