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

By March 16, 2018Podcast

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 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?
SPECIAL OFFER:
Use the code COACHJENNY to receive a free box/tube of Precision Hydration. Simply add the COACHJENNY code at check out at PrecisionHydration.com to receive up to $13.99 of product to test on your next training workout (shipping rates apply).
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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4 Comments

  • Patrick McCarthy says:

    I was surprised to hear that you can preload your hydration prior to a race or event by drinking a high concentration of electrolyte. It make s sense but I had never thought of it that way. I would previously thought that this would make ithe blood too thick. Interesting stuff.

    • Very interesting indeed. The variance in athlete’s sweat rate and sodium loss is the key to creating a personal plan and it explains why one sports drink formula doesn’t fit all needs. Thanks for the listen Patrick!

  • donorton says:

    I found the podcast very, very interesting and informative. I am a “sweater” and have been wondering what are the best ways in which to handle this. I’m anxious to explore Andy’s website. Yet again, another great podcast!

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