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Can spitting out your sports drink boost performance?

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It’s been over a decade now since researchers demonstrated that simply rinsing a sports drink in your mouth, then spitting it out without swallowing, can enhance your endurance under certain conditions. It’s a great demonstration of the brain’s role in determining your limits: trick it into thinking more fuel is on the way, and you’ll be able to access more reserves.

A new study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, from researchers at the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil, digs a little deeper into the conditions that determine how helpful carb rinsing is, with some interesting results.

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