kilos and coffee

Working out in the morning is perhaps the most difficult time to train. If you talk to someone that exercises in the morning chances are they will tell you that they enjoy a warm cup of coffee prior to a workout – it wakes them up, motivates, and energizes them for the workout to come. The question is, does coffee really help you train harder? Benefits Research shows us that using caffeine prior to a workout will not only help make the exercise more enjoyable but it can also enable the body to burn more calories throughout the workout. If you are just starting a workout program caffeine can be one of the best pre-workout formulas to boost performance and weight loss. Unfortunately, there are some downsides. Downsides Caffeine on a chemical level is a highly addictive drug. Caffeine works by stimulating your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands primary role in human physiology is to stimulate the fight/flight reflex – providing your body with a surge of energy in situation where you need to run from a bear – or in modern life, workout. This constant stimulation works to disengage our natural ability stimulation of the adrenal glands. Overstimulation from regular caffeine consumption can lead to:

  • offbeat ¬†circadian rhythms;
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of sleep
  • Irregular weight maintenance
  • Increased recovery time
  • Mood swings
  • Low libido
  • Plateaus in your physical training

At first, glance consuming a cup of coffee seems relatively harmless. Taking into account the possibility of dependency really opens up the debate about caffeine. The truth is the decision comes down to you. If you feel that you are not dependant on drinking the cup of coffee prior to a workout then it could be a great pre-workout formula. From a general perspective try to keep your coffee/caffeine intake to one cup of coffee a day, or less than 150mg/day. Keep in mind that most pre-workout formulas contain around 250-300mg of caffeine androgynous. Perhaps the best way to boost morning energy is to stay hydrated. Instead of drinking coffee, drink 1 litre of water and eat a well-balanced meal. Wean yourself off caffeine dependence and use it only when you need a true boost in performance. True Protein – Organic Coffee Mocha RESOURCES:

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