Nutrition Considerations for Ultra Endurance Sport, Pt 2: Hydration￼
Dehydration often contributes to both fatigue and GI symptoms during an ultra endurance event. Simply starting the event in a dehydrated state can set an athlete up for impaired performance, higher than expected perceived exertion (RPE), and a greater likelihood of GI distress. However, overhydration can also lead to GI symptoms and hyponatremia.
How Does Heat Affect Female Athletes?
Females have a reduced sweat gland activity compared to males, which limits evaporative heat loss and may cause additional heat stress during exercise.
Cold Weather Planning for Endurance Athletes
Cold weather – you either love it or you don’t. While it can be a relief to not worry about heat stress, let’s discuss how cold weather can affect your body and exercise.
Sports Drinks and Osmolality
With so many different commercially available sports drinks on the market, it can be confusing when trying to navigate labels with various electrolytes, carbohydrate blends, and additional supplements.
Women’s Specific Sports Drinks: Are they necessary?
Some claims suggest women may need different sports drink formulas due to metabolic differences related to female sex hormones estrogen and/or progesterone.