97 articles tagged with "Hydration"
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...
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?
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!
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!
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!
How MMA fighter Terry Brazier made weight on his way to a 2nd BAMMA World Championship
One of the challenges of any combat sport is the weight cut. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is no different, it’s a key part of the preparation for fights - and even the outcome if done incorrectly....
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...
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.
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?
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.
How to stay hydrated (and train for an Ultraman) in a war zone
Tommy Bowling is training for an Ultraman whilst serving in Afghanistan. He's working/training in 120°F (49°C) desert heat, so hydration is a BIG challenge for him. Here's how he does it...
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?