Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

120 articles written by Andy Blow

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How to train your gut (and consume more carb)

Sports Scientist Andy Blow offers 10 practical guidelines to help you train your gut to absorb more carbohydrate during training and competitions...

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What should you eat during the hours before training and races?

PH Founder Andy Blow draws on his own experience and the literature to explain what, how much and when you should eat during the few hours before exercise...

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How useful is the Gatorade Gx Sweat Patch?

We've been thoroughly testing Gatorade's Gx Sweat Patch since it was launched and have shared our thoughts on its utility here.

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Why we're getting into fueling

Why are a company called Precision Hydration getting into fueling? PH co-founder Andy Blow explains all...

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How to fuel an ultra endurance race

Nutrition and hydration play a crucial role in your success during ultra races. We take a look at how to prepare your fueling plan and explain what to do if things go wrong mid-race...

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Which energy products are right for you?

To help you select the format of fuel that's right for you, Andy Blow outlines the pros and cons of carb drinks, gels, chews and bars...

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How much carbohydrate do athletes need per hour?

When refining your fueling strategy, the key question to answer is 'How much carbohydrate do you need per hour?'. Sports Scientist Andy Blow outlines the science and basic guidelines for athletes...

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The art of tapering (and a tale of two tapers)

Andy Blow recalls two very different experiences of race tapering to illustrate there's more than one way to build up to your A race.

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What happens when you ‘bonk’? (And how to avoid it!)

Sports Scientist Andy Blow explains what the phenomenon known as ‘Bonking’, ‘Hunger flats’ and ‘Hunger knocks’ involves, and provides some practical advice about how you can avoid it...

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Our Big Hairy Audacious Goals for 2021

Our Big Hairy Audacious Goals for 2021

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Should you use carbs or fat to fuel endurance exercise?

Should you be fuelling with carbs or following a low carb, high fat diet? Andy Blow looks at what the current evidence suggests is best practice for athletes.

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Planning your race: The power of the checklist

Precision Hydration founder Andy Blow enlists the help of pro triathlete Kat Matthews to draw up a checklist template to help you prepare for your next event.

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