s it alright to drink coffee for energy for a workout?
Is it alright to drink coffee for energy for a workout?
This question has been asked before, search in forum would have given the answer. Yes, it's ok, as long as you don't add sugar and milk. 30-45 min before a workout will even help burning more fat. Enjoy:)
The idea, that coffee dehumidifies is an old mistake, which is withdrawn by many studies.
Caffeine has a diuretic effect. Both the amount of caffeine as well as the frequency of coffee consumption have an impact on this. But, the effect is only temporary and less pronounced in regular coffee consumption, so that the fluid balance regains its equilibrium within a day. For should those, who are used to drink coffee, there are no bad effects.
On the other hand, coffee has some really good effects. This all doesn't mean, you should avoid water as a drink;-) But, as mentioned, one coffe or espresso 30-45min before a workout, is always a good idea:)
I sincerely disagree. What is the purpose of consuming coffee before a workout?
Let's agree on one thing - when people say "i love coffee", most of the time they are referring ot the effects caffeine has on their body. Sure, moderate consumption does no harm but that stays true for most other 'stuff' you consume.
Coffee before a workout in my opinion, has no siginificant effect prior to a workout. If you're looking to 'burn fat' or 'get energy', it's very short term and daily consumption of coffee before a workout, will not give you the results you seek.
Please prove me wrong. I've done the whole coffee consumption before a workout (simply because I wanted to study it's effects for myself on MY OWN BODY), and the positives are very small. Also, I have had many of my friends (avid fitness enthusiasts) who have also done the same and they tell me, it has no significant effect on performance when working out.
But again, if you have a study, I'd love to review it and further my knoweldge.
Extract of a study I got in german. Hope the translation is understandable:)
Caffeine (especially Paraxathine) also affects the metabolic processes. It ensures that muscles relatively more to access fatty acids as an energy source than in muscle glycogen. This so-called. "Glykogen-saving" effect comes all athletes to Good, who rely on a long-lasting energy from glucose and these are by far not only strength athletes. Even endurance athletes, for example from the Triathlon to benefit enormously from such metabolic processes. The best results are to be expected here with intake of 3-6mg per kilogram of body weight.
Interesting: Concomitant intake of caffeine with carbohydrates before a workout promises synergistic effects in terms of energy supply and power output.
Lipolysis and thermogenesis
Must expire accelerated contrived are more fatty acids for immediate energy supply lipolysis. This actually logical consequence gives each trainee for better performance even increased fat burning. Caffeine also acts as a thermogenic
Finally Australian researchers found that caffeine may be useful even after training, by regenerating the glycogen stores in the muscles faster. Compared to a pure carbohydrate administration glycogen levels higher in the trained muscle were so after 4 hours in combination with caffeine (8mg per kilogram of body weight) to 66% measurable.
Conclusion: Caffeine brings hard training athletes a glycogen reserve and supports the body fat loss and regeneration.
While investigations with both power- and endurance-oriented sports show the changes mentioned, and indicates that an increase in output, there are also studies with interval sports like tennis where there were no significant changes. From this perspective, the effect of caffeine especially in these sports is to critically review.