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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