Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

113 articles written by Andy Blow

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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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Why we batch test the Precision Hydration product range

Precision Hydration founder Andy Blow explains why the entire PH product range is batch-tested and undergoes rigorous scrutiny in order to ensure they adhere to the WADA Anti-Doping Code.

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Does drinking cold drinks in hot weather improve performance?

Sports Scientist Andy Blow explains the effects of cold drinks / slushies on athletes' performing in hot conditions...

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Indoor training with Paralympic gold medallist Claire Cashmore

Paralympian Claire Cashmore shares a critical power indoor bike session and explains her "love-hate" relationship with a 40-minute session that you can add to your training plan.

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Indoor training session with pro IM triathlete Sarah Crowley

Sarah Crowley has twice finished on the podium at the IRONMAN World Championships and she gives us an insight into how she trains by sharing her favourite indoor training session.

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How to get your nutrition strategy right for endurance performance

Precision Hydration often refer to the '3 key levers' when fuelling for endurance performance. Andy Blow explains how to use carbohydrates, fluid and sodium - so that you can perform at your best.

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PH Sweat Test Officer completes 10 marathons in 10 days for charity

Precision Hydration caught up with Sweat Test Officer and GH Run Coaching's Gary Howells to hear about how he got on during his 10 marathons in 10 days challenge on a treadmill for charity.

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My favourite indoor training session: Pro IM 70.3 triathlete Emma Pallant

Pro triathlete Emma Pallant shows us her favourite indoor training session and it's ominously named "the burn is real". It's one to get sweaty to when you're next on your trainer in your pain cave.