Growing up, despite my complete lack of real world (or any) fitness (despite being skinny as heck) - - there was one thing that set me apart from pretty much everyone else in the family.
I should say "one MORE thing". Hehe.
That being, the black flask.
Back in the day Mom would have a black flask on the mantelpiece which we'd drink water from - except that damn thing was always empty because I'd be refilling my cup from it ALL The time.
It almost became a running joke, my love for "water".
I did it naturally, mind you - there was no "pressuring me" to do it, I had no information on why it was good, and so forth, I only learned/figured that out YEARS later.
That memory came back to me when I was Googling around idly looking at some of the foolishness out there that passes for "ab work" (hint - for REAL core work like you ain't never ever seen it done - Corrugated Core is your baby) - and some news about Bruce Lee and his untimely death struck me as being odd.
Upon clicking and researching more (do your research, you'll find it) - I'm not sure if the news is even accurate. 99.999% of it these days has the smell of "ripe BS" coming off it, but this, I dont know, maybe, maybe not, although why the scientists waited 50 years after the man's "passing" to tell us his brain swelling might have been caused by too much water is a complete mystery to me for one.
Thats what they say killed him apparently (his untimely death - not painkillers).
I call bullshit on both.
I doubt someone like Bruce Lee relied much on painkillers, whatever they had back then.
I seriously, highly doubt someone like him especially with his Asian heritage would drink "too much water" to the extent he'd die from it.
True, too much of anything is never good.
But its very hard, especially for elite athletes working out damn near all day long to drink the amount of water that would kill them - even if they tried.
Maybe it was just his time, maybe he had kidney issues, I dont know, but despite being on a juice fast/diet before his death, I doubt "too much water" had anything to do with it.
I myself am probably going to start a fast tonight, how long it goes is anyone's guess, maybe I'll shoot for 5 days as i did last time.
We'll see, but I know one damn thing when I'm fasting, I drink EVEN more water - not because I feel hungry, but just because I want to flush my body out completely (and I drink tons of water anyway).
I'm also huge on NATURAL green tea as you guys know - not the tea bag crap you see everywhere.
I'm 100% sure Bruce Lee was a fan of that too, and as I once told a certain Brooks about myself "he drinks pots and pots of green tea" (hey, I did, and still do, I used to make it in the coffee maker back then, oddly enough, the perocolation works great with green tea!).
For most of you reading this, let me tell you my friend, you need more water.
Probably a hell of a lot more water than you are drinking right now, and no, the "urine color" test isn't always that accurate either.
Drink at least 12 oz per two hours is what I'd say (waking time) - no, like I say in the Simple and Effective Diet, coffee, colas, etc dont count - green tea etc is great, but plain ole water has it's benefits, and then some, never skip it.
As an ex kept telling me, drink, drink, drink!
And make sure the water you drink is of HIGH quality - that reminds me, I gotta go get my water dispenser fixed sometime - or revert back to bottles like I have used most of my life . . .
Water is one of the best substances you can put in your system, my friend - I highly recommend you drink up on a daily basis, and lots of it too.
I'll have more on this subject later, but for now thats that.
Oh, remember to workout hard too - the 0 Excuses Fitness System is your baby there.