Posts by Andy Blow


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Can Drinking Hot Drinks Help You Perform Better in Cold Weather?

  

There is evidence that a hot beverage can help you stay better hydrated during a training session or race. Here are some tips on what to drink and how to keep those fluids warm while training outdoors.


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3 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Train This Winter

  

These three strategies will help keep you from turning a day or two off into a full-blown workout slump during the winter months.


How to Avoid Getting Sick While in Training

  

There is a fine line between the immunity-boosting effects and immunity compromising effects of training. Here’s your guide to toeing that line successfully.


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How to Avoid These 3 Common Long-Distance Racing Hydration Fails

  

Learn how to avoid dehydration, hyponatremia and GI distress by calculating your fluid intake properly during longer and/or hotter races.


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How to Make Sure You Start Your Race Hydrated

  

Getting to the start line optimally hydrated means preloading your sodium levels smartly, not drinking every water bottle in sight.


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What Your Body Actually Needs During Different Types of Endurance Exercise

  

A high-level, no-nonsense view of what your body actually needs during various types of endurance exercise in order to meet both your hydration and nutritional needs.


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How to Avoid Muscle Cramping During Exercise

  

It is estimated that the vast majority of athletes have suffered from cramping at some point. Here are some theories on what causes cramp, and tips on how to avoid muscle cramping during exercise.


How to Optimize Your Recovery by Hydrating Properly

  

When you are in heavy training, you need to pay extra attention to your fluid and sodium intake post-exercise in order to recover properly and prepare for your next workout.


Simple Tips to Avoid Illness During The Off Season

  

The cold and flu season is upon us, but these simple training, recovery and nutrition tips will keep your immune system humming all winter long.


Lessons Learned From a Poor Performance In Kona

  

Triathletes that qualify for the IRONMAN World Championships often place an extra level of expectation and stress on themselves in the lead up to race day and on the day itself. Learn from the mistakes of Andy Blow how to manage your preparation and tactics for the race.


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