Andy Blow of Precision Hydration joins us for a deep dive into hydration, sweating, cramping and more.
More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.
Topics covered in this episode
- What really causes cramps?
- How do you accurately test sweat rates?
- Is it necessary to replace sodium in the mornings?
- What influence does recent nutrition have on sweat tests?
- How to test hydration levels on a daily basis
- Is there an ideal sweat rate?
- Does sweat rate change over time?
- Should you aim to replace all sodium and liquid lost to sweat?
- Is the loss of sodium or liquid more harmful to performance?
- Is sweat rate correlated to relative performance changes?
- How do you calculate your sweat rate-specific nutrition in hot vs. cold conditions?
- How heat acclimatization affects sweat
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