Four Reasons Everyone Should Consume Caffeine Regularly

Caffeine. Have you heard of it? Many of us consume this precious resource daily, often via coffee or tea, and increasingly via energy drinks and supplements. However you get caffeine into your system, the effect is the same: this central nervous system stimulant is best known for increasing alertness. That alone is reason enough for … Continue reading Four Reasons Everyone Should Consume Caffeine Regularly

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Earn Your Abs Without Giving Up the Pizza: This is The Best Way to Diet

Abs, they say, are made in the kitchen. True? Absolutely. The rectus abdominis—that so-called "six pack" we all chase ahead of beach season—doesn't have high potential for hypertrophy. This means that, regardless of how intense your core work is, your abs will never experience the same level of growth as, say, your legs or back. If … Continue reading Earn Your Abs Without Giving Up the Pizza: This is The Best Way to Diet

How to Optimize Your Training Program with Smart Recovery

You've probably heard it before. Now you'll hear it again: in an efficient training program, recovery is as important as working out. Why do you keep hearing this? Because it's true. The Cycle of Training The salience of sufficient recovery lies in a fundamental idea of training progress: to become stronger and faster, we must … Continue reading How to Optimize Your Training Program with Smart Recovery

Five Quotes from Tim Krabbé’s “The Rider” Every Athlete Can Learn From

The Rider was written by Tim Krabbé in 1978, and, although not translated to English for decades after, is now considered a must-read among cyclists. One review for British daily The Guardian went so far as to suggest that "nothing better is ever likely to be written on the subjective experience of cycle-racing." (Madly enough, this … Continue reading Five Quotes from Tim Krabbé’s “The Rider” Every Athlete Can Learn From

Everything You Need to Know About Jumping Rope

Cardio, speed, agility, explosiveness—all key elements to athleticism. And all things that jumping rope can improve. The Sharpest Tool in an Athlete's Toolbox In a world of increasingly extravagant gyms and fancy machines, there are some things you simply cannot replace or improve upon: barbells, dumbbells, a bench, a squat rack. For an athlete, there … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Jumping Rope