Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

119 articles written by Andy Blow

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Optimal bodyweight for racing: Is lighter really better?

The controversial topic of racing weight and performance hit the headlines with Mary Cain's allegations about her former Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar. Andy gives his views on the subject

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How to stay hydrated during indoor training

Do athletes sweat more when training indoors? Precision Hydration founder and Sport & Exercise Scientist Andy Blow looks at how we sweat indoors and how to approach hydration for indoor training.

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How PH has helped these athletes start winning the war on cramp

Precision Hydration have spoken to several athletes who have been in touch to let us know how PH electrolytes have helped them overcome or alleviate their cramping issues.

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New lab-based evidence suggests electrolyte intake can help reduce cramps

The cause of cramp remains a topic of debate. The theory of electrolyte depletion has gained some traction following the findings of a new study - Andy Blow takes a look...

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Training alone or training with others - which is best?

Is it better to train on your own or as part of a group? Precision Hydration founder Andy Blow discusses the pros and cons of each style of training.

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How to stay hydrated during a marathon

When racing for two hours or more you’re right on the threshold at which good hydration practices start to become crucial to perform at your best. Why not consider your marathon hydration strategy...

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Why do I feel dizzy after races or hard workouts?

What causes dizzy spells, wobbly legs or even collapses after a race or particularly hard workout? Andy Blow explains the potential causes and solutions.

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How humidity affects hydration, endurance and performance

Conditions can be brutal when there's high humidity and temperatures, so Precision Hydration's Andy Blow has looked at how you can best prepare for such environments.

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Should you combine your carbohydrate and electrolyte drinks?

A common question we're regularly asked is, can I have a bottle of carbs & a bottle of electrolytes and sip between them? Precision Hydration founder Andy Blow answers the question in his latest blog.

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Do you sweat more as you get fitter?

Ever wondered why you're so much sweatier than the people around you? Precision Hydration's Andy Blow looks at how fitness levels impact upon your sweat rate.

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Salt and the high blood pressure hypothesis

Sodium Chloride (NaCl) has been linked with a rise in hypertension (high blood pressure) in the population, but is it the only cause? Andy Blow discusses this relationship in more detail...

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Does altitude cause you to dehydrate faster?

The common consensus is that training at altitude results in an improved performance at sea-level, but what effect does altitude have on your hydration status? Andy Blow discusses exactly that...