Hydration, Fueling and Performance Advice for Athletes

131 articles written by Andy Blow

Nutrition

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

Precision Fueel & Hydration 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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Hydration

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.

17 Minute Read
Nutrition

Why we're getting into fueling

Why Precision Fuel & Hydration developed from being the hydration specialists to fueling athletes to perform at their best.

11 Minute Read
Nutrition

How to fuel an ultra endurance race

Fueling 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...

15 Minute Read
Nutrition

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...

14 Minute Read
Nutrition

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...

15 Minute Read
Performance

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.

8 Minute Read
Nutrition

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...

13 Minute Read
Motivation

Our Big Hairy Audacious Goals for 2021

Our Big Hairy Audacious Goals for 2021

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Nutrition

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.

14 Minute Read
Performance

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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Hydration

Why we batch test the Precision Fuel & Hydration product range

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

7 Minute Read
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