113 articles written by Andy Blow
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Top 5 tips for tapering
The team at Precision Hydration have provided their top-five tapering tips for you to use in the build-up to your next event.
Andy Reviews: 'Why We Sleep' by Matthew Walker
Precision Hydration founder Andy Blow reviews 'Why We Sleep' - a book that highlights the hidden value of getting quality sleep to ensure optimal performance.
How much should you be drinking when you're sweating?
Ideally, a hydration plan should be based on a few pieces of information. This framework is based on a combination of scientific evidence and experience working with athletes in real world scenarios
Tips for balancing training with being a busy working mum
We were talking about the topics of overtraining, burnout and work/life balance with Charlie and she had some useful thoughts from a mum's perspective that we thought you'd find interesting...
A brief history of hydration advice for athletes
Hydration advice for athletes has changed dramatically over the last ~100 years.This has perhaps been most clearly documented in the writing of Prof. Tim Noakes. Andy looks into their research...
4 tips for mastering water stations at a marathon
Getting fluids in without choking or spilling most of it down your front whilst running is not an easy task! Here's some advice on how to overcome the issue of drinking on the move during a marathon.