Table 5

 Estimated fluid requirements for maintaining body fluid balance

SportEstimated fluid replacement between morning and afternoon practice/runs (litres)Estimated fluid replacement before the next morning practice/run (litres)Estimated 24 hour fluid requirements to maintain fluid balance (litres)
Estimation based on 30% more than sweat loss (mean (SD)).
Significantly higher than in cross country runners, *p<0.01, **p<0.0001.
FB, American football; CC, cross country running.
FB3.050 (1.07)*2.998 (1.06)*12.23 (2.91)**
CC1.693 (0.49)1.714 (0.211)4.578 (0.705)