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 expert Doug Casa explains how dehydration can impact an athlete's performance—especially at the end of an event.
Muggy weather can have a drastic effect on your body's ability to cool itself. When sweat is dripping off your body instead of evaporating, your body temperature starts to rise.
Is it better to sip or chug water when you're training? Doug Casa weighs in on the debate, and suggests some ways to chug more effectively.
Your body loses water faster at high elevations, but altitude can decrease your impulse to drink. Here's how to make sure you're getting enough fluids.
Doug Casa explains what coaches and athletes can learn from the military's approach to keeping soldiers hydrated.
Is it better to drink or eat your calories during an endurance event? Matt Dixon explains why pro endurance athletes separate their hydration from their fueling.
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