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May 13, 2019

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Workout of the Day

Handstand walk 400 meters in as few sets as possible (AFSAP).

Multiply time (in seconds) by number of sets and post score to comments.

A $1,000 prize will be awarded for the lowest score (one for men and one for women). Do it on a track, upload video to YouTube, and post a link to 190513 comments by midnight, Monday, May 20.

The Handstand Walk


In Part 9, Professor Tim Noakes describes the sports drink industry’s response to proof that exercise-associated hyponatremic encephalopathy (EAHE) is not due to sodium deficiency and cannot be prevented by drinking electrolyte-containing sports drinks. He explains how he and his colleagues discovered that, rather than resulting from sodium deficiency, EAHE develops from overhydration. He then outlines the preponderance of evidence that demonstrates it is difficult, perhaps even impossible, for humans living in normal conditions to develop a sodium deficiency. Nevertheless, the sports drink industry and its proxies in sports medicine and sports science continued to promote the economically advantageous but scientifically unsupportable overconsumption of sodium-containing drinks during exercise.

Read MoreThe Hyponatremia of Exercise, Part 9

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