I had always underestimated the importance of caffeine until I started working out five days per week. When I began using caffeine, I was worried about the possible side effects. With time I realized that the trick is all about using caffeine with moderation.
Using caffeine has helped me improve my performance in the gym. A cup of caffeinated protein shake might not help me achieve a lean body over might, but it keeps me motivated in the gym. I can now confidently say that caffeine is recommended for men like who want to gain lean muscles.
The Best Time to Take Caffeine
I work out in the gym, and this means that caffeine is a big part of my pre-workout routine. In the past few weeks, I have discovered that coffee is not the only way to get my dose of caffeine. There are still other exciting and healthy ways to take caffeine.
We have protein shakes that are packed with energy but still contain caffeine. Drinking chocolate and cocoa also contains some level of caffeine, and it is an excellent choice before the morning workout routine. Caffeine has not affected my sleep pattern or lifestyle since I take it in the morning. In the past when I used to work out at night or in the evening, caffeine was responsible for my sleepless nights.
I have realized that caffeine works best when I work out in the morning. Usually, I take a cup of coffee or protein at least 30 minutes before I start working out. By this time, my body is ready to face any challenge that I am likely to face in the gym.
Benefits of Caffeine for Workout
Focus is essential when working out in the gym. Before I started taking coffee in the morning, I could spend a lot of time to focus. When working out in the or in my home gym, the brain is an essential aspect of the workout, and the brain should be alert. Coffee has a way of making the brain alert to focus on the exercise.
Once I take a cup of caffeine, my brain stays focused on my workout routine, and I can give all my attention to the workout routine. With my dose of caffeine every morning, I don’t have to worry about brain lag in the morning when going to the gym.
Prevent Soreness and Pain
When working out for five days a week, it is normal to feel sore. Muscle soreness is a significant hindrance when trying to stick to the workout routine or goal. Before I started taking caffeine, muscle soreness and the pain was the order of the day.
There were days when the pain was too much making it impossible for me to do daily training. Fortunately, I have realized that the pain is no longer there and even on days when I feel pain it is still manageable.
Going to the gym is one thing but getting results is another thing. When I go to the gym, I need to feel that I have achieved something that day. A caffeine boost has always helped me in getting results and improving performance in every workout. Caffeine is a stimulant, and this means that it stimulants the body functioning like the heart and circulatory system.
Taking caffeine to help me to improve my performance and push my body further to achieve results. Since every part of the body is already stimulated by the caffeine, I can increase my performance when working out.
Caffeine has some downsides, and I was concerned when I started taking caffeine before working out. Fortunately, I was able to conquer, most of the downsides and gained the benefits of caffeine. For instance, I switched my workout from night to morning to avoid insomnia from taking caffeine. I realized that taking caffeine in the morning was the best way to avoid staying awake the whole night.
Since caffeine is also known for causing dehydration, I have learned how to keep my body hydrated at all times. I take a bottle of water and stay hydrated the whole day to beat the dehydrating effect of caffeine.
Caffeine might have its downsides, but for gym enthusiasts, it is a necessary ingredient to stay focused and motivated.