Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

110 articles written by Andy Blow

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How well do different drinks really hydrate you?

I thought I’d write a piece on how well different types of drinks are retained in the body as that’s a question we get a fair bit and it’s of some practical use.

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Should you just stick with real food to fuel your race?

If you’ve ever wondered whether sports nutrition products are actually any more effective than ‘normal foods’ at sustaining exercise performance, you’re definitely not alone...

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How to tell if you’re dehydrated

Here's a quick guide to checking your hydration status (and avoiding getting dehydrated!)

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Why drinking coconut water during exercise is coco-nuts

Coconut water is high in potassium but low in sodium, which means it's not the miracle sports drink it's often marketed as...

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Do pro golfers need electrolyte drinks?

We spoke to 2014 Ryder Cup winner Stephen Gallacher, one of the first Pro athletes to use our multi-strength electrolyte products, to get an understanding of how golfers stay fuelled up and hydrated

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How to hydrate properly during a triathlon

Your hydration strategy's aim is to achieve an optimal balance of fluids and electrolytes before getting to the start line. Here's some tips on how to do that.

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How to stay hydrated out on the tennis court

Staying hydrated is crucial to your performance on the court. Here are some tips to help you with your tennis hydration strategy.

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Does coffee ACTUALLY dehydrate you and harm your performance?

Athletes tend to be heavy coffee drinkers. But drinking coffee dehydrates you, right? If so, are the benefits of caffeine outweighed by the negative effects of the dehydration on your performance?

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How to stay hydrated when carrying fluids is difficult

An explanation of how and when to use Precision Hydration's SweatSalt Capsules, which are great for events and sessions when carrying fluids is difficult.

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How to finish in the Top 10 at Ironman events

Brad Williams is a regular top 10 finisher at Ironman events. We caught up with him to chat about how he trains, competes and, of course, hydrates.

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A hydration strategy for the Marathon des Sables

This is the 2nd in a series of blogs Andy Blow has written about staying hydrated at the Marathon des Sables.

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Why sodium is crucial to athletes performing at their best

Many athletes understand that replacing the sodium lost when they sweat is important for maintaining performance, but they don't really know why. Here's why...