Train Smarter NOT Harder

  Training harder is not always better.  As a matter of fact, intelligent training, includes rest & recovery as part of a progressive design. Train smarter, not harder is obvious via this NSCA article.

Nutrition What and When

The goal for athletes in the pre-exercise period is to make certain that blood sugar is maintained, that hydration state.  To do this, the focus should be on starchy, low-fiber carbohydrate foods and fluids for the last meal before exercise, followed by a sports beverage sipping protocol that maintains blood glucose and volume. Before Exercise…

Sleep Affects Performance & Thought

Sleep Deprivation and Cognitive Performance “Chronic and acute sleep deprivation negatively impact thinking and learning. There is a loss of attention and alertness (Kilgore 2010), which involves a series of lapses or slowed responses, leading to waking-state instability in several cognitive processes, such as working memory (the temporary retention process of holding several pieces of…