7 Things You Might Not Know About the World’s Most Popular Performance-Enhancing Drug


June 7, 2018

7 Things You Might Not Know About the World’s Most Popular Performance-Enhancing Drug

Caffeine remains one of the most widely used performance-enhancing drugs in the world. Although its ability to improve some human functioning has been known for more than 100 years, researchers are still discovering new aspects of the way it influences and affects sports performance. Coach Craig Pickering looks at seven of them.

9 Components of a Fantastic Arm Care Program for Pitchers

A pitcher has to take care of their arm. If you clicked on this article, you likely know that much. My goal with this piece is to make you re-evaluate your arm care program. Do you really need to hone in on “arm care” or should your focus be more on full-body care?

Repeated Sprint Ability: Move Beyond the Science to Make Athletes Fast – SimpliFaster

If we don’t know how fast someone is, it’s not useful to see how they repeat their speed. And while we’ve seen some amazing RSA research by sport scientists, the gap in applying this information is growing wider. In this article, Coach Valle explains information that’s relevant to team sport and shares the best science available to make athletes fast and fit.

Garmin v Fitbit: How do these two fitness giants compare?

When you look at the heavyweights of the wearable division, Garmin and Fitbit are firmly within the elite group. Both have managed to carve out a name for themselves when it comes to fitness trackers, while Garmin also has an ample stable of sports watches and smartwatches to choose from – an area Fitbit has begun to encroach on with the Ionic and Versa.

10 Books Performance Coaches Should Read This Year

The books that pass the test of time are usually principle-driven ones that can help a veteran coach master their craft or a new coach build a foundation. In this article, Coach Carl Valle presents a list of 10 books that performance coaches should try to read this year.

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