Hydration Matters. But What’s the Right Hydration for me?

Staying hydrated keeps you moving, safe, and healthy. But with the Mid Atlantic heat & humidity that we face, here are some pointers to know when staying hydrated on your workouts and a guid to the products and brands we stock.

Electrolyte Mix

These low carb tablets and powders add flavor and electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium) to your water. Electrolytes assist in fluid balance and absorption. Bonus: flavoring your water also makes it more appealing to drink.

When: Any ride where you want some flavor and extra electrolytes. If you’re salty sweater (your face regularly has salt streaks after workouts), add some mix, as directed, to sports drinks for longer workouts.

Try: Skratch Labs, OSMO Active Hydration, GU Electrolyte Mix or tablets

Recovery Drink

Recovery drinks quickly replenish energy stores and rebuild muscles after an intense workout. These mixes rely on whey protein isolate, rather than cheaper whey protein concentrate, to create a higher quality and more effective product. And did we mention taste? Say goodbye to grainy, chalky, salty and smelly.

When: For optimal results, drink 16-24oz directly following training or racing.

Try: GU Brew Recvoery, OSMO Acute Recovery