Now to start this off, the chances that you are having too much caffeine through something like coffee is highly unlikely. The possible overuse of caffeine is going to come largely from powdered energy supplements, mainly straight caffeine powder. Although there are some side effects of caffeine that will affect nearly everybody, the likelihood of … Continue reading How Much Caffeine is Too Much?
Everyone knows by now that sleep is an integral part for everyone from high-level athletes to the average joe going to and from work. Obviously, 6-9 hours of sleep is going to be optimal for most people, although there is a margin where people might need more or less. There is little doubt about whether … Continue reading Three Ways to a Better Night’s Sleep
There are many pre-workouts on the market containing a wide variety of ingredients. Many are hyped up and do nothing, while some are very effective and backed by scientific research. In this article, I will go over some of the most tried and true supplements to enhance your workouts. 1. Caffeine Caffeine is the obvious … Continue reading Most Effective Pre-Workout Supplements
In recent years the idea of eating or drinking carbs during a workout, particularly high in sugar, has come on as offering possible performance benefits. Athletes eat candy like Sour Patch Kids and gummy worms, and drink dextrose with protein or just plain old Gatorade. This isn't just endurance athletes, but also spills over into … Continue reading Should You Have Carbs Intra-Workout?
Sometimes it's not easy to have a fully prepped and ready to go meal on hand, or maybe you forgot your food at home that day. It always helps to keep a protein or energy bar on hand for a quick snack. There are a ton of protein and energy bars on the market, but … Continue reading Top 3 Protein and Energy Bars
Supplements are a great addition to anyone's diet plan, but they do raise many questions. Many people do not know what they should be taking, or which products and companies are quality. It is usually a pretty safe bet going with bigger, more well known companies such as Optimum Nutrition and BPI. However, research should … Continue reading What Supplements Should I Be Taking?