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Carlton, A., & Orr, R. (2015). The effects of fluid loss on physical performance: A critical review. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 4(4), 357-363.

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The purpose of this review was to critically analyse the current evidence investigating the effect of an athlete's hydration status on physical performance. Discussion. The evidence suggests that dehydration has a negative impact on physical performance for activities lasting more than 30 s in duration. However, dehydration was found to have no significant impact on physical performance for activities lasting less than 15 s in duration.



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