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Posted by none, Fri Jul 31 2015 at 10:52 am

RE: When to drink to stay hydrated
 
 
I think one can train the body to use less water depending upon body type (endomorph, ectomorph, mesomorph)
I don't typically take water with me, as I've trained my body to store water more effectively.
Having done many adventure races for miles and miles without water, I've adapted.
The human body is very good at adapting.

Mindya, on a couple of 150km bike rides, when I was racing, I did hit a point of dehydration.  Could barely think straight and bonked. 

I'm kind of wondering if the ATP cycle adapts over time to changing body behaviours (ie learned behaviours)
http://www.indepthinfo.com/biology/atp-adp-cycle.shtml

but, water is still required for the liver, pancreous, kidneys etc...

I think this guy faced kidney failure during one of his 24 hour races, due to lack of water intake?
http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/too-tough-chris-eatough-wraps-up-storied-career/

then again, Ray zahab did 111 days in the sahara.  I would like to know how he trained his body to limit water intake
http://www.runningthesahara.com/

the body adapts.... adapts well most of the time.
 
 
 
 

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