Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Caffeine and Deadlifts

Sorry for the delay, but I'm back and on track.

The weekend was really weird. Like super weird.

I got a sunburn, helped save a marriage, and was involved in 4 prayer circles. That beats my lifetime record by ... 4.

Anyways, quite an experience... and everything worked out.

Now on to business... And a Meathead workout update.

On Sunday I did presses and rows, on Monday I did arms, and on Tuesday I took the day off due to travel.

Today I was back at the YMCA and did a rare Deadlifts + Squats workout because I have another 2-week trip coming up and I'm not sure when I'll have the time for proper deadlifts.

1A) Hang Clean
1B) Mobility

2A) Deadlift - 2017 PB of 315x3 with hook grip
2B) Box Jump

3A) Squat
3B) Pullups

Great times!

Unfortunately I've probably had too much caffeine... Speaking of which, see the article below!

Also, read this article on high performance at work

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"To whom much has been given, much will be required; from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded" (Luke 12:48)

Rock on,


PS - I made this FB post about caffeine that you'll enjoy...

The #Truth About Rocket Fuel...

Don't worry, it's NOT bad news...

Caffeine is the world's most widely consumed mood-altering drug in the world.

Caffeine increases arousal, focus, and even creativity. It can prolong muscle endurance. It can even help you fight off headaches because caffeine constricts blood vessels in the brain, and it can increase our tolerance to pain.

But caffeine also increases blood pressure, anxiety, tremors, and irritability.

It's tempting to go big in the morning...

==> But research from the US Army found that smaller, more frequent doses of caffeine lead to better long-term focus over the course of the day..

So let's look at caffeine amounts in drinks...

A 12oz can of coke (including Diet Coke) is 50 math for other serving sizes!
8oz black tea is 50 mg.
12oz Folgers coffee homebrewed is only 80mg
Red Bull can ... 80mg
Monster Energy Can is about 150mg.
Starbucks 2oz espresso is 150 mg.
5 hour energy (2oz) = 200mg
Dunkin Donuts medium coffee is 200mg.
Crackheads Espresso Bean Candies... 28 pieces... 200 mg!
No Doz = 200mg per cap
A venti Starbucks coffee... over 400mg!

But don't forget calories...

A grande Frappucino has only 95mg of caffeine, but over 200 calories. YIKES!

So where do you draw the line?

That's up to you.

Test & track your daily intake like you track your food intake.

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