Dr. Sandra Fowkes Godek knows cramping science. If you go to her bio on Levelen you will see:
“Dr. Sandra Fowkes Godek is a world-renowned expert in Hydration Sports Science, with over a decade of research in thermoregulation, athlete sweat testing, and fluid & electrolyte replenishment. “
Her West Chester University bio shows even more.
She is the director of the H.E.A.T. Institute
Truly if you want to nerdy out about cramping science read some of her research or find a way to connect with her.
So what about Cramping Science?
Man oh man oh man.
Dr. Fowkes-Godek is smart, quick and a great talker. the numbers and data she can just rattle of about cramping, chloride, potassium, sodium blood levels is amazing.
But she is fun to listen to and engaging.
What is even more she is coming back on the Sports Medicine Broadcast to continue discussing cramping science.
Some of her research with the Philadelphia Eagles included taking guys who were in active full body cramps and drawing blood. How's that for suffering for science.
She also spent hours making specialized drinks to help athletes replace what they lost.
If you can shake dried sweat off your shirt, then you are a salty sweater and need a little extra salt (without added potassium).
What about heat illness and cramping?
If we train people to drink when they are thirsty and give them free access to water we can almost assuredly avoid dehydration.
This does not mean heat exhaustion is only related to hydration
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Dr. Fowkes-Godek – SFowkes-Godek@wcupa.edu
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Want to see the rest of our cramping science podcasts?
Cramping Science with Dr. Kevin Miller
Cramping Science with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek
NASA Engineered formula – The Right Stuff
Isotonic Drinks with Kari Beltran
Cramping Science Research with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek
Neurology of a Cramp with Dr. Kevin Miller