- Choose what to drink.

Australian Mountain Bike - - Nutrition -

Now you know how much you should be drink­ing on your ride, the next thing to think about is what to put in your bot­tle. If a ride is short (less than an hour) or low in­ten­sity (just spin­ning the legs), wa­ter is prob­a­bly just fine. But, if you’re a salty sweater or the ride is go­ing to be a par­tic­u­larly hard or long one, it’s

- Re­alise there is al­ways an ex­cep­tion to a rule…

Ev­ery­one is dif­fer­ent. What works for you won’t nec­es­sar­ily work for your mate and to fol­low a strict hy­dra­tion plan can be un­re­al­is­tic. The con­di­tions, the ride and how you’re feel­ing that day will all im­pact how much and when to drink, so the most im­por­tant thing is to lis­ten to your body. If you’re thirsty or feel­ing foggy and tired af­ter ses­sions, you need to be drink­ing more, and if you’re feel­ing good, you’re prob­a­bly do­ing well! And if you’re not sure, it’s best to see a Sports Di­eti­tian who can work out a tai­lored plan to suit you.

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