In 2014, /fit/ finally learned to activate their almonds.
But it's 2015 now.
Why haven't you started thickening your water for maximum gains?
Benefits of thickened water:
Do you want smooth muscle strength and mass gains to match your skeletal muscle gains?
> increased fiber content of the water adds mass for gastrointestinal strength gains
Have you ever drank a bunch of water, pissed it out and gotten thirsty again?
> the fiber in the water acts as a binder and lets that water stay inside you longer, where it's needed rather than slide right through?
What about making sure your serum glucose and insulin levels are stable?
> soluble fiber in water means that thickened water has a lower glycemic index than regular water
If you're not thickening your water, you're a goddamned fool.
So we all know the "pump" helps with hypertrophy, because the rush of blood to the muscles adds interstitial tissue to the myofibrils, stretching out the myosin and actin fibers and increasing the amount of sarcoplasm.
BUT WHAT IF THICKENED WATER WAS GOING IN THERE?
> more stretching
> more sarcoplasm
> more hypertrophy
Thicken your water, my friends, and gains will abound.
> thicker water
> thicker muscles
> thicker gains
Not to mention, thickened water will help maintain intrabdominal pressure during heavy compound lifts like squats and deadlifts.
There are many brands of thickened water. You can get thickened water at any chain grocery store. If you are so inclined you can even thicken your own water.
You have no excuse. They say blood is thicker than water, but thickened water is even thicker.
One more thing. Unlike regular water, thickened water is shelf-stable and you can take it wherever you want on the go. No refrigeration required.
Of course, but why would you want that when water comes pre-thickened for your convenience?
>drinking regular water
>not drinking Deuterium Oxide
Think about it:
You lift heavy weights
You eat heavy food
You sleep heavy sleep
Why not drink heavy water?
Let's point out the fact that the increased viscosity of thickened water means that a body which drinks thickened water is a body less prone to the negative effects of post-exercise inflammation. A body which drinks thickened water will be resistant to catabolic effects.
This guy gets it.
Look: the weakest point in your Valsalva is going to be your glottis. You can strengthen your pelvic floor, you can strengthen your diaphragm, you can strengthen your obliques and transverse abdominals, but unless you strengthen your glottis, you won't be able to hold all that big air. If you can't hold in the big air, your body's safety mechanisms (Golgi tendon organs) will kick in and you won't be able to maintain a stable spine.
TRAIN YOUR GLOTTIS. DRINK THICKENED WATER.
Thickened fluids and thickened drinks are often used for people with dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing), a disorder of swallowing function. The thicker consistency makes it less likely that an individual with will aspirate while they are drinking. Individuals with difficulty swallowing may find liquids cause coughing, spluttering or even choking and thickening drinks enables them to swallow safely. Patients are often ordered onto thickened liquids after being extubated. Liquid thickness may be measured by two methods, with a viscometer or by line spread test.
There are several levels of consistency/viscosity.
Thin liquids: Unthickened, such as water or juice. Common thin liquids include coffee, tea, clear broth, clear juice, skim milk, 2% milk, and whole milk.
Nectar thickened: Approximately as thick as a milkshake. Should pour in a continuous stream without "breaking" into drops. Common "natural" nectar thick liquids include nectar, tomato juice, and buttermilk.
Honey thickened: Sticks to the sides of a cup like honey. Pours very slowly. Liquids include honey and cream soups.
Pudding thickened: Will hold its shape when scooped with a spoon.
Patients who have a restriction to thin liquids should avoid ice cream, popsicles, and Jell-O as these melt into thin liquids in the mouth.
There are multiple commercial thickeners on the market for thickening liquids. Vendors are also preparing pre-thickened liquids such as water, juice, and milk in individual serving sized cartons. Some commercial thickeners use modified maize starch, which helps support hydration and nutritional levels, while others use xanthan gum.
Couldn't you add fiber to water with just those powders? This stuff is pretty expensive, $35 for a 48 oz bottle.
You know who makes both thickened water and pureed meat?
This is for patients who have had strokes or other brain injuries like tumors who can no longer control their pharyngeal muscles to swallow. It doesn't offer any other benefit other than being difficult to choke on. Literally nothing else. You guys are idiots
mfw people still drink thin water
> mfw drinking thick water between sets
>clueless people filling their bottles with thin water at the gym
>mfw laughing at them and they don't understand why
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> how i feel after a refreshing ice-cold bottle of thickened water
> on the left
> on the right