Maybe you’re the type of person who likes to drink a coffee before your workout.
You likely do so because you’ve noticed that you can run faster, jump higher, and lift heavier. Simply put: you perform better (#gains).
That’s all well and good until that energy jolt wears off mid-run or you cramp up just as you’re about to complete that last set of reps for your PR. Dehydration again! Not to mention the numerous bathroom breaks you have to take during your sweat sesh and the massive energy crash coupled with sugar cravings that inevitably set in an hour after you’re done. (Having the proper post workout snack can help with this.) Just when you’re starting your work day or heading out to meet friends for a weekend brunch all you want to do is retire to the couch for a double dose of Netflix and chill. So sure, coffee is good for a short-term boost, but at what cost? There’s got to be a better option.
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