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    Ask The Ripped Dude: Can Drinking Water Help Me Lose Weight?

    By: Obi Obadike

    I've graced more than 28 magazine covers in the past 3 years. The global fitness industry has branded me 'The World’s Most Ripped Fitness Model.'

    Date Added: Mar 20, 2012

  • 50 Shades Of Yellow: What Color Should Your Pee Be?

    By: Kellie Davis

    The color of your pee says a lot about your health. Learn what's considered to be normal urine, and find out how much water you <i>really</i> need to drink!

    Date Added: Nov 10, 2014

  • All About Water Retention: Get Ripped Fast!

    By: Herve Duchemin

    I hear it all the time... I do so much cardio, and my diet and training are so on point, yet I still have this layer of fat covering my abs! What\'s the matter with me? Well... that layer of muscle-masking mess that you might assume to be fat, could in fact be primarily subcutaneous fluid, otherwise known as water weight.

    Date Added: Sep 14, 2014

  • Top 10 Reasons We Need To Drink Water!

    By: Clark Bartram

    Clark Bartram takes us through his top ten reasons we need to drink water and the top ten reasons to consume water instead of soda.

    Date Added: Aug 16, 2014

  • Your Muscles Are Thirsty: Here's Why

    By: Robert Wildman, PhD, RD, FISSN

    You know that growing muscles require lots of protein, but they need even more water. Don't wait for dehydration to impact your performance. Fill up on the most anabolic agent there is!

    Date Added: Oct 25, 2013

  • Ric's Corner: The Importance Of Water And Training.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Ric emphasizes the topic initially by relating it with recent health issues. While you probably shouldn't count your various beverages as part of your overall intake, carrying around a gallon jug may just be the best way to ensure you're getting what you need. Noella seems less discriminating about her source of H2O and more about the material of the container, but Ric quickly establishes her bias against well-used gym water fountains.

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2011

  • Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven | New York Pro.

    By: Ava Cowan

    Layne's on the phone handling a last minute show prep crisis, Ava's not dry enough in her lower body threatening to change the outcome of these final moments she's destined for herself. Not one to blame bad biological timing, she's works with what she has as Layne drops her sodium levels significantly, a technique he reserves only for critical situations. The decision proves productive as Ava secures the overall.

    Date Added: Nov 24, 2010

  • Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven | Foundations Of Success.

    By: Ava Cowan

    With her sites squarely set on the Olympia, Ava finds her network of support a key factor, with Gaspari Nutrition, Layne, and others her cornerstone to build from. Intimidating the competition doesn't hurt either. Not surprisingly she tracks he macronutrients like a hawk, utilizing online tools for logging and fine tuning. She adds that water manipulation is the key to muscle fullness going into a show.

    Date Added: Oct 27, 2010

  • Matt's 12-Week Transformation Guide, Part 6: Water & Hydration!

    By: Matt Mc Dermott

    Drinking adequate water amounts is one of the easiest and best things you can do to help you as you progress! Having sufficient water will give you tons of benefits, help you get leaner, let your body work as it was intended to do and more!

    Date Added: Dec 22, 2009

  • How Can You Cut Water Weight The Last Week Before A Contest?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    How can you cut water weight the last week before a contest? When you step on stage you want to make sure that you have every advantage possible. There is a little strategy to this... Learn more!

    Date Added: Dec 23, 2008

  • What Is The Importance Of Drinking Water?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    What is the importance of drinking water? Many people do not understand the benefits of water, and therefore do not meet their recommended daily intake. Learn what the importance of water is, importance to bodybuilders, alternatives, and more...

    Date Added: Aug 27, 2007

  • Just Drink Water, Backstage At A Competition!

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    Several times a year, while covering contest, I have to deal with individuals who have pushed themselves too far. They have dehydrated themselves to the point of lightheadedness and even passing out. Learn why you need to just drink water!

    Date Added: Aug 14, 2007

  • The Importance Of Water: A Full Explanation!

