About the episode:

In today’s episode, Dr. Mike T Nelson is back to discuss his research into caffeine for both physical and mental performance enhancement. We discuss whether research actually shows a benefit to caffeine, when taking caffeine as a supplement might be helpful, and how much to take based on your body weight.

And before we dive into the episode I want to remind you that although you missed the boat on this round of intake for our online nutrition coaching program, we will open up again in December 2018 for all of you New Year’s resolutioners, and those of you who want to ask Santa for some Christmas coaching.

You can always still download our free calorie and macro calculator worksheet at beyondmacros.com/worksheet it also includes links to some more in-depth videos about macro calculations which you can find on the Beyond Macros Youtube channel.

Just remember, our name is Beyond Macros because there is way more to nutrition than a set of 4 numbers. That’s why we give this info away for free. It’s like a CrossFit gym posting their workout publicly online. The real magic is in what happens when you show up to get coaching and engage with the community.

This show is brought to you by us, Beyond Macros, a nutrition coaching company that helps you make a sustainable transformation through realistic habit changes rather than restrictive dieting.

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In This Episode:

[00:30] About today’s episode.
[01:40] Talking about caffeine.
[02:26] What the effect size of a supplement like caffeine is for some context.
[04:50] Whether caffeine improves lifting performance.
[06:22] Caffeine’s effect on endurance performance.
[07:25]  The potential cognitive benefits of caffeine.
[08:29] What studies even look at when they measure cognitive enhancement.
[10:33] About the stroop test.
[13:03] What the research seems to say about dosing for strength and power.
[15:19]  What Dr. Mike recommends for endurance athlete clients.

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