Archive for April, 2015

How to Properly Hydrate Before Race Day

By Andy Blow For many athletes, pre-competition hydration routines tend to be oriented around one main goal, avoiding dehydration. This is understandable since dehydration has been proven to negatively affect performance and sweat rates can easily exceed the body’s ability to absorb fluid so starting an event ‘topped up’ makes logical sense. However, dehydration should […]

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Finding your Maximum: Using VO2 Max in Training

By Chris Baddick Competitive sport is all about pushing yourself to find your maximum, both in racing and training. Often, the first step in any new coach­-athlete relationship is determining fitness potential. This requires a benchmark, or scale on which to place the athlete. Since the late 1960’s, VO2max has been one of the primary methods […]

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