The life of a cycling team doctor on the Tour de France
We talked to Dr Adrian Rotunno - Team Dimension Data’s team doctor - about supplements, the importance of technology in saving cyclists' lives and what it's like being a team doctor on a Grand Tour.
How pros prepare for the Tour de France
With the Tour de France only days away, we thought we'd ask Jan Bakelants for some insight into how riders prepare and see what it's actually like to ride in the Tour...
Why we put the 'relative sodium concentration' of our drinks on the front of the packet
It enables you to easily match the fluid you’re putting back in (i.e. your electrolyte drink) with the concentration of the fluid you’re losing through sweating. Click to learn more!
How to measure your sweat rate to improve your hydration strategy
Everything you need to calculate your sweat losses inc. a free downloadable spreadsheet, plus a guide on how to use the data to optimise your hydration plan!
How to estimate how much sodium you lose in your sweat
To nail hydration, you need to understand 2 things: 1. how much you’re sweating & 2. how much salt you’re losing in that sweat. This blog will help you with that last one!
How MMA fighter Terry Brazier made weight on his way to a 2nd BAMMA World Championship
One of the challenges of any combat sport is the weight cut. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is no different, it’s a key part of the preparation for fights - and even the outcome if done incorrectly....
2 x Olympian and World Champ Michelle Dillon reflects on her first race in 11 years
Former World Champ triathlete Michelle Dillon ran her first race in 11 years. Here's how she got on...
Does having clear urine really mean you're well hydrated?!
Recent research has cast doubt over how valid using urine markers alone to monitor your hydration status might be...
Why is your thirst quenched so quickly after drinking? And does dehydration negatively impact performance even if you don't know you're thirsty?
Does dehydration negatively impact performance even if you don't know you're thirsty? 2 research papers ask these questions and we've summarised them.
Should you really just ‘drink water to thirst’?
Do you need electrolyte supplements and sports drinks or is plain water enough to avoid hydration-related issues like hyponatremia and dehydration, and to perform at your best?
High sweat sodium losses can aid the development of hyponatremia! (Precision Fuel & Hydration paper published in The BMJ)
BMJ case report by Dr Doug Lewis, Dr Tamara Hew-Butler and Precision Hydration provides evidence for the importance of the personalization of hydration practices and sodium replacement for athletes.
5 ways to avoid ruining your marathon the week before your race
Tips to avoid the common pre-race pitfalls by marathon running experts Martin Yelling (Marathon Talk), Mario Fraioli (The Morning Shakeout) and Andy Blow (Precision Fuel & Hydration).