*Nutrition Information Based on Forest Berry flavour
In high intensity exercise, as little as 2% loss of body weight through sweating is enough to increase the perceived effort of exercise, and impair performance. Whilst many events in track and field aren’t long enough for this level of sweat loss to occur, it is still important to ensure that key training sessions and competition begins in a well hydrated state.
Several drinking strategies can be used by athletes to optimise hydration and blood volume before, during and after exercise.
CARBOHYDRATE FOR FUELLING PERFORMANCE
Adequate fuelling is a crucial component of any athlete’s preparation for training and competition. As well as being the major energy source for high intensity exercise, carbohydrate plays a key role in the health of athletes, by protecting immune function during an intense period of training, and protecting the gut lining from damage during exercise in the heat. Whilst many track and field events do not require purposeful carbohydrate consumption, long, intense training sessions can still benefit from a top up of carbohydrate between efforts. During the marathon and race walk events, consumption of carbohydrate in quantities upward of 60 g per hour from a variety of carbohydrate types will maximise absorption from the gut, providing the working
muscles with fuel for maximum effort. R3HYDR8 ENERGY provides 8g of carbohydrate per 100mL, from a mixture of glucose and fructose sources for maximal rate of absorption from the gut.