    By: Jen Heath

    In the diet, water is the most important component in losing fat and keeping it off. You heard that right... the most important. Review the following and learn how water can pay dividends towards fat loss!

    Date Added: Apr 24, 2007

  • Water: Your Secret Weapon - What's Good And What Is Not.

    By: Matt Weik

    There are many types of water and like anything some are better than others. This article will shed some light on the importance of water including how much to drink, types, and more. Check it out!

    Date Added: Jan 29, 2007

  • Water: The Most Important Element Of All.

    By: Ron Kosloff

    Water constitutes 65% to 70% of the human body. The following list explains the many detrimental things that can happen to your body if you don't ingest enough water.

    Date Added: Feb 15, 2006

  • The Most Important Nutrient: Water!

    By: Christopher Mohr

    The one nutrient that most people rarely give any thought to is water. Read on to learn more about water and some myths associated with it.

    Date Added: Jun 2, 2005

  • Understanding The Importance Of Proper Hydration For Maximum Gains In And Out Of The Gym!

    By: Jeff Behar

    Many people underestimate the importance of water to the body. Many people think it is just a mom's tale, like you need to drink your milk. You could not be farther from the truth! Read on to learn just how important water is to all of us.

    Date Added: May 25, 2005

  • Staying Hydrated: What You Need To Know!

    By: Kim Brown

    Read on to discover five tips to help keep cool in the heat.

    Date Added: Jan 10, 2005

  • How Much Water Do You Really Need?

    By: Mauro Di Pasquale

    Almost everyone agrees that water is good for you and that the biggest problem with water intake is that you don’t drink enough. Learn why and find out the truth...

    Date Added: Sep 27, 2004

  • Water, Water, Every Where: What Every Competitor Should Know!

    By: Bob Cicherillo

    Everything was looking good for the 3rd show of the 2004 competitive season until a couple hours before pre-judging. Find out what happened and why all competitors need to read this!

    Date Added: Apr 3, 2004

  • Fat Tips To Help You Lose Weight!

    By: Jeff Mayner

    I'm asked almost every day if there's some kind of 'magic' bullet out there, that certain something that'll help shed excess fat and keep it off once and for all. What if I told you that there is something that's inexpensive, readily available, safe, has no side effects, and is already in each and every home already.

    Date Added: Dec 10, 2003

  • Fitness Water: The New Fountain Of Youth?

    By: Kristin Reisinger

    Funny enough, the latest trend seems to be in the water. It appears that we have traded in our bottles of Evian for better water but are these enhanced water products all they're cracked up to be?

    Date Added: Oct 27, 2003

  • H2O: Hydrate Yourself to a Better Body!

    By: Chris Zaino

    Listen up ... I have some interesting facts that might lead you to your nearest grocery store for a couple of gallons!

    Date Added: Jun 14, 2003

  • 7 Reasons Why Bodybuilders Need More Water

    By: AnimalPak

    Water is needed for every single metabolic process, including protein synthesis. So if your training intensity is high, one of the simplest things you can do for your body is to drink more water.

    Date Added: Apr 11, 2003

  • The Importance of Fluids!

    By: Jeff Galterio

    It's not unusual to lose a couple of pounds of water during exercise. Especially when considering cardio, in only two hours of exercise more than five pounds of water can be lost.

    Date Added: May 30, 2002

  • Water's Effects On Bodybuilding

    By: John Giljum

    One very important aspect of bodybuilding that is often overlooked is the consumption of adequate amounts of water. Water is extremely important in the body, especially for someone who is overweight or involved in intense training. In this article I will briefly go over how water is used in the body, and then I will discuss its role in bodybuilding and weight loss.

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2001

  • The Importance of Water in Bodybuilding

    By: Mat D.

    The most important nutrient known is undoubtedly water. Well, not the most important maybe, because most nutrients are essential, but you can go a long time without most nutrients. A week is your absolute limit without water. Any longer than that and it's game over for you. I don't mean to scare you, but I'm just putting the importance of water in perspective for bodybuilders and everyone!

    Date Added: Jul 13, 2001

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