Serena Williams Understands The Importance Of Caffeine


As if we didn’t know this already, caffeine is one of the best ergogenic aids for both recreational and professional athletes, and Serena Williams' random espresso request in the middle of her Hopman Cup match against Flavia Pennetta is testament to the fact.

Not only did the world number one go ahead and consume a shot of the good stuff between games (whilst 5 games down), she then went on to win the match in a domineering fashion.

Caffeine can stimulate you and maintain focus, but it also has the added benefit of reducing perceived exertion i.e. you don’t find physical activity as strenuous as you might have done before caffeine consumption. If you feel like you’re struggling during exercise, try adopting Serena’s tactics, or alternatively opt for a caffeine supplement of some sort… frankly I’m surprised more athletes don’t do this.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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