Cycling is a sport that has no barriers.
When you look at the times achieved each year and the age records set LINK
It proves that nothing is beyond you and the only barriers stopping you achieving your goals are those you create yourself
Above – 2018 VTTA National Champions
One area of physical performance that I have always wanted to explore more in order to gain a greater understanding of my own physical needs is hydration and
the effect sweat loss has on me. Last year I was lucky enough to bump into a team of people at the @TrainingPeaks conference who can do just that, or so they claimed. I met Andy Blow one of the founders of @precisionhydration who following detailed research has now developed a product that you can take before, during and after an event/training session to ensure your body’s salt levels remain constant with no drop off in muscle efficiency caused when the body becomes dehydrated. They have a simple FREE (LINK) online test you can do to establish your own personal requirements or you can visit one of their test centres around the country to have a very precise test done. Initially Andy did the free online test with me at the conference and a few weeks later I went to my local test centre based at @komfuel to get tested properly. Here is a video LINK of the test and a brief explanation of the science behind it. What I liked most about this test is it’s a one off, my salt requirements will not change throughout the season or as I get older, so I myself thought the £95 to be a good investment if the science behind it worked. The test took about an hour and I received an easy to understand results page via email with recommendation which I have saved for reference.
So did it work?
What are you going to do this year to make the difference?
To progress you need to do things a little differently. If you follow the same routine, you will get the same results.