Our expert says:
It is not necessary to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day in addition to the water you drink at the gym. The general recommendation for adults is that we should drink 2,5 litres of LIQUID a day (this includes water, tea, coffee, milk, fruit juice, cold drinks, energy drinks, and any other drink you may ingest). If you are drinking other liquids during the day and having drinks at the gym, then it is not necessary to have another 6-8 glasses of water as this can be potentially harmful. Excessive water intake can wash important minerals out of the body (e.g. sodium, potassium, magnesium and even calcium) and lead to electrolyte imbalances or 'water intoxication'. So by all means drink some water to ensure that you ingest 2,5 litres of LIQUID a day, but don't overdo the water drinking. You can add orange juice or lite ice tea to water or just drink these beverages instead of water.
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