Das Einmaleins der... Radsport-Hydrierung

The basics of... Cycling hydration

Lucia Vilsecker

I'll be honest with you. Of course, I've known for some time that hydration is important during my rides. Drinking enough sounds so easy. Funny how it can be so hard. Drinking enough is one of the best things you can do to improve your performance and increase your endurance. I like to say it's the secret tip to better performance. So let's take a closer look at how much you should drink before, during and after a workout. 

Before:

As soon as your body temperature rises, your performance tends to drop. That's why it's important that you lose as little fluid as possible. To make a long story short: Make it a habit to drink as much as possible before your ride. It's best to prepare yourself sufficiently for the day the night before. Checking your bike before you head out? Good! Also check your water bottle and drink! We recommend adding a little caffeine and a holistic electrolyte blend to your prep for optimal hydration. 

WHILE:

The amount of fluid you need during your ride varies greatly. We recommend drinking 500 ml every 30 to 60 minutes to be on the safe side.  Be sure to drink a holistic electrolyte mix for your overall performance and your body's functionality. The longer the ride, the more you should pay attention to carbohydrate replacement. 

After:

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After you've been sweating on your ride, don't forget to replace the nutrients you've lost. Electrolyte drinks will help you replace the nutrients and salt you lost with sweat. Depending on how you feel, you can also take carbohydrates to restore your energy level. 

Is there anything else? For me - yes! It's all about good taste. I like to start with grapefruit, continue with melon and finish with yuzu. Don't know what I mean? Take a good look at our products and tell me what your favorite flavor is. 


 

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