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Caffeine Before a Workout? Yes. Extra Buzz.

You may think we’ve sold out to Starbucks, but no, the science is becoming clear — one way to make your workout even more efficient is to take in 12 ounces of coffee (that’s for a 150-pound woman). What does it do? According to this article, quite a bit: Oxygenation[…]

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Does Crossfit Make You Crazy?

A study from 2013 is good news for a lot of CrossFit supporters. It shows that the exercise program efficiently burns fat and expands a user’s VO2 Max. But for some people (16% of subjects in the study) injury or overuse can be a barrier to success. There is nothing[…]

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Cardio High Gym in Auburndale

Well gang, we are opening a Cardio High gym dedicated to exploring intensity. How can we create the most intense workout without hurting our joints and muscles? We’re hoping our experimental facility will help us go beyond what we’ve already discovered and created. The gym will be located in Auburndale[…]

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In Memory of Mr. Smith

It’s been a while since we posted anything on the C High blog or FBook page. My father, George Goodman aka Adam Smith, died this year. He was my first coach and mentor. He was known for his writing skill and ability to make the complex seem simple. At Cardio[…]

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Cardio High and the VO2 Max Test

After introducing you to the VO2 max test here (and an easy at-home calculator), we had to see how the pros did it. Your faithful cardio correspondent visited a local gym called VO2 Max Fitness to see how the test actually works. The test involved placing a plastic mask over[…]

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Is Drinking Water Overrated?

As we previously noted, a long-held belief is that one key to living healthy is drinking roughly 3 liters of water every day. But Dr. Heinz Valtin of Dartmouth Medical School questioned this recommendation, and after researching its origins he discovered that there’s no scientific study showing a health benefit[…]

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Guzzling 8 Glasses a Day

(Or How We Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Drinking Water) Screen shot 2013-10-23 at 9.25.08 AMSince the 1940s the American health establishment has recommended 8 glasses of water each day. The National Academy of Sport Medicine, NASM, ups the liquid intake requirement recommending that men drink 3 liters (99[…]

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Using the Borg Scale to Measure Intensity

At Cardio High we like to measure the intensity of our workouts. The Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (or Borg Scale) is one of the fitness industry standards for measuring the intensity of exercise. The scale runs from 6 to 20. Starting at 6 may seem totally random, but the[…]

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