View Full Version : How does cardio help water weight loss?

06-09-2010, 06:40 AM
Ok, so I always figured that cardio helped you lose water weight because you sweat. But most people don't sweat litres of water out.

yesterday there was a thread and someone mentioned something about glycogen and water weight.

So how exactly does extra cardio help you burn off water weight? Is it because you are burning up glycogen so you body doesn't have any glycogen to retain water? Or is it the sweat?

06-09-2010, 06:43 AM
Take a big pee :)

06-09-2010, 06:43 AM
BOTH... glycogen and water.. u answered it..
also alot of the excess water you have stored is used to digest the food you eat..

06-09-2010, 07:57 AM
Also keep in mind that just dieting alone does use some glycogen so even if you are not exercising you will lose some water weight in the beginning.

06-10-2010, 12:46 PM
You sweat out water weight but get it all back in a few days as you hydrate. Everybody needs X ammount of water per fat/muscle you have. Once you start losing fat/muscle the water weight will drop.