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Sep 24, 2018

Hydration is more than just drinking "enough" water. There's room to optimize according to your own biology, needs, and goals.

Andy Blow, a triathlete and sports scientist, suffered from serious cramps throughout his athletic career. There are many reasons why people cramp, and a key mechanism is through dehydration and poor electrolyte replenishment. All athletes sweat, yet there's a huge variance in sweat and sodium losses, which can lead to sub-optimal performance and a terrible feeling we've all experienced: Cramps. To combat this, Andy founded Precision Hydration to help endurance athletes and a number of teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB meet their personalized hydration and electrolyte needs.

In this discussion, you'll discover:

  • The misconceptions of hydration and electrolytes, and how there is a huge variance in how much sodium each individual loses when sweating
  • How and why endurance athletes tend to lean more into the quantified-self philosophy than other types of athletes
  • The physiology behind cramping

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