Thanks, I wanted to watch that
I didnt like the write up on bbc news suggesting isotonic/sports drinks dont work though.
Ive found lucozade lite (isotonic) and powerade to be as good as the SiS stuff. I use high5 on longer or hot bike rides, for running I use nothing upto an hour (like the science guy said) but if i go run a half marathon or more sweating buckets and only drinking normal water my calves cramp up and i can get nauseous and dizzy, with any isotonic drinks it doesnt happen. They were only referring to moderate exercise to be fair. The guy saying cats and dogs dont need to be told how to rehydrate, conveniently overlooks that many animals like cats and dogs dont sweat. Id agree more if they were talking about lucozade energy or redbull.It's the crappy supermarket ones like lucozaide or poweraid. It's really for endurance only. Stuff like SIS and the proper stuff are the ones. Currently focusing on the cheap crap.
Which should not be a surprise to anyone who gives it any thought. There again, millions of people take vitamin pills despite abundant evidence that they have no effect whatsoever unless you are clinically malnourished i.e. they are a complete waste of money for those who actually buy them.Seemed to me the bottom line was that some 'proper' products help if you're doing 100 miles at high speed, but most don't help at all, and none are any use at all to the vast majority of people who use them - ie, those doing an hour's workout.
I thought that was the whole crux of the matter, the vast majority of people who buy this stuff don't need it, I see people drinking it while walking round the shops for goodness sake, or doing a half hour session in the gym.Seemed to me the bottom line was that some 'proper' products help if you're doing 100 miles at high speed, but most don't help at all, and none are any use at all to the vast majority of people who use them - ie, those doing an hour's workout. Perhaps the single most significant fact that came out of it was that no-one ever dies of dehydration, but quite a lot of people die from drinking too much, having fallen for the hype of sports drinks marketing.
Oh, and for those who missed it, Graham O'bree recommends jam sarnies and water.
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