With the New Year brings new resolutions. Of my personal resolutions is to get healthy. (Isn’t that everyone’s resolution this time of year?!) I’ve been reading a lot about coffee before workout. Should you do it? Should you not? Does it really even make a difference?
YES! It does make a difference. Many experts say yes! Drink a glass and then head to your workout!
So WHY should you drink a cup of joe before your workout?
- Drink a glass to give you a little boost of energy! That boost could help make the difference between tiring out after 10 reps or pushing it to 12.
- Caffeine helps burn fat. And isn’t burning fat one of the main reasons for working out?!
- A research team at University of Illinois found that people who drank coffee prior to working out had less muscle pain during their workout.
Now - obviously some coffees are better than others. For example, a cup of regular coffee is probably better for you than my favorite, white chocolate mocha. (Although it’s so good!!) :)
So this morning I will be grabbing my favorite coffee mug and enjoying my coffee before heading to my workout! (Is it ironic that my favorite coffee cup is a giant donut as I’m working on getting healthy and losing weight? Perhaps…)