I’ve been looking more in depth into something I stumbled across, re: proper workout hydration.
There’s not one damn post about it on here, so either no one knows about it, or no one uses it/thinks it works.
Dr. Stacy Sims has worked with some endurance athletes and has some decent research on the subject. If no one knows what I’m talking about I’ll add in the research results in this thread.
As I understand it, she has the best formula for salt/water/sugar ratio for optimal salt and water intake (not so concerned about sugar prior to exercise) for osmosis compared to the salt content of blood. The little research she has been able to do on the subject shows a lower body temp (internal thermo pill, and external heat), more sweat and overall lower body weight/water loss due to better absorption.
So, I need some opinions from others that hopefully are smarter than me.
The sup guideline is only in frail bodies, between 90-150lbs for recommended dosages.
100lb-ers get 1 serving, 150lb+ get 2.5 servings.
Each serving has 6g carbs, mostly glucose, some sucrose for aided absorption.
Also, 1,600mg sodium. Mostly trisodium citrate, slight amount of bicarb.
This is all in 8oz of water, and equals 1 serving.
You’re supposed to take your dose (servings for that body weight) the night before an event, and 30 min prior.
Do you guys think this has any application to general lifting (preworkout of sorts?), maybe even more beneficial for weight class type contests?
Anyone know how much sodium is too much? I love salt, but I don’t want my heart to explode, or, more specifically someone who weighs 300lbs trying to guestimate a dose. Any ideas on max Na intake since you drink it all at once?
I’m just asking for help trying to extrapolate her own research to people who are over 150lbs, and who perform a different sport than cycling or running.
Let’s see what you guys think. (Google her and you can find the sup I’m talking about)