Caffeine has a surprising number of health benefits, and it’s actually really helpful for athletes. No matter what type of workout you’re doing, caffeine can help give you a boost. And it has some helpful effects for weight training sessions.
Caffeine boosts your energy
This one may be a no-brainer, but caffeine gives you a boost of energy and wakes you up. This can have some great benefits for weight training, especially if you like working out in the morning.
The energy from caffeine can give you a little extra motivation to get to the gym. It also makes you more alert, and it gives you a faster reaction time, which can also help keep you safe while you’re handling heavy weights.
It makes you more focused
Caffeine gives you a hit of dopamine, which can help make you focus better. It’s a stimulant, which means it jolts your nervous system a little, and it helps increase your brain’s production of dopamine, which then helps you concentrate better. This can help you focus more and not be bothered by distractions while you’re lifting.
It can help you life more weight
True story, caffeine can actually make you stronger.
Caffeine stimulates thermogenesis, which is the process of heat production in your body. So caffeine causes your body to use energy to heat up your body, and your muscles will use fat as its energy source. This boosts your endurance and helps you lift more for longer.
Thermogenesis is also helpful for weight loss, so if you’re weight training to be healthier and lose some weight, caffeine can give your body an extra boost.
Coffee helps with your recovery
Ever experience cramping during a workout? Caffeine can actually help with that, and it can help your muscles repair themselves faster after a workout.
Coffee has a compound called theobromine that relaxes blood vessels, and that can neutralize the pH balance of your muscles. Lactic acid build up is what can cause cramping during a workout, but all these effects of coffee in your blood vessels reduces the lactic acid buildup, which means less pain during and after your workout.
So the next time you’re heading to the gym for a weight training session, drink a cup of coffee on your way out the door. If you want to save time in the morning, we have cartons of cold brew to make it super fast and convenient to have a cup of coffee. And we even have individual cartons of cold brew so you can just grab one to drink on your drive to the gym.
Our coffee is strong like mother, and it can help you get stronger when you lift, too.