29 Aug '12, 12am

a great article on fuelling 4sports performance. my 3favorite sport drink companies, @SkratchLa

a great article on fuelling 4sports performance. my 3favorite sport drink companies, @SkratchLa

Each athlete has his or her individual recipe that balances the three basic components of sports nutrition—water, electrolyte and calories. (Sports nutrition, of course, is more complicated than just three elements, and many other variables including protein have been shown to improve performance and recovery, but these three are fundamental.) Considerations such as an athlete’s size, sweat rate and performance level, the weather on race day and many other factors change the quantity of these three components needed to maximize performance. If a person relies on the contents in their bottles to meet both their fuel and hydration needs, either the electrolytes, water or calories an athlete requires is going to be sacrificed for the others. Too much substance in the drink forces “water to flow from the blood to the gut to dilute [the drink or gel] to be absorbed,” says Sims,...

Full article: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/08/nutrition/divide-...

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