Dehydration and Thermal Stress in Winter Sports

August 25, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

By Bryan Bergman, PhD and Brent Mann, VP Scientific Affairs, GU Energy Labs Many people associate dehydration only with exercise in hot environments. While this can certainly be true, dehydration is also a common concern during exercise in the cold. In fact, one must stay on top of hydration in the cold just as much […]

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Sugar and its Role in Endurance Sports

August 22, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Some manufacturers claim simple sugars have no place in a product designed for exercise performance. While many claims are included, the important one to address is that a drink made of simple sugars alone cannot provide enough calories while maintaining osmolarity to fuel endurance exercise. We at GU agree that a product solely based on […]

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What Endurance Athlete Need to Know About Hyponatremia

August 22, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Hydration is a key component for maximizing performance, as well as performing safely in hot environments. Most athletes struggle with adequate hydration, which has resulted in recommendations for high fluid intakes during exercise. However, too much of a good thing can also lead to problems – in this case, overzealous hydration can and has lead […]

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GU Gives Supports NICA thru Colorado Trail Race

July 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Hello fellow cyclists, As you read this, I am between Durango and Denver riding the Colorado Trail Race!  This ride is taking me thru 485 miles of wilderness and up to 70,000 feet of climbing, with no aid stations or support. All I have is what I can carry on my back and my bike. […]

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How Do You GU: Rebecca Rusch’s Fuel For Kokopelli Tr. Record

May 6, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

 Editor’s Note: Have you ever wondered what it would take to fuel a 13+ hour record ride? Well, now’s your chance to see exactly what Rebecca Rusch, The Queen of Pain, ate during her record smashing ride of the 142 mile  Kokopelli Tr. This update comes directly from the Queen herself. #jointherusch   Here’s what […]

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