Author: Larry Jusdanis

  • Which Fat Loss Supplements Will Actually Work for Me?

    Which Fat Loss Supplements Will Actually Work for Me?

    Are you confused as to which supplements actually work for fat loss? We are here to help with a whole series of blogs dedicated to which supplements will actually help you lose fat!

  • Does Vitamin D Affect Strength?

    Does Vitamin D Affect Strength?

    This week, I want to share an interesting finding involving Vitamin D deficiency in elite Danish swimmers. Most people with a basic understanding of nutrition know that Vitamin D is very important for bone health and metabolism. However, the discovery of Vitamin D receptors in muscle cells may indicate that it may also play a […]

  • Better pre-workout… Coffee or Beetroot juice? – Part 2 (of 2)

    Better pre-workout… Coffee or Beetroot juice? – Part 2 (of 2)

    Over the past couple weeks, coffee has been smack in the middle of my blog spotlight. Deservedly so, I mean it stands alone as the only non-supplement capable of providing an ergogenic aid…right? NOT SO FAST! The emergence of beetroot juice (that’s right, beetroot juice) may offer a viable competitor for coffee as the best […]

  • Better pre-workout… Coffee or Beetroot juice? – Part 1 (of 2)

    Better pre-workout… Coffee or Beetroot juice? – Part 1 (of 2)

    Coffee Improves Endurance Performance. Wake up, rush through your daily morning routine, and hurry out the door to make it to work on time. While waiting in the Timmy’s drive-thru line you can’t help but get an eerie feeling you forgot something. You continue on with full determination, knowing your morning “boost” is just a […]

  • Take a coffee nap?

    Take a coffee nap?

    We all know when we are feeling sluggish or tired we like to reach for our favorite Java or take a nap.  What if I told you that research shows if you do both the results are much better than one or the other? Here is the catch – YOU DRINK the coffee first and […]

  • Why Strength Training Is Vital For Basketball Players

    Why Strength Training Is Vital For Basketball Players

    The argument can be made that improvement in basketball requires a more diverse set of workouts than most any other sport. Successful players work regularly on agility, endurance, strength, flexibility, and coordination – to say nothing of specific skills and team practices. While endurance and skill work tend to win out as the biggest focal […]

  • Did DK Metcalf stunt his growth?

    Did DK Metcalf stunt his growth?

    I am just watching the NFC Wild card game and DK Metcalf’s record day.  Metcalf is a 6’4 220 lb chiseled wr whose father had him start lifting at the age of 6!!  Yes you read that correctly.  6 years old and lifting weights…did it stunt his growth…NO!  In fact research shows that 77% of […]

  • Becoming A Better & Well Rounded Athlete!

    I’m going to go off on a little bit of a rant here… so bear with me. I’ve been in the sports training world for a few years now and there is one thing that really bugs me. Too many times I talk with young kids (6-12) and they tell me what sport they play […]

  • Are You Explosive Enough In Your Sport?

    Are You Explosive Enough In Your Sport?

    One of the most important aspects of training an athlete is plyometrics. It is crucial in making an athlete more explosive. Here is the key piece with Plyo’s with young kids. They are great but an athlete needs to be assessed before to correct all of their deficiencies. If an athlete is not strong it […]

  • Why Men Need To Strength Train As They Age!

    Why Men Need To Strength Train As They Age!

    Strength training is not just for the young guys and I would argue that as men age, strength training becomes more and more important to maintain muscle function and quality of life. Due to the natural loss of testosterone with aging, it becomes more difficult to maintain and build muscle mass. Furthermore, in those who […]