Ad-libitum drinking and performance during a 40-km cycling time trial in the heat.

  title={Ad-libitum drinking and performance during a 40-km cycling time trial in the heat.},
  author={Meriam A R Berkulo and Susan Bol and Koen Levels and Robert P Lamberts and Hein A. M. Daanen and Timothy David Noakes},
  journal={European journal of sport science},
  volume={16 2},
The aim of this study was to investigate if drinking ad-libitum can counteract potential negative effects of a hypohydrated start caused by fluid restriction during a 40-km time trial (TT) in the heat. Twelve trained males performed one 40-km cycling TT euhydrated (EU: no water during the TT) and two 40-km cycling TTs hypohydrated. During one hypohydrated trial no fluid was ingested (HYPO), during the other trial ad-libitum water ingestion was allowed (FLUID). Ambient temperature was 35.2 ± 0.2… CONTINUE READING
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