So finally I have had one of my articles published by Ben Coomber. I guarantee that 99% of the people who hear that statement go “So what?” but for the 1% who know who he is can understand why I’m excited. Ben Coomber is a big guy in the UK fitness and nutrition scene and getting published on his Awesome Supplement website means a hell of a lot. It wasn’t easy and I had to do 2 rewrites to reach their standard, but it resulted in my best article yet. I was discussing a performance enhancing drug that I have studied (on and off) since I wrote my dissertation on it in 2009. That underrated supplement is caffeine. And you can read all about the benefits in the article. Which is here
I decided to take writing seriously at the beginning of this year, and I’ve found that freelance fitness writing is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand it can be quite easy to earn a living once you start delivering quality articles. On the other, writing is a fucking difficult process, and writer’s block is a real thing, and affects people in different ways. The pressure of hitting a deadline is insane
however the pressure of forcing yourself to knock out an article when nobody is breathing down your neck is even worse!
Anyway, back to caffeine, I honestly can’t say any more than check out the link and enjoy. The article will give you a list of the many benefits of caffeine supplementation on performance (both physical and cognitive), on metabolism, and fat loss, and the perceived exertion of an exercise. It will also explain the mechanisms behind how caffeine works, what it does to your body to produce such an amazing response. Hopefully you will walk away from this article understanding the subtle difference between increasing energy and masking fatigue and understand why this is important.
This is why caffeine is both an underrated supplement and a misunderstood one
Matt “Vanity project” Smith
P.S. Here’s that link again https://awesomesupplements.co.uk/articles/caffeine-the-most-underrated-supplement/#matthew-smith