Triathlon Training Explained | Sweat Testing And Hydration

Published on June 19th 2018


In association with TrainingPeaks - On this week's Triathlon Training Explained Show we're at the Porsche Experience Center looking at perspiration testing and sweat composition. This specific testing allows athletes to plan optimal hydration for racing in different conditions. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: At the Silverstone Human Performance Center, Mark and Heather are put through their paces in a 42-degree heat chamber! They each ran for 22 minutes in order to calculate their hourly sweat rates. Another test was conducted to analyse their sodium levels with Mark's levels being considerably higher than Heather's, meaning he may be more susceptible to cramping. The testing highlights the importance of personal hydration plans, with products working for some athletes that may not suit others. Have you had a scientific sweat test? 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 For more information on this topic, check out the following links from training peaks: - Does Peeing Clear Really Mean You're Hydrated? - - How to Avoid These 3 Common Long Distance Racing Hydration Pitfalls - - Does 'Drink to Thirst' Hydration Really Work for Endurance Athletes? - If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... 📹 Triathlon Training Explained Playlist Music: Epidemic Sound Drone Dark Mys 4 - SFX Producer Drone Musical 5 - SFX Producer Falling In Love (Instrumental Version) - Sebastian Forslund Indulgent - Uygar Duzgun Love For The Ocean (Tigerblood Jewel Remix) - Martin Hall PREL Glitch Static 4 - SFX Producer Sex Drugs And Dr Martens 3 - Sven Karlsson Young And Free 1 - Victor Olsson Zootropio 3 - Håkan Eriksson Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images