4 Ways Coffee Can Help Our Workouts
When you wake up in a morning, would you describe yourself as a morning person? If the answer is no, then how do you feel after a delicious cup of freshly brewed coffee? Chances are, you will feel like a completely different person. Coffee is wonderful, coffee is delicious, and coffee is life. Okay, perhaps that’s a very slight exaggeration but coffee is pretty darn awesome. It turns out however, that coffee can do so much more than simply perk you up in a morning when you’re struggling to open your eyes. Coffee can also provide a series of health and fitness-related benefits to the human body, especially if you choose the correct product. Green coffee-based supplements are currently proving highly beneficial, which is why we set out to create the ultimate coffee supplements. Our Workout Booster Coffee, along with our Lean Green Blend, has been found to provide countless health and fitness-related benefits to its users, especially those looking for a pre-workout pick-me-up. Here’s a look at 4 ways that coffee can help our workouts.
Increased energy levels
When people drink coffee in a morning, they typically aren’t doing so because they enjoy the taste. The main reason people can’t start their day until they have had their coffee in a morning is because of the caffeine found within the coffee itself. Caffeine is a natural stimulant in the coffee that helps to provide a significant, albeit temporary, increase in a person’s physical and mental energy levels. Our Workout Booster Blend pre-workout coffee is fantastic for anybody struggling to find the energy and motivation to exercise. The caffeine provides a boost of energy both for the body and for the mind. This means that you can get focussed and ‘in the zone’ and keep your motivational levels high before your workout begins. Once you begin exercising the stimulating effects of the caffeine will instantly become apparent. Our blend is also enriched with numerous other energy and endurance-promoting ingredients, which we’ll look at next…
Not only does our Workout Booster Blend contain caffeine to provide a temporary physical and mental boost, it also contains ingredients such as amino acids, MCTs, and antioxidants which help to promote energy and endurance. MCTs for example, are Medium Chain Triglycerides. These are fats with medium sized bonds which means that the body can use them for energy right away. These fats are ideal for energy because they don’t require the presence of other enzymes to be absorbed by the body, so rather than being stored as body fat, they can be used instantly. Our coffee blend also contains BCAAs, or Branch Chain Amino Acids, which help to promote protein synthesis, muscle growth and repair, and endurance. Beta-Alanine is another amino acid you’ll find in our coffee, which promotes endurance by increasing the body’s natural lactate threshold. Basically, this helps make us more immune to the ill-effects of lactic acid, which is a by-product of aerobic exercise responsible for muscle cramping and fatigue. A higher lactate threshold means that it takes longer for the lactic acid to negatively influence our workouts, allowing us to exercise for longer before the muscles begin to tire.
Increased muscle mass
While our coffee blend isn’t technically marketed as a muscle-building supplement, it does actually promote the growth and repair of muscle tissue. This is largely due to the BCAAs we use in our Workout Booster Blend. BCAAs consist of: Leucine, Valine, and Isoleucine, but it is Leucine that is the most beneficial for when it comes to muscle growth and repair. This is because Leucine has been found to help enhance protein synthesis rates within the human body. Protein synthesis is a natural physiological process whereby the body synthesises new, bigger and stronger muscle proteins to replace those which were broken down during a workout. The greater the rates of protein synthesis, the greater the rates of muscle growth and repair.
Great for the mind
Caffeine, when consumed in sensible doses, has actually been found to provide numerous cognitive health benefits for the brain and has even shown great promise when it comes to avoiding degenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. On top of that, our coffee blend is also enriched with choline, which is another nutrient proven to be hugely beneficial for the brain. Choline is a B vitamin-like nutrient that can improve cognitive health and function and prevent cognitive decline. For exercise, this is very useful as it will help you motivate yourself mentally and can also assist when establishing a strong mind-muscle connection as you work out.