Matt Dixon covers the basic steps to recovery following a race so you can truly optimize your performance for the next adventure.
Of the six studies to accurately assess the effects of dehydration on muscular strength, it is suggested that dehydration at a level of 3‐4% body mass loss reduces muscle strength by an estimate of 2%.
Whether you're just starting out with an exercise plan or you're a highly trained athlete, we've got some quick tips to help you understand the importance of hydration on your performance.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that exercise lasting more than 1 hour should be accompanied by an electrolyte-rich beverage to reduce muscle and abdominal cramping and prevent the risk of hyponatremia.
Your performance during anaerobic exercise, which is defined as high intensity exercise lasting between 30-120 seconds, can be greatly hindered by small levels of dehydration.
Hydration Advisor, Doug Casa PHD, discusses hydration as it relates to young athletes and team sports.
Matt Dixon explains why it is of value to hydrate during training and races, how to put his suggestions into practice, as well as how to avoid common mistakes.
Matt Dixon examines the critical role of hydration in performance and recovery during high-level endurance sports.
With evidence indicating that dehydration results in an increased core temperature at a given exercise intensity, staying hydrated could help reduce the risk of exertional heat stroke.
Dehydration during exercise in the heat impairs neuromuscular control. Physical activity in the heat while dehydrated may be associated with a higher risk of injury. Make sure to stay hydrated when exercising, especially in the heat.