Caffeine is one of the most commonly used and researched supplements/ergogenic aids. It's been shown time and time again to be effective in increasing alertness, mental focus, and athletic performance. But how much is too much? Isn't caffeine dehydrating? Are pre-workouts safe? Does it help burn fat? In this blog I answer all these questions and more to help you decide how, when, and if you should use caffeine.
Fueling after workouts is one of the most important pieces to sports nutrition, yet I often times see it as the most neglected. Fueling your body with the carbohydrates, protein, and fluids it needs will help you recover fully and prepare you for your next workout. Prolonging post-workout refueling stalls your body into a "breakdown" mode, taking longer to recover once you actually do eat.