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Do You Drink Caffeine Before You Exercise?

There's no denying my love for my daily, delicious, hot cup of coffee. While it's my habit to drink coffee in the morning and have green tea later in the day for a pick-me-up, others tend to get their caffeine fix right before a workout since caffeine can improve performance and increase endurance. Do you use caffeine to boost your energy before exercising?


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TammyO TammyO 8 years
I usually go to the gym in the morning after getting the kids ready and dropping them off at school. So for me to have no coffee in my system with so much to do is just plain dangerous! I always have a bit of coffee before leaving the house. Otherwise I feel like I'm in a complete fog! :coffeecup:
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Sometimes. If I'm working out before my early shift at work, I'll down a Diet Coke before my workout so I'm awake for it. If I work out during my lunch break, I don't have time to drink anything beforehand. It's not like it's essential for my workout, but it does help with the endurance.
meechie meechie 8 years
NEVER having caffeine in my system is like running up a mountain and falling off I hate that feeling. If I drank it before a workout my heart would probably beat out of my chest.
tatsauce tatsauce 8 years
I definitely do and I notice a big difference. I have the energy to push myself further. I either have green tea or coffee or if I really want to amp it up, I'll do that combined with Thermogenic tablets from GNC. Talk about Sweat City!
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 8 years
caffeine = ew. The stuff makes me jittery. I never drink it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i don't think that i usually eat or drink anything before i work out - but i could be forgetting. i do know that i don't go out of my way to have caffeine though :)
Halie Halie 8 years
I must drink water before a workout - rehydration keeps me from feeling sluggish and I do feel more energized.
brookrene brookrene 8 years
No, i don't. I just take a b-complex vitamin about 1 hour before i work out or drink some EmergenC.
1apple 1apple 8 years
I usually just drink some water before a workout. Bo-ring! :0)
jdeprima jdeprima 8 years
I stay away from pre-workout caffeine; I'm prone to "crashes" in blood sugar/energy when I burn off a coffee too quickly and will get very dizzy and faint. I usually have a big glass of Emergen-C Joint Health before I work out.
sham28 sham28 8 years
Stimulants definitely do not do good things to my body when combined with increased heart rate.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
No, I rarely drink caffeine as it is. Only the very rare soft drink or energy drink. Any tea I drink is caffeine free and I no longer drink coffee.
minhoca minhoca 8 years
i usually have a lo carb/lo cal monster before our capoeira class.. just seems to get me ready
Veronix Veronix 8 years
Yes! Always! it makes me feel like I can go on forever ;)
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
Always. I'm drinking some right now to gear up for the treadmill! I find a significant difference in my endurance when I have a big cup of coffee beforehand.
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