Session 2 from the 2021 ACSM/GSSI Go the Distance Summer Symposium features Lindsay Baker PhD, FACSM and Anthony Wolfe MS of GSSI. Due to the high variability of sweat fluid losses and sweat sodium concentration, it is important for athletes to develop hydration plans based upon individual needs to support performance safety during exercise. Lindsay and Anthony discuss the research and validation behind the development of the Gx Sweat Patch, as well as the technology utilized to bring sweat testing and application of the sweat data to the consumer.
Discuss the variability of sweat sodium concentration and sweat fluid losses in athletes based upon published sweat normative data
Describe the validity of the Gx sweat patch and how it compares to standardized sweat testing methods
Utilize the data collected from the Gx sweat patch to develop customized hydration plans for individual athletes