Hydration, Fueling and Performance Advice for Athletes

131 articles written by Andy Blow

Hydration

The ’S’ Word - Why is there sugar in the Precision Fuel & Hydration Electrolyte Drink Mixes?

Our all-natural drink mixes contain a small amount of carbohydrate. Here's why...

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Hydration

A short history of sports drinks (and the science behind them)

Here's a potted history of sports drinks from the humble beginnings of Lucozade and Gatorade, to the future of hydration: personalization.

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Hydration

Should you be heat training?

What is heat stress training? How does it work and does it actually work? And, how can you try it out? Andy Blow gives his verdict on heat training in our blog.

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Hydration

How to stay hydrated and fuelled at the Icon Classic Ocean Kayak race

The Icon Classic Ocean Kayak and SUP race is an interesting event from a hydration and fuelling point of view. Andy Blow provides some advice for the race.

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Hydration

Is it best to drink water or dump it on yourself to stay cool in hot weather?

Is it best to drink water or dump it on yourself to stay cool in hot weather? Tips for how to stay cool when racing in hot conditions from our sports scientist Andy Blow.

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Interview

How to run 100 marathons in 3 years...

In the latest in our series of interviews with Precision Hydration users, we chatted to Richard Keatley, who's been using the products for a while, he's aiming for 100 marathon finishes in 3 years...

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Hydration

How to stay hydrated when you're stuck at 35,000 feet

The air inside the cabin of a plane has a humidity level of between 15-20% (much lower than at ground level), this is why you 'dry out' when you fly. Here's how to stay hydrated on your next flight...

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Interview

How to stay hydrated when you're sheep shearing

A number of the world's best shearers use our hypotonic electrolyte supplements to stay hydrated when they're at work or competing. Here's what they do...

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Performance

How to balance training with the demands of modern life

Precision Hydration founder and former elite triathlete Andy Blow shares his tips for how to get the most out of training when time is limited.

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Hydration

How well do different drinks really hydrate you?

I thought I’d write a piece on how well different types of drinks are retained in the body as that’s a question we get a fair bit and it’s of some practical use.

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Nutrition

Should you just stick with real food to fuel your race?

If you’ve ever wondered whether sports nutrition products are actually any more effective than ‘normal foods’ at sustaining exercise performance, you’re definitely not alone...

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Hydration

How to tell if you’re dehydrated

Here's a quick guide to checking your hydration status (and avoiding getting dehydrated!)

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