121 articles written by Andy Blow
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.
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."
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
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...
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...