Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

110 articles written by Andy Blow

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Why is your thirst quenched so quickly after drinking? And does dehydration negatively impact performance even if you don't know you're thirsty?

Does dehydration negatively impact performance even if you don't know you're thirsty? 2 research papers ask these questions and we've summarised them.

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Should you really just ‘drink water to thirst’?

Do you need electrolyte supplements and sports drinks or is plain water enough to avoid hydration-related issues like hyponatremia and dehydration, and to perform at your best?

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High sweat sodium losses can aid the development of hyponatremia! (PH paper published in The BMJ)

BMJ case report by Dr Doug Lewis, Dr Tamara Hew-Butler and Precision Hydration provides evidence for the importance of the personalization of hydration practices and sodium replacement for athletes.

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5 ways to avoid ruining your marathon the week before your race

Tips to avoid the common pre-race pitfalls by marathon running experts Martin Yelling (Marathon Talk), Mario Fraioli (The Morning Shakeout) and Andy Blow (Precision Hydration).

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How much dehydration can you tolerate before your performance suffers?

The consensus is that some level of dehydration is acceptable (maybe even desirable) rather than aiming for 100% replacement of sweat during exercise. But why?

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Can hot drinks help you perform in cold weather?

Should you be drinking warm drinks when training/racing in cold climates? Does it help you stay hydrated and improve your performance in other ways? Find out...

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What we learned from getting our Sweat Test data published in an academic journal

We’ve been Sweat Testing athletes for years and so we’ve gathered a unique and interesting database of information on the composition of athlete’s sweat...

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Should your hydration strategy change as you get older?

Older athletes tend to pee more, retain less water due to decreased muscle mass and have a diminished sense of thirst. This makes getting your hydration strategy right even more important...

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Should you go training on Christmas Day?

It's dedication shown over the other 364 days of the year that'll help inch you towards your goals. You won't get extra credit for going out on December 25th!

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Whats the difference between Precision Hydration's packets, tubes and capsules?

Our multi-strength, hypotonic electrolyte supplements come in 3 different formats. Here's the differences between them...

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How getting Sweat Tested transformed Superbike World Championship rider Eugene Laverty's life

Over the years we've personalised the hydration strategies of many elite motorsport athletes, including Superbike World Championship rider Eugene Laverty.

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How to START hydrated and why that's so important.

Drinking a strong electrolyte drink to optimise your hydration status before long/hot training sessions and events can significantly improve your performance.