Hydration

Along with other aspects of nutrition, hydration plays a critical role in sports performance. To maintain strength, speed and endurance, athletes must properly hydrate before, during and after training or competition. Discover information on drinks and fluids you should consume to help avoid dehydration, prevent fatigue and maintain your performance.

Latest in Hydration

How to Hydrate Properly to Maintain Your Performance in the Summer Heat

Staying hydrated is critical to an athlete's performance. In the heat of the July and August temperatures, athletes are especially prone to dehydration....

Is LaCroix Actually Healthy?

If you're reading this, it's probably because you're currently obsessed with LaCroix. You're not alone. A brand of flavored sparkling waters that h...

Study Shows That Most Collegiate Athletes are Horribly Dehydrated

According to research on NCAA division I athletes the importance of hydration for athletes is still not being heard. Here are the full details. One of...

[STUDY] College Football Players Know Dangerously Little About Hydration

College football players scored a D+ on a hydration knowledge test. And that's a serious problem. A recent study assessed a total of 100 Division I ...

The Gatorade Sports Science Institute at IMG Academy Is Every Athlete's Dream

By now, you've likely read and watched video on STACK.com about the Gatorade Sport Science Institute in Barrington, Illinois, where athletes like Dwya...

Latest Videos in Hydration

The Power of Recovery: A Nutrition Strategy to Rebuild Muscle

In this episode of 'The Power of Recovery,' elite performance coach Steve Hess offers advice to coaches on how they can help their athletes rebuild muscles and recover after workouts and practices through proper nutrition.

A Day in the Life of Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler Clary

Tyler Clary is always on whether he’s training in the pool or working in his fully sustainable greenhouse. BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK and USA Swimming provide a peek into Tyler’s training, post-workout recovery nutrition and interests outside the pool

It's All About Balance With Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Hardy

Professional swimmer Jessica Hardy is fierce in the pool, but it takes a balance of relaxing and recovery to stay on track. Her favorite hobbies include hanging with her dog, spending time with her husband and recovering with lowfat chocolate milk.

Game Changers: Can This Solution Actually Stop Muscle Cramps Instantly?

We put CrampsAWAY, and new product that claims to relieve muscle cramps within 15-60 seconds, to the ultimate test through a real-world case study. A sweaty two-hour workout caused an epic double hamstring cramp, setting up the perfect test.

Gatorade | Beat the Heat | Jimmie Johnson Rides Watkins Glen

Watch how Jimmie Johnson prepares his body to handle the heat and stress of NASCAR racing.