book: nutrition [Steve Born 2008]

Acabo de bajar un libro de Steve Born, sobre la nutrición para endurance athletes. Parece lo más comercial que he visto para promocionar una marca, y un producto a consumir. Sin embargo sirve porque hay otros en el mercado que lo hacen como el autor de Thrive, Brendan Frazer era?

La sección más interesante:

Mistake #1: ExcessHydration

If you don’t drink enough, you’ll suffer from unpleasant and performance-ruining dehydration. Drink too much, however, and you’ll not only end up with impaired athletic performance, you may even be flirting with potentially life-threatening water intoxication.

One of the most respected researchers on hydration, Dr. Tim Noakes, studied the effects of thousands of endurance athletes and noted that the front-runners typically tend to dehydrate, while overhydration occurs most often among middle to back-of-the- pack athletes. Both conditions lead to hyponatremia (low blood sodium), but through different processes. Excess water consumption causes what is known as “dilutional hyponatremia,” or an overly diluted level of sodium and electrolytes in the blood.