Hydration and performance advice for athletes

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Does drinking cold drinks in hot weather improve performance?

Should you be drinking cold drinks when exercising in hot weather? Precision Hydration founder and Sports Scientist, Andy Blow, explains what effect...

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How to get your nutrition strategy right for endurance performance

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals” This quote from American entrepreneur...

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How to monitor your HRV and improve recovery

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) probably isn't a new concept for many athletes these days, but it’s something that I’d only taken a...

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Optimal bodyweight for racing: Is lighter really better?

“1lb of extra fat costs you 2 seconds a mile!” was the message pinned on a noticeboard in my local gym where...

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How to stay hydrated during indoor training

Indoor training can be viewed as an unfortunate but necessary evil by some athletes, while others relish the opportunity to get in the...

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New lab-based evidence suggests electrolyte intake can help reduce cramps

The theories suggesting that exercise-associated muscle cramps are caused by electrolyte-depletion have been overshadowed by 'neuromuscular fatigue' theories in recent years, but a...

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Training alone or training with others - which is best?

Most endurance events are solitary pursuits as you're ultimately competing alone on race day. Training for these events is a very different matter...

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Why do I feel dizzy after races or hard workouts?

If you’ve ever spent time near the finishing chute of an endurance event, it’s quite possible you’ll have seen athletes who were...

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How humidity affects hydration, endurance and performance

During February of each year I like to take a refresher course in the massive difference between how ‘hot and dry’ weather...

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Should you combine your carbohydrate and electrolyte drinks?

We love answering questions from athletes and one of the things we're asked a lot is how staying hydrated should fit into your...

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Do you sweat more as you get fitter?

Ever wondered why the guy next to you in your spin class barely has a bead of sweat on his forehead when...

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Salt and the high blood pressure hypothesis

Salt has a serious PR problem. Consumption of Sodium Chloride (NaCl) has been linked - in both scientific papers and in the...

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