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Fiend for Caffeine: Separating Fact from Fiction

Caffeine is the world’s most commonly consumed psychoactive substance, found in coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, and energy drinks (1,4). It is widely used to fight fatigue, increase alertness, and enhance focus. But how much do we really know about caffeine? What are its effects on humans and more importantly, what is its effects on athletes? In this article we are going to explain what caffeine is, who should use it, when to use it, and the physiological effects it has on humans as well as cheerleaders.   What is Caffeine and how it works Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance that can be found in over 60 different plants such as coffee beans, tea leaves, and cocoa beans. In more...

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Overcoming Mental Blocks in Cheerleading

Mental blocks in cheerleading can be one of the most challenging and frustrating obstacles for both the athlete and the coach. Contrary to belief, a mental block is not a rookie mistake. It's something that even the most highly trained athletes in the world can go through unexpectedly. A mental block can stem from various causes, including fear of injury, lack of progression, fatigue, distraction, and external stress. After reading this article, you should understand what a mental block is, what causes a mental block, ways to prevent a mental block, and finally, how to overcome a mental block.    What is a mental block?   A mental block in cheerleading refers to a psychological barrier or obstacle that prevents...

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