Saturday, February 24, 2007
ACSM Exercise & Fluid Replacement Stand
(Urine from a mildly dehydrated runner at the Badwater Ultramarathon)
The American College of Sports Medicine just released a new Position Stand on exercise and fluid replacement:
I like it because this new Stand recognizes that there can be NO one-size-fits-all recommendation for athletes. It acknowledges the medical risks of both dehydration and overhydration. It also acknowledges that due to cumulative effect, small and INSIGNIFICANT errors in hydration at the shorter distance events can turn into significant errors in LONGER distance events, such as the ultramarathon.
A nice addition is that the Stand reports the weight of the evidence on which recommendations are made.
(note: AVP = ADH = Anti Diuretic Hormone)
(This is what we drank after working at and running Badwater in 2006. Careful...don't want to confuse the goods!)