5 Reasons why Coffee is the perfect pre-workout.
Coffee is the second most-consumed drink in the world after water thanks to its incomparable taste and captivating smell. Consuming coffee in moderation of course also has many health benefits because of its high nutritional profile.
Several studies have demonstrated the benefits of drinking coffee before a workout and we wanted to share a handful of these with you. At Bondi Coffee, we really believe that our Barista style blends are the best, but don’t take our word for it. Here are some reputable studies that indicate just how beneficial it can be!
1. Caffeine can combat muscle aches and pains.
An America study showed that drinking a cup of coffee 1 hour before a workout can reduce the perception of muscle pain. Drinking coffee before bodybuilding or weight lifting sessions can be an amazing way to go above and beyond your limits by going a step further. It can help you find that that extra 1%.
2. Weight Loss Aid.
A Spanish nutritionist found that drinking coffee pre and/or post-workout can aid weight loss. The study showed that athletes who consumed caffeine before training burned on average, 15% more calories during the three hours that followed the session, compared to a placebo. Wow!
3. Improved Concentration.
Johns Hopkins University found that caffeine can improve memory even after 24 hours after consumption. Concentration is an important factor during training and workouts and coffee can help execute movements with more attention. This will ensure you use your muscles more effectively during your session.
4. Muscle Protection.
We all know that with age, muscles tend to weaken. A study in Coventry found that caffeine consumption may be able to maintain a good physical condition in older sportsmen and women. Make us a cup please!
5. Caffeine to store glycogen levels.
In another study, researchers found that consuming coffee with carbohydrates stores more muscle glycogen (over 66%) compared to the same carbohydrate dose consumed alone, within 4 hours of high-intensity training.
Glycogen is a form of fuel derived from carbohydrates and is stored in the muscles. It represents an important energy source for muscles and also helps to make them look larger. Caffeine, therefore, accelerates recovery because, during exercise, glycogen stores tend to empty.
SO, workout warriors, what are you waiting for? Grab a cup o’joe and let us know if it helps your training. We want to make the whole process as simple for you as possible, and that’s why we decided to use sachets for our blends - no tubs, and no large bulky bags. Our sachets won’t take up any space in your gym bag or handbag for that matter. It takes less than 2 minutes to boil the kettle, add some water and you’re well on your way!
Happy working out!
Love, Bondi Coffee
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The Impact of Coffee on Health. National Center of Biotechnology information. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28675917
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