Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

110 articles written by Andy Blow

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How to stay hydrated during winter training

Hydration is always a big topic during the summer, when warmer weather leads to increased sweat rates, but it's also important to stay hydrated during winter training. Here's how...

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How to prepare obsessively and qualify for Kona

Andy Blow shares the story of his Kona obsession and how he qualified for the Ironman World Championships after failure only the year before.

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How to stay hydrated during the Marathon Des Sables

Alongside pacing and foot care, hydration is one of the most important factors behind success at the MdS...

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The ’S’ Word - Why is there sugar in the new Precision Hydration range?

Our all-natural drink mixes contain a small amount of carbohydrate. Here's why...

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A short history of sports drinks (and the science behind them)

Here's a potted history of sports drinks from the humble beginnings of Lucozade and Gatorade, to the future of hydration: personalization.

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Should you be heat training?

What is heat stress training? How does it work and does it actually work? And, how can you try it out? Andy Blow gives his verdict on heat training in our blog.

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How to stay hydrated and fuelled at the Icon Classic Ocean Kayak race

The Icon Classic Ocean Kayak and SUP race is an interesting event from a hydration and fuelling point of view. Andy Blow provides some advice for the race.

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Is it best to drink water or dump it on yourself to stay cool in hot weather?

Is it best to drink water or dump it on yourself to stay cool in hot weather? Tips for how to stay cool when racing in hot conditions from our sports scientist.

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How to run 100 marathons in 3 years...

In the latest in our series of interviews with Precision Hydration users, we chatted to Richard Keatley, who's been using the products for a while, he's aiming for 100 marathon finishes in 3 years...

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How to stay hydrated when you're sheep shearing

A number of the world's best shearers use our hypotonic electrolyte supplements to stay hydrated when they're at work or competing. Here's what they do...

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How to stay hydrated when you're stuck at 35,000 feet

The air inside the cabin of a plane has a humidity level of between 15-20% (much lower than at ground level), this is why you 'dry out' when you fly. Here's how to stay hydrated on your next flight...

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How to balance training with the demands of modern life

Precision Hydration founder and former elite triathlete Andy Blow shares his tips for how to get the most out of training when time is limited.