Q: Do you recommend using caffeine to improve training and performance? A: Yes, and no. First off, I think it is reasonable to recommend caffeine products to improve physical performance under certain conditions. Studies have shown caffeine can be very effective among athletes to improve performance when taken ~60 minutes prior (always give … Continue reading Caffeine Products to Improve Training? Keep These Things in Mind First.
For years, resistance training has gotten a bad rep in the youth population. And for the most part, these misconceptions are irrational. Put your daughter in (the highly dynamic an explosive sport of) gymnastics and no one bats an eye, but give her a tiny dumbbell and everyone flips out [Oh, and just for fun, … Continue reading Myths Debunked: Should Kids Lift Weights? Is it safe? Does it Stunt Growth?
Golgi Tendon Organs (GTOs) are proprioceptors that are located within the tendons of muscle. Specifically, they are the point where the skeletal muscle fibers insert into the tendons of a skeletal muscle. Cool, so what do they do? GTOs monitor the tension or force within a tendon. If the tension or force becomes excessive, it … Continue reading Golgi Tendon Organs and What You Should Know About Them (Especially for Max Lifts)
Must do: Chin Ups I like to incorporate a variety of pull ups into my training as they target multiple muscle groups at once. When performing, you can adjust your grip and tempo to target muscles differently. I'm not one to particularly enjoy working biceps alone, so chin ups (underhand grip) are a great way … Continue reading Monday Musts
MUST BUY: Crescent Tee (Lululemon) This tee is my new jam. So I tried on the older version and wasn't impressed. But this newer release is flattering, comes in some pretty colors, plus it's made from their anti-sweat silver material --- meaning, it's perfect to throw on before and after a work out. Runs true … Continue reading Monday Musts
Must listen: “Say Something” Justin Timberlake (feat. Chris Stapleton) I'm kicking this week's Monday Musts off with this song because... JT. Anyone else obsessed with Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods this week? Confession, I had this pop-rock ballad on repeat for a day or two. I’ve always liked JT’s music, and this album doesn’t … Continue reading Monday Musts