Andrew Murray is a middle-distance triathlete who competes in IRONMAN 70.3 races, also known as a Half-IRONMAN. The "70.3" refers to the total mileage covered in the race, which consists of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run.
MX3 Diagnostics sponsored Murray’s entry for several IRONMAN races, including the IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns in 2019.
In his own words, middle-distance triathlete Andrew Murray shares how he benefited from using MX3’s hydration testing system during training and competition:
“The MX3 diagnostics hydration testing system has been an extremely useful tool for both my preparation and racing of long-distance triathlons and running events. The first and most obvious benefit is the awareness of hydration it promoted – it is quite surprising how underemphasised hydration preparation pre-race is compared to the other aspects of nutrition, such as carb loading.
Secondly, it allows you to very quickly and easily measure your hydration before, during or after strenuous workouts or races – giving you immediate feedback on whether or not you have prepared properly, as well as what sort of fluid losses you experience. All this information is automatically saved to your phone for easy comparison to baseline levels.
Put simply, the MX3 system has been extremely useful in my attitude change towards hydration, as well as in my implementation of hydration strategies, and not surprisingly has had a flow-on effect to performance.”
If your company is ready to start testing and tracking hydration for employees, MX3 Diagnostics can help you find the right equipment and products.
First, determine how you’ll use the MX3 PRO. Are you planning to test employees before and after work, so you can see how their hydration levels are affected on the worksite? Or will you be testing employees mid-day only on heat-sensitive projects? Hydration testing can ensure safety of employees in a variety of settings, and tracking hydration levels can help managers spot and prevent dehydration risks. Determine your schedule and plans for employee hydration testing, and then you can determine the products you’ll use.
To start, you’ll need at least one MX3 PRO Hydration Testing System (HTS). One PRO can test multiple employees, but you’ll want to have at least one available for every site or site manager. The HTS can be ordered as a single, or in packs of 3 or 5. Each HTS comes with a test strip dispenser, charging cables and a travel case. Boxes of test strips are included as well, but you’ll need to order more in the future.
Test strips are used once and discarded, so plan to have a test strip for each person and each measurement. So if you’re measuring an employee before and after work, you’ll need two test strips each day times the number of employees you’re testing. Test strips are sold in packs of 40, available in singles, 5 pack bundles, and 50 pack bundles.
Still not sure what to order? Our team can help you determine the right product order for your company size and needs. Contact us today at email@example.com.