Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

119 articles written by Andy Blow

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Why do athletes suffer from cramp?

Cramping is very common amongst athletes. Here's the latest research on why cramps occur and some practical advice on how to get rid of exercise-related cramp.

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How does Precision Hydration fit in with your wider nutrition plan?

Hypotonic sports drinks are best for staying hydrated but they don't provide all the energy you need. Here's how to get those calories in alongside your electrolyte drinks.

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How to rehydrate quickly and improve your recovery

Athletes rarely replace 100% of their sweat losses, so rehydration is crucial. Here's how...

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This guy is running 100 marathons in three years...

Richard Keatley has been using our electrolyte drinks for a while now. Last summer he took his hydration strategy to the next level by taking our Advanced Sweat Test. Why?

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How to stay hydrated during the Jurassic Coast Challenge

Andy Blow did the Jurassic Coast Challenge again so we put together a recommended hydration plan for the event to help those of you doing it from making the same mistakes he made first time around

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What is hyponatremia and how can you avoid it?

Nausea, fatigue, headaches towards the end of race? It could be hyponatremia. A medical term describing low blood sodium levels, often driven by over-drinking

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How pro cyclist Jan Bakelants stayed hydrated during La Vuelta

Jan Bakelants won the Yellow Jersey during the 2013 Tour de France, then held it for two stages. He uses Precision Hydration to stay hydrated on his bike.

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Can you overdose on sports drink?

Is it possible to overdose on sodium by drinking too much of an electrolyte-based sports drink?

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How to motivate yourself to train this winter

Even endurance athletes are only human and we suffer from the same fluctuations in “get up and go” as everyone else from time to time! Here are some tips to help you get out of the door this winter...

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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...