Purple Patch Podcast with Matt Dixon - Optimizing Hydration

This week, Matt continues a discussion with Purple Patch's resident sports nutritionist, Kyla Channell.  Matt and Kyla provide clear, expert advice on hydration in performance and daily life.

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EPISODE 16

Optimizing Nutrition and Hydration for Performance and Daily Life

This episode wraps up Matt's in-depth conversations on nutrition, fueling, and hydration. If you missed previous episodes on this important Pillar of Performance, we encourage you to listen to the following episodes:

Episodes 11:  Nail Your Nutrition and Fueling

Episode 12:  Part 2 - Nail Your Nutrition and Fueling with Kyla Channell

Episode 14:  Hydration Habits in Training, Racing, and Daily Life

 

In Episode 16, Matt welcomes back Purple Patch Fitness Resident Nutritionist, Kyla Channell, for a deep, granular, and specific look at hydration, both in performance and in our daily lives.  

 

Highlights include:

  • The roles of hydration and electrolytes in training and racing
  • Consequences and signs of dehydration
  • Levels at which dehydration where performance declines
  • Points of confusion around dehydration
  • Why you want to keep your hydration and fueling separate
  • What causes cramps? Do we really know?
  • Rules of thumb for electrolyte intake
  • Fueling ratios for races at different distances
  • Actions to take during a race if you start to feel dehydrated
  • The vital role of water in daily life
  • How much water you should consume daily
  • Drinks you should avoid in your daily life

Matt and Kyla give a lot of specific adviced but don't worry about taking notes! We've created a cheat sheet with many of the tips and numbers they share on both nutrition and hydration. Download that free cheat sheet here!

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