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Old 01-09-2011, 11:16 AM
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Default Cold water vs Hot water

Which one is better and not effect my cycling performance...
I heard somewhere about drinking a cold water will make your stamina down..
is it true? or just a myth...
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:28 PM
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Well, that anecdote is probably loosely rooted in science. When one consumes a nice, cold beverage, the body reacts to keeps its core temp at the usual ~98.6* F. This mechanism is called homeostasis and is accomplished by burning calories via a multitude of bodily and cellular processes- all in an effort to maintain that core temp.

The calories expended in an effort to "keep warm" could have just as easily be spent powering your muscles for specific cycling movements.

Basically, the body is using more energy to maintain itself. Whether or not it's enough to cause a performance decrease depends entirely on the health of the individual.
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Cold water essentially needs to be warmed up before your body will absorb it so it will take longer to quench your thirst. However, the psychological benefit of having a cool refreshing drink may balance out (or even outweigh) the energy expenditure or extra time needed to absorb it.
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Quite reasonable! On the whole I try not to drink cold water, even if I am parched with thirst.
foolish. when you exercise the body creates lot of heat, that's why you sweat, trying to keep the heat generated in check. drinking cold water gets to your body core where it has the best chance try to regulate the heat you are generating.

it's a myth. there might be a slight difference in absorption rates between warm and cold water but the effect on core temp far outweighs any change in absorption rate.
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when it's hot out (like last weekend)
ice water definetly helped to cool me down and save my as$
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It's simple really. If you're English, drink it warm. If you're a Yankee ... cold.

Wait a minute ... that's beer. Never mind.
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I think you have heard the right thing I agree with that because when you are cycling your body temperature is hotter as compared to normal condition. Cold water changes your body temperature at once which is not good.


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Cold water is a good warm up to the body after cycling and hot water is not so effective on cycling.
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Cold water can do a better job when it comes to cycling.
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Cold water is the best for a good warm up when it comes to cycling.
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