Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

119 articles written by Andy Blow

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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.

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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.

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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

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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…