I just started writing articles for Competitor.com and the first one went up today. In it I take a look at the negative side of taking Caffeine pre-race or workout. Caffeine is generally thought of as only a performance enhancer, which it does well, but there are drawbacks if you chronically use it. In the article I take a look at what happens to the CNS and the immune system when Caffeine is ingested all the time.
Do The Performance Benefits Of Caffeine Come At A Cost?
Secondly, Alex Hutchinson, who now has his blog Sweat Science on runnersworld.com wrote an article for Outside magazine in which I give my take on why stress is a good thing. Alex does a good job taking us through why sometimes we want damage to accumulate. In the article you’ll also get a take from one of my athletes, Jackie Areson, who changed some of her nutrition supplement strategies based on the theory.
Stress, Caffeine, recovery, and the immune system