It is commonly reported that it’s necessary to refrain from caffeine use for brief periods to prevent habituation and “resensitize” to its physiological effects, but where do these ideas come from? Does the sports nutrition literature support these claims? The answers to these questions might surprise you. Read on to learn how caffeine can enhance athletic performance and how to get the most out of caffeine supplementation.
It is traditionally recommended to consume a large bolus of carbohydrates prior to exercise. While this practice has been documented to improve performance during prolonged endurance activity, much less is known about its impact on resistance training. Fortunately, new research has provided some much needed insight on the topic. Do you need to consume carbohydrates in your pre-workout meal to maximize resistance exercise performance? Read on to find out the answer to this question and more.
Calorie cycling has a rich history in bodybuilding. While current research suggests this may be a useful strategy for fat loss, the jury is still out for muscle building. In this extensive article, I dive into the available evidence and provide recommendations for how to potentially set-up a calorie cycling diet.
When it comes to bodybuilding contest prep, we have three general areas of concern – nutrition, training, and supplementation (in order of importance). In my past two blog posts, I outlined my general nutrition and training strategies. In this segment of The Battle of Biology, I want to first brief you on my most recent… Read more The Battle of Biology: Completing the Trifecta
I ended the overview for this series by briefly touching on the initiation of my contest prep diet. For this installment, I’ll get more into the weeds of my plan, with a special focus on my training. I’ll go over my training program, including how it changes when I diet, and my most recent nutrition… Read more The Battle of Biology: Laying the Foundation