Has anyone tried using the urine test strips that coach @chad described in a previous podcast to track their level of hydration? I wanted to try it and am curious of others’ experience with the testing. (Sorry but I could not find the podcast number with a search on SoundCloud. I wanted to reference it so if anyone knows the podcast, please reply. )
Episode 157…around 1:35:30…I just listened to this last week again because I’ve been cramping more and more lately. I don’t believe he ever says which ones he uses.
I am also interested in this though and would like to give them a go if anyone knows which ones to get.
A way to check your on the bike hydration is to weigh yourself before and after your workout. This is rather informative expecially after long rides. Though it’s not possible to replenish all that’s lost, it’s good to know if you’re under hydrating. I don’t recall the exact percentages, but I believe at 3% + weight loss your performance starts really declining.
When you are thirsty you need hydration. If you are not thirsty then you might not need to drink. Sorry but I keep it simple.
Sorry but you’re sort of wrong. It’s a little more involved than that and can be quite a science in working out hydration. If you’re thirsty, you’re probably already dehydrated, so I personally don’t live by your ideology, either in training or general day to day living.
pH Test Strips for Testing Alkaline and Acid Levels in the Body. Track & Monitor your pH Level using Saliva and Urine. Get Highly Accurate Results in Seconds. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GFSEB00/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VGFcCbCT412MD
I literally just purchased these after listening to coach Chad talk about them for a second time. I’ll probably try them over the weekend. I’m not sure if I’m going to know what to do with the data I gather, like with what to hydrate. But I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.
I ordered Uritest by HealtyWiser from Amazon. One of the parameters that’s measured is specific gravity.