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Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports Paperback – May 1, 2012
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"For sport science devotees at all levels, and those who love to just go for a run, Dr. Noakes' book is the ultimate combination of scientific rigor and practical advice. A must on every athlete’s bookshelf."
Karim Khan--Editor of British Journal of Sports Medicine
"Finally, an unbiased look at fluid replacement: the real science behind thirst, fluid balance, and thermoregulation during exercise! Waterlogged is a must-read for athletes, coaches, parents, and sports medicine professionals."
Sandra Fowkes Godek, PhD, ATC-- HEAT Institute Director West Chester University
About the Author
Known throughout the academic community for the high-caliber nature of his scientific insights and work, Dr. Timothy Noakes is Discovery Health professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is also director of the Medical Research Council/University of Cape Town Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Noakes was awarded a doctorate in science (DSc) in 2002, the highest degree awarded by the University of Cape Town. Publishing the first scientific article on exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) is considered among his greatest achievements.
Noakes is a veteran of more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons, and his book Lore of Running (Human Kinetics, 2003) is considered a classic by serious distance runners. In addition, Noakes is an editorial board member for many international sport science journals and a former president of the South African Sports Medicine Association. In 1996, he presented the prestigious J.B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting. In 1999 he was elected as one of 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Science Academy. The National Research Foundation of South Africa considers Noakes an A-rated scientist, and in 2008 he received the Order of Mapungubwe (Silver) from the president of South Africa.
Noakes and his wife, Marilyn Anne, reside in Cape Town.
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Top Customer Reviews
Tom, Dick, and Harry are about to start running a marathon. They each weigh the same. The weather is hot, but humidity is low. Tom expects to finish the marathon in 2.5 hours, during which he will ingest nothing. Dick expects to finish in 5 hours, is pre-hydrated, and will take water at every aid station. Harry expects to finish in 6 hours, is pre-hydrated, and will take sports drink at every aid station.
Which of these is/are most/more likely to report to the medical tent? Answer: Dick and Harry.
Tim Noakes began his research career at about the same time marathon organizers, coaches, and others began advising runners to pre-hydrate, and stay ahead of thirst during marathons and other endurance events. As a researcher, Noakes, perpetuated this. But, some of the people who followed this advice were getting seriously sick. Noakes took a closer look at the studies, and discovered authors of key study in 1969 had made a classic error. The result of this and other research errors is that endurance athletes have been given bad advice -- advice that contributes to endurance athletes' need for medical attention and even fatalities.
For the last 30 years, Noakes has been studying how body temperature, water, and electrolytes are used or regulated in endurance sports, both in doing his own research and evaluating the research of others. In this book, he is critical of the research that generated the advice to "drink ahead of thirst" or advice that endurance athletes should take drinks that replace electrolytes. But, he claims research that advises endurance athletes to drink according to their thirst is well supported.Read more ›
I personally have always gone by the rule of hydrate, hydrate, hydrate for best performance but this doctor expels the myths and the problems in the studies that taught us that and, more importantly digs deep into the physical facts as to why we shouldn't.
Don't get me wrong...that is not to say you should be dehydrated. Far from it. But I study, and review sport drinks and sport performance drinks. I like to know what works and why in all regards to working out. It's simply a study of interest to me.
The massive studies in here that dispel the performance of Gatorade is alone good reading. Gatorade funded study after study proving the need for, guess what?, Gatorade.
But that's not the end of the story...in fact there is far more to it...this book provides proof and study after study and charts and graphs...truly intent on using facts rather than shaky research or company funds to prove what we should be doing.
I personally like the sports and workout books that are full of great color illustrations and visual learning. This isn't that kind of book, yet I still found it very interesting. Would my visual learning have been enhanced had they found ways to add this? Yes, I just find those workout books more interesting with the photos and illustrations to take you through the research and facts. But this is a book of facts and it the author clearly has found his passion in studying this subject. And it's a hefty book of facts at almost 500 pages of them!Read more ›
Dr. Noakes presents a detailed look at the history of advice about drinking in endurance athletics and any athletics and then examines the basis for that advice. He reaches back into the historical roots of human beings and examines the evolutionary advantages conferred on human hunters by our ability to delay drinking for some time while we exercised - hunted - in the heat of day. He reviews, and carefully and thoughtfully explains, countless examinations of the impact of fluid intake at various times and in various amounts in connection with exercise, and presents the reader with a somewhat disturbing conclusion: while hydration is essential for health, and important to activity, the way in which we are advised to hydrate ourselves today, supported in large part by the marketing of the sports drink industry, does not correlate to what our bodies actually need before, during and after exercise.
How can this be interesting? Those friends and family asked me as I turned the pages. The story is compelling, and a little terrifying in itself - but Noakes also tells it through stories and the perspectives of those who have both followed and ignored the advice we are currently given.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Incredible info shared here for runners and really, anyone. As consumers, we are often given wrong info to sell products. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Angela Yuriko Smith
Certainly this book is very comprehensive about this whole subject, I found it a bit repetitive, hence my 4 stars only, but Tim Noakes has obviously been extremely thorough in his... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
find how much water you need to feel good. No need for all the hype one way or the other.Published 27 days ago by Sara C.
Great info about how humans are so much more adaptable than the Gatorade people would like you to believe.Published 2 months ago by Trail walker
This is a very well written book. I remember reading Dr. Noakes "Lore of Running" in high school and being overwhelmed by the science involved in the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tony
Best running book on the planet. Very deep and technical, but wade through that and you will come away completely changed in your thinking about how the body uses water. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Quickdraw
A must read if you are into any type of endurance sport -- running and cycling especially. It turns everything that you thought you knew about hydration on its head.Published 8 months ago by David Thompson
This is highly recommended for all runners, and for all who are interested in how public health has been compromised by commercial influence in North America.Published 14 months ago by Carole