Caffeine Before You Workout
Whether you workout in the early AM or after work, you will need a good kick in the ass in order to get yourself through a full workout. What better way to give yourself a boost of energy than with caffeine?
The latest studies show that 90% of people living in North America regularly drink caffeine. It can increase your ability to focus, boost pain tolerance, burn fat, and help you continue strenuous activities for a longer period of time. All of these attributes make caffeine the perfect stimulant to drink before workouts.
Cardio – The latest studies have shown that caffeine significantly increases your endurance when cycling and/or running.
Weight Lifting – When studying weightlifters, scientists found that adding caffeine to workouts, performance improved on average by 9.5%.
Personal Tip: I like to drink caffeine before and throughout my workout so I can keep up a higher intensity. When it comes to working out, starting is half the battle. Why not have some caffeinated water before and during, to make your workout that much more effective?
How Much is Too Much?
Luckily there is a very simple formula to figure out how much caffeine you should consume before a workout.
Body Weight (lbs) / 2 = mg of caffeine you should drink prior to workout
**If you have heart problems or are not used to drinking caffeine please disregard this formula.
How to get caffeine into your system pre-workout?
If you are about to go for a mile run, the last thing you should do is go to your local Starbucks down the street and grab a venti iced coffee with cream and sugar. Personally, if I am taking the effort to workout, I am going to stick to the healthy alternative. 3 Water has 50 mg of caffeine in each bottle. However, the best part is 3 Water has NO CALORIES!! Yes, I am serious, zero calories in 3 water!
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