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Fitness, Health — December 18, 2010 at 10:17 am

Coffee and Workout

The start of a good coffee aroma
The start of a good coffee aroma
The combination of coffee and working out is a common theme among athletes, trainers and people working out every day. Some say that it is not recommendable to drink coffee before or after a workout, other deny that fact. Well they are both right and they are both wrong.

Drinking coffee is a part of everyday life. There are few people who don’t drink coffee at all and there are some that consume coffee a couple of times a day. Coffee and Workout mix together, yes; but there are few things that need attention in order to prevent unnecessary increased coffee influence.

Coffee Beans in Macro:
Coffee Beans in Macro

Normal coffee intake is measured by taking into consideration body weight; it is recommended 0.5 to 1.4 milligrams of caffeine per pound. 1 ounce of coffee is around 20 mg of caffeine. For people that drink coffee on a normal daily routine (2 cups of coffee), they are advised to drink coffee 30 to 60 minutes before their workout.

The thing about coffee is that it speeds up body energy; and if the body gets more coffee then it already has, it performs digestive distress, sleeping problems and etc.

Drinking Coffee:
Drinking Coffee

Research has shown that people of big size can drink more coffee than people of small size, and have no problems at all. It is quite logic. So imagine what will happen to the body if you overdose it with coffee? The body will be hyper active, or it will be “confused” by all that caffeine inside and doesn’t know what to do first: calm down heart rate or slow down the blood flow. If you prefer to drink a cup of coffee 30 minutes before a workout, don’t drink it on an empty stomach. It will most likely be the cause of shaky palms and knees.

Enjoy your favorite cup of coffee, but don’t over do it.

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