You may not be drenched in sweat but you’re still losing key electrolytes. To maintain peak performance and beat the cramps know your sweat composition
Cramp? Dehydration? Struggle in the heat? Get your Sweat Tested!
Whether you're racing the Tour de France, out for a weekend group ride or a long run, chances are you're going to sweat. However, not all sweat is created equal. Losing key electrolytes can lead to decreased performance on and off the bike. What if there was a way to measure your individual electrolyte need to ensure maximum hydration.
Vision Quest Coaching is one of fifteen certified Precision Hydration Sweat Test centers in the United States offering their patented Sweat Test. No physical effort required, the Sweat Test is a simple 15-45 minute process which collects and analyzes the athlete's sweat to determine how much sodium is lost.
Combining that data with specifics regarding training intensity, past cramping, and sweat rate, we can create a personalized hydration strategy custom to you. If you want to squeeze every ounce out of your training to reach that next level you need to optimize everything you put back in. Call or e-mailed to schedule for your personalized Sweat Test.
If you're still wondering why personalizing your hydration strategy is so important, here's more on the 'why'...
- Everyone loses a different amount of sodium in their sweat, from as little as 200mg per 32oz of sweat to as much as 2,000mg/32oz!
- So, a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to hydration just doesn’t work.
Maintaining the sodium levels in your blood is crucial to performing at your best when you're working hard.
- Sodium helps you absorb and retain fluid, which keeps your blood volume up, reducing cardiovascular strain, fatigue and potentially helping you avoid cramp.
- Just drinking water when sweating over long periods dilutes your sodium levels, which can really impact your performance and could lead to race-ruining hyponatremia.