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salt replenishment

Post  kumagako on Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:21 am

In endurance events, an average person has in his/her body about 2-4hours of salt (sodium chloride) worth to deplete.

Afterwards, it is needed to be replenish at a moderate rate of about 300mg/hr.

The lack of it can cause muscle twitching, abnormal heartbeat and hypoventilation. In short it can cause underperformance.

For long rides and races, it is imperative that we put a pinch of salt in the water bottles to help replenish the salt in our bodies.
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Re: salt replenishment

Post  Makoy on Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:36 pm

Just take Isotonic drink and you don't have to worry about this...
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