Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes


Does altitude cause you to dehydrate faster?

The common consensus is that training at altitude results in an improved performance at sea-level, but what effect does altitude have on your hydration status? Andy Blow discusses exactly that...


How to start a long swim well hydrated

Starting hydrated is key to performing at your best during longer swims. You'll be sweating during the swim and with limited opportunites to drink, it's important to start fully topped up.


Retirement: How to deal with life after sport

2012 Olympic triathlete-turned-coach/magician Stuart Hayes writes about the challenges of transitioning from athlete to retirement, coaching or another profession.


Olympian Stu Hayes on the challenges of recovering from major injury

2012 Olympian Stuart Hayes details the challenges athletes face when recovering from major injury and gives advice on being patient, finding positives and setting goals.


5 things I learned doing my first swimrun….

Having had a fantastic experience on the Isles of Scilly and far exceeding any performance goals (coming 3rd overall believe it or not), I thought I'd share what I learned by doing my first swimrun...


Are saunas an effective recovery tool for athletes?

Sparta Science are on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to improving athlete resilience. They discuss the cognitive and physical benefits of a sauna as a recovery tool for athletes...


Top 5 tips for tapering

The team at Precision Hydration have provided their top-five tapering tips for you to use in the build-up to your next event.


Eat, sleep, and prepare for race day like a pro

The build-up to race day can be a nerve-wracking experience for any athlete, so the athletes at Precision Hydration have given their best tips on how they prepare for a big race.


Andy Reviews: 'Why We Sleep' by Matthew Walker

Precision Hydration founder Andy Blow reviews 'Why We Sleep' - a book that highlights the hidden value of getting quality sleep to ensure optimal performance.


How much should you be drinking when you're sweating?

Ideally, a hydration plan should be based on a few pieces of information. This framework is based on a combination of scientific evidence and experience working with athletes in real world scenarios


Tips for balancing training with being a busy working mum

We were talking about the topics of overtraining, burnout and work/life balance with Charlie and she had some useful thoughts from a mum's perspective that we thought you'd find interesting...


5 things to consider when training for something new

Training for an unfamiliar discipline is certainly a different beast to training for an event for which you are already specifically fit. Consider these points when taking on a new challenge...