Welcome to the UKBF Performance Lab!
Professional Physiology Testing to support Amateur Athletes
We’d wager that you don’t pay much attention to your sweat loss during exercise? But you should. It’s crucial to your performance.
Rather incredibly, the amount of sweat /sodium lost can vary up to 15 times between seemingly similar individuals.
Everyone loses a different amount of sodium in their sweat, from as little as 200mg per litre of sweat, to as much as 2,000mg/l – this is largely genetically determined.
This means that a ‘one-size-fits-all’, off the shelf approach doesn’t work when it comes to hydration.
We offer a personalised hydration plan and a mix of products that meet your individual needs.
No blood test. No need to bust a gut on a treadmill. No need to wait whilst your sample goes off to a lab for top secret analysis.
Our Sweat Test takes about 45 minutes and all you have to do is sit comfortably whilst we talk to you about how you train, compete and walk you through your Personalised Hydration Strategy. The test is simple, painless, and extremely accurate.
The Sweat Test gives us an accurate reading of the amount of sodium (the key electrolyte lost in sweat) you lose every time you exercise. This is largely genetically determined and it’s relatively stable after infancy, and so in most cases you’ll only need one test in your life in order to understand an important part of the hydration equation.
We combine the reading with the context you give us during the test to create a hydration strategy just for you. We’ll advise you on when, what and how much to drink before, during and after training and competitions, so that you’re well equipped to achieve your goals.
We’ll recommend what strength electrolyte drinks will work best for you in each scenario too. We developed these multi-strength electrolyte tablets because the off the shelf products out there just don’t do the job for most people. For example, the strongest product we offer (PH 1500) has up to 3.5 times more electrolytes than other brands you might have used before.
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