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#34 How to Hydrate for Optimal Health and Performance with Sports Scientist Andy Blow

Mar 30, 2021

 

Coach Jenny and Andy Blow the founder of Precision Hydration discuss the essential role hydration plays in the life of athletes. Recommendations and strategies for how to properly hydrate and fuel for marathon runners and Ironman competitions are explored along with important information on how athletes should recognize and cater to their unique hydration needs.

TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS:
 
4:26 TRAINING AND HYDRATION FOR FORMULA 1 DRIVERS
7:47 THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION
9:38 STARTING THE PRECISION HYDRATION COMPANY
10:38 HOW MUCH HYDRATION IS APPROPRIATE?
12:51 WHY IS SODIUM SO IMPORTANT?
20:36 HOW ATHLETES CAN DETERMINE THEIR PERSONAL HYDRATION & SODIUM NEEDS
23:23 SEASONAL VARIATION IN HYDRATION
24:56 HYDRATION GOAL SETTING
28:09 HOW THIRST WORKS
32:20 WHEN THIRST CUES FAIL ATHLETES
34:54 PROFESSIONAL HYDRATION ASSESSMENTS
37:45 GENETIC ASPECTS OF SODIUM CONCENTRATION
39:58 HYDRATION PRELOADING
41:58 HYDRATION RECOMMENDATIONS
44:11 HYDRATION STRATEGIES
47:42 HYDRATION FOR MARATHON RUNNERS
49:04 FUELING FOR AN IRONMAN
59:35 FUELING & HYDRATION NEEDS TO BE DEFINED
54:42 CRAMP REDUCTION STRATEGIES
59:28 RECOGNIZING OPTIMAL HYDRATION
1:00:44 ADJUSTING HYDRATION STRATEGIES AS ATHLETES AGE
1:04:19 HOW MENSTRUATION IMPACTS HYDRATION
1:07:57 SHOULD YOU DRINK ALCOHOL BEFORE A RACE?
  
WEBSITES & ARTICLES MENTIONED:
Precision Hydration – Official Website
 
Take the free online Sweat Test to get a personalized hydration strategy with advice on what, when, and how much to drink.
 
 
 
 
GUEST BIOGRAPHY:
 
Andy Blow
Founder, Precision Hydration
 
Andy Blow has a few top 10 Ironman and 70.3 finishes and an Xterra World Age Group title to his name. He founded Precision Hydration to help athletes solve their hydration issues. He has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and was once the Team Sports Scientist for Benetton and Renault F1 teams.
 
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