57 minutes | Jul 20, 2020

Diving into Sweat and Hydration with Andy Blow

Today we dive into sweat and hydration - two essential but often overlooked aspects to any athlete’s training - with Andy Blow, the Co-Founder and CEO of Precision Hydration.Andy is a Sports Scientist with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Bath, UK. He’s an expert in sweat (swexpert?), dehydration, and cramping, and previously worked as the Team Sports Scientist for the Benetton and Renault Formula 1 teams. In his younger days, he was an elite level triathlete and finished in the Top 10 of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races. He even won an XTERRA Triathlon World Title!We discussed a variety of topics including salty sweaters, hydration for endurance training sessions and races, dehydration and hyponatremia (over hydrating), the effects of having a beer before/after a race, and so much more.This was a really fascinating and fun chat with Andy. You’ll definitely learn a few things about hydration, and his tips will hopefully help you on your next swim, bike, run, walk, hike, workout, etc.I found it pretty cool that in addition to endurance athletes, Precision Hydration has also worked with the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL. Being an NBA fan myself (#ballislife), I couldn’t miss this opportunity to ask Andy about hydration for NBA players!Precision Hydration offers electrolyte supplements that match how you sweat, and have a variety of products that will benefit all levels of sweaters. I’ve tried their stuff during my training sessions in the 90F & 90% humidity conditions of South Florida…and they definitely WORK.Their team was a delight to work with, and they were awesome enough to offer 15% off any of my listeners’ entire first order off their site, precisionhydration.com. Just use the code TRIATHLETEBEAT at checkout. So cool - I have my very own coupon code! Go order something…you won’t regret it!I hope you enjoy the podcast!|| Show Notes ||- The swimming resource that helped me out the most when I first started triathlon (I didn’t know how to swim prior): swimsmooth.com. Shoutout to Andy’s buddy, Paul Newsome!- Yes, you can use Precision Hydration’s products to cure a hangover ;)- Helpful PH blog posts:--> How to estimate how much sodium you lose in your sweat--> How to start hydrated (preload) and why that's so important--> What is hyponatremia and how can you avoid it?- Book a free 20-minute video call to chat with one of PH’s Sweat Experts (they’re all athletes too) on their website, or click here.- Get 15% off your entire first order off their site, precisionhydration.com. Just use the code TRIATHLETEBEAT at checkout!- Check out Precision Hydration on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter- Subscribe to my triathlon YouTube channel for triathlon tips, training/racing vlogs, and reviews: Jeremy Tri- Follow me on Instagram to keep up with my swim/bike/run adventures: @thetriathletebeat- Hit me up on Twitter for podcast topics, guest recommendations, questions, etc.: @triathletebeat|| Thanks for listening! Cheers! ||
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