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.
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.
Not all sports drinks are alike. Matt Dixon explains how to pick one that your body can absorb easily during intense training sessions.
Water doesn't just help you perform better during training—it also helps deliver the nutrients your muscles need to recover. Matt Dixon explains why post-workout hydration is crucial for athletes.
How much should you drink on race day? Matt Dixon explains how to calculate the amount of water you'll need to take in during an endurance event.
Dehydration doesn't just make you thirsty—it also increases your fatigue and slows you down. Matt Dixon explains hydration's role in keeping your body AND brain in shape.
Learn the three factors that can up your risk of dehydration at altitude— and how to outsmart them.