Coffee the Magic Bean, a lot of us drink it, do you know how it affects your workout?
Anybody who’s had a few cups of coffee in their lifetime, will tell you coffee is a great thing but used in excess in can be too much.
Caffeine is every where, besides coffee there’s the obvious tea, soda, energy drinks, heck you can find caffeine in some foods as well. If you ask most, if not all people they’ll know the usual positive and negative effects. Although not many people can tell you if drinking caffeine makes any difference in their exercise regiment.
Recently I’ve run across a mountain biking YouTube channel where the star of the channel can be quoted on comparing his endurance to the fact he has his Iced coffee in his backpack, while watching this video I realized between all the starbucks and dunkin donuts a lot of people have gotten the idea coffee is bad for you or it negatively effects your health but,
Does Coffee Really Affect your Health like that?
I had to see for myself whether this guy was right for commenting on his own endurance lacking based on Iced Coffee. Through some research for good sources a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports was found.
This specific journal was based on a meta-analytic approach to see a broad picture of 21 different studies. These studies are Based on the Rates of Perceived Exertion or RPE between a maximum load and the RPE at the end of the exhausting exercise using placebo and non placebo subjects.
Overall during maximum load, rates of perceived exertion improved by 11.2%
“RPE obtained during exercise could account for approximately 29% of the variance in the improvement in exercise performance. The results demonstrate that caffeine reduces RPE during exercise and this may partly explain the subsequent ergogenic effects of caffeine on performance.”
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Ergogenic – Intended to enhance physical performance, endurance, or recovery.