Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes


What is hyponatremia and how can you avoid it?

Nausea, fatigue, headaches towards the end of race? It could be hyponatremia. A medical term describing low blood sodium levels, often driven by over-drinking


How pro cyclist Jan Bakelants stayed hydrated during La Vuelta

Jan Bakelants won the Yellow Jersey during the 2013 Tour de France, then held it for two stages. He uses Precision Hydration to stay hydrated on his bike.


Can you overdose on sports drink?

Is it possible to overdose on sodium by drinking too much of an electrolyte-based sports drink?


What to drink when you're not sweating

Our friends at PHP's third blog in their ‘7 Habits of Good Nutrition’ series is on the habit of drinking mainly non-calorie drinks when you're not exercising.


What to do when you lose 2.5x more sodium than the average athlete

Jack Richards' loses 2,314mg sodium per litre (32oz) of sweat. Here's how Precision Hydration helped him become an Ironman by personalizing his hydration strategy...


Does caffeine boost your performance?

We've written about caffeine before from a hydration point of view. Pretty much all credible sports scientists agree it can boost performance.


How to motivate yourself to train this winter

Even endurance athletes are only human and we suffer from the same fluctuations in “get up and go” as everyone else from time to time! Here are some tips to help you get out of the door this winter...


How to go sub-10 in your second Ironman in a week (and qualify for Kona 2017)

Coach Andy Sloan talks us through his Ironman training plan and how he managed to qualify for Kona only one week after a disappointing target race...


How to stick to your nutrition plan

Having broadly covered what we should eat and drink in the first blog in this series on Good Habits, I’ll shift my attention towards how we should eat and drink.


How to stay hydrated during winter training

Hydration is always a big topic during the summer, when warmer weather leads to increased sweat rates, but it's also important to stay hydrated during winter training. Here's how...


How to prepare obsessively and qualify for Kona

Andy Blow shares the story of his Kona obsession and how he qualified for the Ironman World Championships after failure only the year before.


How to stay hydrated during the Marathon Des Sables

Alongside pacing and foot care, hydration is one of the most important factors behind success at the MdS...

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