Fluid and fuel intake during exercise

@article{Coyle2004FluidAF,
  title={Fluid and fuel intake during exercise},
  author={Edward F. Coyle},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={39 - 55}
}
  • E. Coyle
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Education
  • Journal of Sports Sciences
The amounts of water, carbohydrate and salt that athletes are advised to ingest during exercise are based upon their effectiveness in attenuating both fatigue as well as illness due to hyperthermia, dehydration or hyperhydration. When possible, fluid should be ingested at rates that most closely match sweating rate. When that is not possible or practical or sufficiently ergogenic, some athletes might tolerate body water losses amounting to 2% of body weight without significant risk to physical… 

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