Setauket, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
On February 11, 2013, fitness supplement retailer Muscular Development Store comments on an article published by Men’s Fitness with regard to how drinking coffee can improve your pre-workout routine.
According to the article published by Men’s Fitness, many pre-workout supplements involve scooping powder into water or buying pre-made protein drinks. However, the article said drinking black coffee could actually be better for you because it accelerates fat loss.
The article said fat cells could be used as an energy source instead of glycogen if you drink coffee before you exercise. The high amount of caffeine in pure black coffee actually increases your metabolism, increasing the amount of calories you burn during the day. Caffeine is also an appetite suppressant, so not only will coffee make you burn more calories, the high percentage of caffeine in it will deter you from eating more.
Brian Turner, a spokesperson for the Muscular Development Store, said there are many opinions about high amounts of caffeine being consumed as part of a pre-workout routine, but coffee might actually benefit your health. “Some people think just taking caffeine tablets or supplements will improve their workout,” Turner said. “While that might be true, it’s unhealthy to take energy pills or caffeine tablets all the time. Though it has a similar effect, drinking coffee is not necessarily the same thing. Black coffee is a natural stimulant and it’s more healthy than concentrated caffeine pills or energy drinks.”
Coffee can also increase your performance, according to the article. There have been several studies linking caffeine intake to increased athletic performance. The article said, “A report published in the British Journal of Sports Science found that subjects who consumed coffee before running 1,500 meters on the treadmill completed their run 4.2 seconds faster than the control group.”
Turner said caffeine could definitely boost energy and improve your performance. “Along with other natural vitamins and antioxidants, the caffeine can really put your body into gear,” he said. “Caffeine also helps most people focus, which can help you keep track of your progress and your workout time. I’d definitely recommend drinking coffee sometimes before you work out if you’re looking to get better results.”
The article revealed that coffee could also reduce the amount of muscle pain felt from harder workouts. That means athletes have a higher resistance when weight training or running.
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