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The Importance of Guarana Berry for Athletes

The Importance of Guarana Berry for Athletes

Guarana berry is quite popular in the fitness industry nowadays and is sold as a dietary supplement that is used by athletes to improve their performance.

Once thought to be a gift from the gods by native Brazilians, guarana has been used for centuries as tea in Guarani culture. Nowadays, guarana is most widely used as a healthy stimulant as it contains about twice the caffeine of the coffee bean. In addition to caffeine, it also contains theobromine and theophylline which are a different type of stimulant and can positively affect the central nervous system.

Developing Mental Toughness in Sports | Master It By Adopting These 5 Skills

Developing Mental Toughness in Sports | Master It By Adopting These 5 Skills
Mental toughness is a quality respected and even required by all coaches and athletes. Mental toughness could be described as resilience, determination or a “never give up” attitude; all, qualities that describe a mentally strong and successful athlete. Even though technique and strength are equally important to athletic improvement, it is the ability to stay motivated and focused which transforms athletes to champions.

How to Improve your Response Times with 7 Simple Suggestions

How to Improve your Response Times with 7 Simple Suggestions

The difference between .2 and .4 of a second in reaction speed is what may decide the champion. All sports and healthy activities require agility, quick judgment and a muscular response to certain factors. A football player will need to quickly estimate his opponent’s next move and dribble accordingly; a MMA fighter will defend and counter attack instantly after being hit; a tennis player will anticipate the ball’s course and move his or her posture accordingly. Independently of the sport, clarity of mind, focus on the game and quick momentum are a must for anyone that wants win, or even better become the champion.

How can someone minimise the speed they react to different stimulus?

Reaction time itself is a natural ability, but overall response time can be improved by repetitive practice. Athletes need to examine the type of skill they want to master and decide upon the movements or series of movements they want to speed up.