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Frequently Asked Questions

Sodium loss
Sweat Pack

What is the sweat pack?

With our sweat diagnostic kit, the Sweat Pack, you can easily analyze your sweat during your workout.

The composition of sweat varies from athlete to athlete. Sweat consists of 99% water and is primarily used for thermoregulation. Sodium is dissolved in it and is the most important electrolyte in the context of substitution.

The sodium content varies between 200mg and 2300mg per liter of sweat.

The basis of the Sweat Pack is a scientifically validated method which was designed for sweat analysis in the field and further developed by us.

You can get your own Sweat Pack here.

How can I integrate my results in the app?

An integration screen in the app is coming soon. Just type in your values and we will use them in the background for our calculations.

No time to wait? No problem. Just send us an email. We will directly integrate your results.

Get more information about the App

How does the sweat diagnostic kit work?

In your sweat kit you can find a flyer with further instructions about wich steps you should pass to get your personal sweat analysis. For more details you can take a look in our 'How to use the sweat kit'.

What is the best time for testing?

We recommend to test at the beginning of your training cycle before your main / high intense training phase as you come closer to race day.

The perfect timing for your last test would be 2-3 weeks before your final raceday.

Why should I do a Sweat Pack?

In short: If you don't take in sodium during your race, your sodium loss can cause you to lose a lot of power and time towards the end of the race. With the Sweat Pack you will get the information when you have to take in which amount of sodium.

You can get a single Sweat Pack to start or do an individual preparation with several tests in one of our plans. Check out our Plans & Pricing for more information.

Hydration

Sweat Profile

What is my individual sweat profile?

If there is a major, unbalanced sweat loss, your blood volume decreases. The blood becomes more viscous and the oxygen transport to your muscles is reduced. Already from a sweat loss of more than 2% of your body weight, your body therefore limits its performance.

Depending on the type of sport, indoor or outdoor and under very warm conditions, your sweat flow can be up to 4 liters per hour.

We will take all the parameters into account to get the most individual support as possible. In our App you can figure out your individual sweat profile.

Fueling

Carbohydrate tests / Fueling strategy

What is the carbohydrate combustion?

Your carbohydrate combustion is the connection between your recommended carbohydrate intake and your power output, depending on your training level, your current threshold, VO2max and much more.

We can show you how much carbohydrates you'll need aligned to your current power output.

For your raceday, we will create a 100% customized fueling and pacing strategy based on your own and individual data.

You can get more information about the procedure in our Carbohydrate Test section.

 

Why should I know my carbohydrate combustion?

Knowing your carbohydrate combustion is useful in order to ensure your fueling during training and on raceday. Every second athlete is using the wrong nutrition and hydration strategy because they simply follow rules of thumb.

A carbohydrate test is the first step towards an individually adapted nutrition plan.
It's simple: if you know how much you burn, you know what to substitute.

 

BESTZEIT Experts tip: You'll also be able to pace your race knowing your carbohydrate combustion.

What is the best time for testing?

We recommend to test at the beginning of your training cycle before your main / high intense training phase as you come closer to race day.

The perfect timing for your last test would be 2-3 weeks before your final raceday.

How can I optimize my carbohydrate combustion?

In order for us to determine your carbohydrate needs we ask your to perform a sprint test to find out your anaerobic capacity as well as a 3 step test to collect information about your VO2max, your threshold power and many more metrics. By sending in your results you will receive a notification in your app with detailed results.

Why should I do a carbohydrate test?

In short: If you don't take in carbohydrates during your race you lose a lot of power and time towards the end of the race.

With our carbohydrate tests we can elaborate your individual pacing strategy for race day. You will get the information when you have to take in which amount of carbohydrates.

You will get even better fueling recommendations based on your real values by easily integrating the test into your training to determine your individual carbohydrate requirements.

You can get a carbohjydrate test to start or do an individual preparation with several tests in one of our plans. Check out our Plans & Pricing for more information.

Where can I get a carbohydrate test?

For starting we provide single carbohydrate test BIKE and RUN. 

You can get your carbohydrate test here.

Pacing

Pacing strategy

How do you support me with a pacing strategy?

In our medium and pro plan we provide you pacing strategies from personalized to a strategies fundamented on the race course profile.

How do you elaborate my personal pacing strategy?

You will get your individual pacing strategy by doing e.g. carbohydrate test during the preparation for your next race. We can tell you the exact amount of carbohydrates you have to take in at which point of your race. 

More information to the carbohydrate tests

BESTZEIT app

Your companion

Is it really free?
The starter version is really free and it allows you to create unlimited test sessions to create your individual sweat profile.

Depending on your needs we offer additional plans ending up in the IRONMAN® plan - within that you can relax and focus on your training itself. We cover the part of your fueling - regardless of your nutrition supplier.

You'll find a free plan in our Plans & Pricing.
How can the App help me?

The app supports you in creating your individual sweat profile. Based on that we will create your fueling strategy.

Considering your individual energy demand, your race course and your sodium loss in correlation, we will be able to provide you a 100% individual pacing strategy.

The BESTZEIT app is a new way to sum up your pains in the fourth discipline and break your personal best. 

Download the App here!

Is my data safe?

BESTZEIT is a company in the Southwest of Germany. We are subject to german data protection regulations.

Plans & Pricing

All our products and services

I have a competition coming up - what plan should I choose?

You're awesome! Great that you want to optimize your performance based on your individual data before your next race.

We would love to have you as a part of our BESTZEIT world. Just choose your monthly or yearly plan in our Plans & Pricing section.

Do you provide single Sweat Packs?

Yes, we do. For your start we also provide single Sweat Packs. Afterwards you can easily integrate the results by registering in our app.

You can get started with your first Sweat Pack here

Do you provide single carbohydrate tests?

Of course. For your start we also provide single carbohydrate test BIKE and RUN. Afterwards you can easily integrate the results by registering in our app.

You can get started with your first carbohydrate test here.

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