The Benefits of Coffee for Performance and Body
Being in and around the studio lately, I have caught word of
many clients mentioning that they have been dropping bad habits
such as consuming soft drink, sugary fruit juices and other
beverages. However, among these on many occasions, is Coffee. An
interesting Article was presented to me as of late on the Benefits
of Coffee and how it can improve your Body Composition (body fat
%). So while cutting copious amounts of Coffee out of your diet can
be beneficial, having Coffee at the right times in sensible doses
can boost your results at a rapid rate. Here's how:
Coffee can reduce muscle soreness and aid a faster
Studies have shown that people who train taking 5mg/kg of caffeine
(which for the average person equates to about 2.5 cups of coffee)
within the 48 hour time period decreased muscle soreness by almost
double the effect than that of a placebo! A shot of caffeine can
also motivate and energize you to get into the studio, especially
if you are planning to come in more than once a day.
Coffee can Improve the Quality of your
Coffee Influences many physiological processes
- the production of stimulatory hormones
- aids free fatty acids use fat for energy (see coffee and fat
- increase of calcium storage
- increases the body's pain threshold with regards to fatigue,
which allows the body to push harder, for longer
Coffee can Promote a Healthier Body
When you are feeling sluggish and unmotivated to workout,
Coffee can be a godsend as it boosts mood and can inspire a higher
level of voluntary workload.
Caffeine is also known to improve concentration and reaction
time. When the body experiences muscular fatigue with the presence
of caffeine within, Caffeine tends to block these feeling by
releasing neurotransmitters for more efficient muscular
Coffee and Fat Loss.
Caffeine in most cases tends to be a key ingredient in a lot
of slimming tablets. To keep it short, it helps unlock fat cells
making fat more accessible for the body to burn. An espresso before
cardio will help boost your fat loss, especially with cardio first
thing in the morning.
The Take Away.
Coffee is a great asset for boosting performance and improving
Body Composition, so long as its not consumed daily in ridiculous
amounts. What I would recommend for most clients within the studio
would be to consume 1 black coffee or a single shot espresso to
boost mood, performance, and altogether wellness within 30-45
minutes of cardio sessions.
Just 1 a day is all you need!
*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.