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Sport Specific Sweat Rate Calculations

5. April 2010

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You will need a reliable scale to do these calculations. By reliable, we mean a scale that returns the same weight if you weigh yourself several times in a row. We strongly suggest a digital scale. Using Wal-Mart prices as an example, a digital scale weighing to 0.2lbs [...]

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Avoid Ibuprofen use during races and extended training sessions.

5. April 2010

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Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug “NSAID” typically sold under the brand names Advil or Motrin. Many athletes, typically those in longer ultra-endurance events, often take ibuprofen during the course of a race or long training session. But is this necessarily a good idea?
Probably not in most cases. [...]

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Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. It’s a male issue too.

5. April 2010

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It ’s probably fair to say that most Masters-age female endurance and ultra-endurance athletes, and their physicians, are well aware of the risk of osteopenia (low bone density) and osteoporosis. But male Masters athletes are at risk too, particularly if they indulge in endurance and ultra-endurance training and racing.
In the [...]

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