Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

113 articles written by Andy Blow

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Why do humans sweat so much?

"The ability to sweat was our secret weapon, as it gave us the option to keep moving at a steady, aerobic pace during the hottest part of the day without significantly overheating."

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What endurance athletes can learn from pro sports teams

We're extremely fortunate to get to work closely behind the scenes with some of the biggest teams in the world of professional sport. Here's what endurance athletes could learn from pro sports teams

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How to avoid overtraining and burnout in sport, work and life

There'll be a few people who know me well who'll read this and see some irony in me writing a post about how to avoid burnout and over training! I learned these lessons the hard way...

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How getting older affects your performance and what you can do about it

Getting slower is a subject I think about often and it has been in evidence for me personally for about a decade now, but I feel I'm starting to get to grips with it. Here's my thoughts...

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How to not screw up your winter training camp

Off season training camps are a great way to build up fitness and break up the monotony of winter training. Here's how to get the most of them.

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4 ways to master drinking at the London 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 master drinking on the move during the London Marathon…

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Are your training habits bad for your heart?

Little is known of the effect long-term participation in, endurance sport has on your heart. Some friends have suffered with cardiovascular issues and I've reflected on my approach to training...

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Avoiding injury and maintaining consistency when training for an ‘ultra’

Tips on how to get your training done whilst minimising the risk of injury.

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Andy tries Go Faster Foods' Go Bites

Andy Blow reviews Go Faster Foods' Go Bites to see how they might fit in with his nutrition strategy for endurance racing.

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The different types of Sweat Test and why you should have one

Understanding what you're losing in your sweat can help you unlock potentially massive performance gains...

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How precise does your hydration plan really need to be?

Is it possible to calculate exactly how much you need to drink during your next race?

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Why we put the 'relative sodium concentration' of our drinks on the front of the packet

It enables you to easily match the fluid you’re putting back in (i.e. your electrolyte drink) with the concentration of the fluid you’re losing through sweating. Click to learn more!