New research has shown that coffee helps you recover from exercise faster! Just by drinking a few cups of coffee with some carbohydrates, which is usually eaten by athletes just following their workouts, will boosts muscle recovery up to a whopping 60 percent and apparently solves a problem that has eluted sports physiologists until now. This study was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology and states has found a solution designed to help athletes recover faster, coffee and carbs!
If an athlete has more fuel in the tank, they will go further. What they have done is give them 50-60 percent more fuel. The athletes we asked to ingest caffeine in the form of coffee, which has no real nutritional benefit, but the results were astounding.
In this case study the athletes were told to cycle to exhaustion before eating a carbohydrate sports drink, bar or gel, along with a high caffeine dose. The caffeine dosage was the equivalent of five to six cups of strong brewed coffee immediately after the exercise routine. They found that the amount of carbohydrates that could be stored by the muscles when ingested combined with the higher caffeine dosage, was about 60 percent higher than with just carbohydrates alone. If you have 60 percent more fuel there for your next day’s weight lifting routine, Bodybuilding, running, cycling or hockey game, there is no question at all, that you would be able to go further or faster than usual.
Caffeine does have a wonderful effect on both short-term endurance and strength. It is a remarkable drug that affects both ends of the spectrum. Even if you do not want to drink 5-6 cups of coffee with your carbohydrates, you will still benefit even from 2 cups of coffee or just take a caffeine supplement. Your training will take on a whole new level using this new found help to recover faster. The benefits of coffee or caffeine just seem to keep growing!
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