Posts Tagged ‘energy’

How Caffeine Affects Your Weight Training

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Caffeine FitnessOn some level, we all know that caffeine is not exactly good for us, at least not in large doses and certainly not when it comes from sugary sodas or coffee drinks loaded up with cream and sugar (Starbucks: proudly serving 10% coffee in every coffee drink!). But whether you’re a soda hound or you drink black coffee throughout the day, you’ve likely experienced side effects like the jittery high that keeps you working like mad for an hour followed by the comatose state that leaves you craving more.

Then there are the headaches that plague truly devoted caffeine enthusiasts who don’t get their fix in a timely manner. I haven’t personally experienced this, but I have no less than 5 friends or aquaintances that do.

However, imbibing a moderate amount of caffeine can actually have some benefits for the casual drinker. Aside from giving you that extra boost of energy and focus, it can also have healthy effects for those who have the proper enzymes to break it down efficiently, potentially reducing the risk for heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and even some forms of cancer, according to various studies.

It can also have an impact on your weight training routine.


Coconut Chai Energy Elixir

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Energy Chick
You want to have enough energy to do dumbbell handstand push ups? Try this frosty shake on for size.


  • 6-8 raw blanched almonds
  • 3-4 tbsp. raw sunflower seeds or flax seeds
  • 1-2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1-2 square inches fresh coconut
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3-5 pitted dates or 1/2 banana


Acai Roots: nex4™ Acai Energy Shots

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

I tried some of this stuff and it’s pretty darn good!

Energy drinks have become so common nowadays, that we can basically find them everywhere and in all forms. Usually they are stacked with a high concentration of caffeine and other substances that take you to a peak quickly.

Acai Roots - Acai Energy Shots
Acai Energy Shots™ – Sustained Energy, no crash!
Acai Roots nex4™ - Açaí Liquid Energy Concentrate
Acai Roots nex4™ – Açaí Liquid Energy Concentrate

Acai Roots now offers us energy shots that taste great and work, but don’t cause jitters and a crash. Read on to find out more about the Acai Roots energy drinks.


Venom Energy Drink Review: Mojave Rattler Low Carb

Monday, June 29th, 2009
Venom Mojave Rattler
Mojave Rattler

Lately I’ve been addicted to the Mojave Rattler Low Carb Venom energy drink. I must have purchased about 5 of these things in the last 7 days.

Manufactured by the well-known Dr. Pepper/7-UP Inc., I had initially heard the commercial for this drink on the radio station, WAAF in Boston, maybe 4 or 5 times in the last month. Heard it a couple days in a row and thought to myself, “Venom eh? Sounds like it could be powerful. If I see that stuff in the store I’ll try some.”

So I walk into my local convenience store the other day and there it is at the front of the energy drink section: “VENOM ENERGY: Piercing Energy that Strikes Back”! Score.

Presentation A+

The best part of this drink is the can.

The first thing you see is a big purple angry snake eye surrounded by scales. Above the eye you see Mojave Ratter, and below the eye is the word VENOM printed all spooky to look like fangs.

The can itself is really hard and could probably be used as a small missile. I would feel like a tough guy walking around in public with it, and I would feel safe if I had one during a mugging as it could render some serious damage on my attacker’s cranium.


10 Reasons Java Rush is Better Than Coffee or Any Other Energy Supplement

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Jitter Free Java Rush
Jitter Free Java Rush

If you are anything like me, you roll out of bed in the morning, stumble downstairs, and pour yourself a fresh cup of coffee. Then you probably feel sluggish around 10-11am, but lunch picks you up. Then you probably feel sluggish again around 3-4pm.

I don’t know, maybe you drink coffee all day long. Maybe you drink energy drinks that SPIKE YOUR ENERGY then you crash back down. I’ve been down these paths before and I’m tired of the rollercoaster energy ride all day every day. I want to tell you about Java Rush, a coffee supplement without the side effects and downsides of coffee.

Let me ask you a couple questions to see if you have any interest in Java Rush: