Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

38 articles written by Abby Coleman

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The endurance athlete with Cystic Fibrosis who's inspiring others during lockdown

Sophie Grace Holmes was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease Cystic Fibrosis but that hasn't stopped her completing some epic ultra-endurance challenges.

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Lockdown training part 1: How top PH athletes have adapted their plans

Precision Hydration caught up with our top athletes to hear how their training plans have shifted in response to the coronavirus pandemic and to get some training inspiration.

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Do women have different hydration needs to men?

There are very clear physiological differences between men and women, but do these differences mean that they have different hydration needs? Sports Scientist Abby Coleman takes a look...

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Science of recovery: the importance of food, hydration and sleep

Precision Hydration's Sports Scientist, Abby Coleman, sheds light on the three core principles of recovery - food, hydration and sleep.

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Meet the man who ran a garden marathon for charity during lockdown

Precision Hydration spoke to James Page after he ran 873 laps of his garden to raise money for charity during lockdown.

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How much should I drink during exercise?

A question we're regularly asked at Precision Hydration is 'how much should I drink?' There isn't a straightforward, 'one size fits all' answer, but Abby Coleman has outlined a potential strategy.

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The challenges of managing training load for a junior elite athlete

Precision Hydration spoke to elite junior triathlete Hamish Reilly to find out more about his training plan, discuss learning curves and how he approaches fuelling for races.

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Does exercise weaken your immune system?

There was a long-held belief that vigorous exercise suppresses an athlete's immune system. More recent research suggests that exercise actually boosts our immune systems IF we find the 'sweet spot'.

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Analysing Andy & JP's nutrition plan at the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Champs

Sports Scientist Abby Coleman analyses Andy and JP's nutrition and hydration plans for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championships.

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How a top age group triathlete approaches off season, nutrition and hydration

Top age group triathlete Neil Eddy tells Precision Hydration about his off-season training plan, as well as his nutrition and hydration strategies...

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How does the weight of running shoes affect speed and performance?

The decision of World Athletics to ban certain Nike prototypes has caused a great debate about shoe technology. Abby Coleman has taken a look at the development of shoe technology.

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Do you need potassium, magnesium and calcium in your sports drink?

Sodium is the main electrolyte lost in sweat and is the focus of Precision Hydration when it comes to hydration, but what about the other electrolytes - potassium, magnesium and calcium?