Coffee is a part of millions of people’s morning routines. Working out is also something that people strive for in the morning. If you would combine the two and have a cup of Joe before a morning exercise, you could have a weight loss advantage.
Caffeine can offer plenty of benefits to your workouts as it is its own superfood. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages for coffee before working out.
Improved Circulation – Recent studies in Japan discovered that drinking a 5 once cup of coffee experienced a 30 percent increase in blood flow for over an hour. It goes without being said, the better the blood flow, the more oxygen for your workouts.
Decreased Pain – Studies at the university of Illinois observed those who consumed two to three cups of coffee an hour before a high-intensity workout. During the workout, they experienced a reduced amount of perceived muscle pain and they were able to push a little bit harder to get better results in muscle strength and endurance.
Improved Memory – Research shows that drinking caffeine improves long term memory for up to 24 hours.
Muscle Preservation – Caffeine also helps to reduce the loss muscle strength in aging. Major effects were found in the protection of the diaphragm and skeletal muscle.
Fuel for Muscles – Drinking coffee along with eating carbs gives more endurance than just carbs alone. Having both will raise levels of glycogen, energy stored for strength moves and endurance during a workout, up to 66 percent.
Remember, it is important not to overdo it. The recommended amount of caffeine for enhancing performance is about 6 mg per kg of body weight, or about a 16 ounce cup of coffee for a 150lb woman. Try to incorporate it in healthier ways than just adding creamer and sugar by adding almond milk or blending it into a smoothie. Keep a steady, regular intake so that your body adjusts and don’t forget that water should always be the main drink of the day.
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