I have been drinking a gallon of water (or there abouts) every day since i started lifting weights mainly because this is well advised by everyone who is involved
I watched a show on channel Dave the other day where richard hammond researched "Water Claims". The water claims being all the text in lots of magazines advising that drinking so much water a day helps keep fat down, loose weight, revitalise the skin, sharpen the senses, etc etc....
anyway hammon took some identical twins who have identical lifestyles, ssame job, same amount of children, live in the same area, etc etc
one of them drank just 1 glass of water a day for a month and the other drank 2 litres.
at the start of the month he had a doctor take some tests based on the benefits the magazines claim and then again at the end of the month
the tests showed there was no change, there didnt seem to be any benefits to drinking 2 litres of water a day.
weight the same, fat the same, skin the same, senses the same
I have read that water helps the body process protein, is this the only benefit to bodybuilders?