What if there was a natural, easy, and delicious pre-workout drink that costs less than your current pre-workout potion? Well, coffee is a great alternative.
Everyone knows that coffee wakes us up and is the spark that lights us up and gets us going. Coffee is loaded with caffeine. When caffeine is ingested orally, it is quickly absorbed by the body and binds to adenosine receptors in the brain, killing off the feeling of tiredness.
Let’s see what it can do for us when we workout. Here are some benefits of drinking coffee before your workout:
1. Accelerated Fat Loss — Coffee causes fat cells to be used as an energy source as opposed to glycogen and speeds up our metabolism, which makes us burn more calories during the day.
2. Decreased Muscle Fatigue — Researchers tell us that even a small quantity of caffeine allows athletes to exercise almost a third longer and at a higher intensity.
3. Increased Mental Focus — Coffee allows us to have more effective workouts.
4. Improved Recovery — Coffee is filled with many antioxidants, which can aid in inflammation reduction induced from exercise.
So coffee before my workout sounds better than some powder created in a lab that contains ingredients such as “methyl heptane (octodrine)” and other things I can’t identify. With all the research to back coffee and caffeine, it is a viable, available, and a very cost-effective pre-workout drink that can be added to anyone’s routine.