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When is the best time to drink coffee, before, during or after a workout?

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When is the best time to drink coffee, before, during or after a workout?

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on March 15, 2012
at 08:29 PM

I ain't even CLOSE to being Dangerously Hardcore. These days I like to Kepp Relax in the gym. So I sometimes take a mug of joe, sometimes now. I drink some green tea and mate like a mo-fo though. Also, this protocol of coffee drinking isn't new I think. I believe I read this idea over on bodybuilding.com a while ago.

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Here is a good research article on coffee and exercise.http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2012/03/only-real-not-decaffeinated-instant.html

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on March 15, 2012
at 04:47 PM

Do you drink coffee Merbear?

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This is the best article I've read on caffeine and weight loss mechanisms...http://www.invigorate360.com/reviews/caffeines-fat-reducing-effects-an-update/

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Timely question for me as I just finished 2 podcasts that went into the use of coffee for body recomp.

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Susan, I'm keen on tea, and I wanted to answer: before, during and after. :) Hope you can get that coffee maker at the gym. :)

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Sorry. Couldn't help myself.

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on March 15, 2012
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Coffee! It is an interesting tool to use around workouts to achieve better performance, reduce pain, increase fat burning, and induce insulin resistance. That's right - RESISTANCE! But before you think that's a terrible thing to have happen, read this article by John Keifer.

In a nutshell he is saying that when you induce IR through caffeine IN CONJUNCTION with RESISTANCE exercise, you induce IR in your fat tissue while upregulating GLUT-4 in muscle cells. GLUT4 is a protein that induces glucose transfer into cells without the use of insulin. SO, blammo - you can maybe use caffeine to partition your nutrients to lean mass and away from fat mass. Maybe this works!

He was also recently interviewed on the Bulletproof Exec.

So, according to this guy, coffee before a fasted workout and maybe even a little after too.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on March 15, 2012
at 08:29 PM

I ain't even CLOSE to being Dangerously Hardcore. These days I like to Kepp Relax in the gym. So I sometimes take a mug of joe, sometimes now. I drink some green tea and mate like a mo-fo though. Also, this protocol of coffee drinking isn't new I think. I believe I read this idea over on bodybuilding.com a while ago.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on March 15, 2012
at 04:47 PM

Do you drink coffee Merbear?

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Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:10 PM

Definitely during. Nothing like quenching my thirst during a super intense workout with a steaming cup of coffee. I should get my gym to put a coffee maker next to the water cooler and puke bucket. We'll see how that goes over. Lol. :)

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:29 PM

Susan, I'm keen on tea, and I wanted to answer: before, during and after. :) Hope you can get that coffee maker at the gym. :)

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:11 PM

Sorry. Couldn't help myself.

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:43 PM

Oof.. that one is totally going to be a personal decision. I always have afterwards, either when I get home or I'll pick up a nice cup and walk home with it, sipping. I prefer the tank empty with H20 when going all balls to the wall and such.

I workout with people who partake before they come in and then others that sip while they lift. That one amazes me.. I'll watch with huge eyes while drinking water. Can you imagine doing "one of the girls" and throwing coffee up? Ick. Well.. I guess that could be a way to break a caffeine habit :)

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on November 27, 2012
at 08:24 PM

if its organo gold, then during and after workout. the more the better. http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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on March 15, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Okay, we had one crazy rower on the men's team that actually used to drink coffee during his workouts. He would just fill this water bottle full of espresso and ice cubes, chug it, then just attack whatever erg (indoor rowing machine) work out like nobody's business. He was such a beast to watch, I coxed his workout once and he couldn't even make eye contact when I was trying to focus him and calm him down, there was sweat just streaming into his eyes, and he made a PB that day. He was from South America originally, and he said that this was the proper way to work out.

Side note: his nickname was "Vomit Comet". Puked after almost every workout, sometimes a lovely projectile during and he would never stop, so he would just be this gross, dripping beast flying up and down the slide. He placed in world's last year, so maybe if you want to compete at a national rowing level but don't mind dangerously frequent vomiting, drinking coffee during workouts just might be for you!

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on March 15, 2012
at 04:37 PM

i typically drink coffee before my workouts in order to get that extra little "push," but I found that, for me, there is a very fine line between having just the right amount of coffee and too much coffee pre-workout. If I have too much coffee beforehand, I am way too jittery and anxious, and my heart races insanely fast during the workout. Its almost as if I am not in control of my actions. I typically make a pot of coffee (~ 3-4 cups worth) and drink half pre-workout, then finish off the pot post-workout.

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:37 PM

before! you reap more from your workout this way: your muscles contract more.

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