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Category: Myths & Facts

Optimal hydration and fluid requirements for endurance athletes

For decades a fear of dehydration has been incorrectly perpetuated especially amongst endurance athletes. Recommendations such as “100% fluid replacement” and “drink the maximum amount that can be tolerated” is still believed. Get the facts here…

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Myth – You only need to consume water during short training sessions (<90 minutes)

The Facts: Only consuming water is not an optimal nutritional strategy in most cases, except when engaging in low intensity aerobic training (aerobic lipolytic training). In most cases, even during high-intensity training when the body primarily relies on stored glycogen for fuel, exercise-induced adaptations and performance can be enhanced through following very specific nutritional strategies […]

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Myth – Fat is the only essential energy source for endurance athletes

The Facts:
Energy is metabolised from three macronutrients, namely carbohydrates, fats and protein. During exercise, the macronutrients provide energy simultaneously via the aerobic and anaerobic system.

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