Stress Management for Better Performance

Stress Management for Better Performance

Let’s talk about stress. Or more importantly, your body’s stress hormone: Cortisol Cortisol is basically a hormone that signals a number of processes in your body to include: * How your body mobilizes energy (Protein, Fats, Carbohydrates) * Regulating...
6 Exercises for Improving Your Mental Toughness

6 Exercises for Improving Your Mental Toughness

If the movies have taught us anything in the last decade it’s that on some level we all wish we were Navy SEALs. Kidding (kind of), but if we could all learn how to build the physical and mental capacity these warriors have I’d guess we’d all be better off. Think...
Is Training to Failure a Good Idea?

Is Training to Failure a Good Idea?

Question: How close to failure should you train? Key Takeaways Training to failure prolonged recovery time compared to non-failure training protocols. It’s probably a good idea to leave a couple reps in the tank at the end of each workout. You can always do more...
Can Mental Training Improve My Performance?

Can Mental Training Improve My Performance?

Question: How important is mental training to my success? Key Takeaways Mental training (Self-talk, visualization, etc) can improve your performance & help you get stronger. Mental training can also improve your overall health and has been shown to decrease...
Will I lose strength & muscle if I take time off?

Will I lose strength & muscle if I take time off?

Question: How much strength/muscle will I lose if I take time off training this summer? Key Takeaways Shortest possible answer: No Muscle size and strength did not decrease following a 2-week detraining (no training) period Taking an occasional break my benefit you in...
Can caffeine boost performance?

Can caffeine boost performance?

Question: Can Caffeine Make You Stronger? Key Takeaways 90% of the pre-workout supplements on the market are just overpriced and silly ways to get caffeine into your system before a workout. Caffeine can improve time to exhaustion (Strength endurance) leading to you...