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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Pickle Juice

Don’t let that leftover pickle juice go to waste. Research shows that pickle juice can help with muscle cramps, potentially even eliminating them. It’s not about hydration. It’s not about electrolytes. There’s something special about pickle juice! Let’s see what the big deal is – and if

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Coconut Water

Dubbed “Mother Nature’s sports drink” by savvy marketers, coconut water is filling store shelves, and I’m seeing it in the gym and at yoga class. Some people swear by it, like it’s magical; even some pro athletes credit their success to this beverage. Coconut water is a

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Proper Hydration Techniques for Endurance Sports (Understanding the “Drink Before You’re Thirsty” Rule)

The most important aspect to sports nutrition would have to be proper hydration. Poor food choices can get you in trouble, but inadequate hydration can get you killed!

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11 Ways To Get Electrolytes Besides Gatorade

A common belief amongst endurance athletes is that we must constantly replenish our electrolyte stores while riding. If we run low on electrolytes, we might face problems such as cramping and hyponatremia. So check out these pills and tablets…

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Tested: Amy & Brian’s Coconut Water

Oh so many coconut waters line the store shelves today. I guess once a few big ones put the dollars behind the marketing, everyone launched their own coconut water to take advantage of the hype. Which makes it tough to find the good ones! I’m looking for

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Tested: GU Electrolyte Brew

Despite GU gel being my absolute favorite for years, I was never drawn to the rest of the GU product line. Even when GU2O was available, I drank something else. But with the launch of the new formula and flavors for GU Electrolyte Brew, that could all

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Tested: GU Brew Electrolyte Tablets

Another complement to their energy gels, GU Electrolyte Tablets have been added to the GU product line. These are straight up electrolyte tablets. No carbs, no sugar, no amino acids. Just electrolytes. What’s the point? Hydration. That’s it. If you want to get electrolytes for better hydration,

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Tested: Power Ice

School’s out for the summer, so that means playing in the afternoon sun and having freeze pops to cool off! And no, this isn’t a flashback to when I was a kid (although I used to eat those freeze pops like crazy during summer vacation!) This is

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Ask Levi: Do You Really Need Electrolytes?

A commenter recently remarked that the sugar and electrolytes in Gatorade aren’t needed. That is a very broad generalization, and those tend to be wrong, so here are my thoughts on the issue of sports drinks and their sugar, calories, and electrolytes…

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Tested: Hammer Endurolytes

There is a notoriously big problem on hard rides in hot weather – cramping! When you’re sweating more and riding harder than usual, you have to get more electrolytes. Sometimes sports drinks aren’t enough for endurance races in 100 degree heat. That’s why Hammer Nutrition brings us Endurolytes, a capsule filled with electrolyte powder.

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