They seem pretty scientific don’t they? Man in white coat, athlete with electrodes attached and so on. And it’s not a hard sell because drinking feels right – you’re hot and sweating so surely replacing that fluid must be beneficial.
Well earlier this year sports scientists in Australia did an extraordinary experiment that had never been done before (British Journal of Sports Medicine, September 2013, Current hydration guidelines are erroneous: dehydration does not impair exercise performance in the heat, Wall BA). [Read more...]