Drinking your Coffee can be a real asset before workouts for most of us, but you must be made aware of a few things first.
Drinking coffee is actually good to have approximately 1/2 hour before your training or workout. Every person will need to find out by trial and error how much coffee they need to take, as everyone will be a little different. One thing people do not know is that coffee will pull out minerals from your body like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and water. If you drink three or more cups of coffee a day, this may over time get serious, you need to start taking electrolytes in capsule or powdered form with water to replace these minerals that are being washed out of you.
When you workout or exercise you do not want to be low on your electrolytes, as you will start to cramp, feel much weaker and will not recuperate as fast. I drink 2 cups of coffee 1/2 hour before I workout with weight and right after my coffee I generally take 4-5 electrolyte capsules in 1 cup water then I’m good to go. Drinking coffee is really not all that bad for most of us, in fact it is very good for many people, just as long as you do not over consume. Even if you do not workout or exercise, you should always take some electrolytes after drinking your daily coffee, this way you will not run into any problems later on.
If you want the most out of drinking coffee, you really should be drinking it black, no sugar, no cream, no toppings, as studies have shown over and over, coffee is better for you in this fashion health wise.