Hydration, Fueling and Performance Advice for Athletes

131 articles written by Andy Blow


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!

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How to measure your sweat rate to improve your hydration strategy

Everything you need to calculate your sweat losses inc. a free downloadable spreadsheet, plus a guide on how to use the data to optimise your hydration plan!

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How to estimate how much sodium you lose in your sweat

To nail hydration, you need to understand 2 things: 1. how much you’re sweating & 2. how much salt you’re losing in that sweat. This blog will help you with that last one!

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Does having clear urine really mean you're well hydrated?!

Recent research has cast doubt over how valid using urine markers alone to monitor your hydration status might be...

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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! (Precision Fuel & Hydration 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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