This week we have a special edition focusing on learning all about the importance of hydration, and especially the important role that electrolyte balance plays in staying hydrated. As we're going to find out, there's MUCH more to it than 'just drinking more water' when it's hot. We also learn why, in some hot conditions, drinking JUST water can actually be detrimental to our performance.
We're joined by Andy Blow, ex-pro triathlete and founder of Precision Hydration. Andy suffered terribly with hydration related problems during his pro career, and it was only when he figured out the importance of balancing his electrolyte intake that he was able to have the same kind of success in hot races that he was having in cooler ones - that hydration / electrolyte balance was the key to his performances.
With the weather across Europe this season being so unpredictable, we've seen LOTS of reports of athletes having their race ruined because of lack of knowledge of how to stay hydrated and in electrolyte balance when it's very hot. As we'll find out, it's a very individual challenge, and even our individual needs change depending on the conditions on the day.
Andy has a wealth of knowledge, and by the end of this show, you'll have a much better understanding of what problems can be caused by dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, how you can learn about your own needs, and some 'hydration guardrails' that you can use in training and racing in differing temperatures.
http://team.oxygenaddict.com - You can download a free copy of the Team Oxygenaddict Race Review Document here: http://bit.ly/racereviewdocument If you feel you’ve not had the race you deserved or expected this weekend- Coach Rob has a couple of free skype consultation slots available this week, where you can talk through your results with him. Pop your email address in this form http://bit.ly/coachrobskype , and if he can fit you in, he’ll email you to arrange a time.
https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hydration, with multi-strength electrolytes that match how you sweat. Get a free box or tube of PH worth up to £9.99 using the code OXYGENADDICT.
This is a great blog by PH on starting your races properly hydrated: https://www.precisionhydration.com/blogs/hydration_advice/how-to-start-hydrated-and-why-that-is-important-sodium-preloading-what-to-do-before-a-race-hydration\
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