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Hydrating for Performance

When it comes to reaping the rewards for the amount of time and energy put into training for competitive athletes engaging in frequent rigorous and prolonged training sessions, additional sodium and a better hydration plan tailored to their individual physiology may significantly improve anaerobic and neurocognitive performance during a moderate to hard training session as well as heart rate recovery from this session.

A hydration plan, based on an athlete’s fluid and sodium loss has the potential to improve anaerobic power, attention and heart rate recovery time. Too often, athletes do not seek personalized data and tend to go with advice from others or how they feel. Research shows athletes both recreational and ‘hard trainers’, rarely consume sufficient fluid and electrolytes just prior to, or during training and competition.

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